Historic treasures in London exhibition

Historic treasures in London exhibition

Treasures from Canterbury Cathedral’s collections are to feature in a major exhibition of medieval embroidery at the V&A Museum in London. Buskins (boots) and slippers belonging to 13th century Archbishop of Canterbury, Hubert Walter and the Black Prince’s jupon (tabard) and shield will be part of the  ‘Opus Anglicanum’ exhibition from 1 October until 5 February 2017. The buskins and slippers were recovered at the end of the…
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Canterbury Festival 2016

Canterbury Festival 2016

The Canterbury Festival, Kent’s International Arts Festival, begins on Saturday 15 October and offers three weeks of a hugely varied programme of events including music, theatre, science, exhibitions, walks and talks. Canterbury Cathedral and the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge hotel will host a number of the events starting with the Festival Parade which will leave from the Postern Gate at 12.00 hrs on…
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Discovery Week at the Cathedral

Discovery Week at the Cathedral

As the summer holidays hit full swing Canterbury Cathedral will be running a special Discovery Week for families to tie in with the Turner Contemporary’s Seeing Round Corners exhibition, where three rarely seen items from the Cathedral’s historic collections will be on display until 25 September 2016. Along with the return of the ever popular Young Explorer Backpacks, for 3-12…
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Cathedral Events and Activities Throughout the Summer

Cathedral Events and Activities Throughout the Summer

Travel back in time with medieval story tellers. Unearth the Cathedral’s hidden history in an archaeological dig. Create your very own gruesome gargoyle. There is a wide array of exciting activities at the Cathedral, and at outreach events at festivals across East Kent, this summer. From arts and crafts to archaeology and conservation, there’s something for everyone. Staring on 23 July, you…
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Formal Grand Organ Recital with Adrian Bawtree

Formal Grand Organ Recital with Adrian Bawtree

Adrian Bawtree, the Cathedral’s Second Assistant Organist, will be performing a wide variety of pieces during this Saturday’s Formal Grand Organ Recital (16 July 2016). From Bach to Gárdonyi, Adrian will entertain with pieces that span three hundred years of Organ music from some of the world’s finest composers. Highlights will include the lyrical Lantana and Salix by Whitlock and Gárdonyi’s frolicsome Mozart Changes. This all…
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Bishop Consecration at Cathedral

Bishop Consecration at Cathedral

Two new Bishops were Ordained and Consecrated at a special service in Canterbury Cathedral on Wednesday (29th June). The Venerable Janet Elizabeth McFarlane, Archdeacon of Norwich and the Reverend Canon Dr Joanne Caladine Bailey Wells became The Bishop of Repton in the Diocese of Derby and the Bishop of Dorking in the Diocese of Guildford respectively. Those who are ordained…
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Money raised for worthy causes

Money raised for worthy causes

Geraldine the cow paid a visit to Canterbury Cathedral to collect a cheque on behalf of the Send a Cow charity when money was presented to three organisations from our Open Gardens weekend in May. More than £14,000 was raised during the event and this was shared between Send a Cow, L’Arche, the charity that supports people with learning disabilities, and the National Garden…
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Falcon-cam update

Falcon-cam update

The peregrine falcon chicks being brought up at the top of the Cathedral’s Bell Harry tower are growing fast. Their parents are working hard to keep them supplied with food and they are starting to leave behind their fluffy white chick appearance. We are keeping a discreet eye on them via falcon-cam and we have edited some highlights of their first three…
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Sensing Culture – FREE textile and mixed media workshops for adults with sight loss

Sensing Culture – FREE textile and mixed media workshops for adults with sight loss

If you are blind or partially sighted, enjoy heritage and would like to learn new skills inspired by collections at Canterbury Cathedral and  The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge  then you may be interested in the Sensing Culture textile and mixed media workshops.Starting on Friday 10th June and running on various dates until Monday 1st August there will be a number of morning…
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Cathedral Open Evening

Cathedral Open Evening

Our annual open evening returns with a wide array of activities and displays on offer as we invite you to see behind-the-scenes at Canterbury Cathedral. You can join us for Evensong and then speak to some of the Cathedral staff and learn more about the day-to-day running of the Cathedral, or come along at 18.15 hrs to take part in…
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Patrick Williams Concert – Flute, Soprano And Piano Recital

Patrick Williams Concert – Flute, Soprano And Piano Recital

This year’s Flute And Piano Recital, to be performed by Patrick Williams and Stephen Barlow, marks the 10th anniversary in an annual series of recitals given in the Cathedral’s Eastern Crypt. Since 2006, Patrick and Stephen have constructed programmes dedicated to the atmosphere to be experienced in this, the oldest part of the Cathedral. In addition to performing established works…
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