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Questions of Space – a Festival of Ideas

Questions of Space – a Festival of Ideas

On 20 and 21 June 2016, the Cathedral will host a series of public interactive talks, walks, sights and sounds created by Humanities staff at the University of Kent.

This unique partnership working between Cathedral staff and University artists, architects and historians will help participants to discover and learn about previously unknown, unexplored or secret spaces and aspects of the Cathedral, be they architectural, private, sacred, public, acoustic, communal or dramatic.

Each of the events will invite audiences from diverse communities to respond to the building afresh, and in some cases for the first time.

The exhibitions will be open all day with Festival events running from 5pm, culminating in a stunning light projection designed to reveal the lost Gothic colours of the Cathedral.

Developed by Kent’s Professor Paul Allain, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Humanities, in collaboration with Canterbury Cathedral Questions of Space will draw on hundreds of years of history to ask what this space means for us today.

The festival aims to engage new audiences with heritage as part of The Cathedral’s developing Canterbury Journey project.

Bookings for the events will open on 1 May.

Further information on Questions of Space and how to book is available at www.kent.ac.uk/publicengagement/questions-of-space.html

Questions of Space is supported by the University’s Faculty of Humanities Research Fund, its Public Engagement with Research Fund and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
It is hoped it will become an annual event in the calendars of the Cathedral, the University and Canterbury itself.

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