What’s on in Canterbury this July?
When the summer months hit, Canterbury really comes to life. As you meander down sunny, cobbled streets, through the hustle and bustle of Canterbury’s summertime visitors, you’ll be treated to music, theatrics and even acrobatics at every turn, courtesy of the city’s renowned buskers.
Wary of the midday sun? That’s fine, with Canterbury’s myriad pubs, cafés and restaurants you’ll be spoiled for choice. You can even pull up a chair right next to the Cathedral to add a bit of grandeur to your lunch. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on anything so we’re here to give you the lowdown on just some of the most exciting going-ons in Canterbury this July.
Classical music lovers will be pleased to hear that on the 6th July the Canterbury Orchestra will be holding their Summer Concert, featuring world-renowned cellist Pei-Jee Ng performing Elgar’s cello concerto. Held at the Gulbenkian Theatre, on the University of Kent campus, tickets are available at the box office for a mere £10, or just £4 if you’re in full time education!
If you prefer your music with a few more sequins then Dolly Parton is in Canterbury to give you just that… Ok, we lied, it’s not the real Dolly Parton but with her touring musical ‘9 to 5’ making a pit stop at the Marlowe Theatre it might as well be! Featuring some of her most popular songs, set to stunning choreography it’s a great night out for all the family. Running from the 8th July to the 13th.
Pop along to St Nicholas Church, Sturry, for their annual Flower Festival where this year’s theme is ‘People of the Bible’. See the beautiful work of the florists and designers bringing biblical characters to life with a bit of flora and fauna magic. On-site catering includes Ploughman’s lunches and cream teas so you can enjoy one seriously British afternoon all in one place. This event runs from the 12th to the 14th July.
For some more kid friendly fun, look no further than Canterbury’s beautifully restored Beaney Museum who play host to a selection of family activities every summer. Our favourite for this month is their Creepy Papier Mache mask making sessions. Encouraging children to use their creativity and imagination, this two session activity will take your child through the making of the mask and then get them to make up a scary story revolving around their creepy creation. Begins on the 13th July.
And there’s still much, much more to discover so check out our complete listings at www.canterbury.co.uk.
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