En­joy a flash mob while you shop!

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Bridge Place -

It’s back! This year, Can­ter­bury Festival runs from Saturday to Novem­ber 4. With many events set in the dra­matic cen­tre­piece of the Festival Spiegel­tent, the scene is set for the raz­zle-daz­zle of en­ter­tain­ment and va­ri­ety at its best.

There will be more than 200 events tak­ing place in the city – among them, a flash-mob opera dur­ing the opening pa­rade, a free pot­tery throw­down, a lu­mi­nes­cent ta­pes­try, shows cel­e­brat­ing the best tal­ent in Kent, sci­en­tists paired with po­ets, and any­thing and ev­ery­thing from cabaret to com­edy, dance to theatre, walks, talks, and sci­en­tific ex­per­i­ments with a twist.

Tak­ing over the High Street, the festival pa­rade will fill Can­ter­bury with a cho­rus of colour, mu­sic and sound.

En­joy the cel­e­bra­tions in the city cen­tre for the Festival Opening Day on Saturday. Can­ter­bury Festival is work­ing in part­ner­ship with Mu­sic for Change (cel­e­brat­ing its 20th an­niver­sary), so ex­pect to see tal­ented young dancers, drum­mers and mu­si­cians in a spec­tac­u­lar pa­rade of move­ment and percussion.

Lis­ten out for some of Kent’s best up­com­ing mu­si­cal acts live in the cen­tre of the city. There will also be three very ex­cit­ing flash mobs tak­ing place be­tween noon and 1pm pre­sented by Can­ter­bury Op­er­atic So­ci­ety, Can­ter­bury Voices and the Amici So­ci­ety.

This will be fol­lowed by lo­cal dance groups and emerg­ing dance companies tak­ing over Rose Square. Watch them per­form or join in – all moves welcome! In ad­di­tion to lead­ing the pa­rade, sea­soned Not­ting Hill Car­ni­val per­form­ers Kinetik­abloco will be head­ing for White­fri­ars square to of­fer a se­ries of free open drum­ming work­shops. Come and lis­ten to the beats, or pick up a drum and join in! Ex­clu­sively for the du­ra­tion of the festival, many of Can­ter­bury’s best in­de­pen­dent restau­rants will be of­fer­ing a two-course din­ner for as lit­tle as £10. With hun­dreds of events to choose from, you’ll want a good night’s rest and a hearty meal. Why not com­plete the festival ex­pe­ri­ence by vis­it­ing one of our Big Eat Out or Big Sleep­over part­ners? See more de­tails at www.can­ter­buryfes­ti­val.co.uk

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