Canterbury Festival, Kent's International Arts Festival, returns to The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence for a third year.
One of the most important cultural events in the South East attracts an audience of 60,000 people of all ages to over 200 events in the city every October.
The festival fortnight of October 17-31 features a wide range of events, including Music, Theatre & Dance, Comedy, Science, Exhibitions, Walks and Talks.
In bringing the Spiegeltent the Festival has been able to host a wider variety of events including circus, cabaret, musical comedy and a family programme in a unique venue.
Here a few highlights of what you can see at the Spiegeltent this year.
SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER
7pm – Peggy Sued’s Variety Pack: comedy, juggling, acrobatics and song.
SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER
7pm – Tangomotion performance followed by Milonga dance at 8.30pm
MONDAY 19 OCTOBER
8pm – Kenny Ball Jr and his Jazzmen in concert
TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER
7pm – Bowjangles present On The Box! String quartet perform – sponsored by Barretts
9.30pm – Rich Hall’s Hoedown – music and comedy
WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER
9.30pm – Sadio Cissokho and the Golden Kora Band – Sengalese Kora music
THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER
9.30pm – Craobh Rua – Belfast four-piece band
FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER
7pm – Austentatious: award-winning improvised comedy in the style of Jane Austen
SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER
3pm – Festival Tea Dance: afternoon tea, cake and dance with Ragroof Players
MONDAY 26 OCTOBER
9.30pm – Anoushka Lucas Quartet: music inspired by jazz greats and modern sounds
TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER
9.30pm – Tootsie Rollers: glamorous vintage music and dance
WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER
7pm – Julie Madly Deeply: tribute to the musicals of Dame Julie Andrews
THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER
7pm – Chris Ingham Quartet – Celebrating Hoagy: melodic jazz
FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER
9.30pm – Les Enfants Perdus: Art Nouveau variety show including acrobatics, comedy & burlesque (also on Wed 28 & Thu 29, suitable for over 18s only)
SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER
9.30pm – The Vagaband: toe-tapping feast of country, jazz, blues, rock and folk
Listings and box office: http://www.canterburyfestival.co.uk/whats-on.aspx
Spiegeltent visitor information: http://www.canterburyfestival.co.uk/your-visit/venues/spiegeltent.aspx
This is the final year of Arts Council Catalyst funding so Canterbury Festival needs your support to keep the Spiegeltent running for future years.
TEXT 70070 with the message TENT13 and the amount you would like to donate (£1, £2, £5 or £10) – don’t forget the £ sign.
POST: Send a cheque payable to Canterbury Festival, 8 Orange Street, Canterbury, CT1 2JA.