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Janet Aldis

Janet is a painter and sculptor working from her Crows Camp studio. She caters for a variety of work including Oil Painting, Bronze, Stone and Pewter Sculpture and wearable Silk Art.

Michael Amerstorfer

Bay Art Gallery

The Bay Art Gallery is a not-for-profit organisation offering gallery space showcasing emerging artists/graduates/students living within the south east. The gallery was set up approximately 7 years ago with a view to promoting visual arts within the community and is run by the CT6 Contemporary Arts Group. The building is very centrally placed – 47a William Street, Herne Bay (opposite the main car park in William Street).

Beach Creative Community Interest Company

Ben Russell and the Charmers

Ben Russell and the Charmers are a Canterbury based original musical group. They have been working really hard for the past five years establishing themselves throughout Kent. Each year they are aiming to expand their repertoire as well as their audience.

Canterbury Accordion Social Club

Our friendly and sociable club members are of all standards of playing, our repertoire varied, and our instruments – button or piano keys – are also varied. We aim to publicise the accordion by playing when and where we are asked, and by holding concerts with well-known artistes. We play together twice each month, and organise occasional workshops to learn more about group playing. Come along on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month to Newport Court, Cowdrey Place, Canterbury CT1 3PB, or contact our Chairman Audrey on 01227 780 245

Canterbury Ceramic Circle

The group acts as a friendly and informative forum for those interested in English ceramics from 18th century porcelain to modern pottery. Regular monthly meetings are organised with talks by international experts.

Canterbury Choral Society

Canterbury Choral Society (CCS) is one of the most accomplished symphonic choirs in the South East and is admired for its quality of sound, ensemble and intonation. The CCS Youth Choir (started in 2007) is a platform of excellence for younger voices, tackling works in many languages, including German, Latin, Russian (and occasionally, English). CCS performs four major concerts in Canterbury Cathedral every year, hosts Family Carols at Christmas, and has been invited to perform in Canterbury Festival every year since the Festival’s launch in 1984. CCS has performed Verdi’s Requiem in Boulogne, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony in Lille and Mahler’s 8th and Berlioz’ Grande Messe des Morts (with the RPO) in the Royal Albert Hall. In 2005 CCS made a live recording of Elgar’s oratorio The Apostles (available on Amazon) with the Philharmonia Orchestra. CCS undertakes challenging programmes alongside the more regular choral repertoire. These have included Bartok’s Cantata Profana (in the presence of the President of Hungary), Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Bruckner’s Masses in E and F minor, and Britten’s Spring Symphony and War Requiem. The performances of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Haydn’s Creation and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky with Rachmaninov’s The Bells were all acclaimed as highlights of their respective Canterbury Festivals. Significant Baroque works with period orchestras such as The London Handel Orchestra and the Hanover Band have included Bach’s two main Passions, B minor Mass and Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah and Israel in Egypt, and Monteverdi’s Vespers.