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Canterbury Christ Church University Music Department

Canterbury College Faculty of Creative Arts

Canterbury Commemoration Society

A membership society formed as a registered charity to celebrate Canterbury's history. Its first successful project has been the statues of King Ethelbert and Queen Bertha unveiled in 2006.

Canterbury Dickens Fellowship

Canterbury Gregorian Music Society

Canterbury Guitar Society

We (CGS) have decided not to have our normal November concert this year, but to support the Canterbury Music Club’s guitar recital by Giacomo Susani (Photo by John Kemp) instead. Giacomo played for us memorably in 2016. We will email our own members with details and ticketing arrangements nearer the time. THE C.M.C. CONCERT is on Thurs Nov 15th 7.30pm St Pauls Church - see EVENTS PAGE & Canterbury Music Club publicity. The Canterbury Guitar Society meets monthly from September to July at the Friends Meeting House, 6 The Friars, Canterbury on third Mondays (not August) at 7.30pm.

We welcome (classical) players of all standards, visitors are welcome to attend 2 meetings free to see if they would like to join us.

Twice a year, we have public professional concerts of a very high standard and a growing reputation locally, the other meetings we perform to and learn from each other. MOST OF OUR CONCERTS HAVE BEEN OVERSUBSCRIBED AND WE HAVE NOW CHANGED OUR VENUE (FOR THE CONCERTS ONLY) TO St PAUL'S CHURCH, WHICH CAN SEAT NEARLY DOUBLE THE F.M.H. We have gradually built up a reputation and are having to turn down world class performers.

Click here for photos of previous performers.

CGS Performers

Our last 8 concerts were - Gaëlle Solal, Fabio Zanon, Fernando Espi, Antigoni Goni, Jan Depreter, Giacomo Susani, Sean Shibe, Giacomo Susani, Emre Gökalp & Laura Snowden (June this year).

Canterbury Historical and Archaelogical Society (CHAS)

Canterbury Archaeological Society was established in 1920 'to encourage the study of the history and antiquities of the City of Canterbury and surroundings and to preserve the architectural features and characteristics of the City.' Currently, its principal activities are to arrange a series of winter lectures by invited speakers on historical and archaeological subjects, and to organise summer excursions to places of historical interest. Non-members may attend the lectures on payment of a small fee. The programme for the lectures is published in the autumn. The Society seeks to raise and maintain interest in the City's architectural heritage.

Canterbury Life Drawing Group

The group organises affordable weekly Life Drawing sessions in Canterbury and promotes the work of its members through regular exhibitions.