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Oyster Morris

Oyster Morris are a Canterbury-based Cotswold Morris dancing side for both men and women. Our repertoire is based on the style of dances from Badby and Fieldtown but comprise mostly dances of our own composition, usually to traditional tunes.

Phoenix Performing Arts

Mr Stewart Ross

Author of all kinds of things, mostly books.

SaveAs Writers' Group

The group holds regular workshops, literary and open mic evenings and runs an annual writing contest. New members welcome!

South East Dance

South East Dance exists to make more dance happen within and beyond the South East region.

We support those who work in dance, encourage more people to participate in dance and we enable artists to create dance. South East Dance engages inspiring artists to generate exceptional dance experiences. We work to ensure a thriving ecology for dance and to enhance the conditions for more, bolder and better dance to take place regionally, nationally and internationally. Our aims are:

  • To increase access to dance
  • To increase participation in dance
  • To raise the profile of dance
  • To provide artistic and strategic leadership for dance
  • To encourage learning and workforce development in dance

St Edmund's School Canterbury

An independent school for ages 3 - 18 that enjoys an enviable reputation in the arts. St Edmund's presents drama productions, concerts and art exhibitions for the public to enjoy as well as their annual St Edmund's Festival of the Arts each summer which brings world-class musicians to Canterbury.

Strode Park Foundation

Theatre in the Park
The foundation offers a unique opportunity to enjoy live theatre and music in the open air. Set within 14 acres of beautiful gardens, it is the only amphitheatre in Kent that is purpose built to offer total access to able-bodied and disabled people both as audience and performers. The theatre is run entirely by volunteers and profits from ticket sales, raffles and refreshments are donated to the Strode Park Foundation for Disabled People, an independent voluntary organisation and registered charity no 227794.

The Really Promising Company

The Really Promising Company was formed in early 2007 by several members of the cast of Promised Land which opened the Canterbury Festival in 2006. It is a community arts company open to actors, dancers and singers of all ages who are privileged to work alongside professional singers, musicians, directors, etc several of whom have worked for television, sung at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden or directed shows that have travelled abroad. The Company performed Kentish Tales, also as part of the Canterbury Festival, in October 2007.