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Events at Charlton Park

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Charlton Park is well known in Canterbury for hosting a variety of events including Open Air Theatre, Musical Concerts and various Charity Events. The pictures here include the Black Ram Theatre Group, Illyria Theatre Company, Circus Bezercus, Changeling Theatre, Three Inch Fools, Stringendo, Naomi Tag and Kentish Piano Trio.

We also have ad-hoc participatory events such as dancing, walks and relaxation sessions listed here. For regular classes please see our classes & sports page.
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If you want to know what's on in Canterbury, just bookmark this page for the latest theatre, concerts, comedy and much more. Forthcoming events are detailed below.
click the icon on any event for more information & booking details
Friday 26th April, 7.30pm
Don’t Go into The Cellar present
“The Witching Hour”
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Adaptations from M. R. James’ “Tales of Unease” & additional material by Jonathan Goodwin

Montague Rhodes James returns with another selection of unsettling tales of antiquarian terror!

Brave the horrors lying in wait within "An Episode of Cathedral History"!

Witness the spectral malevolent seeking revenge in "A Warning to the Curious"!

Jonathan Goodwin plays M R James in a show scripted by himself, and directed by Gary Archer.

Adult £15.00
Concessions £12.00
Group (6+) £10.00 each

Bookings: 01227 831355

or Click for Online Form

Sunday 28th April, 2:30-5:30pm
Swing Dances
with Andrew Hall
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Learn various vintage swing dances
No partner needed,

Learn various vintage swing dances

no partner needed

no stilettos

£8.00 for the full afternoon or

£6.00 just to come and dance from 3.30pm

Bookings: or text 07540080224

Weds 29th May, 4-6pm or 6-8-pm
'Look Fabulous Forever'
Olwen Shaw
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Make up
and Cosmetics

Following our successful Morning with Olwen in March, we are holding evening sessions in May.

The range consists of award-winning products for older women, so do bring friends along for this lovely make-up trial.

Olwen Shaw will be using make-up and skin care by 'Look Fabulous Forever', a range specially formulated for more mature skin.

For more information about products, please contact Olwen directly on 07720 445 600.

Tea & Coffee included, suggested min. donation of £2.50 towards St. Mary's Church, Bishopsbourne.

Please book with Gubby on or 01227 831355. Places are limited.

Saturday 27th April,1.30pm-5.30pm
Storytelling Workshop with
Karin van Maanen
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Interactive storytelling for adults
Expect to journey to a different world

This is interactive storytelling for adults.

Expect to journey to a different world in the atmospheric ballroom of Charlton Park through embodied storytelling ritual, to be entertained and moved by what you hear, and encouraged to share and develop your own insights.

Stories and myths are intercultural, interpersonal AND carry individual meaning, all of which you will reflect on as part of the event, guided by the storytellers.

To leave the timeless time of the story gently you will finish by sharing tea and cakes.

Regular price: £25 (reduced to £20 for those on low incomes). A limited number of 'by donation' places also available.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL - places reserved via email: or on 07830 377162

Sun12th May 2:30-6:30pm
West Coast Swing
with Greg John Davy
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Suitable for beginners & experienced alike
No partner required

This brilliant class returns to Charlton Park on Sunday 12th May from 2:30-6:30pm.

The first class of each session is suitable for beginners - and no partner is needed for either session.

Flat or low-heeled shoes only please, no stilettos.

£8 incl. tea or coffee
Book: or 07762 931347

20th - 23rd June (see Info for details)
'The Merry Wives of Windsor'
A Swinging 60's Re-Work
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Open-Air Shakespeare
at Charlton Park

Thurs 20th - Sat 22nd June @ 7pm
Sunday 23rd June @ 3:30pm
Charlton Park in Association with the Kingsbourne Players presents
“The Merry Wives of Windsor”
by William Shakespeare

The Summer of Love descends upon Charlton Park as Shakespeare’s naughtiest Comedy takes a 60’s spin around the lawns. Falstaff courts two wealthy wives but instead of ‘Lighting his fire’, the clued-up ladies quickly turn all lusty efforts upside-down and inside-out.

This is Hippie hilarity in full flower-child technicolour, starring our talented local actors - and will include popular songs of the 60s!

Our performances will take place at 7pm from Thursday 20th June through to Saturday 22nd June, with a special matinee performance at 3:30pm on Sunday 23rd.

Lawns will open 1.5 hours in advance of the shows. Bring Rugs & Picnics!

Set to be a rollicking good laugh, this will be a real Summer treat - and we hope you will make it along.

Note: Shows in Ballroom if wet.

Tickets: £12
Concs: £8
Family (2 x adults, 2 x children): £35

01227 831355 or

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