Canterbury Festival 2012

Punch and Judy, Mozart opera, and Russian orchestral favourites – this year's Canterbury Festival promises 'something for everyone'. From 13–27 October an amazing range of classical, popular and world music, theatre, talks, walks and exhibitions are descending on the city.

Mr Punch at Canterbury Festival

From the Russia-meets-Canterbury inspired programme from the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and Freddy Kempf to exciting pieces of theatre from Sound and Fury and The Demon Barber, the festival caters for a wide range of artistic tastes.
 
The magnificent Canterbury Cathedral provides the atmospheric setting for another two concerts this year. The Cardinall’s Musick, an nine piece vocal ensemble celebrating the music of William Byrd, will be performing on the middle Saturday and the Canterbury Choral Society will be returning to close the Festival on 27 October.

Children and families will enjoy the Festival's free Opening Day , celebrating the 350th anniversary of Mr Punch with a puppet show, and kicking off the Festival Parade with a street performance from the Cathedral Precincts.
 
For full details and to book visit www.canterburyfestival.co.uk Canterbury Festival website or call the Box Office 01227 787787.