Kent at Canterbury Festival: October 15 - November 5

Heidi Pullig

The University will contribute to the Canterbury Festival 2022 with a range of performances and activities across the two-week extravaganza.

Among those participating are Dr Edward RobertsSchool of History, who will explore the European connections of Canterbury and its archbishops between the arrival of St Augustine and the Norman Conquest. Dr Roberts’s assessment of the Canterbury’s political, cultural and religious pre-eminence in early medieval Britain will take place on 18 October, 5.45pm.

Dr Robert Green from the School of Chemistry and Forensic Science, will be one of the presenters at the highly-anticipated How to Solve a Crime – Stories from the Cutting Edge of Forensics, alongside Professor Angela Gallop. Join Dr Green on 27 October, 8pm, and learn all about how even the smallest traces of forensic evidence can help to solve crimes.

Finally, Kent’s favourite theatre, the Gulbenkian, is participating in the festival with an array of performances. The line-up includes theatre shows such as Shôn Dale-Jones’ ‘Still Floating’ and John Woolrich’s ‘In Darkness Let Me Dwell’, as well a performance from vocal powerhouse Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Muntu Valdo, and musical talent from Roger Eno and the London Handel Players.