With a Bank Holiday weekend fast approaching, I'm on the look out for something to do with the family - hopefully things that won't cost the earth either.
I've had a good look online, and come up with the following options:
(don't forget to take a look at thebestof Canterbury Events page too!)
A Night At The Musicals
St Gregory's Centre For Music
Friday 30th April and Saturday 1st May 2010
Students perform classics from the musical theatre genre, including Les Miserables, Hairspray and Cabaret.
Tickets £5.00 (students £3.00).
Tickets required please call our booking line (24 hour) on 01227 782 244
Saturday 1st May
Classic Car and Bike Show
Herne Bay, Herne Bay
10.30am - 4.00pm
For the fourth year running the Classic Car and Bike Show will see the main town transformed into an arena with over 250 classic cars and bikes on display along Mortimer Street, William Street and Bank Street. This free event includes live entertainment.
Exhibitors range from a 1938 MGTA, 1936 Austin 7 and a variety of classic American Cars, MG’s, Morris Minors, Jaguar’s and classic sports cars.
Motorbikes include a range of BSA’s, Triumphs, Royal Enfields and Harley Davidson’s.
Playing live music and compere for the day’s activities will be Invicta FM `Gold’s’ Russ Lowe. He will be joined by Burt Butlers Jazz Band, The Crooner and – for the children – Pip the Clown.
Invicta 180 Fest
Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre
Saturday 1st May - Sunday 3rd May 2010
9am - 9pm Monday to Thursday
10am - 6pm Sunday (10-5pm Sunday winter hours)
Doors closed between 6pm - 7pm Friday and Saturday before an event. Galleries are free entry and close 6pm daily
Each session is individually priced with tickets available to be bought in advance or at the door.
Over three days of the May bank holiday weekend a truly unique event takes place at the Horsebridge, never presented before, and unlikely to be repeated.
Both Whitstable and Canterbury have the distinction of being the first towns, anywhere in the country, to have had a regular railway passenger service hauled by steam. To celebrate the opening of The Canterbury & Whitstable Railway exactly 180 years ago to the day, ‘INVICTA 180 FEST’ will offer a galaxy of commemorative events taking place and arranged by many organisations.
For full details of what's on each day over the weekend, check out the Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre website.
Nosh & Knowledge at St Stephen's Church
Saturday 1st May 2010
Have some quiz night fun. Tickets are £5 (£3.50 Students) including Ploughman's Supper and soft drinks. Bring your own beer or wine.
Tickets are £5 (£3.50 Students) including Ploughman's Supper and soft drinks.
The Tudors and Canterbury
Canterbury Tourists Guides Ltd
Saturday 1st May 2010
14:00 to 16:00
The Tudor period has left a significant and fascinating mark on th city's history and its buildings. This walk will introduce many structures and features in Canterbury's historic centre and provide a basis for an interesting further study of the Tudor era and its impact on our city.
Meet at St Dunstan's Church.
This is part of a series of Special Theme Walking Tours organized by Canterbury Tourist Guides Ltd. Each walk will last approximately two hours and will take place on the first Saturday of the month from April to September, with two walks in July. Numbers are limited to 30 so it is advisable to book early by calling Canterbury Visitor Centre (01227 378100) where tickets are on sale.
Children under 12 £5.00
Family Ticket £20.00
10% discount for Resident Card Holders
Pat-a-Lamb at Mount Ephraim Gardens
Sun 2 May 2010
11:00 to 17:00
First Bank Holiday weekend in May - make friends with friendly lambs for the whole family to enjoy. See Mount Ephraim in May when spring is in full swing and the 10 acres of gardens are bursting into bloom.
Don't forget to check out thebestof Canterbury Events page for even more activities, clubs and events going on throughout May and beyond.
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