What's On in Canterbury this Easter
30th March 2010
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Easter is once again just around the corner (feels like this happens every year doesn't it), which in our house means two weeks of children off school with me and my lovely wife alternating work and Fun Days Out For Most of The Family, and collapsing in the evening wondering when we get a holiday too. To be fair we usually have a good time, but not without some serious planning now down to a military art.

And so I set about pounding the keyboard for local events and activities in and around Canterbury.

Of course our own thebestof Canterbury Events page has stacks of events listed as usual, from gardening courses (perfect time of year to kick start your garden after winter) to Easter activities for the kids. On that theme there are quite a few performances and workshops going on, like Little Rupert's Story Time, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - see what takes your fancy.

There are lots of non-Easter things going on as usual in Canterbury; check out this Canterbury website for more info.

Below are some of the events I found in my trawl across the internet (some of them cultural!), in search of all things local and something to save my sanity over the Easter Holidays.

Easter Holiday Activities
Espression Interactive Arts Cafe
April 1st 2010

A variety of Easter activities and crafts for all the family at the friendly and arty Espression Cafe

Friday 02 Apr 2010 10.30

Stodmarsh Road Canterbury Kent ,CT3 4AP
Kent Kids Miles of Smiles
Come and join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt in the grounds of Footprints, Stodmarsh Road, Canterbury.
Regsitration is 10.30 and the first hunt starts at 11am for the 0 - 7 year olds and then at 12.15 the hunt for the 8 - 16 year old group commences.  Entry £1.50 per child.
A great day for all the family, with lots to see and do. Stalls, competitions, childrens entertainment and refreshments.  All competitors will receive an egg.
All proceeds to Kent Kids Miles of Smiles
Charity no 1018320
Please call the fundraising office on 01227 780796 for more details.

Rotten Romans on your Doorstep Canterbury Roman Museum
03 Apr 2010 - 17 Apr 2010
From 10am to 4pm

Find out about foul foods, sift through real Roman rubbish, play rotten Roman games.
Investigate a gory murder
Complete the Rotten Romans Treasure Hunt to win a small prize!
Ususal entry prices apply
Canterbury Roman Museum
11a Butchery Lane

Easter Images - Maggi Hambling & Craigie Aitchison
Sat 27 Mar 2010 - Tue 6 Apr 2010
The Kentish Barn,
International Study Centre, Canterbury Cathedral.
The Easter Story has punctuated the work of both Aitchison and Hambling throughout their lives; many of these works are brought together here in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral through Holy Week.
Monday to Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 2pm - 4pm

Easter Images: Art Conversations.
Wed 31 Mar 2010

The Kentish Barn, International Study Centre, Canterbury Cathedral.
To discuss the works within the exhibition, Maggi Hambling joins the curator Nathaniel Hepburn in conversation; the work of Craigie Aitchison will be discussed by Canon Chris Irvine and Graham Howes. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will conclude the discussions.

Oh Mummy!
14 Apr 2010
Wednesday 11:00-16:00
Museum of Canterbury

Stour Street
Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NR
Witness a palace murder, learn how to preserve the corpse, and mummify a ‘body’ against the clock! A fun, interactive session including a chance to see some special artifacts from Ancient Egypt.
£3 per child. One accompanying adult free.
Advance booking 01227 475 202.
Age 5 to 12


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