Canterbury Festival 2017

Realised, when writing about Folkestone Triennial that I hadn’t shared photos from a mid October trip to Canterbury Festival – although it was at the very start, and they wasn’t a lot to see and do (just lots of sunshine).

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Festival bunting aside, we had an extensive walk around the city, including The Beaney Museum and Art Galleries. We visited the oldest church in the entire English-speaking world, St Martins, with it’s interesting history

Also, the other end of the city, a walk around Westgate Gardens, in better weather than our visit earlier in the year.

Not really wishing to compare the two, but I enjoyed the very visual element of Folkestone, it was a good way to explore the town – in a similar way as Heritage Open Days gets people walking around to places they might not have seen before. As a day-visitor, Canterbury Festival had less to offer, although it is great for residents, and those with more time to stay and enjoy evening events.

I’m mulling over these ideas as I think about what Tunbridge Wells has to offer….

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