Canterbury Festival 19 Oct - 2 Nov

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Canterbury Festival 19 Oct - 2 Nov

Post by Grandad » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:09 pm

I have my views about the growth of four universities in this small city during the recent 50 or so years, and the influx of nearly 30,000 students. However there have been some plusses with new activities in the city.
I don't remember there being a Canterbury Festival in the past but now there is an annual event at this time of the year. It is an Arts Festival with exhibitions, music, performances on campus, talks and lectures.
It kicked off this morning with a low key parade through the main street by school groups representing different themes and a few school percussion bands.
It was led by my neighbour, The Lord Mayor, so I went along for a few snaps.
If I go to any events I will tell about them here during the coming 2 weeks.


Festival Banner and Bunting
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The Lord Mayor leads the parade
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This group celebrate the 1969 moon landing anniversary, and towed a replica rocket
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A mix of people supporting the parade
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The Festival flag replaces the Union flag on the Norman Westgate
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Re: Canterbury Festival 19 Oct - 2 Nov

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:55 pm

Lovely photos. Like the 'NASA' people and the last photo is beautiful.

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Re: Canterbury Festival 19 Oct - 2 Nov

Post by Kiya » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:35 am

Lovely colourful photos :) I see by blue skies they had a nice day for their parade.

If my memory serves me right I'm sure you have told us about the Norman Westgate before.

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Re: Canterbury Festival 19 Oct - 2 Nov

Post by Grandad » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:12 pm

Kiya wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:35 am
If my memory serves me right I'm sure you have told us about the Norman Westgate before.
That's true Kiya but I just included the picture because there is usually the union flag flying there. ;)
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