Thursday 18 August 2022

OKS at Canterbury Festival 2022 

Canterbury Festival, described as Kent's international arts festival, will take place this year from Saturday 15 October to Saturday 5 November. Boasting over 150 events, audiences can expect unique experiences with music, theatre, circus, comedy, talks and more.

This year, a number of OKS are taking part in various events throughout the festival:

An Audience with Joanna Lumley and Stephen Barlow  on Wednesday 21 September at the Malthouse Theatre

Dame Joanna Lumley and conductor Stephen Barlow (GR 1968-72) will take to the Malthouse Theatre and talk about their careers. Joanna and Stephen opened the Malthouse Theatre in 2019.

Culture in Captivity  on Tuesday 18 October inside Canterbury Cathedral Crypt 

During the First World War, thousands of soldiers and civilians spent time in captivity. This concert includes works composed and performed in Ruhleben, Germany. George Coltart (MR 1999-2004) will sing Baritone, Stephen Matthews (KSC Music Teacher 1994-2020) will play piano and Mary Kemp (Former JKS Staff 1981-2002) will talk to introduce the event. 

Canterbury Choral Society  on Saturday 29 October inside Canterbury Cathedral Nave

Canterbury Choral Society will perform Bach's  Mass in B minor  with an outstanding team of soloists together with the London Handel Orchestra. Tristan Hambleton (MO 2002-07) will sing Bass as part of London Handel Orchestra.

Exploring King's School, A Walk in and about St Augustine's College and A Literary Tour of The King's School  

Taking place on various dates throughout the festival, Peter Henderson (Common Room 1969-) will lead several walking tours related to The King's School, Canterbury. Tickets cost £10.50. 

If you are interested in attending these events, please click here to see the full Canterbury Festival Programme. 

Come and see an OKS perform!

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