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Author: Katherine Payne


Native People Performing at the Gulbenkian This Week

On Thursday 20 October at 8pm, Native People will be performing live at a very familiar venue – the University of Kent’s Gulbenkian! The indie-dance four piece hailing from local town Folkestone have been featured on Clash and AMBY, as well as received accolades from BBC Introducing Kent and Amazing Radio – the latter being a station dedicated to playing emerging, new music. The Native People headline gig is organised by Gulbenkian and Beautiful Town Music, a collective that runs events in various venues across Canterbury and the surrounding area. The Kentish band will be joined by Glass Peaks…

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‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Production at the Marlowe in September 

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Production at the Marlowe in September

The Shawshank Redemption is one of those films that’s embarrassing to say you’ve never seen. IMDB’s Top 250 list certainly thinks so, as The Shawshank Redemption reigns supreme in the number 1 spot; not surprising, given that it was nominated for seven Academy Awards. So, it’s hardly surprising that a production of this classic has been put together under Director David Esbjornson, a freelance director whose work has been staged across the USA, including Broadway. Paul Nicholls (Eastenders) plays Andy Dufresne, a banker who ends up incarcerated in the Shawshank penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her…

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Gaming on a Budget: Great Free-to-Play Games

A prime assumption about playing video games is that it’s an expensive hobby. This certainly rings true for those who love playing AAA games, want all the latest releases and play on a variety of consoles and devices. However, with mobile gaming advancing and the growing popularity of indie games, there are some fantastic cheap titles out there. Better yet, Free-To-Play games are becoming increasingly common across PCs, consoles and smaller devices. This offers audiences a chance to give a new game a try at no loss to them, and paying towards in-game content is a choice, not a…

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Summer music at the Marlowe Theatre

Canterbury’s summer months might seem tranquil without the majority of its student population, but popular venues will still be thriving. From June to September the Marlowe Theatre will be host to a diverse range of musical performers. There’s sure to be something for everyone, whether you’re a student, Canterbury local or visiting tourist! Here’s a taste of the variety: Sona Jobarteh, Friday 24th June – £16 Sona’s soft melodic vocals blend seamlessly with her rhythmic musical composition. This composer, producer, songwriter and musician will be performing at the Marlowe next week with her signature instrument, the West African kora….

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Simply Red at Canterbury’s Spitfire Ground

Simply Red are due to perform this coming Saturday 18th June at Canterbury’s very own Spitfire Ground, a County Cricket green located near Old Dover Road. Mixing an iconic blend of pop and soul, Simply Red have remained a recognisable name since their 1980s debut. 2015 saw the band reform after five years apart, and their latest album Big Love received a generally positive response. Fancy a more unique Saturday night out in Canterbury? Tickets for the show can be found here. This is a standing-only performance with admission priced from £35.75. This performance is part of an exclusive summer tour offering…

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