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Free Events

bOing! in Canterbury City Centre

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Every year we bring a performance from bOing! to the centre of Canterbury. On Friday 24 August Cohesion Plus, Four by Four and the Bollywood Brass Band will bring their…

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Dyptik (France)

D-Construction

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D-Construction is a highly energetic, outdoor hip-hop dance performance with a powerful beat and an oriental twist. A metal scaffolding stands in the middle of the playground caging and protecting…

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Sienta la Cabeza (Spain)

Sienta la Cabeza

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With two hairdressers and a DJ, the show recycles everyday objects that give the final touch to the stunning head sculptures created live on daring members of the public. Literally…

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New Art Club (UK)

Campervan of Love

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Based on the myth of Cupid and Psyche, Campervan of Love is a funny, musical, dancing adventure for all the family. Cupid helps the world to fall in love; now…

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Superhallo (The Netherlands)

DJ Frietmachine

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How much rhythm can be found in your potato? DJ Frietmachine is the most swinging potato-installation that exists. Record ready, fries ready, go!

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A Bird in the Hand Theatre (UK)

The Bewonderment Machine

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The Bewonderment Machine is an artist-built cycle-powered carousel, a kinetic public sculpture and a magical journey for small children. With riding space for up to 10, this is also a…

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Stopgap Theatre Company (UK)

Bill and Bobby

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Bill & Bobby celebrates a golden time of good old-fashioned entertainment, when dancing together and ‘happily ever after’ went hand in hand. After a night on the town two revelers…

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Cohesion Plus

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Cohesion Plus are a Kent based arts organisation which creates, promotes and delivers contemporary cultural activity working with communities to encourage cohesion and integration through brilliant, culturally diverse festivals, parades,…

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Bollywood Brass Band

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Bollywood Brass Band is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style wedding band, playing the great tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of Bollywood. A huge hit at festivals and street parades, the Band…

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Tea Dance for Little People

Yurt for Little People

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A drop-in space for under 5’s with stories, art, games and free play provided by Tea Dance for Little People www.tdlp.co.uk

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Efren Pamilacan Jr (Australia)

City Sessions

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City Sessions is Australia’s largest freestyle arts event, taking place at Melbourne’s Federation Square. Now choreographer Efren Pamilacan Jr brings his freestyle battles, dance and music to the streets of…

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Dizzy O’Dare (UK)

Baba Yaga’s House

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Inspired by Slavic fairytales, Dizzy O’Dare bring this unique story to life. After centuries asleep, Baba Yaga flies again … and she’s hungry! The old crone will stop at nothing…

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Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company and Intergen31

Start Stomping

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A fresh new pop-up performance piece, Start Stomping. In order to investigate power, male-dominated society and the status quo, the company are joined by a vibrant group of young performers,…

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A Bird in the Hand Theatre (UK)

Special Delivery

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Special Delivery is a simple story about the delights of trying something unexpected. When a heavily laden postman is suddenly surprised by a rain shower he discovers that all his…

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ART(Y)31

The bOing! Debate hosted by ART(Y)31

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As theatre professionals and advocates, we know why it’s important for children to see live theatre and performance. But what happens when we ask children themselves? Do they think it’s…

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Gulbenkian

Silent Disco

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Everyone is invited to the bOing! silent disco in the Gulbenkian Cafe…..just let yourself go! The disco will run at various times throughout the festival – check the chalkboard for…

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Acá Theatre (UK)

The Great Clown Paint Off

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The two Clown artists Doa and Squiggle can create masterpieces with a bit of paint and a brush – but who can do it best? Catch the two Clowns in…

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Young Makers

Young Makers Market

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Pick up something unique, created by one of the young makers in this very special market.

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ART31

Busking Area

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Once again this year, ART31 have programmed a brilliant range of acts for you to enjoy!

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