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Events for March 2020

1st Mar: Mrs. Eleanor's Secret Coade Stone

At 2.30 pm Dick Bolton will be welcomed back to the National Trust East Kent Association (NTEKA) to tell us of Mrs. Coade who from 1769 ran the country's most successful manufactory of artificial stone, supplying a wide range of decorative, commemorative and artificial items both large and small. Mrs. Coade worked with the major architects of the period. Her fascinating material can be found to-day in parish churches, Georgian terraces and stately homes, as well as in Canterbury and many National Trust properties
Prices: Members £3.50 Non-members £4.50
Location: United Reformed Church, Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2UA
Contact: Mrs. Jenny Vye
Phone: 01227 830938
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A public lecture by Professor AJ Badger, Professor of American History, Master of Clare College, Cambridge and President of the Historical Association
Prices: ADMISSION : FREE TO HA MEMBERS, BRANCH MEMBERS & STUDENTS; OTHERS £3.00. Branch membership is £10 per year.
Location: The Schoolroom, King’s School, Canterbury CT1 3ES (Access is via Mint Yard Gate in The Borough)
Contact: Canterbury Branch Historical Association
Phone: 01227 458640
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14th Mar (6.00pm-7.30pm): Music for Reflection

The Canterbury Singers, director Adrian Bawtree, in a programme bookended by a heartfelt English example of a Requiem consisting not of a setting of the Mass for the Dead, but a set of texts personally selected by the composer, Herbert Howells, and Tippett's ever popular Five Spirituals, which mark significant stages in his oratorio 'A Child of our Time'. Also included will be organ music by J S Bach, and settings of the communion-related text 'Ave, verum corpus' by Byrd, Dering, Mozart and the late Colin Mawby.
Prices: £10 in advance, £12 at the door
Location: St. Paul’s Church, Church Street St. Paul’s, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1NH
Contact: Julian Sampson
Phone: 01227721697
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29th Mar (6.30pm-8.00pm): Towards the Unknown

City of Canterbury Chamber Choir, director Edward-Rhys Harry, with Ed Kemp-Luck, piano and organ, in a characteristic programme of works old and new, familiar and unfamiliar, including on this occasion a few American connections. Included are Vaughan Williams - one of his settings of words by Walt Whitman 'Toward the Unknown Region' and 'Three Shakespeare Songs', Morten Lauridsen's 'Nocturnes', Ola Gjeilo - 'The Rose' and 'Amor de mi Alma' by the American composer Z. Randall Stroope, whose biography lists among other things a recent conducting engagement in Canterbury Cathedral. Come and join us as we perform a selection of beautiful choral music on the theme of mystery and the unknown. Tickets available from 07843 050327 or
Prices: £10 (under 16s free)
Location: Canterbury
Contact: Miles Banbery
Phone: 07843050327
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