Community engagement

We offer a diverse range of community engagement activities and projects that are enjoyed by thousands of individuals every year.

The Department of Media, Art and Design has unearthed a wealth of previously unseen amateur film of the local area, representing a unique record of life in Canterbury before the war. Public screenings are very well attended, well received and often turn into lively, interactive sessions. 

Further information about this film project

Located at our Broadstairs campus, The South East Archive of Seaside Photography (SEAS Photography) was first established in 2012 with assistance from a Heritage Lottery Fund award.

Pictures of ordinary people enjoying a seaside holiday in Thanet or going about their daily lives in the areas around the coastal towns of Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate can now be viewed and accessed online by the general public.

Visit the SEAS photography archive

The Sidney Cooper is a fantastic gallery space, situated in the heart of the city centre, profiling high quality work rooted in a sense of tradition/the aesthetic. Staff and students from Canterbury Christ Church University, local and national artists exhibit throughout a varied yearly programme.

Visit the gallery

St Gregory’s Centre for Music, close to the city centre, has been completely refurbished during the summer of 2012 and now boasts the ideal performance space mixing modern equipment with historic architecture. The music centre offers raked seating for up to 116 people with a maximum capacity of 150 people.

Experience music at Christ Church

Each year we invite leading figures of international, national and local acclaim, to give you their latest views and experiences. They are all experts in their field and their lectures will not only appeal to those with an interest in the subject, but their thoughts and insights will be informative and entertaining for everyone.

Come along to a Public Lecture


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