Events

For further details on any of our events please contact us at: stnicholasfestival@hotmail.co.uk

Upcoming Events

St Nicholas City Parade and St Nicholas Gala Dinner

Saturday 5th December 2015

Last years parade was the biggest ever. Can we top it this year? Yes we can! More details to be announced in the coming months.

Previous Events

Wine & Wisdom in the Park

Charlton Park, Bishopsbourne, Kent

Sunday 14th June 2015 18.30 ~ 21.30

An evening of fun with our quizmaster Peter Warr and a delicious meal in this idyllic setting. Tickets £20. The fun quiz will feature 8 rounds with a break for our meal halfway. The evening starts with a welcome drink and the meal will be a selection of salads with dressed smoked salmon or falafel in a fresh tomato sauce. Please bring your own bottle of wine or other drinks.

Tickets available from Chris Needham’s office at the Cathedral Shop, 25 Burgate for cash or cheques as usual. These can be reserved by emailing us. Limited spaces.

 

St Nicholas City Parade

Saturday 6th December 2014, 12.00 noon from the Westgate Hall

Our annual City Parade went from Westgate Hall through our iconic city and we enjoyed the magical atmosphere; music, costumes and fun for all. Now see the video of the 2013 wonderful parade and view pictures of the festivities here.

 

St Nicholas Gala Dinner

Saturday 6th December 2014, 7:00pm in the Claggett Auditorium, Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury

Dinner in the Clagett Auditorium

This popular gala evening began with an opportunity to chat to all the guests and enjoy a welcome drink. We  viewed the lots that were auctioned after the dinner by our guest auctioneer Canon Nick Papadopulos, returning by popular request! At 7.30 pm we moved into the superb Claggett Auditorium where we were entertained by the famous new Cathedral Girls’ Choir before enjoying a three course dinner with specially chosen wines. The menu choices were:

    • Chicken liver pate or gravlax or courgette tower
    • Trout or guinea fowl or spinach tortellini
    • Chocolate mousse or apple tart or cheese and biscuits

 

Dean’s Deanery Discs

September 2014

“Those of us who attended ‘The Dean’s Deanery Discs’ in the Cathedral Lodge were treated to a most memorable evening of entertainment. The Dean, Robert Willis, admitted to indulging himself in his choice of music and each piece was discussed with elegant wit by him and Jan Leeming. As the Dean headed off to his island with Poems of the Day, an anthology with excellent footnotes, we were left bathed in Mendelssohn on the ‘cello, Debussy on the piano, the Missa Luba on Congo drums, and Michael Flanders catching the s-l-o-w train to Morton-in-the-Marsh.

What a range, what a feast, what impeccable visual and audible reproduction complete with Elgar’s dog swimming in Hereford and culminating in Strauss’ ‘Morgen’. The prediction that our evening would be dominated by opera was not born out but we did hear Donizetti. Our Dean turned out also to be a film buff as he followed Karen Blixen to her African highland farm and reached the Hollywood neighbourhood with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.” – Anon

A complete list of the Dean’s selections can be downloaded from here.