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Canterbury: bOing! International Family Festival tickets available for summer 2017

By Angela Cole

bOing! the International Family Festival will bring headliners from Holland, Portugal, Norway and Finland to Canterbury this summer for a bank holiday weekend of family fun.

The two-day event at the Gulbenkian in Canterbury will be held on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, this summer.

The spectacular Pentalum Luminarium - visited by more than 3,000 people last year - returns along with the world's smallest working bus and a festival finale of circus performers and musicians, the Cirque Du Platzak from the Netherlands.

Thousands visited the Mirazoz Luminarium at last year's bOing! festival in Canterbury

Thousands visited the Mirazoz Luminarium at last year's bOing! festival in Canterbury

A new commission for little ones by Andy Manley and Ian Cameron, creators of the multi-award winning White, A Little Wilder, will be a playful show for children, and there will be the premiere of Kubla Khan, a multi-sensory work for young audiences by Oily Cart, with three versions for different age groups and abilities.

Motosikai by Race Horse Company is among the bOing! acts this summer

Motosikai by Race Horse Company is among the bOing! acts this summer

Among the acts will be The Ruggeds, a breakdance crew from the Netherlands, Musicalmente from Portugal with a mesmerising Concert for Babies, the acrobatic Race Horse Company from Finland and regulars Dybwikdans from Norway bring their Ugly Duckling to the UK for the first time.

The Ugly Duckling by Dybwikdans will be at bOing!

The Ugly Duckling by Dybwikdans will be at bOing!

bOing! is free to enter, with indoor shows costing £6. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 28. To get yours, and for more on the programme, go to boingfestival.com or call 01227 769075.

The world's smallest working bus will be at bOing! in Canterbury Picture Jesse Boeijen

The world's smallest working bus will be at bOing! in Canterbury Picture: Jesse Boeijen

 

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