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Canterbury Tales tourist attraction marks spring equinox with live performance

A live performance of one of Geoffrey Chaucer’s best-loved tales will mark the spring equinox on Saturday, March 21. Visitors to the Canterbury Tales attraction in the city can enjoy a vivid recreation of the Nun’s Priest’s Tale, which tells the story of proud cockerel Chantecleer as he tries to outwit a cunning fox. The venue’s Lyndsay Ridley says: “In …

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Canterbury Tales tourist attraction given £20,000 revamp

A tourist attraction based on Geoffery Chaucer’s epic poem about a pilgrimage to Kent has undergone a £20,000 overhaul. The Canterbury Tales in St Margaret’s Street has been given new sets put together by Sandwich-based specialist designers Evolution Productions. Live costumed characters will offer lengthier tours and there is also better access for wheelchair users. Margaret Bee of Canterbury Tourist …

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Scale model of city’s Chaucer statue unveiled

PLANS for a 2.6 metre high statue of Geoffrey Chaucer in the city centre took a step forward this week, as the first scale model of the writer was unveiled. Trustees from the Canterbury Commemoration Society (CCS), commissioned the sculpture last year. It is expected to be installed in April 2016. Trustees from the CCS met at the studio of …

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Canine-terbury Tales as dogs chosen for Chaucer statue

THE Chaucer Project, a scheme to erect a two-metre statue of Geoffrey Chaucer and his famous Canterbury pilgrims in the city centre, is picking up steam. The statue will feature Chaucer standing on top of a plinth decorated with pictures of the 29 pilgrims mentioned in The Canterbury Tales. Each pilgrim’s face will be in the likeness of a local …

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Proud to lead The Canterbury Tales

Lyndsay hopes to bring history to life A FORMER Canterbury High School pupil is returning to the city to take the helm of one of Kent’s most popular attractions. Lyndsay Ridley, 30, who lives in Herne Bay, has been appointed general manager of The Canterbury Tales. She joins the attraction from London’s Barbican Centre, Europe’s largest multi-arts centre, where she …

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