Westgate Hall & Curzon Canterbury Christmas Fair
5th & 6th of December 2015 at Westgate Hall & Curzon Canterbury team up for a festive family treat!
Visit the Christmas Fayre at Westgate Hall including market stalls, Christmas choirs and Santas’s grotto then pop next door to Curzon Canterbury for a cozy Christmas showing.
– It’s a Wonderful Life’ (Sat 3:30pm)
– The Muppet Christmas Carol’ (Sun 10:30am *special £3 tickets)
For more information visit http://www.westgatehall.org/event/christmas-fair/?instance_id=5131
Address: Westgate Hall & Curzon Canterbury, Westgate Hall Road Canterbury CT1 2BT
Tel: 01227 634886
Westgate Hall was built by public subscription as a drill hall for the Territorial Army in about 1913. It lies in the heart of Canterbury, just off the high street, and opens onto the Pound Lane car park.
Over the decades it has adapted to the needs and pressures of the time. Troops marched from the Hall to the battlefields of World War One. It survived the bombings of 1944. Then, from serving as a drill hall, it evolved into a venue for conferences, dancing, fairs, blood giving, vote counting, emergencies and community celebrations. It’s unsurprising then that it’s a focal point of community memories.
However in February 2010 the Hall’s future was in doubt as it needed substantial refurbishment. In the midst of the recession, faced by the need to make budget cuts, the high cost of repairs and running the building persuaded Canterbury City Council to vote to demolish it. With the Hall gone the space could be used for parking, revenue from the Pound Lane car park would increase, and ultimately the land could be sold for redevelopment.