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From Dover via Canterbury
September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Charles Dickens, the Duke of Wellington, Shakespeare, David Bowie, Paganini, Louis Bleriot, they all, at some time, passed through Dover, and some of them stayed awhile too. The world’s oldest known seagoing boat was found in Dover and resides there to this day. Some say Lord Byron was born in Dover, Julius Caeser tried to land on Dover beach, but was repelled, and Prince Albert landed at Dover harbour on his way to marry Queen Victoria.
But it’s the people that welcomed Bleriot, that cheered Prince Albert, that attended Mr Dickens readings, they’re the people Dover Tales seeks to celebrate, the people who truly built the town that became known as ‘The Lock and Key of The Kingdom’.
From a catalogue of verse, prose and drama Dover Tales present Nothing Great Is Easy, the story of Captain Matthew Webb, the first person ever to swim the English Channel unaided. The afternoon will include one or two interruptions but as we will be journeying to Faversham via Canterbury we’ll pick up a story by our mate Geoff, you may know it, The Miller’s Tale, you may know it but you’ve never seen it done this way before.