The Marlowe is committed to celebrating heritage through the creative work that we do with our community and young people.
We believe history and creativity can be complementary and it is vital that the voices of tomorrow are formed by the stories of yesteryear.
Our project Creed Of Spies, taking place in July 2017, saw this vision expressed for the first time on a large-scale. Members of our Marlowe Young Companies worked together on a piece of theatre that took place in various historic locations across Canterbury. Featuring monks, spies and parkour artists, Creed Of Spies immersed its audiences in the past, offering an imaginative and creative response to the story of our namesake Christopher Marlowe.
Spring 2018 will see The Marlowe will be opening a new centre for literary heritage, based in the Poor Priests Building in Stour Street. This will further illuminate Canterbury’s literary heritage as it becomes a dynamic centre for literature and the spoken word that will connect with, and inspire, the rest of the region. Our participatory groups will move to this building in September 2017, with the launch of a full programme of activity to follow in April 2018.