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The Midnight Run is a walking, arts-filled, night-time cultural journey through a city. It gathers strangers and local artists/activists to explore, play and create whilst the city sleeps.

The WISE WORDS Midnight Run

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The WISE WORDS Midnight Run

  • Greyfriars Gardens Stour Street Canterbury, England, CT1 United Kingdom (map)


To become a Midnight Runner is to return to simplicity, to entertain without entertainment, to trust in community and conversation, to rediscover our essential creative selves, to move through the city as a child moves through a maze – with adventure, curiosity and play.

For Wise Words 2017 this Midnight Run, in partnership with The Marlowe Theatre, will explore Canterbury at night.

Wise Words Aims to inspire wonder and encourage curiosity through offering innovative and often unexpected encounters with poetry and storytelling.

Wise Words Festival takes place from 28th April to 7th May in the stunning Secret Garden, a unique and magical site just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Canterbury’s busy high street. The festival offers 10 days of thought provoking talks, walks, performances, workshops, music and poetry. 

Join in on Wise Words Festival's Midnight Run on Saturday 6th May at 7pm.



Facilitated by award winning poet, tutor and Midnight Runner, Andy Craven-Griffths

Sarah Davies - Improv Theatre practitioner

Gwendoline Grynfeld- Puppeteer 


How to join The WISE WORDS Midnight Run

Tickets can be bought online or at the Marlowe Box Office.


Earlier Event: March 3
PIAF 2017 Midnight Run
Later Event: June 24
The Prato Midnight Run