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51zero Festival

Rochester Cathedral is acting as a venue for the next edition of the 51zero Festival. Named after the geographical coordinates of Medway, the festival takes over historical and cultural spaces in both Rochester and Canterbury presenting a rich programme of exhibitions, performances, talks and workshops over three weeks.

Acting as a meeting point for artists, thinkers, musicians and filmmakers, local and international, 51zero Festival presents artistic production focusing on contemporary art and cinema and promotes the cultural and creative capacity of the region.

The exhibition opens on the public on Saturday 26th October and runs until Sunday 3rd November. Please visit the Rochester Cathedral website before visiting to check opening times.

Launch Event at Rochester Cathedral: 25 October, 7pm – 9pm

51zero Festival launches its 4th edition at Rochester Cathedral’s crypt on Friday the 25th October, with an evening of film screenings accompanied by live music, curated by Margherita Gramegna. The evening will feature leading UK musicians Gareth Lockrane on flute, Cecilia Bignall on cello and Jonathan Mansfield on vibraphone responding to a film programme presenting artists and filmmakers whose production is between contemporary art and cinema, operating on a local and international level. Peter Fillingham’s edible artwork The Rainbow Buns, will complete the evening. 

Free to attend, booking is essential. To reserve your place please contact with the subject line ‘Rochester Cathedral Launch Event’ or call 0752 702 3649 


Earlier Event: October 24
Activity: Brass Rubbing
Later Event: October 26
The King is Coming Musical