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Bringing a creative woman’s achievements back to life.


Canterbury’s who?

Aphra Behn, born Aphra Johnson in Harbledown, just outside Canterbury, in 1640. After her Canterbury childhood and youth, she became famous as the first professional woman writer in English.

In her own day, she was celebrated as the author of

After her death, she fell out of the public consciousness. Now, Canterbury’s Aphra Behn is working to bring her the fame she deserves and restore her as a Daughter of Canterbury.

Watch this page for our programme of events and all things Aphra.

Aphra Behn Sparkling Wine 2018

Why not try Barnsole Vinyard's Delicious Sparkling Wine

A classic method sparkling wine made from 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay to make a crisp fruity wine with strawberry overlaying rich summer fruits and a hint of biscuit. This wine is matured in the bottle for 3 years prior to release.

The price includes a £6 donation to The Aphra Behn Society.

Upcoming events

Whether it’s music, drama, walking tours, or learning about the past that you enjoy, there will be something here for you.