A weekend of

~ exclusive tango workshops and evening milongas ~

held at a

~ timelessly elegant venue ~

in the

~ historic city of Canterbury ~

Canterbury Tango Festival

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th October 2019


Abbots Barton Hotel



Guillermo Torrens & Alexandra Wood

Richard Manuel & Tamsyn Webb



Timetable                  Passes


18th October

Welcome Milonga  £10

7:30pm - 12pm 


19th October

Workshop 1: £17

11am -12:30pm 

Guillermo & Alexandra

Dancing slow music. How to slow down your dance and changes of direction for crowded dance floors

Workshop 2: £17

1:30pm - 3pm

Richard & Tamsyn

Musical punctuation in vals for change of dynamics and rhythm

Workshop 3: £20

3:15pm - 4:45pm

Alexandra, Tamsyn, Guillermo & Richard

When tradition meets innovation: blending steps from the past and the future

Saturday Milonga with Performances £15

7:30pm - 12am


20th October

Workshop 4: £17

11am - 12:30pm

Richard & Tamsyn

Full milonga breakfast

Workshop 5: £17

1:30pm - 3pm

Guillermo & Alexandra

Giros, enrosques, paradas y barridas

La milonga de la despedida £10

3:30pm - 6pm

Full Pass: £105


Workshop Pass: £80

Mix and match: 

If you would like to participate in certain workshops and/or attend certain milongas, prices are as per timetable, and please let us know on the booking form which workshops and milongas you would like :)

Please note: Places are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment and get your Autumn tango fix in the diary!


GETTING             STAYING  







By train: From London (51 minutes)

Take Southeastern High Speed service from St Pancras towards Margate, and get off at Canterbury West. Turn right out of the station, walking towards a Sainsburys local on a mini roundabout. Turn left towards Westgate towers. Walk through the tower and continue straight along the pedestrian High Street. When you reach the end of the high street,  take the Pedestrian tunnel (entrance next to Fenwick, exit next to Odeon Cinema) Continue along the path up New Dover Road (the walk takes approximately 25 minutes)

By Car: From London (approx. 1hr 5 mins)

Use the Blackwall Tunnel onto the A2 out of London. Follow A2/M2. From the M2, take Junction 7, towards A2/A299. At the roundabout, take the 4th Exit (Boughton Bypass/A2). Take the Junction towards Canterbury/Harbledown/A28. Follow A2050, and at the first roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Rheims Way. At the second roundabout, take the 3rd exit, continuing on Rheims Way. At the third roundabout, take the second exit to Pin Hill, A28. At the forth roundabout, go straight over. Finally! At the 5th roundabout take the 2nd exit onto St Georges Place, A257. Continue onto New Dover Road, and the Abbots Barton Hotel will be on the right. (1 hour 5 mins)

There is onsite parking, at a first come first serve basis. If there are no spaces left, we recommend you use the pay and display Longport Car Park, which is just a 10 minute walk away.  


Please book your accommodation soon because the Canterbury Arts Festival is on this weekend, so hotels are likely to get booked up!

Abbots Barton Hotel: There are rooms available at the hotel. To get our event offer, please ask to speak to Emma Vogle when booking your room. 


Tel: 01227 760341

Premier Inn Canterbury City Centre: This is a 5 minute walk from the venue


Check Tripadvisor and Airbnb sites for other local hotels and bed & breakfasts!

Booking Request Form


Richard Manuel

+44 7914 215 979


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