Dr Joanna Labon is an academic and writer based in Kent. She founded the Canterbury Christopher Marlowe Museum Project and launched it in February 2016. The Right Rev’d and Right Hon Rowan Williams is its patron. She curated a special exhibition on Christopher Marlowe, “Rash Boy”, which ran at the Eastbridge Hospital before transferring to the Marlowe Theatre foyer in 2016. The Christopher Marlowe museum project aims to create a museum dedicated to Marlowe. Dr Labon is also Heritage Officer at the Marlowe Society.
Dr Labon’s talk is entitled “Christopher Marlowe and Canterbury“.
This talk reveals Marlowe’s early years in Canterbury, giving interesting snapshots of what life would have been like during those Elizabethan times. Dr Labon will look at ways in which Canterbury might celebrate her famous son, and make Marlowe to Canterbury what Shakespeare is to Stratford. Participants will hear about the Christopher Marlowe Museum Project and it has achieved so far, including the future initiatives to bring this exciting project to fruition.