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JAM on the Marsh

JAM on the Marsh returns to Kent’s atmospheric Romney Marsh from 4th – 16th July, with an array of concerts, exhibitions and performances. Celebrating its 10th season, the festival invites audiences to get up close to world-class performers and engage with some of the biggest names in jazz, classical music, opera, theatre and the visual arts. The festival will unfold in a variety of venues from Hythe to Dungeness, with all festival events accessible within 1 hour from Central London, via Southeastern trains, Ashford International station and JAM’s Festival bus.

Kent’s renowned outdoor company Changeling Theatre will open the festival on 4th July, entertaining audiences with a performance of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Sheridan’s The School for Scandal. These Kent artists will join international and national stars: acclaimed pianist and singer Joe Stilgoe entertains with his toe-tapping jazz; one of the world’s finest classical guitarists Craig Ogden performs in one of the most intimate churches of the Marsh; Kent-based, but UK-celebrated Sacconi Quartet is joined by the outstanding pianist Anna Tilbrook for a concert including The Trout Quintet.

Further highlights include A Day in Paris presenting some of the greatest French music of the 20th Century with sought-after mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp; a lunch and concert celebrating former Kent resident, the infamous Noël Coward, presented by biographer Oliver Soden and multi-talented tenor Nicky Spence; the UK debut of the renowned Delaware Choral Singers bringing an international flavour to the festival with a choral programme spanning the continents, and a jubilant finale with Sounds Baroque.

Wendy Carrig’s thought-provoking exhibition of items found on the beaches from Dungeness to Dymchurch provides an example of the influence of humankind on nature. This is joined by John Ballard’s Turning Tides, large-scale paintings inspired by the Kent coastline; Penny Graham’s pottery inspired by images from the International Space Station; France Tetreault 3 large abstract canvases inspired by Debussy, Messiaen and Stravinsky.

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