JAM has released a selection of its 2022 JAM on the Marsh festival, curated by Anna Tilbrook.
Free to watch and enjoy, JAM VIRTUAL includes outstanding music, exhibitions and film, screened on www.jamconcert.org.
Included in 11 music performances are JAM commissions from Paul Patterson – The Fifth Continent (2004), Timothy Jackson – Opening Night (2015) and the world premiere of Judith Bingham’s Concerto for Clarinet (2022). Performers include: London Mozart Players with Robert Plane (clarinet); the Holst Singers with Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (mezzo), Onyx Brass, Simon Hogan (organ) and new Festival Curator (2023-24), Nicholas Cleobury; Rebecca Lodge leads children from two Romney Marsh primary schools in Jackson’s Opening Night alongside Onyx Brass.
JAM VIRTUAL includes 6 stunning exhibitions; a Mosaic Trail capturing the history and curiosities of each of the 14 unique medieval churches on Romney Marsh; gorgeous stone sculptures by Angela C. Smith; vivid abstract oil paintings by John Ballard, photography by Clare Cosson illustrating her lost 2-year fight against cancer, Earth from Space inspired glazed ceramics by Penny Graham and a Retrospective of previous JAM on the Marsh photography exhibitions from its inception in 2014 to present day.
JAM VIRTUAL will screen Time by James Pearce, winner of JAM on the Marsh and Screen South’s short film competition. Beautifully produced, Time tells of a young woman who, stuck in the perpetual cycle of life in today’s society, decides to stay in an old holiday park in New Romney. On her mum’s old bike, she travels across the marshy plains of the East Kent coast. She immerses herself in nature and history, reliving old memories and finding new places with mystery, meaning and hope. With the constant ticking of the clock, will the journey help her understand her past, present and future?
JAM VIRTUAL gives access to JAM’s core activity – commissioning, performing and education – to audiences that cannot come to the live festival due to geography, disability and or income. JAM VIRTUAL also reconnects with the strong audiences who came to the festival and want to relive the festival events