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Ruth Parkinson - In Search of Memory 9-12 & 16-19 July

The Romney Marsh Visitors Centre 10am – 4pm A259 TN28 8AY
In Search of a Memory is an exhibition of paintings; places, moments in time; a memorial to forgotten souls and the land they shared.
FREE EVENT. No Need to book.

Owlers - Sabotage Theatre 9th July

St Mary in the Marsh TN29 0BX, 7.30pm
Owlers by Sabotage Theatre Company was written, developed and premiered during JAM on the Marsh last year. It was an instant hit with audiences. It returns as part of a summer tour by the company.

The Voices of Our Ancestors 9th July - Centre

St Bride’s, Fleet Street, 7.30pm
JAM’s 2015 commission is The Voices of Our Ancestors by Thea Musgrave is joined by past JAM commissions by Paul Mealor & Paul Patterson and works by Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen. Part of the City of London Festival.

The Voices of Our Ancestors 9th July - Side Aisle

St Bride’s, Fleet Stree 7.30pm
JAM’s 2015 commission is The Voices of Our Ancestors by Thea Musgrave is joined by past JAM commissions by Paul Mealor & Paul Patterson and works by Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen. Part of the City of London Festival.

Brandenburg Concerto No.5 & Stabat Mater 10th July

St Dunstan’s, Snargate 7.00pm
Andrew Radley returns to Snargate with early music specialists Sounds Baroque and Claire Seaton, with an evening of Bach and Pergolessi.

Singing Playgrounds - 10th July

The Marsh Academy, New Romney 2.00pm
Working with children is a vital part of JAM. In this fun, family-leaning concert, the children of Hythe Bay, Palmarsh, Dymchurch and Greatstone primary schools will perform songs that they have learned as part of the Singing Playgrounds project. They will also give the world premiere of a new work from Timothy Jackson.

Jonty Driver, Requiem 11 July

St Mary in the Marsh 4.00pm
C. J. Driver (known always as Jonty) will read his long poem, Requiem, first published in 1997/8, with Peter Fields, the violinist, playing transposed excerpts from Bach’s Cello Suite No 1, in between the seven sections of the poem.
FREE EVENT

Owlers - Sabotage Theatre 11th July

St Peter & St Paul, Appledore TN26 2DB 7.30pm
Owlers by Sabotage Theatre Company was written, developed and premiered during JAM on the Marsh last year. It was an instant hit with audiences. It returns as part of a summer tour by the company.

The Fifth Continent 11th July

All Saints, Lydd 7.00pm
Ten years after its premiere, The Fifth Continent by Paul Patterson returns to its subject, the Romney Marsh, joined by 2015’s Festival Commission – The Voices of Our Ancestors by Thea Musgrave – and music by Paul Mealor, Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen.

This Was Once Sea 2 Sat 11 - Sun 19 July

Hythe Station, RH&DR carriages,RSPB Reserve Dungeness, St Augustine’s Brookland Sat 11 – Sun 19 July
Award-winning photographer, Justin Sutcliffe, brings the second part of his extraordinary and personal photographic journey on Romney Marsh to this year’s festival.
FREE EVENT.

Kate Walters I can draw your dreams 12 July

Fairfield Church 11am – 4pm
Visit Romney Marsh’s iconic church at Fairfield, and have your dreams, inner visions and memories turned into a piece of art!
£15 cash, on the door. No need to book in advance.

At the Turn of the Tide 12th July

Romney Marsh Visitors Centre 10.30am
In tandem with her exhibition in JAM on the Marsh, children are invited to join Ruth Parkinson on the beach at Littlestone to forage for driftwood, seaweed, shells or anything else left on the ‘Turn of the Tide’ to be turned into collages for public display at the Romney Marsh Visitors Centre.

Kate Walters I can draw your dreams 13 July

Fairfield Church 11am – 4pm
Visit Romney Marsh’s iconic church at Fairfield, and have your dreams, inner visions and memories turned into a piece of art!
£15 cash, on the door. No need to book in advance.

Romney Marsh Churches Tour 14 July

Rose & Crown, Old Romney 10.15am
A full day guided visit to four wonderful Marsh churches – St Mary in the Marsh, Lydd, Snargate and Brookland – includes a pub lunch and an excellent W.I. tea.

Daniel Cook's Abbey Recital 15 July

All Saints, Lydd 7.00pm
Daniel Cook is the sub-organist at Westminster Abbey. He comes to Lydd to play his Abbey Recital the day after appearing in the prestigious Westminster Abbey Summer Organ Festival. It is a real coup to have one of the outstanding organists of our generation visiting the Marsh.
Free Event.Donations welcome.

Festival Chamber Orchestra - Musical Gems 16th July, St Leonard's, Hythe

St Leonard’s, Hythe 7.30pm
Canterbury’s Festival Chamber Orchestra performs its first concert for JAM on the Marsh. Gems from Mozart, Bach and Albinoni are conducted by Anthony Halstead, with soloist Ian Crowther, oboe.

Durufle Requiem - Mousai Singers 16th July - Centre

St Bride’s, Fleet Street 7.30pm
Mousai Singers & Daniel Cook bring a concert of English & French music; an Entente Cordial! Music by Durufle, Faure, Vaughan Williams,Parry & James MacMillan

Durufle Requiem - Mousai Singers 16th July - Side Aisle

St Bride’s, Fleet Street 7.30pm
Mousai Singers & Daniel Cook bring a concert of English & French music; an Entente Cordial! Music by Durufle, Faure, Vaughan Williams,Parry & James MacMillan

Safari Opera Gala & Dinner 17th July

Port Lympne Hotel, Lympne 6.00pm – Safari, 7.00pm – Drinks, 7.30pm Dinner
Come and hear some of the finest young opera singers in the UK – Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Glyndebourne – surrounded by wild animals, with a safari thrown in!

Automatronic - Music for Organ & Electronics 18th July

St Mary in the Marsh 12 noon
The collective Automatronic was formed in 2013 by the organists Lauren Redhead, Michael Bonaventure and Huw Morgan to explore, create and promote new music for the combination of organ with live and fixed media electronics.

Durufle Requiem - Mousai Singers 18 July

All Saints, Lydd 7.00pm
Mousai Singers & Daniel Cook bring a concert of English & French music; an Entente Cordial! Music by Durufle, Faure, Vaughan Williams,Parry & James MacMillan

T S Eliot The Waste Land - Gawain Douglas 18 July

St Mary in the Marsh 5.00pm
Following the success of Gawain and Nikki Douglas’ recital of Four Quartets last year, they return with another giant of Eliot’s poems, The Waste Land.
Free Event. Donations to Freedom from Torture.

Tim Parsons Organ Recital 19 July

St Mary in the Marsh 3.00pm
Tim Parsons is the organist and choirmaster of Holy Trinity Church in Folkestone. This concert is part of the Summer Concert Series at St Mary in the Marsh. Afternoon tea will be served after the concert.

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