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JAM on the Marsh

JAM on the Marsh is an annual multi-art festival built around Kent’s magnificent Romney Marsh and its famous medieval churches. Each year JAM on the Marsh crosses the Romney Marsh from Dungeness to Hythe and Lympne to New Romney. The Marsh churches are true beacons of culture and history; they are the heart of the festival. 

JAM on the Marsh 2016 Thursday 7th - Sunday 17th July. 

JAM on the Marsh 2016 will be curated by the internationally renowned composer, Paul Mealor. This will be his second festival, following a hugely successful one last year, in which 19 events took place across the Marsh over 10 days. These included: music - choral & orchestral, art & photography and poetry & theatre. Many events sold out. Audiences visited 10 different venues on the Marsh as part of the festival.

2016’s festival is looking exciting!

Confirmed artists coming for the first time include: BBC Singers, Sacconi Quartet, London Mozart Players, fashion photographer Tristan Fewings, Magnard Ensemble and Shepway Brass Academy.

Festival regulars returning include: Sounds Baroque, The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Onyx Brass, Gawain Douglas and Jonty Driver.

The 2016 festival will close with a performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, 75 years after its first performance. To celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important works, Messiaen expert, Peter Hill, will mentor four early-career musicians over three days, culminating in a performance of this extraordinary piece.

For full event details and to book tickets, please click here.

JAM on the Marsh Bus Service

Throughout JAM on the Marsh, there will be a Festival Bus Service to most events. For just £1 return, the bus service will ferry people to and from the various venues, starting from Folkestone, with stops along the coast road to New Romney, before heading to the specific venue. Seats on this service must be booked in advance. The booking option to book bus tickets appears online after you have booked event tickets.