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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, featuring music, art, photography, theatre & poetry. Each year, JAM on the Marsh crosses the Romney Marsh from Dungeness to Hythe and Lympne to New Romney.

JAM on the Marsh 2015 Thursday 9th - Sunday 19th July. 

JAM on the Marsh 2015 was curated by composer, Paul Mealor. He will complete his second year as curator next year. This year, 19 events took place over 10 days, including: music - choral & orchestral, art & photography and poetry & theatre. Many events sold out, and audience numbers were up year-on-year. Audiences visited 10 different sites on the Marsh as part of the festival. Highlights of the festival included commissioning and performing a piece for 150 primary school children and brass quintet (with Onyx Brass) from Timothy Jackson, the second part of Justin Sutcliffe‘s extraordinary photographic exhibition, This Was Once Sea, our unique safari opera gala and dinner, at Port Lympne, the Mousia Singers’ extraordinary performance of the Durufle Requiem, under Daniel Cook and premiering the Festival Commission, The Voices of Our Ancestors by Thea Musgrave with The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, under Nicholas Cleobury.

The Marsh churches are true beacons of culture and history. They are the heart of JAM on the Marsh. 

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.