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JAM on the Marsh

JAM on the Marsh is a multi-art festival built around Kent’s magnificent Romney Marsh and its famous medieval churches. JAM on the Marsh 2014 brought a series of startling concerts and events to the Marsh, featuring music, art, photography, theatre & poetry.

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

JAM on the Marsh is curated by composer, Paul Mealor. There are 19 events programmed over 10 days, including: music - choral & orchestral, art & photography and poetry & theatre. The festival crosses the Romney Marsh from Dungeness to Hythe and Lympne to New Romney. Highlights include Festival Commissions by Thea Musgrave and Timothy Jackson; the return of Owlers by Sabotage Theatre; the second part of Justin Sutcliffe’s extraordinary photographic exhibition, This Was Once Sea II; local artist Ruth Parkinson’s exhibition and her working with local children to create their own collages;the second year of Singing Playgrounds where we get around 150 primary school children singing; an Opera Gala & Dinner surrounded by the wild animals at Port Lympne; and much, much more! 

We have festival favourites Andrew Radley and Claire Seaton performing Pergolessi’s achingly beautiful Stabat Mater and Sounds Baroque bringing a Bach Brandenburg Concerto. The Fifth Continent visits its home, the Romney Marsh with Selwyn College Choir, Cambridge & Onyx Brass, and Daniel Cook & the stunning Mousai Singers bring an Entente Cordiale of English & French music. Jonty Driver and Gawain Douglas bring a poetry recital each - a must for lovers of words, and you can even have your dreams and inner most thoughts painted in Fairfield’s iconic church. 

The Marsh churches are true beacons of culture and history, not only will they host many events, there will be a day tour of four, putting them at the heart of the festival. 

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.

Please CLICK HERE to see all our events; there really is something here for everyone!

For full details of all 19 events + ways to book, CLICK HERE