Concerts & Events
hART is a collective of professional artists living & working in Hythe & Romney Marsh. Throughout the festival, hART will exhibit distinctive works in a variety of mediums, most of which will be for sale. hART will in engage in a project where ‘the power of the line within the landscape meets that of artistic expression’.
7-17th July - Tristan Fewings: Between the Sea and the Sky photographic exhibition - Romney Marsh Visitor Centre
Tristan Fewings presents an exhibition that follows the seawall from Hythe to Dungeness. Best known as a fashion and portrait photographer, Tristan turns his eye to landscapes and seascapes, along a personal journey.
7-17th July - Jillian Bain Christie: Nordic Landscapes mixed media exhibition - Romney Marsh Visitor Centre
Jillian Bain Christie brings her astonishing Nordic mixed media pictures to the Marsh as a prequel to her exhibition of Romney Marsh landscapes in 2017.
Since January, the renowned photographer Tristan Fewings has been mentoring students from the Marsh Academy’s photographic department. Students were allowed to photograph anything to do with Romney Marsh. We limited the number of pictures in the final exhibition to introduce an element of competition to the project.
Following last year’s magnificent concert of Bach, Handel &Pergolesi, Sounds Baroque and Julian Perkins return to tell the tale of Giacomo Casanova. This exquisite early instrument ensemble will take you on a musical romp through C.18th Europe and its music.
Gawain Douglas returns to the festival for the third time, following outstanding recitals of TS Eliot. For 2016, Gawain turns his attention to Shakespeare. To mark the 400th year since ‘The Bard’s’ death, this recital will be made up entirely of Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
The Selwyn College choir has worked with JAM every year for 14 years and has visited the Marsh every year since 2008. They opened the 2014 festival with an astonishing performance of Rachmaninoff’s Vespers in 2014, that few will forget.
Join the search to find stick people amongst the trees at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre. From our improvised armatures we will create a crowd of characters – heroes and villains, scarecrows and pirates, dancers and acrobats – by using strips of torn fabric and wool to bring them to life. At the end of the workshop the ‘Stick People’ can be taken home or displayed in a specially chosen tree at the centre.
Lydia Caines, Chloe Allison, Molly Parsons-Gurr & Daniel Evans perform one of the C.20th most important works. Introduced by Peter Hill.
Resident organist of St Mary the Virgin, Dean Hayward, closes the festival with classics from the organ repertoire, including Bach’s Toccata in F BWV540, Elgar’s Chanson de Nuit, Franck’s Choral No 3 in A min and Messiaen’s Desseins eternels.
Enjoy both of our concerts today for a combined price of £15, including refreshments after Dean Hayward’s recital at St Mary in the Marsh.