JAM on the Marsh 2017
23 Jun 2017 - 14:06 BY The Arts Society
JAM on the Marsh 2017 will light up the South East spanning Romney Marsh (Kent) from 6th – 16th July. The festival, supported by The Arts Society, includes 11 concerts, 5 exhibitions, 6 children’s events, 7 theatrical performances, 3 poetry recitals and 2 church tours. There’s something for everyone!
JAM was launched in 2000 to nurture classical music UK-wide. Recognising that Romney Marsh (Kent) is one of England’s most arts-deprived areas, JAM increased its yearly 1-2 concerts to launch JAM on the Marsh, an annual multi-arts festival in July, bringing to life its stunning mediaeval churches. Last year, thousands of people of all ages/social-demographics flocked to the Marsh to enjoy the high quality, vibrant multi-arts festival. JAM on the Marsh 2017 will open people’s hearts and minds to get involved, appreciate, enjoy, learn from and be inspired by the arts.
Highlights include 5 stunning free exhibitions: a rare opportunity to see watercolours by world-renowned John Doyle, Jillian Bain Christie’s stunning 3D exhibition of Romney Marsh Churches made from stamps, alongside photography by Getty photographer Tristan Fewings, Susan Pilcher and Marsh Academy students.
Music runs throughout the festival from early music with Sounds Baroque to jazz with David Rees-Williams, via London Mozart Players, BBC Singers for Radio 3, all Bach’s Cello Suites in one day and an afternoon of Latin-American groove.
Changeling Theatre’s acclaimed, open-air production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet at Littlestone Golf Course. Bring a chair/rug, enjoy the BBQ and watch this wonderful play under the vast Marsh sky.
Keen to nurture the arts from grass-roots, JAM on the Marsh will run its first 1-day children’s festival of music, art, theatre, steam trains and…. bugs!
For full festival information and to book, please visit www.jamconcert.org
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