JAM on the Marsh

JAM on the Marsh returns to set Romney Marsh ablaze with 7 concerts, 5 exhibitions, 4 children’s events, 2 theatrical performances, 3 poetry recitals and a churches tour. There’s something for everyone!

Acclaimed Changeling Theatre’s open-air production of Noel Coward’s comedy classic Blithe Spirit comes to New Romney’s Old School Garden. Celebrated novelist Charles Condomine invites local medium and eccentric Madame Arcati to conduct a séance but the scheme backfires … Bring a chair, a rug and watch this wonderful play under the vast Marsh sky.

Music runs throughout the festival. Chart-topping voces8 and the Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir join forces for the first time ever singing from Mendelssohn to Nat King Cole, the BBC Singers and BBC Radio 3 return to JAM on the Marsh performing one of the greatest choral works, Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, as part of the festival’s commemoration of WW1. The London Mozart Players and Mousai Singers perform Fauré’s Requiem. Which instrument did Bach write his famous 48 Preludes and Fugues for? Spend a day exploring through inspirational performance on clavichord, harpsichord, piano and organ.

Enjoy 5 Art and Photography exhibitions: renowned photojournalist Justin Sutcliffe captures faces in unexpected objects, local artist Ruth Parkinson brings us her dramatic Time and Tide exhibition, local photographer Susan Pilcher makes a return after her hugely successful Marsh at Night exhibition last year, plus exhibitions by Students of the Romney Resource Centre and Kate Walters’ ‘tunes in’ to the music and the churches of the festival.

Join our Children’s Sunday ‘JAM’-packed with art, crafts, puppetry, story-telling and steam trains.

Throughout the festival there will be a bus service to most events for just £1 return; must be booked in advance.

For full festival information and to book, visit www.jamconcert.org