Thursday, 21 June 2012

Romney Reminder

Two exciting classical music concerts are promised on the evenings of 7th and 8th July in Romney Marsh. After selling out last year, London-based JAM is returning to the Marsh with concerts that offer a vibrant mix of new and old classical music. St Leonard's Church in Hythe hosts the first concert on Friday 7th July and St Nicholas Church in New Romney is the venue for the evening of Saturday 8th July.

JAM was founded a decade ago to encourage, nurture and commission new talents, whilst also performing older classics. So the Hythe concert will feature the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) playing a specially commissioned piece by composer Julia Bingham called, fittingly, The Hythe, as well as Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and the achingly beautiful Handel organ concerto. The concert starts at 7.30pm, but there is a pre-concert talk by Julia Bingham at 6.45pm.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Free Street Theatre at Rye Arts Festival

Street theatre is coming to this year's Rye Arts Festival with several free performances during on the opening day, Saturday 15th September, of The Little Cauliflower Machine. The machine will wheel around the town's streets, controlled by two bumbling assistants seeking audience help to get it working.

Fun for all the family, The Cauliflower Machine will be appearing at Edinburgh Festival in August, but while the ineptitude of the assistants won't get any better - as they fine-tune their act, hopefully it will get worse, with comic effect!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Royal Event at Festival

As the Diamond Jubilee celebrations draw to a close our thoughts are surely with our marvellous monarch and her family, and we hope that Prince Phillip makes a fast and full recovery.

Looking further ahead the Rye Arts Festival has at least one Royal event. Penny Junor, who has just written the first biography of Prince William, will be coming to speak at the festival on 19th September.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Classical Music on the Marsh

Following sell-out concerts last year, classical music, courtesy of JAM, is returning to Hythe and New Romney on the weekend of 5-7th July.

JAM was launched in 2000 dedicated to nurturing, commissioning, promoting and performing new music in the UK and on 6th July at St Leonard's Church, Hythe the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is performing, among other pieces, The Hythe, by Julia Bingham, which was commmisioned to celebrate the composer's 60th birthday this year.