Festival Events From 6 to 16 July on Romney Marsh
JAM on the Marsh 2017 – the fourth and most ambitious to date – will take place from 6th to 16th July on Romney Marsh, bringing an impressive range of events to New Romney and other towns and villages of the Marsh. There will be ten concerts, five exhibitions, five theatre shows, three children’s events, two poetry recitals, and two tours of local churches.
Highlights this year include performances from the BBC Singers, Onyx Brass, the London Mozart Players and, for jazz fans, the David Rees-Williams Trio. A world premiere will be given of a new work commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a Festival Commission.
New this year, on Sunday 9 July from 10am till 4 pm, there is a mini festival designed around children, taking place at the Romney Marsh Visitors Centre. This will include opportunities to “come and play” music, make collages and masks, help create a story, courtesy of Bounce Theatre, and a “Bug Roadshow”, all accompanied by a barbeque to help sustain people through the day. All the events are free, but bookings are essential for some, including the “Bug Man” and Bounce Theatre sessions: call 0800 988 7984 to reserve a place. Free return train travel is provided for those who need it on the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway from New Romney Station to the Romney Marsh Visitors Centre.
The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust is helping to support subsidised transport to reach events at venues throughout the Festival.
Further information and tickets are available from www.jamconcert.org