Annual Festival of Music and Arts returns to Romney Marsh this July

Published on June 4th, 2019


Arts and Culture | Events | Support for the Community

JAM on the Marsh 2019 takes place on Romney Marsh from 4 – 14 July, with music, exhibitions, children’s events, theatrical performances, poetry recitals and a tour of some of the renowned churches of the marsh. Notable events will include The King Singers making their first appearance in the Festival at Lydd Church, often described as the Cathedral of the Marsh; Beach Art on a grand scale by artist Jon Foreman on the sands at Dymchurch; Changeling Theatre‘s racy production of Nell Gwynn; a performance by London Mozart Players including music by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Finzi and Paul Mealor; a choral concert by Selwyn Chapel Choir, Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir and primary school children from Palmarsh and Hythe Bay Schools.


Established in 2013 JoTM has become an annual multi-arts festival built around the magnificent Romney Marsh and its famous medieval churches, with events staged at venues from Dungeness to Hythe and Lympne to New Romney.
For 2019 the Festival Curator role is undertaken by internationally renowned organist and conductor Michael Bawtree, following in the footsteps of previous Curators including composer Judith Bingham, Daniel Cook and Paul Mealor.

Under 18s are welcome FREE at all events, and we’ve created some especially for them like Children’s Sunday, full of storytelling, clowning, nature sculptures and steam trains.

As in previous years, the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust has made a grant towards the cost of providing transport to and from venues, both for artists appearing at the Festival and for audiences who can enjoy heavily subsidised travel by purchasing combination tickets. For details of this see


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