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Published on May 11 2017. Culture
JAM spreads thickly over Marsh
Sabotage, the horse drawn theatre company

JAM spreads thickly over Marsh

The annual JAM on the Marsh festival of music, art and theatre is getting ready for its run, July 6-16.  This year’s programme includes a world premiere by BBC Singers, which will be broadcast on Radio 3; an open air production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet; several art and photography exhibitions and a mini one-day children’s festival.

Boat by local artist Susan Pilchar

The curator of this year’s programme is Daniel Cook, the sub-organist of Westminster Abbey.

A special treat will be performances by Sabotage, the horse drawn theatre company, which will show off their new production The Looker and will host a puppet-making workshop.

The children’s festival on July 9 will inspire children to create a story based around the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway and The Railway Children by E Nesbit, the renowned children’s author who is buried in St Mary in the Marsh.  This day will also involve a bug crawl where guests will be encouraged to interact with the insects and then make masks of their faces.

Children from six schools will also give a choral concert, the result of attempts by JAM to redress the cutbacks in music funding in schools.

The festival is an eclectic mix of entertainment and also includes a tour of four of the Romney Marsh churches, poetry recitals and a vast diversity of musical offerings.

A full list of events can be found online. 

Photos: courtesy JAM

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