The week ahead as July begins


Liane Carroll features this Saturday, July 1, in the Phoenix Music Festival at The Oak in Rye Foreign 3pm-11pm in aid of St Michael’s Hospice. Also starring are the 1066 Rockitmen, Astral Valentine Band, Steve Riv and others.

Starting today, Friday June 30, St Andrew’s Church in Coastguard Lane, Fairlight features a Flower Festival (Fri/Sat 10am-5pm, Sun from noon) with a Family Fun Day on Saturday between 10am and 5pm.

Singing for good health

On Monday July 3, 1pm-2:30pm, Winchelsea Beach Community Hall features   a choir and a speaker with a difference. The choir is drawn from three local villages where people with breathing difficulties have been singing to improve their health, and Stephen Clift from the Wishing Well charity and Canterbury University will be explaining how it works.

Glitter and be Gay

Winchelsea Arts starts a new season on Saturday with “Glitter and be Gay”, with solo and ensemble numbers from many famous shows ranging from Sondheim to Bernstein and Porter. More information from

On Sunday the National Gardens Scheme opens the garden at Beauchamps in Float Lane, Udimore from 2pm-5pm. There will be Matty’s plant stall, home made teas from the Friends of St Mary’s and nearby off road parking. Entrance £4.50 children free. Look out for the roses in particular.

And on Tuesday July 4 St Michael’s Hospice has another fundraising event with Open Gardens in Broad Street, Icklesham between 10:30am and 4pm. They are Brook Farm, Upper Brook House, Broadstreet House, and Numbers 1 and 3 Broad Street Cottages. Entrance is £5 with parking between Brook Farm and Broadstreet House.

Ten days of JAM

Finally on Thursday July 6 the JAM on the Marsh festival kicks off until July 16 with exhibitions every day at the Romney Marsh Visitors Centre, St George’s Church Ivychurch , Dungeness Power Station Visitors Centre and St Nicholas Church, New Romney. On the first night, July 6, the Magnard Ensemble feature at Hythe Bay Primary School and the Mousai Singers are at All Saints, Lydd. For more information visit the website

(Sources: Event organisers)


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