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6-15 Aug festival goes ahead, JAM on the Marsh: VIRTUAL

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  • combined arts, film, interdisciplinary arts, literature, photography, music, visual arts, Other, poetry
  • Sarah Armitage


From 6-15 August, JAM on the Marsh will present 9 new concerts and 3 sensational exhibitions. All events will be presented virtually and for free, with no audience, on JAM’s website via YouTube. Outstanding artists and performers from across the UK and beyond will be involved.

Festival highlights include the world premiere of Paul Mealor’s Piano Concerto by the London Mozart Players and John Frederick Hudson (piano); The Gesualdo Six performing the Fauré Requiem, with new poetry by Grahame Davies reflecting Covid-19; British jazz from Onyx Brass and much more. Unmissable virtual exhibitions including award-winning, Getty photographer, Tristan Fewings, and breath-taking drone photography by Carsten Birkebaek of Jon Foreman’s Beach Art, are available to all at 

In July, the performers journeyed to the atmospheric, mediaeval church of St Leonard’s Hythe (Kent) to present the concerts adhering to strict and rigorous social distancing guidelines and safety measures.

JAM on the Marsh: VIRTUAL will feature new, outstanding events, delivered on JAM’s website.  Each day during the festival a new event will ‘go live’ at 7.30pm. All events will be accessible – for free – to anyone.  The nightly broadcast will create occasion, virtual following and festival feel. With no tickets’ sales income, we urge viewers to use the Donate button on www.jamconcert to help sustain our future activities, and give feedback.

With most events and festivals cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19, JAM remains passionately committed to delivering its annual festival, sustaining performers and audiences alike.

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