Sevenoaks 50th Summer Festival 2019

The Festival 2019 brochure has hit the streets this month and is available from the Stag Theatre and other locations in and around Sevenoaks.  The Festival Box Office is open for business online and by telephone at Ticketsource and via our website. The festival runs from Saturday 22 June – Sunday 7 July.

Festival Fair opens Festival 2019 on Saturday 22 June, centred in Bligh’s Meadow with plenty also going on in The Shambles and Vine Gardens throughout the day – much for young children and most of it completely free: Punch & Judy, Colourscape, Puppet Shows in The Drive Methodist Church, Music, Close-up Magic, Stilt-walkers, Jugglers, the Youth & Community Music Stage, with a closing performance by the amazing Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra, plus live music from a variety of performers at the Fair’s other music stages.

The brochure carries striking images of the professional acts coming to Sevenoaks this Summer – the
opening concert on Sunday 23 June is by World-renowned The Tallis Scholars while the Finale Concert on Sunday 7 July sees a return of the ever-popular Rick Wakeman.

 

Between these dates, professional offerings are:
• Saturday 29 June: The London Community Gospel Choir makes its debut in Sevenoaks;
• Sunday 30 June: David Starkey presents his enthralling talk A Monarchy of Misfits, tracing the
history of Royal marriages;
• Monday 1 July

: Harry The Piano delivers his unique cabaret show as the star of this year’s Festival

Reception;
• Tuesday 2 July: Pentangle’s Jacqui McShee plays the John Smedley Folk Memorial Concert
featuring a number of Pentangle’s classics, including from the world-wide hit album ‘Basket of Light’.
• Thursday 4 July: Clare Teal & The Len Phillips Big Band bring smooth vocals, swing and big-band
music to Sevenoaks.

David Starkey

Alongside the professional content, community groups’ events feature prominently throughout the 16 days of Festival, including:
• Sevenoaks Three Arts Festival’s Prizewinners Concert in the SHIP Theatre, Walthamstow Hall;
• International guitar concert in the Vine Baptist Church from Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees;
• Primavera at the Baron’s Hall, Penshurst; Sevenoaks Philharmonic at Trinity School;
• Other live music offerings in The Anchor, the Stag Plaza, Chiddingstone Causeway Village Hall; The
Three Horseshoes, St Mary Kippington and St Luke’s churches, Walthamstow Hall, on the Vine
Bandstand, and at the Great Comp Music Festival;
• Open-air Shakespeare ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’ at The White Rock Inn, Underriver;
• Sevenoaks Town Council hosts an exhibition and talk at and about the renovation of Sevenoaks’ Bat
& Ball railway station and a series of events to celebrate Armed Forces Day in the Vine Gardens;
• ‘The Lives Of Others’ – German film with English sub-titles from the Kent International Club;
• A choice of walks, talks and exhibitions, including from Sevenoaks Ramblers, Sevenoaks Society’s
Heritage Exhibition and Sevenoaks Art Club’s Annual Exhibition.
The Brochure, also available online on the Festival website, contains full details of all events, addresses of all venues, a map of where to find them and detailed descriptions and directions to the school venues – Walthamstow Hall, Knole Academy’s Oaks Theatre and Sevenoaks School’s Pamoja Hall.

The Box Office is accessed via www.sevenoaksfestival.org.uk/festivalboxoffice and can follow us on
TWITTER @sevenoaksfest and Facebook www.facebook/sevenoaksfestival.
For further information please contact
John Levett by email [email protected]
01732 460143
07785 348108

 

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