This year's festival of the arts will once again appeal to a wide audience in and around Canterbury and to all ages with a sensational line up of acts from world-renowned musicians and St Edmund's pupils as well as events for all the family, workshops and talks.

So far we have confirmed:

Wednesday 26th June

Curtis Stigers & his musicians

American legendary singer-saxophonist has had a string of hit singles, millions of records sold and a 23-year recording career that has touched every continent and nearly every genre.  Following sell-out nights at Ronnie Scott’s, Curtis will bring his show of old-school pop with big band jazz to Canterbury.

This event is sponsored by Burgess Hodgson Chartered Accountants.

Thursday 27th June

Cabaret Night

Join our very own double act, Seb Coleman and Nic Yanni, as they host this superb variety show from St Edmund’s pupils.  Get ready for an evening of entertainment in true cabaret style in the Festival Marquee. 

Friday 28th June 

A Soulful Celebration with Jools Holland band members Derek Nash and Louise Marshall plus the Noel McCalla

St Edmund’s Big Band and these amazing internationally renowned musicians present music from the soul greats such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

Sunday 30th June

An Afternoon with Harry the Piano

Harry’s extraordinary talent and breathtaking creativity have earned him a reputation as one of the most gifted improvising pianists in the world. www.harrythepiano.com

A Day of Cricket

Come along and watch the magnificent MCC v the talented St Edmund's 1st XI.  Hospitality packages available and picnic hampers to pre-order.

Salsa Dance Workshop

Monday 1st July

'Passion' featuring the Tippett Quartet and St Edmund's Symphony Orchestra

An evening of words and music move in perfect harmony to celebrate Passion from actors and musicicans of St Edmund's School, together with the acclaimed Tippett Quartet.

Tuesday 2nd July


Tickets go on sale 26 March 2019. To register interest and for notification when tickets go on sale please email festival@stedmunds.org.uk.

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