DAY ONE - Wednesday 26 June

Opening Night Gala Concert: Curtis Stigers in Concert

Venue: Francis Musgrave Performing Arts Centre (Theatre)
Time: 7.30 pm (doors open 7.00 pm)

Wednesday 26 June

Following sell-out dates at New York’s iconic Birdland and London’s Ronnie Scott’s, Curtis will bring his show of old-school pop with swinging jazz to Canterbury.
This American legendary multi-platinum selling vocalist/musician has had Top Ten hits in both the USA and UK. He came to prominence in the early 1990s with his singles “I Wonder Why” and “You’re All That Matters To Me”.  His 23-year recording career continues as he plays to audiences around the world.


“The American vocalist is one of those rare performers who can strike an intelligent balance between pop and jazz, art and entertainment.  He juggles moods effortlessly.” The Times


Following the concert Curtis will join guests at the Gala Reception in the Festival Marquee.  50 exclusive tickets available.


Concert Ticket Price: £30 adult; £15 child/student u21


Exclusive concert & post-concert gala reception ticket £45 adult; £25 child/student u21

This event is kindly sponsored by 

Art & Design Technology Exhibition

Wednesday 26 June

Venue: The Old Gymnasium Gallery
Time: Private View from 6.00pm (and then open throughout the Festival)

St Edmund’s School showcases these two dynamic departments as they come together for their annual exhibition of pupils’ work.


The Art Department’s open-minded and fluid approach to meeting the creative needs of our pupils means we are able to present an eclectic, wide range of work produced by our student Fine Artists, Ceramicists and Photographers. Analytical, representational, illustrative, abstract and expressive responses will provide a feast for the eyes and encourage discussion from the viewer.
 
The Design Technology department showcases the creative range of work produced by our talented GCSE and A Level students. The inspirational designs and prototypes on display take into consideration issues such as market need, function, engineering, sustainability, style and aesthetics.
 
Visitors are warmly invited to the Private View to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments prepared by our Leiths Academy students.

Free (no ticket required)
 

Art Exhibition: Celebrating 30 Years of the Pre-Prep

Wednesday 26 June

Venue: Pre-Prep Hall
Time: Private View 3.30 pm (invitation only)

St Edmund's Pre-Prep School is delighted to announce it will be creating an art exhibition to commemorate this very special anniversary.  
 
Using a variety of media all the Pre-Prep children from Nursery to Year 2 will create an artwork to be displayed in this exhibition as part of the St Edmund’s Festival.

Free (no ticket required)

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