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Lunchtime Concert Booking
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Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday 28 June I 1.45pm
St Edmund's Chapel
but booking advisable

Join us in our wonderful chapel for uplifting performances by St Edmund’s young musicians as well the St Edmund’s Chamber and Chapel choirs who will be presenting music from the forthcoming tour of Italy.

Art &desigh

Art & Design Exhibition

Wednesday 28 June I Private View &
Canterbury Art Prize Presentation
From 6pm
(and then open throughout Festival week)
Old Gymnasium Gallery

St Edmund’s School showcases the eclectic, creative range of work produced by student Fine Artists, Ceramicists, Photographers and Designers. Analytical, representational, illustrative, abstract and expressive responses are certain to inspire and will provide a feast for the eyes. There will also be a display of work from St Edmund’s PrePrep pupils (ages 3 – 7). Artist, Kevin Dalton Johnson, will present prizes to the winners of the Canterbury Art Prize. Winning and shortlisted works will also be on display. Visitors are warmly invited to the Private View to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments provided by the St Edmund’s Leith’s Academy students.

The Big Draw

Art Installation

All Week
Old Gymnasium Gallery

Witness the raw majesty of nature, brought to life by the members of the St Edmund’s Junior School Art Club. Responding to the ‘Wilder Blean’ re-introduction project, they have created a painterly and sculptural diorama. Behold in awe, the results of the pupil’s skill, imagination and teamwork. This piece will be displayed alongside the GCSE and A-Level pieces as part of the Art Exhibition.

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Jess Gillam Concert Booking

The Jess Gillam Ensemble

in Concert

Wednesday 28 June I 7.30pm
Concert Tickets: £32 adult I £16 child/student U21
Gala Reception tickets:
Limited to 50 tickets
£15 adult I £5 child/student U21


A musical force of nature, Jess Gillam has been forging her own adventurous path since she shot to fame becoming the first saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician and the youngest ever soloist to perform at the Last Night of the Proms. She is the winner of a Classic Brit Award, an Associate Artist of the Royal Albert Hall and signed exclusively to Decca Classics - she’s the first saxophonist signed in the history of the label. Her latest album TIME topped the classical charts and her debut album RISE was listed in the Times Top 100 Albums. Jess performs in venues across the globe - from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. Her infectious enthusiasm and passion for classical and non-classical music lights up every stage. With this 8 piece ensemble, the concert promises to be an explosive showcase of the diversity, dynamism and versatility of the saxophone. Programme to include works by Leonard Bernstein, CPE Bach, Meredith Monk, John Harle and Philip Glass.

Following the concert, Jess and her fellow musicians will join guests at the Gala Reception in the Festival Marquee.

Jess tells us about her 2023 tour here

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