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Sunday 1st July
The Barn, Kingston

Tickets - £14.00

Bookings -

Curtain Up 19:30

Folk in the Barn

"Blair Dunlop"

(Opened by Tom and Dulcima of Coco and the Butterfields)

Blair has cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting talents to come from the folk scene. The Guardian stated that the ‘House Of Jacks’ proves Blair is ‘an increasingly adventurous songwriter’, The Independent on Sunday described it as ‘fluent, lamentory and accomplished’, Q Magazine wrote that House of Jacks is ‘an exciting glimpse of where traditional folk might go’

Saturday 14th July
Barham Court, Barham

Voluntary donation - £15.00

Bookings - 01227 831363

Gates open 17:30

Curtain Up 19:00

Barham Court
on behalf of
Healthcare Ethiopia Project

"La Traviata"

 Canterbury Chamber Opera

A picnic performance of Verdi's most famous opera.   A romantic tragedy features many  of Verdi's best loved tunes.   Violetta will be sung by soprano Penelope Martin-Smith and the Preston Ensamble led by Anthony Dennent will be directed from the piano by George Inscoe.

Sunday 15th July
Edge of Beyond, Barham

Voluntary donation - £15.00

Bookings - 01227 831493

Curtain Up 17:00

Folk in the Barn


Arcelia is a soulful folk trio from the valleys of Kent. An exquisite sound which has been likened to Crosby Stills & Nash, America, Paul Simon and Squeeze (they regularly perform and tour with Chris Difford.  They have also been in demand as a support act for the likes of Scott Matthews, Oysterband, Coope Boyes and Simpson, Boo Hewerdine, Michele Stodart and Maddy Prior.

Friday 27th July
Abbots Fireside, Elham

Tickets - £30.00
(Includes dinner, music & dancing

Bookings - 01303 840566

Curtain Up - Check on booking

Abbots Fireside 

"Rat Pack Evening"

 Rags 2 Riches

Bleck tie evening. Come and listen to/ dance to all of your favourite tunes from a bygone age. £30 a head to include three course dinner, music and dancing.


Friday 31st August
Abbots Fireside, Elham

Tickets - music with dinner

Bookings - 01303 840566

Curtain Up -

Abbots Fireside 


A chance for "glad rags", great jazz music and dinner.   Enjoy the fabulous Sarah-Jane Hassell on vocals bcked by Roger Lewin on keyboards for a fabulous mix of Jazz, Latin and pop classics..


Sunday 30th September
Charlton Park

Tickets - £15.00

Bookings - Wegottickets.com

Curtain Up 15:00

Charlton Park

"Canterbury Winds Concert"

 with Grenville Hancox

Strauss: Serenade for Winds, op 7
Enesco: Decet for Winds
Mozart: Gran Partita in Bb for 13 Winds, K361