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St Edmund’s Festival Canterbury: 29 June – 5 July

The Festival on the Hill at St Edmund’s School Canterbury is now firmly established as Canterbury’s summer arts festival that offers something for everyone with a week full of music, theatre and art. 

St Edmund’s Festival is proud to have John Harle, award winning composer and saxophonist, as its Festival Patron.   Past acts include Curtis Stigers, Freddy Kempf, Jess Gillam, Tasmin Little, Derek Nash & Louise Marshall, Harry the Piano, The Tippett Quartet and Courtney Pine. 2022 brings another sensational line up of acts from world-class musicians as well as events for all the family, workshops and talks.  At the heart of the Festival is the opportunity for young people to showcase their own talents and watch, listen and play alongside inspiring international performers.

St Edmund’s School Canterbury is a leading independent school in Kent for children aged 3 – 18 and enjoys an enviable reputation in the arts.

The inaugural St Edmund’s Festival was planned and delivered with a clear and single aim: to celebrate the fantastic talents of young people by bringing to Canterbury an event as new and fresh as it was creative and innovative with a line-up of world-class artists.

‘This year, in addition to hosting world class musicians Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason and Tony Award winning musical legend Jenna Russell, the Festival also welcomes Strictly royalty in the form of James and Ola Jordan. We will place a greater emphasis on the visual arts than in previous years.

Such change is exciting, of course, but be assured that the opportunity for children from St Edmund’s and other local schools to perform alongside (and learn from) professional performers remains the guiding principle of this event. We even welcome back some of our extraordinarily talented former pupils.’

​- Edward O’Connor, Headmaster, St Edmund’s School

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