Sevenoaks Summer Festival 2018 box office now open – pick up a brochure in town
LOOK out for the 2018 Sevenoaks Summer Festival brochures which are now available at locations throughout the town and in the high street.
The festival box office at The Stag Theatre is now open for business. You can also phone on 01732 450175 or book online at www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk
The online Box Office links for each Festival show can be found at www.sevenoaksfestival.org.uk/festivalboxoffice.html
The brochure features information and photos of the professional acts coming to Sevenoaks this Summer and the Finale Concert sees a return of the ever-popular clarinettist and former BBC Young Musician of the Year Emma Johnson who this year is appearing with soprano singer and broadcaster Lesley Garrett.
Legendary band-leader Chris Barber makes a welcome return and clarinettist Julian Marc Stringle makes his festival debut in a special concert It’s Clazzical! with Sonia Slany’s Solid Strings Quartet.
There’s a double-bill on Monday 2 July – Jane Austen At Home followed by the FB Pocket Orchestra taking its listeners back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dances of the 20s and 30s.
The following evening can be spent in the company of Test Match Special commentator-extraordinaire, raconteur and author, Henry Blofeld.
Irish folk singer Cara Dillon plays the John Smedley Folk Memorial Concert on 30 June.
Community group events also feature prominently throughout the 16-day festival (Saturday 23 June to Sunday 8 July), including the combined talents of Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society, Bromley Philharmonic Choir and Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra in a choral concert, open air performances of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and the Sevenoaks Lions-organised ‘Vinefest’ at The Vine Cricket Club.
Other events promoted by groups in the town include ‘Departures’ – a Japanese film with English sub-titles presented by the Kent International Club, Stag Theatre Company’s ‘Two Comedies, Two Courses Strikes Back’, several varied live music offerings in The Anchor, the Stag Plaza, on the Vine Bandstand plus an international guitar concert in the Vine Baptist Church organised by Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees.
There will also be performances by Green Street Blues and SingingNation.
The Festival Fair, which traditionally marks the start of the event, takes place on Saturday 23 June, and will be centred around Bligh’s Meadow with plenty also going on in The Shambles and Vine Gardens throughout the day.
There will be plenty of attractions for children – most of it completely free – including Punch & Judy, Colourscape, puppet shows, music, close-up magic, stilt-walkers, jugglers, the Youth Music Stage and Juggle-it-all’s Big Balloon.
On Saturday 30 June, Sevenoaks Town Council hosts a series of events to celebrate Armed Forces Day in the Vine Gardens.
The festival brochure, also available online on the festival website – www.sevenoaksfestival.org.uk – contains full addresses of all venues, a map of where to find them and detailed descriptions and directions to the school venues – Walthamstow Hall’s SHIP Theatre, Knole Academy’s Oaks Theatre and Sevenoaks School’s Pamoja Hall.
Box office details:
Stag Theatre Sevenoaks
Tel: 01732 450175
TWITTER Tag @sevenoaksfest
FACEBOOK Page www.facebook/sevenoaksfestival