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The beautiful and historic surroundings of Deal, Sandwich and Dover within England's south coast are the backdrop to an annual Festival that celebrates great classical and contemporary music from some of the world's finest music-makers, as well as literature, theatre, opera, cinema, dance and the visual arts.


2016 marks the thirty-fourth anniversary of the Deal Festival of Music & The Arts. Today it is one of the landmarks of the English music festival scene and a treasured East Kent institution, bringing music and arts lovers from far and wide to enjoy concerts and other events from world-class artists in an eclectic selection of venues and settings.


Deal Festival is proud to be able to present the programme that we do, one that dares to be that bit different and is happy to be truly engaging and friendly.  We are fortunate to receive the support of so many trusts, foundations, individuals and organisations, not least Arts Council England, whose significant support for our festival and education work is critical.  Enjoy!


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Deal Festival 2016 programme

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FREE Tickets are available to concerts indicated by the Cavatina logo  for all those aged 8 to 25 (inclusive) as part of CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust’s Ticket Scheme.  For further information please visit www.cavatina.net


Get involved in BBC Music Get Playing

Join guitarist Morgan Szymanski in Sandwich at 3pm on Sunday 10th July for an improvisation session and compose a brand new piece of music with him. Just bring your guitar and join the fun. This session is free. Venue St Mary's Art Centre, The Strand, Sandwich CT13 9EH.

Click here for more details and Morgan's letter to participants >


Deal Festival welcomes Alison Balsom, OBE as its new President.

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