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Music, Sun 16 Jul 2017

Summer Picnic and Concert

Summer Picnic and Concert


Canterbury Festival

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With The Strait Eight Jazz and Blues Band

The Friends of Canterbury Festival are delighted to invite you to a fabulous concert held at Barham Court, by kind permission of Peter Cox and Kate Neales.

The Friends of Canterbury Festival are delighted to announce that 16 July is the ideal day to dust off that lovely old wickerwork hamper and fill it with delectable goodies, to polish up the ice bucket and chill the Champagne ready to bring along and do some easy listening at their third Summer Picnic and Concert in the gorgeous gardens of Barham Court (courtesy of Kate Neales and Peter Cox).

This year the music will be provided by the Strait Eight Jazz and Blues Band who, with their line-up of Saxophones, Piano, Vibes, Guitar, Bass and Drums, promise not only Jazz and Blues, but some Swing and even a touch of Rock’n’Roll. Expect numbers such as ‘Don’t Get Around Much Anymore’, ‘Emily’, ‘I’ve Got the World on a String’, ‘Just Friends’, and ‘Shiny Stocking’.

The band also features lovely chanteuse Rachel Hutching who, in the style of the iconic Billie Holliday, will perform songs such as ‘God Bless the Child’, ‘Why Don’t You Do Right’, ‘Crazy He CallsMe’ and ‘You Go to My Head’.

Tea and coffee will be on sale in the garden. Gates open at 5.30 and the band strikes up at 6.30. The dress code is ‘British Summer’ so you can bring your boater or wear your wellies. There is car parking available and a wet weather venue if needed.

So, come along and enjoy the perfect entertainment for a summer’s evening; good music in beautiful surroundings and (fingers crossed) lovely weather. A superb way to support the Festival!

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 16 Jul 2017 17:30


Tickets £15.00



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Map reference: TR 209501  Lat: 51.20757 Long: 1.16146

Barham is about 72 miles by road from London's City and Gatwick, about 90 miles from London Stansted and about 97 miles from London Heathrow. It is best to take a hire car in order to get the most out of your visit to the area.

Barham lays just to the west, but out of site, of the Main A2 trunk road. The village is well signposted at north and south access via local roads.

National Express route 007 to Canterbury then by Stagecoach East Kent bus route 17.

International Rail
Eurostar services stop at Ashford International. It is best to take a hire car in order to get the most out of your visit to the area.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport

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