Monday July 1




Deal & Sandwich Schools' Concert

9.45am Goodwin Academy, Deal

The leaders of Deal Music & Arts BOLD AS education project lead young musicians and dancers from Trinity Laban Conservatoire to perform a memorable concert which welcomes and engages with local primary & secondary school students and local families. The iconic musical West Side Story was first performed on Broadway in 1957. Its story, loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, was brought to life by Leonard Bernstein’s famous score and the mesmerising dance routines choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Earlier this year, the brass and dance faculty of Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London joined forces to recreate this epic work. The Symphonic Brass arrangement by Eric Crees is a real ‘tour de force’ and it is brought to life by original choreography created especially for the performance. It is a unique collaboration of brass and dance. Brass students from Trinity Laban have performed at BOLD AS Concerts from the start of the project, inspiring the next generation of young brass players in East Kent.


Family Ticket (1 Adult, 1 Child) £5.00




Dover Schools' Concert

12.45am Dover Town Hall


Public Admission at the door subject to availability – Family Ticket (1 Adult, 1 Child) £5.00




6.00pm Linden Hall Studio, Deal

The award-winning Child Migrant Stories is a space to explore the experiences of child migrants both today and in the past. It brings together the voices and experiences of those who migrated under the age of 18 to the UK from 1930 to the present day. The initiative uses images, sound, text and short films developed in collaboration with former child migrants, some of whom are artists, musicians, and filmmakers. Film makers Eithne Nightingale and Mitchell Harris introduce their work and show their latest film, all about young Syrian refugees who have made the Isle of Bute their home.


Tickets: £5.00  Free to Students

Tickets available from The Astor Community Theatre, Deal on 01304 370220 or online

Alternatively please click here to download a printable postal booking form.


An installation will be available throughout the festival at Linden Hall Studio, allowing people to explore the many films made and tales told.  An interactive blog will allow open discussion.

Free Admission




Directed by Matthew Warchus

Introduced by Rosie Lines a Young Film Programmer participant


8.00pm Linden Hall Studio

This film is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families.

Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

BAFTA Award winning for outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer


"An inspirational crowd pleaser" - Charles Gant, Variety

"Funny, warm hearted and enormously satisfying" - The Hollywood Reporter


Tickets: £5.00

Joint ticket price for both events: Full Price £8.00 Friends of DMA £7.00 Students Half Price £5.00

Tickets available from The Astor Community Theatre, Deal on 01304 370220 or online

Alternatively please click here to download a printable postal booking form.

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