Inspire • Inform • Entertain • Educate

Inspire • Inform • Entertain • Educate

Inspire • Inform • Entertain • Educate

Inspire • Inform • Entertain • Educate

Inspire • Inform • Entertain • Educate

Inspire • Inform • Entertain • Educate

FESTIVAL 2021 DATES

1 July – 17 July

Welcome to Deal Music and Arts

Deal Music & Arts has been bringing the best in arts and culture to East Kent for nearly 40 years, and in that time we have welcomed many of the world’s greatest artists.  Over those years, we have evolved from a summer festival to a year-round organisation that maintains that vibrant festival and supports a series of education programmes.  We are very proud to benefit the cultural life and local economy of East Kent.

We bring the highest standards of artistic experience, supporting local and regional communities, and we welcome artists of international stature.  We present events in a range of locations, from historic castles and gardens to art galleries, from theatres to ancient churches.

We run a series of music and arts education programmes that support around a third of the schools in our area.

We are a catalyst for arts partnerships and provide platforms for artistic collaboration, creativity and innovation.

We contribute to the social, economic and cultural regeneration of East Kent.

We inspire, inform, entertain and educate.

You can experience Deal Music & Arts in a variety of ways.  You can visit our 16-day Summer Festival and enjoy world class music and art in this beautiful and historic corner of England, which encompasses the ancient ports of Deal, Sandwich and Dover.  You can take part in our inclusive Summer Music School.  You can participate in one or more of our education programmes, or you can work with us as a volunteer, becoming part of the Deal Music & Arts family.

Deal Music & Arts Online

Deal Music & Arts Online is a new initiative to help bring its work to all at this challenging time.  We hope that all we present and offer is informative and engaging.  We will add to these pages each week.

Deal Music & Arts Video Tutorials

Our weekly bands may not be able to meet at the moment but band leader, Peter Cook, has made a series of video tutorials for musicians to play along with. More are being added each week so keep checking in.

Welcome to Deal Music and Arts

Deal Music & Arts has been bringing the best in arts and culture to East Kent for over 37 years, and in that time we have welcomed many of the world’s greatest artists.  Over those years, we have evolved from a summer festival to a year-round organisation that maintains that vibrant festival and supports a series of education programmes.  We are very proud to benefit the cultural life and local economy of East Kent.

We bring the highest standards of artistic experience, supporting local and regional communities, and we welcome artists of international stature.  We present events in a range of locations, from historic castles and gardens to art galleries, from theatres to ancient churches.

We run a series of music and arts education programmes that support around a third of the schools in our area.

We are a catalyst for arts partnerships and provide platforms for artistic collaboration, creativity and innovation.

We contribute to the social, economic and cultural regeneration of East Kent.

We inspire, inform, entertain and educate.

You can experience Deal Music & Arts in a variety of ways.  You can visit our 16-day Summer Festival and enjoy world class music and art in this beautiful and historic corner of England, which encompasses the ancient ports of Deal, Sandwich and Dover.  You can take part in our inclusive Summer Music School.  You can participate in one or more of our education programmes, or you can work with us as a volunteer, becoming part of the Deal Music & Arts family.

DMA Online

Deal Music & Arts Online is a new initiative to help bring its work to all at this challenging time.  We hope that all we present and offer is informative and engaging.  We will add to these pages each week.

DMA Video Tutorials

Our weekly bands may not be able to meet at the moment but band leader, Peter Cook, has made a series of video tutorials for musicians to play along with. More are being added each week so keep checking in.

You may be interested in…

Creative Jazz Weekend 2020

We are excited to announce details for our (Virtual) Creative Jazz Weekend 2020.  Recorded, Live and Filmed Jazz: Past, Present, Future will run from Friday 27 November to Sunday 29 November 2020.  Curated by Joe Browne, National Youth Jazz Orchestra’s Music Leader and DMA’s Jazz Journey Musical Director.

All Events are Free

Programme includes:
Norma Winstone In Conversation with Adam Sieff
NYJO Ambassadors Talk About Jazz
Virtual Tutorials
In conversation with Joe Browne
Ken Peers and Jamie Rogers at Canterbury Cathedral
Christopher Cook talks with Peter Cook
Great jazz films
Live Jazz Webinar
NYJO Ambassadors with Joe Browne In Concert – recorded at St George’s Church

Full programme to be announced in November

A taster of some previous events. Click for more.