Festival 2022

A message from our President

Alison Balsom OBE

It is my honour and pleasure to introduce once again the indomitable Deal Music and Arts Festival. Even in difficult days, it has managed to find a way to actually happen. We hope that many of you who are looking for a joyful, nourishing and memorable few hours will discover the delights that the team have assembled, in what is one of the most anticipated arts festivals in the British cultural calendar.

In these troubling times when so many experience numerous personal, social and political obstacles, it’s particularly worth celebrating the power of the arts to draw us together in wonderful ways, and to remind us of how much we have to be proud of. The arts are essential to us all.

Whether you are already familiar with many of the artists who make up this varied programme of events, or whether you are willing to take the plunge and explore something new, I can guarantee that nothing on the amazing list below will disappoint.

As president of this vibrant and life affirming festival – which flourishes despite the huge challenges to the arts and arts education in England – I’m truly honoured to be able to tell you about the immense talent that will come to Deal this summer.

It is my honour and pleasure to introduce once again the indomitable Deal Music and Arts Festival. Even in difficult days, it has managed to find a way to actually happen. We hope that many of you who are looking for a joyful, nourishing and memorable few hours will discover the delights that the team have assembled, in what is one of the most anticipated arts festivals in the British cultural calendar.

Festival Events

5 July
1:00 pm
St Clement's Church, Sandwich

Samuele Telari

Samuele Telari is one of the world’s leading classical accordionists
7 July
7:30 pm
St Mary's Church, Walmer

Great Britten

Echéa Quartet with Anna Cavaliero and Giacomo Susani
11 July
7:30 pm
St George’s Church

Primavera

Primavera is one of South East England’s most respected ensembles
15 July
7:45 pm
St George’s Church, Deal

Frida

Music: Paul Max Edlin, with Katie Bray as Frida Kahlo