Festival programme

The FREE souvenir programme for 2018 will be available in August/September.

A copy of the full programme will be sent free to everyone who buys a Full Weekend Ticket or a single event ticket direct from us or sends us an A5 self addressed and stamped envelope.

Copies of the programme are will also be available from Tenterden Gateway, Ashford Gateway Plus and Tenterden Town Hall..  

Programmes will also be available to pick up at most of the festival venues and many shops in Tenterden.

Programmes will also be available to pick up in other nearby towns such as including Maidstone are are gradually be distributed in more local towns.  

Advertise in the programme

If you would like to advertise in the Tenterden Folk Festival 2018 free programme you can download the advertising rate card for here.

Last year's programme

You can still view the full programme for the previous festival 2017 on line here

Road closure

Tenterden High Street will, as usual, be closed on Saturday 6th October from 15:00 to 16:00 hours as the street will be thronged with people during the festival procession. The closure will cover the A28 Tenterden High Street from West Cross to East Cross and part of Recreation Ground Road.

Details not in the programme.

Free Music and dance stages: Download the running order here 


"Here at the Fair"

'HERE AT THE FAIR' is Mick Ryan's sixth 'folk opera'. The previous shows ('A Day's Work', 'The Voyage', 'Tanks For the Memory', 'The Navvy's Wife' and 'The Pauper's Path') were all very well received and reviewed ('A fantastically moving piece of work' - 'R2' magazine; 'Another classic' - 'Folk North West.)
The scene is set at a country fair in 1850. A group of travelling showmen and women arrive, and set out their stalls. Using twenty of Mick's original songs, along with a little dialogue, monologue and spoken verse, the show tells the back stories of this group of society's outsiders, and puts their wandering lives of music, song, dance, lights and laughter in the social and political context of the time.
With a cast of Mick Ryan, Pete Morton, Geoff Lakeman, 'Granny's Attic' (Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyn, George Sansome and Lewis Wood), Heather Bradford and Alice Jones, this show guarantees singing and playing of the highest quality.

Here at the Fair

Download a copy of the poster here

This event is included in the Full Weekend Ticket.  Buy a single event ticket for "Here at the Fair".

See the full programme in September more details

Page last updated 5th April 2018

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