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July 2018


July 26

  From The USA ~ The Prince of  BeBop is here !! THE BEST OF INTERNATIONAL JAZZ GREG ABATE with THE CRAIG MILVERTON TRIO          Full Info & High Res Photos www.gregabate.com // www.craigmilverton.co.uk This is a treat for all jazz nuts to have this great multi saxophonist GREG ABATE' with us at The FJC ~ Greg plays with huge passion & a very melodic tone to his playing & has a CV as long as your arm & a website to…

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August 2018


August 2

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ The New Young Guns Are Back  with The Winners of BBC young musicians comp  THE CLARK TRACEY  (Young Guns) QUINTET Full info & Hi Res Photos www.clarktracey.com ; CLARK TRACEY drums & leader. Brit Jazz award winner 2016 & 2017 & recognised as one of the finest jazz drummers outside of the USA ( & a lot better than the ones in the USA ) Clark has the expertise & knack of putting together these outstanding young quintets, that play…

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August 4

The Beddow Academy presents Legally Blonde Junior - The Musical! Saturday 4th August Shows at 2pm & 7pm | Tickets £12 Concession £10  

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August 9

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ This exciting Quintet with a continental     flavour returns to the FJC XPQ  Vasilis Xenopoulos & Nigel Price Quintet Full info & Hi Res Photos www.vasilisx.com ... www.nigelprice.biz This is pure jazz & toe tapping music for All Jazz Lovers VASILIS XENOPOULOS tenor sax. The Charismatic Greek is in the top notch of all European tenor players & he leads this Quality Quintet with his long term musical partner, the Brilliant & Very Talented Guitarist NIGEL PRICE.. They are accompanied…

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August 16

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ Aug 16th    This lady has been away far too long MISS LEE GIBSON Full info & Hi Res photos www.leegibson.co.uk World Class British Jazz Singers are a Rare Breed ~~ But Lee Gibson is One of Them Jazz vocal sensation (The Independent) One of The Treasures of British Jazz It is truly wonderful to have Miss Lee Gibson back at The FJC … This Lady has an amazing CV & with a string of well deserved…

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August 23

THE BEST OF INTERNATIONAL JAZZ Aug 23rd The Most Famous Jazz Tenor Saxophonist in the World  is Back to The FJC from The USA ... SCOTT HAMILTON THE SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET Full info & Hi Res Photos www.scotthamiltonsax.com SCOTT HAMILTON The most famous tenor saxophonist in the world is back with us at The FJC for his second visit this year ~~ following on from his now annual gigs with us in January ~~ it now looks (with the right support)…

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Alex Garnett & Willie Garnett

August 30

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ The Garnett’s are back with The Legends of Brit Jazz.. ALEX GARNETT & WILLIE GARNETT Full info & Hi Res Photos.. www.alexgarnettsax.com This is not just another jazz night ~ This is a Legends Night of British Jazz This will be a night of great jazz ~ played by some of the amazing musicians that have put British Jazz at the forefront of jazz on the world stage...Yes, it is The Legends  ALEX GARNETT alto & tenor…

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September 2018

Folkestone Community Swing Band presents Broadway to Hollywood

September 1

We are delighted to announce that the Folkestone Community Swingband will be performing at the Tower Theatre on Saturday 1st September. They will be performing a selection of well-known songs from musicals past and present.

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The Steve Waterman All Star Septet

September 6

This is the Galaxy of British Jazz ~ BOOK Early to get in!!! THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ               Adm £14 THE STEVE WATERMAN ALL STAR SEPTET  This is another one of The Great Nights of British Jazz at the FJC It's when the UKs number one jazz trumpeter STEVE WATERMAN calls up all of these Brit Jazz Award Winners to swing their way through his music & newly arranged originals.. With a line up like this…

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Miss Tina May & Her Trio

September 13

The Blonde Bombshell of British Jazz is back in town THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ               Adm £12 MISS TINA MAY &  HER TRIO  Full Info & Hi Res Photos www.tinamay.com Yes, the fantastic award winning British Jazz vocalist is back with us at the FJC. Tina Mays charm & vocal approach to jazz numbers, puts her in the top echelon of British Jazz vocalists ~~ This lady is in demand worldwide & is often in Paris or Singapore to…

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The Pete Long (Benny Goodman) Quartet

September 18

The Wonderful Swinging Music of Benny Goodman THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ           Adm £12 THE PETE LONG (Benny Goodman) QUARTET  Full info & Hi Res Photos www.plong.co.uk This All Star Quartet has been selected by award winning big band leader PETE LONG to play the amazing swinging music of The World Famous BENNY GOODMAN QUARTET. They were here last year & played to a packed Tuesday audience, & many said that this outfit were better than the original…

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September 19 - September 22

FHODS presents the famous musical comedy 'Company' by Stephen Sondheim. Company is a fixture of modern musical theatre and the original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six!

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The Railway Swing Band

September 26

Hythe & Romney Marsh RAFA Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force

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The Brandon Allen Quartet

September 27

The Full Rounded Sound of Gene Ammons Music THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ    Adm £12 THE BRANDON ALLEN QUARTET  play THE GENE AMMONS PROJECT Full info & Hi Res Photos www.brandonallen.co.uk On a personal note, this was & is one band that we just had to see at the FJC. Not only is the great rounded sound of tenor sax man Gene Ammons at the top of my list ~~ he is also at the top of Brandon Allens ~…

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The Tina Turner Experience – Simply the Best!

September 29

Full of hits like “Private Dancer”, “Nutbush City Limits”, “Proud Mary”, “River Deep Mountain High” and “Let’s Stay Together” to name but a few, this show is the ultimate night out!

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October 2018

Beyond the Footlights – West End Musical Matinee

October 5

Professional touring Musical Theatre Company Stage 4 Productions UK are excited to bring the sounds of West End Musicals to Folkestone.

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Musicals of the Night

October 6

The Lilian Rose Musical Theatre presents: Musicals Of The Night!  A  charity showcase of songs from multiple hit musicals where a percentage of our proceeds will go to Team Ben Hammond/ C.R.Y (Cardiac Risk in the Young).  Let your mind start a journey to a strange new world, come alive and let the spectacle astound you! 

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Edith in the Dark

October 13

A chilling thriller by Philip Meeks
Directed by Adam Morley
Produced by Claire Bibby

Baroque Theatre Company presents this journey into the disturbing, dark and supernatural imaginings of celebrated children's author Edith Nesbit. (The Railway Children, Five Children and It).

“Highly original” THE GUARDIAN
“A superbly written new play… a devilishly good idea” THE STAGE
“A delicate balance of tongue-in-cheek and heart-in-mouth” THE PUBLIC REVIEWS

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Michael Morpurgo ‘Sea and Sympathy’

October 16

Join us for 'Michael Morpurgo in Conversation with Nicolette Jones'. Michael famously wrote the children's book 'War Horse' which was turned into a play and a Steven Spielberg film.

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Daliso Chaponda from Britain’s Got Talent

October 19

We are excited to welcome Britain’s Got Talent and Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer act comedian Daliso Chaponda for his debut stand up tour for 2018 entitled ‘What The African Said…’

“Laugh after laugh after laugh” – AMANDA HOLDEN
“My face is hurting from laughing” - ALESHA DIXON
“You should be a comedy super star” - DAVID WALLIAMS
“I could see you hosting your own show” - SIMON COWELL

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Now Here’s A Funny Story

October 21

A fun sing-along afternoon is guaranteed for people of all ages and highly illuminating for those interested in the roots of popular entertainment, the culture of the late Victorian era and The First World War.

"a decidedly upbeat....whistlestop singalong history tour..." AllEdinburghTheatre.com Review

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Andy & The Odd Socks

October 24

See Andy & The Odd Socks at their only show in Kent here at the Tower Theatre. They are fast becoming one of the most popular bands for kids in the country; led by children’s TV superstar Andy Day are a huge favourite for kids and parents alike!

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November 2018

My Boy Jack

November 8 - November 10

On the eve of the centenary of the armistice, FHODS presents 'My Boy Jack’, by David Haig. The devastating true story of Rudyard Kipling’s determination to send his son John to war - despite his severe myopia - to fulfil an heroic destiny.

Contains very strong language and realistic depictions of warfare.

November 8th, 9th and 10th

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Girlguiding Kent East Choir and Sussex West Choir Concert

November 17

This is a joint concert between the two Girlguiding Counties, adults and children, as we return for our second outing at the Tower!

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Singing in the Rain Jr

November 20 - November 21

Beddow Academy Studios presents 'Singing in the Rain Jr', a classic musical not to be missed!

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Phil DeGreg + The Alan Barnes Quintet

November 22

From The USA - Phil DeGreg The Professor of The Jazz Piano...
International Jazz at it's best!

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Authentic Smile Mind & Body Expo

November 24

Take a day out for you, your mind and body and come and join us on a day of interactive self-care workshops. 5 workshops throughout the day given by local experts in their field. Live music and stalls for some retail therapy too. Learn new techniques to help you have a balanced life within and connect with your Authentic Smile.

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Steve Waterman..Vasilis Xenopoulos Quintet

November 29

Playing some really hot toe tapping Jazz with all your favourite numbers, all backed by
this wonderful rhythm section..!

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December 2018

The Matt Wates Quintet

December 6

The Best of British Jazz!
This outfit could easily swing itself into next year & beyond!!!
Lead by the brilliant free running alto sax of Matt Wates,
interspersed with wit & humor from our comic days or the christmas cracker!!

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Salvation Army Christmas Celebration Carol Concert

December 9

Dear Friends, There has been a great demand for tickets for the Salvation Army/FHODS Christmas Celebration on Sunday December 9th and it is now sold out. If you have tickets but cannot now attend would you please phone The Salvation Army 01303 268354, as there is quite a long waiting list. Thank you for your cooperation!  

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