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The beautiful and historic surroundings of Deal, Sandwich and Dover within England's south coast are the backdrop to an annual Festival that celebrates great classical and contemporary music from some of the world's finest music-makers, as well as literature, theatre, opera, cinema, dance and the visual arts.


2016 marks the thirty-fourth anniversary of the Deal Festival of Music & The Arts. Today it is one of the landmarks of the English music festival scene and a treasured East Kent institution, bringing music and arts lovers from far and wide to enjoy concerts and other events from world-class artists in an eclectic selection of venues and settings.


Deal Festival is proud to be able to present the programme that we do, one that dares to be that bit different and is happy to be truly engaging and friendly.  We are fortunate to receive the support of so many trusts, foundations, individuals and organisations, not least Arts Council England, whose significant support for our festival and education work is critical.  Enjoy!


Deal Festival's BOLD AS now a proud partner with Warwick Music

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Kent Pits

This poem was part of the Deal Festival “Deal Coal” event and was written by Lord Gawain Douglas and is dedicated to Chris Bland who was the Deputy Manager of the Tilmanstone Colliery.


Deal Festival 2016 Pictures now available to view


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Dr Rosemary Dunn, former Deal Festival Chair (2005 - 2010) and Education Director (2003 - 2010) sadly passes away.


Paul Edlin, Artistic Director of Deal Festival remembers 'Ro' >


Memorial Concert and Reception in celebration of the life of Dr Rosemary Dunn.

Saturday 26th November at Deal Town Hall.

Michael Foyle and Maksim Štšura

Tickets available now.

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