The Deal Festival runs a year-round education, learning and outreach programme. We run arts and music projects for, by and with the children, young people and adults from East Kent and beyond.  In particular we focus on projects which are artistically of the highest merit and imagination, and on activities which provide experiences for those who would otherwise not get the chance to take part in the arts or music making.


We focus on four core programmes of work:

Bold As, Jazz Journey, Let's Dance the Deal Festival Music Summer School and Special Projects.  More information can be found on each by using the links to the left.


Contact Deal Festival’s Education Director Laura Callaghan Grooms for more information or to be put on our newsletter circulation list:


Laura is a musician, project manager, mixed-media artist and composer from the UK, based in Brighton East Sussex. She is the Director of Hand on Heart Arts Ltd, and works on a freelance basis for a number of varied arts-based clients. She'd love to hear from anyone who is interested in making use of her creativity and dedication to the Arts.

A selection of pictures from our Arts Award 'Discover' days.  Pupils learnt all about 'Pictures at the Exhibition' and the relationship between art and music. Their artwork will be projected at the BOLD AS concert during the Festival on 11th July.

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