2020 was a difficult year for so many. For the arts and its performers and creators, it was catastrophic, with almost all work being shut down. One project that was postponed was an exciting new collaboration between JAM on the Marsh and the Marsh Academy Leisure Centre; one that was to bring a year of art to the foyer of the centre.
As part of this year’s JAM on the Marsh festival, we are presenting the first Retrospective Series exhibition at the Leisure Centre in which we give a taste of some of the art that will be displayed here over the next 12 months.
Justin Sutcliffe is a multi-award-winning photographer based in Folkestone; Tristan Fewings is an editorial photographer shooting exclusively with Getty Images, covering fashion and international entertainment assignments; Amos Miller is Head of Brass at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, who is also a keen photographer when not blowing a trombone; Susan Pilcher is a New Romney based photographer who is mad keen on night photography. These wonderful photographers will have exhibitions here over the next year.
The Parish of St Leonard, Hythe
The ancient parish church of Hythe, St Leonard's has overlooked this historic Cinque Ports Town for nearly a thousand years.
St Leonard's is also known as "the church with the bones," on account of its famous ossuary containing a large collection of human bones.