A larger orchestra returned with three soloists and the very talented Jacob Bride to perform the ‘World Premiere of Jacob Bride's Travel Guide to the Orchestra’ taking us on a trip through different counties. We also had flag-waving favourites such as Land of Hope and Glory, together with other more unusual tunes, such as Britten's Folk Serenaden.
Children from Lenham Nursery School and Lenham Primary School produced artwork and a few pupils from Lenham Primary School performed and entertained the audience with their dancing.
We’d like to thank the following individuals and companies for which this event would not have been possible:
The proceeds of £2,800 from this event, raised by tickets sales, the bar and the raffle were given to the Lenham Family Festival committee to add to other monies rose during the festival to produce a fantastic £1,500 each to Lenham Nursery, Lenham Primary School and Prostate Cancer.
We are pleased to announce that with proceeds from all the 2018 Festival events (including the Family Fun Day and the Summer Prom Concert) we have been able to raise the fantastic sum of £4500 which means we were able to give £1500 to each of our three charities.
£1500 being presented to Lenham Nursery School
£1500 being presented to Lenham Primary School
£1500 being presented to Prostate Cancer UK
Once again, a big THANK YOU to everyone for supporting the festival events
Well, it’s all over for another year. We hope you all enjoyed the 2018 Festival as much as we did.
Judging by the lovely comments we have had, lots of fun was had by those who attended the various events taking place in June. The weather was kind to us during the outdoor events and we are pleased to have achieved our aim of bringing our community together to raise money for good causes in an enjoyable way that is affordable and accessible to everyone.
We would like to say a huge thank you to the following people:
The Lenham Family Festival Committee members all agree that, other than raising money for good causes, one of the best things about the Festival is seeing the whole community come together to create something that everyone can be a part of and enjoy. From the long list of “thank yous above we think you’ll agree that this truly is a community that pulls together. Well done Lenham and we are looking forward to next year’s Festival already!
Finally, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to one of our biggest supporters over the
years. The competition to select the successor to our fantastic and long serving Town Crier took
place during the Festival as Gez is moving on to pastures new. On 13 June the Festival Committee met with Gez to make a presentation in recognition of all his hard work. We will miss you Gez and thank you so much for supporting and promoting the Festival over the years. Please stay in touch.
A presentation was made to Gez Clarke by the Lenham Festival committee, so say thank you for his support to the festival over the past few years.
On Saturday at the Lenham family festival, Gez Clarke provided his services as Town Crier to the festival for the final time with regular announcements in his usual engaging style throughout the afternoon. Saturday also marked the occasion of the town crier competition. The new town crier was chosen, and Mike was introduced to the village at the country market on Sunday.
The Lenham festival committee would like to thank Gez for his commitment, enthusiasm and support for our yearly event. It is clear that he has Lenham and it's community within his DNA. We will miss his considerable presence, and we all wish him and his family well in their new adventure together.
All entry to the festival non-ticketed venues is free of charge, but throughout the weekend all our partners and stall holders will be raising money for our selected charities . We really thank all our performers, who have generously agreed to entertain us free of charge.
We are delighted to be supporting three different charities this year;
Thank you in advance for your generous support!
Saturday 16th June 2018
The Tithe Barn, Lenham
Come and experience the unique atmosphere of a summer prom concert at the Tithe Barn in Lenham, whilst also raising money for Prostate Cancer UK, Lenham Primary school and Lenham Nursery
There will be free nibbles and a bar is available on site. Seating is not allocated
The gates open at 6.15pm with the concert beginning at 7pm
OYEZ! OYEZ! OYEZ!
Come and have a go if you think you’re loud enough!!
How would you like to be Lenham’s Town Crier? There will be a contest for this prestigious position at the Lenham Family Festival, and we are looking for candidates. The successful applicant will have to be loud, proud and as clear as his or her bell, so if you have a passion for Lenham, a few hours to spare here and there, and a fair helping of gumption to go with your voice, come and have a go!
The contest will take place at 2pm on June 9th at the Community Centre and will be judged by three independent local people. Current Lenham Town Crier Gez Clark will host and present the event as his last Town Cry before heading north after 27 years as Town Crier of Lenham. This is an open contest, and will be run with a view to appointing a Crier for a long tenure. There will be some funding made available for the tailoring of a new outfit, but the new Crier will be expected to contribute.
Interested parties should apply in writing including name, address, contact phone number and email address if available to: Town Crier Contest, c/o Philip Jarvis Estate Agents, The Square, Lenham.
For more information about the post please contact Gez Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07784447200.
The Lenham Family Festival is an annual event which brings our community together for a weekend of music, fun and raising monies for good causes. The events taking place over the course of the main Festival Weekend are as follows:
Lenham Country Market – 13th May
We will be in Lenham Village Square promoting the Festival at the Lenham Country Market on the second Sunday in May. Come and visit our stall for more information on all the Festival events and to take away free balloons for your children. We will also be running a raffle to win a hamper filled with lovely goodies so come and say hello and buy some tickets to boost our funds.
Thursday 7th June - Len Valley Community Hub Club
The talented children from Lenham Primary School will be providing the entertainment at the Hub Club! They have performed for the Hub Club before and were very popular last time.
Friday 8th June – Lenham Social Club
Lenham Social Club will be holding an event in support of the Festival. Details will be announced at a later date.
Saturday 9th June – Fun Day
The main event held on the Saturday will have a fun Western theme this year. Come in your stetsons and cowboy boots and there will be a Western-themed fancy dress competition for the children. There will be lots going on at the Community Centre and in the Community Centre Car Park including:
Sunday 10th June – Lenham Monthly Market
Come and listen to live music performed by the ever popular “Sixpenny Piece” while you do your shopping at the monthly market in The Square. They will be playing an acoustic mix of diverse styles with a rocky folky heart.
Classical Concert – Saturday 16th June at Tithe Barn
Exciting news! The City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra is returning for a third time on Saturday 16th June in the beautiful Tithe Barn.