Celebrating Jeffrey – A life in Music 19 March 2017

Tickets are now on sale for this unique celebration concert at Mote Hall, Maidstone, Kent.  The concert showcases many of the groups founded by Jeffrey Vaughan Martin performing a wide selection of his favourite compositions. Online ticket sales are available here Jeffrey Vaughan Martin was one of the best-known and most influential musicians/educators in Kent. […]

Request from MAOS

Rehearsals are fully underway, and the cast of Sweet Charity are enjoying learning to dance in the Fob Fosse style and sing with a sixties vibe! Unfortunately, we have lost two of our men from the chorus and we would love some new guys.  We are looking for tenors, baritones and basses who would have […]

MAOS wins NODA Accolade of Musical Excellence

Last Summer MAOS were invited to Alton to collect an award.  We are delighted to anounce that “The Witches of Eastwick” won an Accolade of Musical Excellence for our region. Rehearsals are now fully underway because MAOS will be returning to the Hazlitt on 3rd April for a revival of the sixties classic “Sweet Charity”, a […]

Friends in Harmony Christmas Concert

featuring excerpts from WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED by Roger Jones and other seasonal songs, on Friday 2nd December at 7.30 pm in St Andrew’s Church, Tonbridge Road ME16 9LW. Free admission  and refreshments Retiring Collection in aid of Headway, the brain injury association. For more information please contact Malcolm –   tel 725606.

MAAP and One Maidstone agree mutual membership

One Maidstone, the newly created CIC , that has been established as ” the Town Centre partnership”is a coming together of both Town Centre Management and the Town Team. MAAP has been a major player in the creation and maintenance of the Town Team. It has over the last four years organised around 40 events that […]

Public Art in Maidstone

Maidstone Borough Council have ambitious plans to improve the Town Centre. The first phase involving Jubilee Square was completed a few years ago.  Now the most immediate plans  are to improve the public realm in Week Street between Fremlin Walk and Maidstone East, this will supplement plans to redevelop Maidstone East station. Slightly later, it is intended […]

The Maidstone Singers – Emotional Tour to Southern Spain

The Maidstone Singers have just completed a hugely successful tour of Ronda and Cadiz in Southern Spain. The tour was at one stage in serious doubt following the unexpected death of Jeffrey Vaughan Martin, the founder and Music Director of TMS. As he had made all the arrangements the choir decided to proceed with the […]

From the Witches of Eastwick to the Pirates of Penzance!

After their hugely entertaining musical, The Witches of Eastwick, Maidstone Amateur Operatic are busy preparing for their concert at the Priory in Aylesford on 18th June.  The evening features songs from British musicals and traditional tunes from the Last Night of the Proms. And if that isn’t enough, auditions for Sweet Charity the musical will be on […]

Brief Summary of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Report

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL’S REPORT UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF ARTS AND CULTURE  This is a 204 page report which can be found at http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/documents/publications/cultural-value-project-final-report/ The main findings relating to Art, Culture and Value are It helps to shape reflective individuals who are better placed to make a positive contribution to […]

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