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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Britt Summary of The Culture White Paper

BRIEF SUMMARY OF CULTURE WHITE PAPER This is a 72 page document which can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/culture-white-paper  The main points are Everyone should enjoy the opportunities culture offers, no matter where they start in life Culture should be an essential part of every child’s education, both in and out of school There should be […]

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Introducing Maidstone Music Appreciation Society

Do you enjoy listening to music with likeminded friends? – if so this may be for you!  Maidstone Music Appreciation Society (MMAS) is a local group of likeminded enthusiasts who meet each month and enjoy an evening listening and discussing presentation of a variety of musical topics.  We focus mainly on music from the classical […]

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Successful Grant Application

Grant approved for new older people singing group. MAAP has been successful in applying to the Ramblin Man Fund for grants to enable the arts to contribute to community wellbeing.We submitted 5 proposals and have been awarded £1000 to support the St George’s Day Celebration (£250) and establishing a singing group for older people (£750). […]

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A Cultural Desert?

  The KM article does no favours to arts and culture in Maidstone  – here is a response sent to the KM Maidstone has  deficiencies, but being a cultural desert is not one. A few facts might be helpful.  Maidstone has around twice the national average for voluntary music groups with an immense range of […]

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Christmas Carol Re-fuel at Jct 8 Services

Maidstone Choral Union sings carols while travellers take a break at Jct 8 of the M20. Come and listen,  join in or rattle a collecting bucket from 12.00- 2 pm on Dec 18th! Tinsel compulsory! All proceeds to The Royal British Legion and prostate and breast cancer charities.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Invicta Jazz Orchestra @ Faversham Hop Festival

    September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:45 pm
  2. Joint Concert of the Kent Chamber Choir and Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke from Wuppertal, Germany

    October 8 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
  3. East Malling Singers: Autumn Concert

    October 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Autumn Concert

    October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. Maidstone Choral Union Autumn Concert: Dido and Aeneas

    November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm