The festival proudly presents a ‘Unique’ and incredibly special intimate concert with the amazing Joan Armatrading.
This is a truly a once in a lifetime experience to see the legendary Joan Armatrading in an up close and personal environment at the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church, Rye.
Tickets for this concert will be in extremely high demand.
Joan will be performing songs from her long awaited new album ‘Not too far away’ launched on 11th May and her amazing back catalogue of hits spanning the last forty five years.
Joan writes, produces, arranges and, again, plays all the instruments. A deeply personal album that is both intense, poignant and, at times, positively jaunty, it gets straight to the heart of things. The songs are a catalogue of emotion that is as engaging, direct and relevant as it is individual. No prevarication on this album.
‘Not Too Far Away’ is a great testament to a woman who has gone where no British female artist has gone before and who is not afraid to
tell it how she sees it. It is a strong and telling statement from one of the best loved, most enduring and, unquestionably, accomplished artists working today.
“She’s a gutsy performer with soul who exudes a down-to-earth charm that has endured across more than 40 years. Her fans adore her and with such a fantastic solo show, it’s easy to see why she’s still selling out venues after all this time” – Review Coston Hall March 2016
“Her voice is ageless, her powers are undiminished” – The Guardian
Unreserved Seated £60.00
Restricted View Seated £45.00
Ambience - No view £35.00
If you have purchased an Ambience - No View ticket you will be behind a pillar but still able to enjoy the sound and lighting there’s just no view of Joan on stage.
Concert starts 8pm - Doors open 7pm
This event has kindly been sponsored by UBI Ltd
Situated in the heart of old Rye, and providing marvelous views over the surrounding area and coast from its tower, St Mary’s has stood for the best part of 1000 years and is home to the oldest still-functioning pendulum clock in the country . It has some fine stained glass, including a window designed by the pre-Raphaelite Burne-Jones in the north aisle. St Mary’s provides a wonderful setting for our live events throughout the festival and has hosted artists including Antonio Forcione, Sarah Jane Morris, Ian Shaw and Ola Onabule.
Facilities at St Mary’s Church
Please note all performances will have an interval of approximately 20 minutes.
St Mary’s Church
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