Cultural programme : St Edmunds Chapel Dover

 ‘Such a hidden gem! It’s fantastic that such a small chapel is able to generate such a wonderful atmosphere.

Located in the heart of Dover town centre and a stone’s throw from the historic Town Hall St Edmund’s Chapel is reputed to be the smallest church in England. Built in 1252 the building has survived the dissolution of the monasteries, 400 years of secular use, 2 world wars and a plan to demolish it to widen the road.

Destination Dover has been instrumental in acquiring funding to stabilise the building, and provide power and some heating so that this historic evocative 28 feet in length and 14 feet wide venue so it can be made available for cultural events.

Dover Arts Development is delighted to have been asked to programme a series of Cultural events.

Saturday OCTOBER 26th 6.30 – 8pm  concert with Peter Sheppard Skaerved  

For more information and Tickets for £5 click  here

We are delighted to start with Grammy-nominated violin soloist Peter Sheppard Skærved. Peter is internationally acclaimed for fearless playing and adventurous programming. He is renowned for site-specific projects, and particularly for his sensitivity to the music of ancient architecture.

Peter has been dreaming of a project in the exquisite chapel of St Edmund since he first visited and played there in 2012 when he was invited to Dover by Dover Arts Development (DAD) to be part of their WAR & PEACE project. Herewith his appreciation of the War & PEACE project.

Saturday NOVEMBER 16th 7pm – 8.30 pm Dover Talespinners

Deborah Gasking and the Dover Talespinners will offer an evening of humour, delight and philosophical musings. The Talespinners will offer several stories from the great Mulla Nasruddin – the wise fool.  Nasruddin was a Sufi Visionary and Mystic Jester who lived in 13th Century Middle East.

2020 January – May (on the fourth Sunday of each month).  Nicola Dunsbee FIVE WORDS 

When I was researching the history of the chapel and its namesake, St Edmund, I found that he said: ‘five words well said are better than five thousand said without devotion’.  So, I thought that it would be good to base my events around this theme of ‘five words’.  As a result, I created ‘The FIVE WORDS Project’. Nicola Dunsbee

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Dover Talespinners at St Edmunds

Dover Talespinners Saturday November 16th 7pm – 8.30 pm The Dover Talespinners  offered an evening of humour, delight and philosophical musings at St. Edmund’s Chapel . Audience feedback: Good variety of [...]

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved at St Edmund’s Chapel

St Edmund’s Chapel Dover – Saturday October 26th  Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violins St Edmunds chapel was packed for the concert An amazing concert…. a beautiful performance. It felt such a [...]

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Nicola Dunsbee’s five words project

The FIVE WORDS project will run from January – May 2020. As a young curator, I was excited when Joanna and Clare approached me to put on a series of [...]

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved at St Edmunds

Dover Arts Development would like to draw your attention to a special concert by Grammy- nominated violin soloist Peter Sheppard Skærved in the Exquisite chapel of St Edmunds in Dover.  Peter Sheppard Skærved [...]