Dovecote Festival 2024
Dovecote Festival 2024

Dovecote Festival 2024

This years’ Dovecote Festival promises to be an amazing one! We have three days – from Friday 28th June until Sunday 30th June – packed with musical delights for everyone.

Friday 28th June

6pm – 7pm ‘Forever Young’
A chance for everyone to add their voice to Infant Hercules’ recording of the iconic Bob Dylan song. The recording concludes the choir’s recent Cleveland Way walking talking project which continues to raise awareness of men’s cancer and available support.

All are welcome to join us (please register via email). Young voices are welcome to take part in the recording, but pupils under 18 must be collected from school at 7pm before the Shanty Stroll departs.

To register attendance or receive more details please email

7.15pm – 8.45pm ‘A Shanty Stroll!’
Friends, parents and staff of join Mike McGrother and Infant Hercules on the cobbles to sing in Pub Gardens throughout the town in support of The Samaritans. Please assemble at the Dovecote in to begin from 7pm (over 18s only).

7.15pm Outside The Mockingbird Deli
7.30pm The Black Bull Garden
8.00pm The War Memorial
8.20pm The Union Arms Garden
* All timings are as approximate as the harmonies. Feel free to join us en route!

Saturday 29th June

11am – 1pm ‘Memento Juke Box’ in The Black Bull Garden.
A family friendly session in the covered section of The Black Bull garden. Accessible and dementia friendly, join our pupils as our Skiffle infused secret choir sing songs chosen by Yarm residents and we singalong and share the stories of our community. Free entrance. Wheelchair friendly. Drinks and food menu available. To receive more details please email

Sunday 30th June

10:00am -12:30pm ‘Jazz Masterclass in conjunction with Jazz North, TVMS and the Arts Council’ in the Recital Room at
By invitation only. Musicians from , Conyers and TVMS Jazz Collective join for a session with international jazz musician and composer, Mike Walker.  Jazz North has commissioned a series of new big band pieces and Mike will lead the ensemble learning a selection of these works.


3.30pm – 5pm ‘Dovecote Concert and BBQ’
Our traditional Sunday Afternoon concert in the grounds of , accompanied by a delicious BBQ. With fantastic bands and performers to sing-along, dance-along and eat-along to. Bar open from 3pm.
Tickets £3.50 per person for concert only, £10.50 per person for the concert and BBQ – available from .

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Open Morning: Nursery, Prep, Senior School and Sixth Form  For families with children aged 3-18 years. Join us 9am - 12noon on Saturday 28th September to explore the fantastic opportunities at Yarm!

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