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Do you love local music?

Local & Live Music is now officially a charity with a mission to promote and provide education for grassroots music and the arts in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding area.

We have work to do… and we need your help!

Please show your support for your local music and arts community. Donate now!


Local & Live Music trustees Jason Dormon, Peter Taylor, Paul Dunton and Nigel Bent

The Local & Live festival has long championed local, grassroots music, often giving musicians the opportunity to perform to their biggest crowd of the year in Calverley Grounds.

But in an area as culturally vibrant as Tunbridge Wells, we believe there’s more work to be done in supporting our music and arts community. 

That’s why, in 2019, Local & Live founder Paul Dunton joined forces with likeminded members of the community to form Local & Live Music – a registered charity with an official mission to promote the music we all love. 

Aims and objectives

Now, Local & Live Music is led by a board of trustees compromising Paul Dunton, Jason Dormon, Peter Taylor, Nigel Bent and Barney Jameson. 

Collectively, their role is to fulfil the charity’s aims and objectives, as follows:

“To promote public appreciation of and education in the arts and music by delivering a free to attend community festival, to include the performance of live original music and spoken word and other music-related educational events and opportunities.”

For more information on the charity and how you can help raise funds to meet our goals, please contact us.

Local And Live Music is a Charity (CIO)  No. 1182100.  Registered in England and Wales.