Jempsons store supports local music festival

Jempsons support festival SUS-140616-140321001
Jempsons support festival SUS-140616-140321001

The Jempson Foundation made a £250 donation to the 2014 Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival which takes place in the village and surrounding area.

The event, which opened on Thursday June 19, is a weekend of exquisite chamber music featuring a host of acclaimed musicians including the Celan Quartet, Benedetto Lupo, cellist Richard Lester as well as renowned violinist Anthony Marwood co-director of the festival and Peasmarsh resident.

Anthony Marwood said “On behalf of the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival Trust, I would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for its ongoing support.”

He continued: “We are delighted that Jempson’s share our commitment to bringing musicians of international stature to Peasmarsh and Rye in order for people locally to enjoy world-class concerts on their doorstep.”

Stephen Jempson said: “Artists and ensembles of international standing will perform right here in Peasmarsh.

“ It is with absolute pleasure that we offer our support to this event”.

Anthony Marwood said: “Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival aims to bring world-class musicians of international standing to this small corner of rural East Sussex allowing audiences to enjoy ‌international quality chamber music on their doorstep.

“ With seven concerts over four days,it is a significant event in the regional cultural calendar.”

The festival emerged from the acclaimed Florestan Festival which ran in the village for 14 years. For more information on the Festival and concerts visit