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Jane Glover: How to be a (Female) Conductor

Jane Glover: How to be a (Female) Conductor

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In light of the controversies surrounding the film Tar, in which Cate Blanchett plays a female conductor with a dark side, the role of the maestro has become the subject of new fascination.

Jane Glover, one of our most accomplished conductors and composers, comes to Folkestone to talk about myth and reality in the conductor's career, and to reflect on her own career. Jane Glover is the author of Mozart in Italy; Coming of Age in the Land of Opera.

Jane will be in conversation with the Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Folkestone resident Jonathon Heyward.

Click for more about Jane and her life in music

Click for more about Jonathon Heyward


Folkestone Book Festival is our annual celebration of books, ideas, reading and writing in its many magical forms. This year's festival has been curated by Jen Thatcher and James Harkin. Curating the festival for the first time, Jen and James have been inspired by Folkestone and how we can all come together through inspired discussion about global ideas, global thinking and possible futures.


This year's festival is for everyone and we want to make it possible for more people than ever before to be able to come together and enjoy a packed festival. To make this possible we have introduced a £5 ticket. This is a no questions asked ticket for those that may be struggling to afford events and performances.


We would like to thank our Principal Sponsor Saga, our Education Partner Canterbury Christ Church University, Le Shuttle and our Travel Partner, Southeastern. Creative Folkestone is also supported by Arts Council England, Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Kent County Council and The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust.


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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£12 Standard
£8 Concession
£5 Cost of Living

PLEASE NOTE: Concessionary rates apply to under 21s, full time students, registered unemployed and registered disabled – just show us proof of status.

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