Presented by Whitstable Sessions Music Club

Five original members of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra perform the beautiful and incredible music they created with Simon Jeffes and the Orchestra.

The Penguin Café Orchestra first appeared in 1976 and subsequently performed and recorded extensively throughout the 1980s and ’90s. Pieces such as ‘Music for a Found Harmonium’ and Telephone and Rubber Band’ became well-known through their use in film soundtracks and advertisements. Sadly the band’s founder, Simon Jeffes, died in 1997. For ten years the band played only privately, but returned in 2007 for three sold out concerts at the Union Chapel in London. The Orchestra That Fell To Earth, comprising a core group of original members, came together after those concerts, and continue to play in the same spirit. Geoffrey Richardson, Jennifer Maidman, Steve Fletcher and Annie Whitehead, all recorded and toured extensively for many years in the original Penguins. Percussionist Liam Genockey, long standing member of Steeleye Span, also performed with the original band.

The Orchestra That Fell To Earth

13 Jul 2019

Our work with young people

Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

Below are some of our current projects focused on the development of young people.

Our projects with young people