Re-launch of the Kingston Folk Barge!

Join us for a night of music on the Thames as we re-launch the famous Kingston Folk Barge!

The Folk Barge in Kingston was one of the mainstays of the London folk and blues circuit of the 60’s. It was a regular venue of musical legends such as Nick Drake, John Martyn, Paul Simon, Jackson C. Frank and Sonny Boy Williamson II.

The original Folk Barge had no electricity or toilets and was towed for scrap long ago.  It’s legacy remains however and on March 8th we are relaunching the venue aboard the ‘New Southern Belle’ to bring you the best music London has to offer.

The boat launches from Kingston at 7pm and will travel along the River Thames to Richmond and back.  On the way we’ll stop to collect our Fish and Chip dinner (included in the ticket price) and will return to Kingston for 11pm.

 Join us for a magical night of musical history on Kingston’s greatest old new venue!

Musical acts to be announced.

A huge thank you to Turks for their generous support of this event

All proceeds support Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival which runs in Kingston from 8th to the 17th of July.

  • TurksmapTickets: £30 (including dinner)
  • Date: 8th March 2016
  • Time: 7-11pm (Please be on time to avoid missing the boat!)
  • Food: Fish and Chips* will be provided.
  • Pickup/Drop off:  Turks Pier Kingston (North side of John Lewis, before Canbury Gardens)

To secure your place on this historical voyage, tickets are now available in person, by phone from the Rose Theatre Kingston 020 8174 0090 or online here.

*Other food options: Piece of Chicken and Chips, Veggie Burger and Chips, Sausage and Chips or just Chips.  We will get in touch a week before the event to request your food choice.