Anniversary year ends with a collage and a gong for forum founder
16th January 2019
MUSIC venue, The Forum, ended its anniversary year by unveiling a collage of more than 150 musicians and acts that have played during its quarter century celebrations.
The anniversary year also culminated with founder and owner, Jason Dormon, receiving the Civic Medallion, given to those people who have made an outstanding contribution and who have been highly active in participating towards community life.
Mr Dormon, who also organises Unfest, the free local live music event held every Spring Bank Holiday says he is ‘honoured’ to receive the award.
“For thirty five years we have always believed in the simple, yet potent effect of uniting artists and audience and the profound impact that this has on communities and the wellbeing of individuals.
“For this reason, I am honoured to accept the Civic Medallion on behalf all the volunteers, bands, artists and audiences over the years that have shown their love, and the unconditional blood, sweat and tears of my family and close friends.”
To celebrate the Forum’s 25-year anniversary, which Jason founded with four friends by converting a former public toilet on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells Common into a 250 capacity music venue, he commissioned house photographer to Sally Anne-Lowe to create a collage of all the musicians that have played in the town during the last 12 months.
“The ‘Un’ Collage shows many of the faces who took part in or organised events for the Forum’s year-long 25th Anniversary celebrations,” said Mr Dormon.