Creative Folkestone - Summer 2019

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Creative Folkestone Summer 2019 Welcome to the first Creative Folkestone brochure in which we bring together all our activities making it easy for you to see what we do, to get involved and to Get Creative. Please look at what you can come to throughout the season with our full line up of performances at Quarterhouse – theatre, comedy, dance, film, talks, live screenings, family shows and more. There is the great annual opening up of the Creative Quarter in June where you can look behind the doors and meet artists and creatives. In here you will also find a map of Folkestone Artworks - the UK’s largest collection of contemporary urban - for you or your friends to walk around whenever you like and see works by internationally renowned artists, such as Tracey Emin and Yoko Ono. There are also a range of activities to take part in for all ages, some to just drop into, others are courses you can sign up for. And to get even more involved, please become a member of Creative Folkestone to support the town’s creative charity and to receive benefits, including discounts at Quarterhouse and around the Creative Quarter. It is now all here and on our new website, in one place, to help you to Get Creative.

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Alastair Upton Chief Executive, Creative Folkestone

Become a Creative Folkestone Member today for only £30! Join our vibrant community and enjoy exclusive offers, special events and discounts. Go to page 44 to find out more.

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Quarterhouse COMEDY

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory



Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best-loved opera. Virtuoso leading roles, a large chorus, sensational sets, ballet and an ecstatic finale make this the epitome of theatrical spectacle. The music includes several of popular opera’s most recognizable numbers, performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus. FILM

A blistering, modern-day thriller set against a backdrop of crime, passion and corruption from Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave). Four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Friday 3 May, 7.30pm | Tickets £10, £8 concession/member


Widows (cert 15) Wednesday 8 May, 7.30pm | Tickets £5, £4 concession/member

Namlo Namlo’s music is a unique blend of beautiful melodies and irresistible rhythms inspired by the diverse folk traditions, cultures and landscapes of Nepal. Fusing indigenous Nepalese folk with a range of global influences played by a fabulous array of top notch world musicians, Namlo brings together cross-cultural rhythms from West Africa to Latin America, as well as Congolese drums, Indian tabla, Nepalese bamboo flutes, Latin American guitar riffs and gorgeous soaring vocals.

Faust (Sunday Encore) Sunday 5 May, 2pm | Tickets £12, £10 concession/member

Thursday 2 May, 8pm | Tickets £20 Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with wifi. Come join me to marvel at the majesty of our green and pleasant land. A land globally renowned for our culture, history and places, like the world-famous Salisbury Cathedral. Join me to step backwards into the future. Stand up Gold. The Guardian Mail on Sunday A supremely polished performer. The Telegraph Wickedly witty Stuff.


Le Gateau Chocolat: Duckie


Friday 10 May, 1.30pm & 4pm | Tickets Adult £6, Children £5, Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children), Schools £5 (1 free teacher every 10 tickets) | Age 3+

Sarah Jane Morris: Sweet Little Mystery

Family-friendly glamour and glitz take centre stage as critically-acclaimed cabaret star Le Gateau Chocolat breaks out of his shell in his first work for children; a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling with a message of respect and self-acceptance. Set in an animal circus, we join Duckie on his search to find a tribe and be accepted. Walking a little differently? Sounding a bit strange? Looking unlike the rest? Watch Duckie triumph by realising these are his strengths. A classic tale of identity and belonging told through music, narration and dress-up, topped with Le Gateau Chocolat’s distinctive baritone vocals.

Saturday 4 May, 8pm | Tickets £15, £12 concession/member A Tribute to John Martyn - Full time Sinner, Part Time Saint. John Martyn was a sublime genius, and an innovative musical talent who produced a canon of music that is both breathtakingly bold and achingly tender in its complex, atmospheric beauty. In Sweet Little Mystery, Britain’s most influential jazz and R&B singer, Sarah Jane Morris, shines a light on this great musical maverick, illuminating his life’s work in her inspirational new show. Sarah Jane Morris could hum a contacts list and still dazzle. The Standard Creative Folkestone



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Quarterhouse COMEDY

Henry Paker: Man Alive


Saturday 11 May, 8pm | Tickets £12, £10 concession/member Star of Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, Josh (BBC3) and co-writer and star of Radio 4’s Small Scenes, Henry’s latest show is a unique mix of stand-up comedy and illustration which took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm. A delightfully twisty and turny hour in which Henry uses cartoons to tell a story about a lonely man who lives in a forest in a house full of clocks, alongside delivering stand-up routines about marriage, commuting and dark chocolate. Somewhere between a graphic novel, a stand-up show and a fairy tale. An introvert’s fantasia… Paker exceeds your expectations in The Times a wonderfully ingenious way. MUSIC

Wreckless Eric

Two recent works and one world premiere from three leading choreographers showcase the contemporary face of the Royal Ballet. In Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour seven couples separate and intermingle to music by Vivaldi and Bosso. Crystal Pite’s Flight Pattern uses a large dance ensemble and Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs for a poignant reflection on migration. A new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui has its premiere to bring the contemporary truly up-to-date. CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Led by the charming and passionate Mrs H, the Sing-along Band bring their unique family music to Folkestone with a line-up of musicians including members of Red Snapper, Beth Orton and The Leisure Society. Bringing together elements of folk, soul, afro, latin, dub, comedy and theatre the Sing-along band provide quality music for chidren that adults will love too. Bring your voices, silly dances, a sprinkling of mischief and don’t hold back from joining in the fun!

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All My Sons

Mrs H & the Sing-along Band Friday 17 & Friday 12 July | Tickets £3, £1 unwaged | Age 0–5 years

Eric Goulden, the man everyone knows as Wreckless Eric, is a rare example of an older and established artist who hasn’t lapsed into comfortable formulas. Exactly a year after his last album, the well-received Construction Time & Demolition, he’s back with a new album, Transience. Eric will be playing his huge sounding acoustic guitar, electric piano and a battered electric guitar through a series of homemade fuzz boxes accompanied by Ian Button on drums, guitar and keyboard. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

Within the Golden Hour, new Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Flight Pattern Thursday 16 May, 7.15pm | Tickets £14, £12 concession/member

Sunday 12 May, doors 7pm, on stage 8pm | Tickets £13.50 advance, £15 door | Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult



Sacconi Chamber Music Festival

Tuesday 14 May, 7pm | Tickets £14, £12 concession/member

Friday 17 – Sunday 19 May | St Mary & St Eanswythe’s Church and Quarterhouse

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama directed by Jeremy Herrin (This House, People, Places & Things). America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives are about to shatter.

The Sacconi String Quartet return to Folkestone for their twelfth Chamber Music Festival. Joining them are some very special guests, including the extraordinary pianist Tom Poster in Korngold’s sumptuous Piano Quintet and the eminent violist Philip Dukes in Beethoven’s tempestuous Storm Quintet, Op. 29. The Sacconi will also direct a hand-picked string orchestra from the Royal College of Music in a thrilling concert including John Woolrich’s haunting Ulysses Awakes for viola and strings and Bartók’s Divertimento for Strings. Other repertoire includes works by Mozart, Haydn, Grieg and Schubert.



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Quarterhouse FILM

Pin Cushion (cert 15)


Work in progress + support Tuesday 28 May, 8pm | Tickets £15 | Age 14 +

Friday 24 May, 7.30pm | Tickets £5, £4 concession/member Super close Mother Lyn and daughter Iona are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes ‘best friends’ with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea and Lyn makes friends with their neighbour Belinda. A study of the systematic dismantling of the cosy lives of two women, a misfit mother and her teenage daughter, by the bullies that target them. The screening will be followed by a post-show talk with Director Deborah Haywood. CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Comedy Club for Kids & Simple Politics: How Does This Politics Thing Work Then?

Join Josh Widdicombe as he road tests new material ahead of his tour.



An intimate and absurd one-person exploration of motherhood, exile and transformation written by Edith Tankus, developed with Annie Siddons and directed by Kirsty Housley. Part storytelling, part stand-up, part myth, it asks the question: How does an urban Canadian raising children in rural Kent with declining parents back home, learn the codes of survival?


An entertaining and thought-provoking evening of big ideas, TED-style lectures, laughter, debate and unashamed optimism for why the future may still be brighter than we think. David Bramwell (Cult of Water), QI’s Stevyn Colgan and Nicole Pohl (Utopian Studies) have explored utopian ideas through their books, community work, TED talks and research. Together with Rowan Dent they will serve up three fascinating talks plus audience Q&A. The Road to Utopia will re-invigorate your soul and send you home in the knowledge that it’s going to be OK after all.

Seann Walsh: After This One, I’m Going Home Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian). Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK. This disheveled, fiery, animated, fiercely idle, millennial man child is one of best live comedians to have come out of the UK. 8


Dr David Bramwell: The Road to Utopia Friday 31 May, 7.30pm | Pay What You Decide

Saturday 25 May, 8pm | Tickets £15 | Age 14+

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Edith Tankus: Wild Country Work in progress Wednesday 29 May, 7.30pm | Pay What You Decide

Saturday 25 May, 11.30am | Tickets Adult £6, Children £5, Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children) | Age 7+ Politics is boring. Politics is complicated. Politics is for adults. Rubbish! Politics is actually super important and can be made really fun. Luckily, Tatton Spiller (Simple Politics) and Tiernan Douieb (Comedy Club 4 Kids, CBBC’s The Slammer) know exactly how. A 60 minute explanation of politics, democracy and how the UK parliament works filled with silly gags, audience interaction and a live general election. Comedy Club 4 Kids specialise in making children laugh and Simple Politics specialise in making you understand how politics works in a clear, informative and fun way. They’ve teamed up for a show that keeps you entertained, engaged and informed so you can shout at the telly along with your parents during Question Time!

Josh Widdicombe

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Quarterhouse Long Nose Puppets: Out of the Hat!



Saturday 1 June, 11.30am | Tickets Adult £6, Children £5, Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children) | Age 2-8 years When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show! But HOW do you make real magic happen? What ingredients do you need and who can help them? Along the way they encounter some fabulous characters; a transformative moth, a band of musical frogs, an artistic spider and a sassy glow-worm who all help to create their dream. Will the conjuring trick work and will anything EVER come out of the hat? A story about friendship and true magic full to the brim with lively songs by the talented Tom Gray of Gomez that will have everyone joining in!

Radio Active


With Angus Deayton, Philip Pope, Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson Wood Sunday 2 June, 8pm | Tickets £20 Angus Deayton (Have I Got News For You, One Foot In The Grave, Nighty Night), Helen Atkinson Wood (Blackadder, The Young Ones, QI), Michael Fenton Stevens (Benidorm, My Family) and Philip Pope (Who Dares Wins, Chelmsford 123, Only Fools & Horses) reunite to take classic scripts from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show on the road. Among other classic characters expect to catch up with long suffering radio host Mike Channel, original foodie Anna Daptor, and the accident-prone Martin Brown, as well as the cast’s original musical creations responsible for such parody bands as The Hee Bee Gee Bees and Status Quid.

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A LUNG and Lowry co-production: Who Cares by Matt Woodhead Tuesday 4 & Wednesday 5 June, 9.30am & 1.30pm, Thursday 6 June, 1.30pm & 7.30pm | Free The alarm rings. You take a breath. Then it starts. Sitting at the back of the bus, skipping the lunch queue and skiving lessons. At school Nicole, Jade and Connor are just like everybody else. But when they get home, things are very different. Adapted from real-life testimonies, award-winning theatre company LUNG examine our failing care system, the impact of austerity and what happens when a child becomes the parent. LUNG’s previous productions include Amnesty International award-winning Trojan Horse, The 56, Chilcot and E15. 01303 760750


Quarterhouse COMEDY

Angela Barnes: Rose-Tinted


Saturday 8 June, 8pm | Tickets £14, £12 concession/member | Age 14+ Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2’s Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) is back with her brand new show Rose-Tinted. With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life. Feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines. The Scotsman She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic. The Guardian


Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth Macmillan’s 20th-century ballet masterpiece. The Royal Ballet brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for the Montagues and Capulets.


Shoplifters (cert 15)




Mrs H & the Sing-along Band Following on from their much-loved monthly appearances at Quarterhouse, Mrs H and the Sing-along Band bring their blend of family music and fun to an open air concert and family fun day as part of Open Quarter (see page 31). The show will feature the Sing-along “big band”, a six-piece delight including trumpet, accordion, drums, double bass, banjo and accordion and lots of voices. If you haven’t experienced the band before they make music for children that adults love just as much so, no matter what your age, bring your voices, and silly dances to join in the fun!


Rachael Young and her badass band of superhumans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in an explosive performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution. 1981: Grace Jones releases her landmark album Nightclubbing; her body is brown and soft. 2015: Three women are refused entry into a London nightclub; their bodies are brown and soft. WE are those women, we zoom through galaxies and solar systems, travelling through time, preparing for our moment to land… IT’S NOW! Presented as part of New Queers on the Block & Knotty Festival (see page 32 for full details). Supported by Diverse Actions and Live Art UK. Creative Folkestone

Open Quarter

Sunday 16 June, 2pm & 3.30pm | All ages | FREE

The Palme d’Or award-winning film from Kore-eda Hirokazu. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. Although the family is poor, they take the girl in and seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. The Guardian A satisfying and devastating gem.

Saturday 15 June, 8pm | Pay What You Decide

Romeo & Juliet (Encore) Sunday 16 June, 2pm | Tickets £12, £10 concession/member

Wednesday 12 June, 7.30pm | Tickets £5, £4 concession/member



Even When I Fall (cert 12A) Thursday 20 June, 7.30pm | Tickets £5, £4 concession/member Sheetal and Saraswoti meet as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, survivors of child trafficking to corrupt Indian circuses and brought back across the border to a Nepal they can barely remember. The film traces their journey over 6 years as they confront the families who sold them, seek acceptance within their own country, and use their breath-taking circus skills to form Circus Kathmandu with 11 other young trafficking survivors. The screening will be followed by a post-show talk with Director Kate McLarnon.

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Quarterhouse TALKS

TEDxFolkestone: A Reimagined Future


Small Island

Thursday 27 June, 7pm | Tickets £14, £12 concession/member

Saturday 22 June, 10.30am–4.30pm | Tickets £15, including lunch

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation which takes us from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.

A Reimagined Future is the third TEDxFolkestone, seeking to explore new ideas that could change our future lives and thinking. Live speakers and performers combine to spark deep discussion and connection around a fabulous line-up of TED-style talks presented by inspirational people from across Kent. MUSIC WORKSHOP


Sing To Beat Sunday 23 June, 11am-3.30pm This FREE introduction to Singing for Health and Wellbeing provides a unique opportunity for musicians to gain insight into music applied in a health context, to learn new skills and develop their portfolio of work. The workshop will be led by Grenville Hancox, Honorary Professor in Music, Health and Wellbeing, University of Kent; Artistic Director of the Sing to Beat network; Canterbury Cantata Trust and internationally renowned expert in Singing, Health and Wellbeing.


Saturday 29 June, 8pm | Tickets £17 | Age 16+ Parenthood is a crafty beast. The second you master something it changes the game so you’re rubbish at it again. Stand-up comedian, viral blogger and bestselling author Sam Avery (aka the Learner Parent) started his awardwinning blog when his twin boys were born. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood. Quick wit and painfully funny. Metro A gifted storyteller. The List

Joan As Policewoman


Wednesday 26 June, doors 7pm, on stage 8pm | Tickets £22.50 advance, £26.50 door | Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult The critically acclaimed Brooklyn multiinstrumentalist and songwriter plays Quarterhouse to celebrate the release of her first career retrospective, Anthology. Already acknowledged as a thrilling live performer and starkly honest lyricist, the 2019 tour strips her sound down to its true essence, performing her songbook accompanied with just piano and guitar. This is a concert format her fans have longed to hear since her much loved solo shows in support of her 2006 classic debut album Real Life. A voice so wondrous and moving that it makes everyone else’s seem ordinary and mundane. The Guardian The coolest woman in pop. The Times Creative Folkestone



Sam Avery: The Learner Parent


Free Solo (cert 12A) Thursday 4 July, 7.30pm | Tickets £5, £4 concession/member This Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning documentary follows Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000 ft high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completes arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history. A daredevil with a samurai’s intensity, Alex Honnold scales a vertiginous cliff without ropes in this visually staggering The Guardian documentary.

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Quarterhouse FILM

A Private War (cert 15)



The Lehman Trilogy

Wednesday 10 July, 7.30pm | Tickets £5, £4 concession/member

Thursday 25 July, 7pm | Tickets £14, £12 concession/member

Celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin is a woman who is as comfortable downing martinis with high society’s elite as she is brazenly staring down warlords and fleeing from gunfire. Driven by an enduring desire to bear witness and give voice to the voiceless, Colvin charges into danger, constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. A heartfelt biopic featuring an award-worthy performance by Rosamund Pike. FILM

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles as the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later Lehman Brothers spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

If Beale Street Could Talk (cert 15) Wednesday 17 July, 7.30pm | Tickets £5, £4 concession/member Academy Award-winner Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) brings his highly anticipated next feature to the screen, an adaptation of James Baldwin’s stunning novel. In early 1970s Harlem, Tish, a nineteen-year old girl, is in love with a young sculptor, Fonny, the father of her unborn child. When Fonny is falsely accused of rape and imprisoned, Tish and their families race to clear his name before the baby is born. A story about love persisting in the face of racial oppression and injustice.

Tom Marshman: A Haunted Existence




Thursday 15 August, doors 7pm, on stage 8pm | Tickets £8 advance, £10 door | Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult

Saturday 20 July, 7pm | Pay What You Decide Performance artist Tom Marshman blends technology, music and projection to retrace the forgotten true story of a young man arrested for gross indecency. In the early 1950s, 17-year-old Geoffrey Patrick Williamson was on the Exeter to Bristol train when he got into a conversation with a Railway Officer in plain clothes who accused Geoffrey of making ‘improper approaches’. Geoffrey was arrested at the next stop and, when questioned, revealed the names of men he had had sex with, beginning a domino effect of arrests, prison, aversion therapy and suicide. Co-presented with Folkestone Fringe as part of Folkestone Pride 2019

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Weaving together an uplifting and joyous fusion of Egyptian, Nubian and British musical traditions, KaddalMerrill is the collaboration of classically trained Egyptian flautist Fayrouz Kaddal and innovative British folk fiddler Daniel Merrill. Daniel Merrill is best known for his work with free folk ensemble Dead Rat Orchestra. He has been travelling regularly to Egypt to make music and became fascinated with Nubian sounds. Fayrouz Kaddal performs and records with AfriCairo and High Dam Band, exploring African aspects of Egypt’s heritage. They will be joined onstage by percussionists Bouda Abdul-Yazeed and Wessam Mokhtar.

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Community Events An eclectic range of activities organised by the local community.

Folkestone Women’s Forum Mondays 29 April, 3 June, 1 July, 7.30pm-9pm A free monthly event for women to speak together about their interests, work, passions or campaigns. Each forum features a mini-talk followed by a main speaker with opportunities to share ideas about positive action. Join us on Facebook for regular updates | folkestonewomensforum

LEAF: Folkestone’s Local, Ethical & Affordable Food initiative Tuesdays, 5pm-7pm An online market, that sources the best products from as close to Folkestone as possible. All our producers are local, spray free or organic and engaged in small-scale farming. Every week you’ll find a range of produce available including vegetables, fruit, bread, dairy, meat, beans & pulses and even homemade ayurvedic vegan dishes. We embrace wonky vegetables, minimal packaging & forward thinking! Order online at www. then come along to meet the producers, collect your order or buy fresh produce on the night.

Improv Gym - Drop In with Sarah Davies & Jason Delplanque | Tuesdays from 9 April, 7pm-9pm | Tickets £10, £8 if you bring a friend | Age 18+ An evening of improv comedy fun! This class is suitable for all levels of experience – whether you’re trying improvisation for the first time or an experienced performer wanting to brush up on your skills. The environment is fun-filled, non-judgemental and very supportive. No booking required, just turn up or get in touch at | | @ImprovGym

Qi Gong Tuesdays from 9 April, 10.30am-11.30pm | Tickets £70 for 10 week term Info & Bookings | 07982 014005 Qi Gong is one of the four pillars of Tai Chi. Its exercises are aimed at enhancing our body’s capacity for energy – our vitality. These classes aim to improve strength and flexibility, learning techniques for relaxation and natural breathing to stimulate the vital organs and enhance circulation. This popular course is open to new beginners each new term. Please visit

Miniature Music Makers Tuesdays 30 April, 7, 14 & 21 May and 25 June, 2, 9 & 16 July, 10.30am Tickets £4.50 per session (£4 per session per ½ term block) Age : under 5s / advance booking essential : Karen 07880 499504 A lively, fun, interactive music group for pre-school children designed to help them develop a love of music as well increase their skills and abilities.

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Tuesdays from 9 April, 10.30pm-12pm | Tickets £90 for 10 week term Info & Bookings | 07982 014005 A traditional Chinese physical art aimed at cultivating life energy. Regular practice brings better health, increased energy levels and a greater ability to deal with stress and pressure. In this class we learn the Beijing 24 step Yang form. This is an on-going class and we welcome new beginners at the start of each term. Please visit

Quarterhouse Book Group Wednesdays 8 May, 12 June, 10 July, 14 August, 7.30pm-9pm A monthly meeting of reading enthusiasts run by the Friends of the Folkestone Book Festival. We share our thoughts and feelings about a wide variety of books that are selected by majority vote over the year. Contact Stuart Sheach for further details and to join.

Two Tone Yoga Tuesdays from 9 April, 12.15pm-1.15pm | Tickets £10 Drop In or 6 classes for £45 Based on the Swasthya technique this style of yoga works on the core, stamina, flexibility and muscle tone. Aimed at increasing energy levels while also calming the mind it can help to attain balance in everyday life. For booking contact

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Granny Drops a Clanger 8, 14, 16, 30 May, 12, 27 June, 25 July, 6pm-8pm A community knitting and crochet group; just bring yourselves, a smile, some wool and needles and we will happily teach you how to knit or help you to get better! We are free, inclusive and the Folkestone branch of the UK’s Knitting and Crochet Guild. 01303 760750


Get Creative Neon Summer School An amazing opportunity for 5-16 year olds to work with professional artists to make original work for performance. This summer we are working with Neon regulars Sadie Hurley and James Middleton and sound artist Randolph Matthews.

Free drop in family workshops at Block 67 Block 67 is Creative Folkestone’s dedicated art studio for families and young people. Drop into the studio at 67 Tontine Street for fun-filled creative workshops with visiting artists. Workshops are free and open to all ages. Thread and Ink With Amber Dodds | Saturday 4 May, 11am–3pm Experiment with colours and mark making through stitching and mono printing with graphic designer/maker Amber Dodds. Create your own embroideries or prints inspired by Folkestone Artworks.

Week 1: Neon Summer School Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August 10am–4pm | Age 5-7 | Tickets £60

Neon After School

Join the Neon team for an exciting and creative week exploring theatre, movement, music, storytelling and visual arts. During this week we will work together in a fun environment exploring different art forms to create a short performance to share with friends and family at the end of the week. A great opportunity to explore your creativity and imagination!

Theatre, Dance, Art, Music and Technology with Sadie Hurley & James Middleton Tuesdays 30 April – 23 July (half term 28 May) £48 for 12 week term 3.45pm–4.30pm, Reception & Year 1 4.45pm–5.45pm, Years 2, 3 & 4 6pm–7pm, Years 5 & 6 7.15pm–8.30pm, Years 7 to 11

Milk Bottle Boats With Jim Lockey | Saturday 18 May, 11am–3pm Design and make your own floating model boat. Inspired by the sea and Jonathan Wright’s Fleet on Foot that line Tontine Street, you are invited to make your own tiny sea-going vessel, recycled from old milk cartons. Artist Jim Lockey has built a full-sized canoe from recycled plastic.

Week 2: Neon Summer School Monday 5 August-Friday 9 August 10am–4pm | Age 8-11 | Tickets £60

Our popular Neon After School workshops explore a variety of art forms, techniques and styles for children and young people who are interested in the visual and performing arts. Over each term young people explore, create and develop original work from scratch around a theme agreed by the group culminating in a performance showcasing the term’s work. Alongside weekly sessions with our in-house practitioners, we invite artists working in spoken word, visual arts, puppetry, costume, special FX and digital arts to offer a chance to learn new skills, develop in confidence and imagination and have fun!

Join the Neon team for an exciting and creative week exploring theatre, movement, music, storytelling and visual arts. During this week we will work together in a fun environment exploring different art forms to create a short performance to share with friends and family at the end of the week. A great opportunity to explore your creativity and imagination

Half Term: Find Your Own Shadows With Andre Verissimo | Wednesday 29 May, 10am–2pm Make your own shadow puppets and create a story together, based on Folkestone Artworks. This will be an opportunity to learn about making shadow puppets and experiment with different techniques and materials, to create a shadow play together.

Week 3: The Big Music Take Over Monday 12 August-16 August 10am–4pm | Age 12-16 | Tickets £60

The Body in Motion With Laura Gilbert | Saturday 1 June, 11am–3pm Join us for a figurative, interactive workshop where we will be using our bodies to create artwork. We will use Antony Gormley as a point of inspiration and talk about body mass, sculpture and drawing the figure. We will put our life-size cut outs on display to create a crowd of figures on the wall. We will also use different media on some small dancing figures and explore the idea of movement in drawing, using expressive and free flowing techniques.

International performer Randolph Matthews is calling all budding vocalists, rappers, musicians, songwriters and beatboxers! Learn tricks for neat boxing, song writing and exploring your voice.

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Get Creative Open Quarter Colour/Composition/Construction With by Heather Orr | Saturday 15 June, 11am–3pm Join Heather Orr for an experimental textiles workshop and explore a range of recycled materials. Taking inspiration from Folkestone Artworks, explore texture, colour and composition, through a range of construction techniques. Open Quarter Tour Folkestone Artworks With Dave Pigeon and Sheena Dempsey | Saturday 22 June, 11am–3pm Join children’s illustrator Sheena Dempsey, to develop characters and stories based on the children’s book series Dave Pigeon, as Dave and his friend Skipper explore Folkestone Artworks. Aliens and Artworks With Tanya Foy | Saturday 6 July, 11am–3pm Buddy the Alien is coming to Folkestone to visit Folkestone Artworks. Come and make your own Buddy character, tour the Artworks and make a postcard to send back to Buddy’s planet. Gesture in Colour and Paint With Hann Lucas | Saturday 20 July, 11am–3pm Inspired by Sol Calero’s Casa Anacaona, this workshop will concentrate on gestural painting and movement. Tiles will be painted and exhibited in a surprise location. Magical Lucky Wand With Ana Escobar | Saturday 3 July, 11am–3pm As a response to The Luckiest Place on Earth by Strange Cargo, artist Ana Escobar’s workshop challenges our perception of our inner powers and magic. This workshop invites the public to reflect on positive ideas of witchcraft, by imbuing a magical stick with your inner powers, decorating it, and creating your own spells.

Folkestone Artworks Guided Tours Join our guest experts, artists and curators for a series of themed and general guided tours of the Folkestone Artworks exhibition. Perfect for all the family, these tours will begin at the Folkestone Artworks Visitor Centre at The Clearing at Quarterhouse, and will be running from 11am–12.30pm. While all tours are free, advanced booking is required due to limited capacity. Saturday 13 April: Led by Emma Wilcox Saturday 27 April: Led by Karen Pamplin Browne Saturday 11 May: Led by Emma Wilcox Saturday 25 May: Led by Gavin Smith Saturday 15 & 22 June: Musical Suitcase Journey of Art Led by Randolph Matthews for Open Quarter Saturday 13 July: Led by Naomi Eaton Baudains Saturday 27 July: Led by Alice Haylett Bryan Saturday 10 August: Led by Ana Escobar Saturday 17 August: Led by Philippa Wall

HornBoatEskimoSeagullHouse With Mira Albrecht | Saturday 24 August, 11am-3pm Folkestone Artworks textile re-enactment with Mira Albrecht. Make your own 3D Folkestone Artwork in fabric!

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Open Quarter 2019 Connecting Creatives Friday 14 June | 5.30pm | Quarterhouse | Free, just turn up! Open Quarter 2019 launches with its fifth annual Connecting Creatives. Local business owners, artists and start-ups are invited to meet, share knowledge and talk about plans for the future. Featuring a programme of speakers working across the creative industries, this casual mini-conference condenses big ideas into bite-size portions. This year’s speakers include:

Lilford Gallery | 8 The Old High Street Exhibition: Blingscapes Private view: Fri 14 June, 6-8pm | Artist talk: Sat 15 June, 2pm | Solo show: Fri 14–Fri 28 June (during gallery opening hours) A solo show by Jack Frame, Creative Quarter artist.

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Seán Doran and Liam Browne Folkestone Book Festival curators Anil Sebastian Producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Catherine Hoffman Performance artist Astrid Goldsmith Animation director and founder of Mock Duck Studios Charlotte Khan Moo Like a Monkey Luba Gem Arielle Artist and lecturer Cherry Truluck Custom Folkestone Liu Batchelor Presenter and producer Janet Robinson The Robing Room Leah Gaynor Hiraeth Creative Ben Allen Architect Rachel James Pot and Vessel

Lunchtime Tech Talks Monday 17 – Friday 21 June | 1–2pm | digital:glassworks, Mill Bay | Free entry & refreshments Monday 17 June David Hevey – David Hevey Productions How To Build a Successful Social Media Campaign Tuesday 18 June Philippa Wall – SECCADS ‘Meet the local Private Sector Funders’ Social Wednesday 19 June Avril O’Neil and John Nussey Tech Startup and funding sources Thursday 20 June Lubna Gem Arielle and Professor Smolic Bridging the Blue - virtual reality work in collaboration with V-Sense, Trinity College Dublin and funded by the SFI (Science Foundation of Ireland) Friday 21 June Jo Nolan from Screen South Discussing their New Creatives Programme

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From Friday 14 - Sunday 23 June explore the Creative Quarter’s hidden spaces and meet the people that are the driving force behind this unique and creative community.

Sat 15 & 22 June, Sun 16 & 23 June, 12-3pm | Mon - Fri various times (pop in if the door is open) 11/15 The Old High Street is home to four artist studios. Come and see the newly revamped studio block and gallery space and visit the artist’s in their studios. Open Studio: Matt James Healy View examples of two new series of work. Imaginary Illustrations from Apocryphal or Non-Existent Texts is composed of lino prints. Letters, is a group of paintings using the reclaimed wood from the old Folkestone Harbour Station platform. They explore themes of love, hope and memory. | mattjameshealy Open Studio: Kerry Jones Exploring places which have cultural, historical, anthropological and sociological significance, which has changed and morphed over time, bringing it into the 21st century. | kerryjones7057 Open Studio: Fat Hen and Flo Susan McKenna is a designer maker and workshop teacher. Visit her studio to see what she’s currently working on and find out more about the range of creative workshops on offer. Susan will be running workshops during Open Quarter. Full details can be found at or email | fathenandflo Open Studio: Ondrej Benes Ondrej creates large scale acrylic paintings building spaces occupied by figures. Visit his studio to see his latest work.




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Open Quarter 2019 Steep Street Coffee House | 18-24 The Old High Street

Lubna Gem Arielle | 41 The Old High Street (through El Cortador)

Exhibition: Hann Lucas Fri 14-Sun 23 June, 9am-5pm A series of abstract works exploring ‘pure’ gesture and sensation within painting. hannlucas.artist

Open studio &wellbeing practice: An experience of gratitude Sat 22 June, 12-4pm Lubna makes work about mental health and wellbeing, ranging from a VR experience to facilitating ‘conversations that matter’ in corporate settings and teaching evidence-based wellbeing practices. Explore gratitude with Lubna in her kitchen and living room.

Concert: Zoë Martlew: Five centuries of music for cello (and balloon) Sat 15 June, 6.30pm | £5 on the door Un-categorisable world-wide soloist, Zoë Martlew will play a wide range of music from early French, to her own compositions, mostly on cello but sometimes on balloons.

Alan Smith | Studio 1, First Floor, 43A The Old High Street

Spoken Word: Poets’ Corner: Street Poetry and Performance Sat 22 June | Street poetry 1-3pm | Performance 6pm Street Poetry with Horn, Warn and White on The Old High Street. Later in the day, join them for a special performance at Steep Street Coffee House. Poets-Corner-Folkestone-410108212724313

Open Studio: Elba Drawings, from The Fugitive Archives Sat 15 & 22 June, 11am-5pm Using memory rather than direct observation, continually working until the drawing emerges. These drawings began on the island of Elba, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. By the Channel, he continues that “moveable feast”.

David Hevey Productions | 19-21 The Old High Street

Whelkboy Gallery | 44 The Old High Street

Workshop: It’s Easier Than You Think – The David Hevey How To Build A Creative Career Drop-In Sat 15 & Sun 16 June, 1-3pm / Free, drop in Bring your ‘how do I build a creative career’ questions and let’s find answers. David Hevey has made arts, heritage, film, television, digital and other cultural productions reaching millions and will share the basics of his successful strategies.

Exhibition: Metropole Art Collection: Hidden Treasures Wed 19 June-Wed 3 July A selection of pictures from the Metropole Art Collection. Please come and see the treasures being revealed as we photograph, catalogue and add them to our online images of the collection. | Open Studio: Malcolm Allen Sat 22 & Sun 23 June, 11am-4pm The Whelkboy Studio Gallery has moved into the artists home. Malcolm will be displaying and working on Rubbish Drawings and showing new paintings ahead of their exhibiting in Paris at the end of the month.

Folkestone Harbour Yarn | 19 The Old High Street Open Studio: The Smallest Wool Shop in the World Sat 15 June, 10am-5pm | Sun 16 June, 11am-4pm The smallest wool shop in the world will be open for business in the doorway in between The Great British Shop and Shane Record Gallery. A range of hand dyed art yarns, naturally dyed yarns and uniquely designed craft/knitting accessories will be available to purchase.

46a The Old High Street Workshop: Folkestone WoHo: A Close Encounter with Textiles Sat 15 June, 11am-4pm | Free, drop in Take time out and taste the goodness of making and talking, in a relaxed workshop with fabric, threads and yarn; an experience of all things textile in a have-a-go environment. Materials and refreshments provided. folkestonewoho

Candida Wright | 22a The Old High Street Open Studio: Stone Sculpture Garden Sat 15 & Sun 23 June, 11am-4pm A range of sculptures in stone and plaster, including Caen stone which was used by the Normans in the construction of Canterbury Cathedral. Candida will also be working on a current carving.

Workshop: Art & SoulWork: Angela Schütz: Mandala Making Sat 16 June, 2-4pm / Free Mandalas are vibrant circular designs that have an uplifting and calming effect on the soul. Take time out and enjoy making your own mandala using the oil rubbing technique. Age 16+, no artistic experience needed.

Miss Ginger’s | 29A The Old High Street Workshop: Bunting Making Sun 16-Sun 23 June | Cost £20 for 1.5 metres of bunting Have fun making bunting. Easy to do, and everything provided – it’s a great way for beginners to learn to use a sewing machine, and take home some bunting of your own design, from a large choice of fabrics. Creative Folkestone



Talk: Art & SoulWork and Folkestone WoHo: A Creative Conversation Sat 22 June, 5-6pm | Free Join artist Angela Schütz and maker Susan Allen in an open conversation about art and being creative, and what it all means. Free admission, refreshments provided. 01303 760750


Open Quarter 2019 Rennies Seaside Modern | 47 The Old High Street

Nik & Trick Photo Services Ltd | 63 The Old High Street

Exhibition: Flowers, Fruit and Veg Fri 14-Sun 23 June (during usual opening hours) We shall be celebrating the constant renewal of planet Earth, with floral and vegetable themed objects.

Workshop: Fri 14-Sun 23 June (visit Facebook for dates and times) Top professional photographers will be doing several sessions in the shop. The head of Kodak will also be paying us a visit and Richard will be running two workshops on developing B&W film.

D2 Creative | 51A The Old High Street

Thurle Wright | 2nd floor, 63 The Old High Street

Workshop: Introduction to Content Marketing for Small Businesses Fri 14 June, 11-11.30am | Fri 21 June, 1-1.30pm | Bookings by appointment only Content marketing? What’s that all about? Discover the basics of telling your business story in a way that grows your website traffic in this informal, jargon-free workshop. Practical, simple, do-able ideas to help you create exciting, engaging online content that gets searched and shared - whatever business you’re in.

Workshop: Literary Quillings; the ancient art of paper quilling Sat 15 & 22 June, 10.30am-12pm Learn how to transform a favourite book or poem into a personalised artwork by quilling. Work over two Saturday sessions, then display your work in the studio, if you wish. Materials provided. Places limited. Email to book. Open Studio: Sat 16 & 22 June, Sun 17 & 23 June, 10am-5pm Visit Thurle as she works on her latest projects; transforming old books and maps into thought-provoking wall-pieces and objects. Have a go at the ancient art of paper twilling while you’re at it. There may be some guest artists at work thurlew on papery things as well. | thurle.wright |

Open Studio: Fri 14 & 21 June, 2-5pm Come and have a chat about your business, your work and your plans. D2’s open studio gives you free advice on improving your branding, building your social media profile, marketing what you do to a bigger audience, how your website could work harder or just an opportunity to share your ideas with design industry professionals.

Bartle Halpin Photography | Flat 1, 67 The Old High Street Open Studio: Sat 16 & 22 June, Sun 17 & 23 June, all day A series of photographic work, giving an alternative, artistic view of Folkestone, its architecture and spaces around town.

Gillian White featuring El Davo | Flat 51B The Old High Street Open Studio: Changing Views Sat 15 & 22 June, Sun 16 & 23 June, 11am-6pm | Week days by appointment Political, social and outlooks. Text based work, art chairs. Illustrations providing commentary on the destructive habits of humans and our environmental impact. |

Eddie Lock Gallery | Studio 7, 73-79 The Old High Street Exhibition: Anarchy in Folkestone Sat 15 June, 12-6pm | Sun 16 June, 12-5pm | Mon 17-Fri 21 June, 12-5pm | £2 door entry to charity An exciting mash up of prolific urban and contemporary artists with one of the world’s greatest rare punk memorabilia collections. Artists include The Connor Brothers, Banksy, Retna, Mal-One, MM (Maxim) and Jamie Reid (Sex Pistols).

James Jackson | Iris & Isaac Salon, 52 the Old High Street Performance & Exhibition: Vivid Portraits Live Sun 16-Mon 17 June, Sun 23 June, 9am-7pm Bringing interest, excitement, fun and unpredictability by painting 10-15 minute portraits live and on the spot, leading to a display of instant work. Come along and pose for a portrait!

Buckle Up Films | Flat 1, 73-79 The Old High Street Open Studio: Mon 17 & Tue 18 June, 11am-3pm Open office screening latest work. Come for a chat about all things film.

Pavement Pounders CIC | Studio 5, 56-58 The Old High Street The Woodshed Gallery | Bail Steps (off The Old High Street)

Open Studio: Hear the Past Sat 16 & 21 June, Sun 17 & 23 June, 2-6pm An audio-visual exhibition about our WWII oral history projects.

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Open Studio: Wild Life Sat 15–Sun 23 June, 11am–4.30pm daily (closed Tue 18 June) Exhibition by artist Amanda Wood - life, dreams and imagination. Visitors are invited to sketch the fantastic view across the rooftops to the Folkestone Downs. 01303 760750


Open Quarter 2019 Poetry Workshop & Perfomance: Wild Life Thu 30 June | Workshop 2-4pm | Performance 6pm | Earlybird £10 | On the door £15 Contact to book.

Virtual Reality: Lubna Gem Arielle: V-Sense, Trinity College Dublin: Bridging the Blue Drama Room | Sun 16 June, Wed 19-Thu 20 June, 11am-4pm A collaborative creative experiment between artist Lubna Gem Arielle and visual computing research team,V-Sense, Trinity College Dublin. The work explores the possibilities of VR for empathetic storytelling in the context of clinical depression.

Glassworks | Mill Bay Workshop: The Robing Room: Make a T Room GF12C | Fri 14 June, 10am-12.30pm | £30 includes materials Make a basic black or white T-shirt, altering size to fit. Learn the basics of sewing jersey fabric. Suitable for beginners. | /draftandstich

Launch: Studio Radar Room: GL8 | Fri 21 June, 6-9pm Studio Radar is a new initative from artists Rubiane Maia and Manuel Vason, born from the desires to create a meeting point in which to affirm divergency, as a creative and ethic force for transformation.

Open Studio: Diana Harrison Room GF12A | Fri 14-Sun 16 June, Tue 18-Sun 23 June, 11am-5pm Exploring the ambiguity in the relationship between chance and precariousness, looking at what might be regarded as fairly conventional subject matter, and finding ways of subverting expectations.

Open Studio: The Robing Room: Draft & Stitch Room GF12C | Sat 22 June, 11am–3pm Training sessions available with City & Guilds accreditation in fashion and textiles, including specialist subjects and bridal alterations. Come and look at students work and find out more.

Open Studio: Hann Lucas Room GF10 | Fri 14, Sun 16, Wed 19, Thu 20, Sat 21 & Sun 23 June, all day | Sat 15 & Sun 22 June, afternoons only Focusing on gesture and movement within abstract painting, exploring the relationship between still and moving space and how the two interact, while also looking at Folkestone’s changing land/cityscapes. hannlucas.artist Workshop: Rosie James Textile Artist: Stitch Draw Room GF12C | Sat 15 June, 10.30am-4.30pm Learn how Rosie uses photographs to still movement and to reveal details; then to create drawings, sewn onto fabric using a sewing machine. Photo Shoot: Igor Emmerich: You and your favourite prop Room GF12B | Sat 15 June, 10am-4pm Igor will take your portrait with your favourite prop in the world, it could be a bit of furniture, a fashion accessory, a pet or even an abstract concept. Each sitter will get a free print and handshake. Open Studio: Living Words: Pop In GF05 | Sat 15 & 22 June, Sun 16 & 23 June, 2-4pm Pop by the Living Words office to talk free speech, dementia, neuro-diversity and mental health – all through the lens of creative expression. Learn about our methodology, current projects, collaborations and future visions. Open Studio: The Robing Room: Transparent Room GF12C | Sun 16 June, 11am–4pm Beautiful transparent fabrics made into three dimensional items using drape and stitch on a dress stand.

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Open Studio: Studio Radar: Manuel Vason and Rubiane Maia Room: GL8 | Sat 22-Sun 23 June, 2-6pm Over two days, we will open the doors of our studio, show our artwork, discuss current projects and present the philosophy behind our activities. Workshop: Albrecht Davenport Room LG9 | Sat 26 June, 11am-5pm Child friendly open studio, miniature workshops and demos.

Open Quarter Family Fun Day Glassworks Courtyard | Sun 16 June, 2pm-5pm | Free Join Creative Quarter artists and creatives for an afternoon of family fun, featuring Mrs H and the Singalong Band (see page 13), DJ Local Foreigner, puppet shows, face painting, badge making, jewellery making, drawing workshops and food and drink stalls from LEAF (local ethical affordable food), with a funky tropical vibe! PLUS Supreme Science: It IS Rocket Science! Hands-on science entertainment for all the family. Supreme Science will be helping children to design, build and test water rockets. It’s a great opportunity to get the kids learning about science and have fun while doing it!

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Open Quarter 2019 Folkestone Dance | Quarterhouse, Mill Bay Workshop & Sharing: Dance Folkestone Dance Mon 17 June, Wed 19 June | See website for times & booking info Workshops by local and visiting dance artists followed by a sharing.

Folkestone Harbour Yarn | Payers Pocket, Payers Park Open Garden: Dye Garden Sat 22 June, 11am-4pm View the garden, ask questions about the dye plants being grown, and enjoy natural dye demonstrations throughout the day. Access may not be suitable for all.

Knotty Saturday 15 June A day-long performance festival showcasing local, national and international artists.

of flat B. There will be songs, food and of course domestic tension to slurp up.

Exhibition: Mapping the Economy Fri 15-Sun 17 June, Wed 20-Sun 23 June, 11am-3pm Much is happening in Folkestone in terms of arts-led regeneration. This exhibition looks at the wider aspects of the local economy in terms of its possibilities and promise for addressing today’s macro economic issues.

Toni Lewis: I Am The Future Quarterhouse, Mill Bay 7-7.30pm | Pay what you decide, booking required Exploring recent genetics research this performance will collectively measure the psychological impact of interspecies hybridity via the half-zebra/half-deer animal the Deerbra.

Festival Brunch The Clearing, Quarterhouse, Mill Bay 1-2pm | Free, drop in Join the Knotty team for a relaxed and informal gathering where you can chat with artists and other audience members whilst enjoying complementary food and refreshments. Rubiane Maia and Emilio Rojas: PAUSE & AFFECT ]performance s p a c e [, 62 Tontine Street 2-6pm | Free, drop in Experience new work and radical ideas developed by the artists Rubiane Maia and Emilio Rojas during their month long artist residency at ]performance s p a c e [.

Rachael Young: NIGHTCLUBBING Quarterhouse, Mill Bay 7.45-8.45pm | Pay what you decide, booking essential Rachael Young embraces Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in NIGHTCLUBBING – an explosive new performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution.

Reid Dudley-Peirson: Virtual-Work-in-Progress Glassworks Studio, Mill Bay 3-6pm | Free, booking required for individual slots A virtual reality performance from queer sound and video artist Reid Dudley-Peirson, for one audience member at a time, exploring humanity’s relationship with AI.

Salty: Queer Performance Party Secret Folkestone Location 9pm-late | Tickets: £6/4 in advance, £8 on the door An inclusive space for LGBTQI+ folk and their allies to come together, dance and enjoy some unforgettable cabaret-style performances.

Catherine Hoffmann, Andre Verissimo & Ernst Fischer: Soup Opera Flat B, 55 Tontine Street 2pm & 4-4.30pm | Free, booking required Relax on the sofa (+ a few additional chairs) as the heated Soup Opera unfolds in the kitchen

Knotty is produced by Home Live Art. www. Supported by New Queers on the Block, Folkestone Fringe, Marlborough Theatre, Diverse Actions, Live Art UK, Folkestone Quarterhouse and ]performance s p a c e [.

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Workshop: Micro Agency Sat 15 June, 10am-1pm Explore ways in which you might make your own interventions within the urban environment. Workshop: Intervention 2.4 x 4.8 Sat 22 June, 10am-1pm Analyse the structure’s impact and explore alternative uses for overlooked spaces in the area. Open Studio and Civic Lunch: Artists in Residence from the Magic Carpets, Creative Europe Platform & Civic Lunch Open Studio: Sat 15 June, 2-5pm | Sun 16 June, 11am-5pm | Sat 22 & Sun 23 June, 2-5pm | Civic Lunch: Wed 19 June, 12-1.30pm Meet the MagiC Carpets artists during open studios and join a lunch time conversation to find out about their projects and how you can get involved. Discover the forgotten stories they’ve unearthed and hidden places they’ve discovered through exploring East Folkestone’s built environment.

Constance MacQueen and Helen Lee | Bounce Vintage, 3-7 Tontine Street Exhibition: Mother Like Daughter Sat 15-Sun 23 June, during normal Bounce opening hours Paintings by mother and daughter. | conqueenie

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Open Quarter 2019 Kate Knight | Studio 2, 14 Tontine Street

Open Studio: Jennifer Gris: The Gorgeous Nothings Sat 15-Thu 20 June, 10am-5pm Mini-exhibition inspired by the envelope writings of Emily Dickinson, using new forms out of vintage objects, digital components and textiles.

Open Studio: Sat 14, Sun 15 & Sat 22 June, 12pm–3pm Showcasing prints of commissioned artworks for Saga’s all new luxury liner Spirit of Discovery.

Open Studio: Dee Taylor Fri 14-Sun 23 June, 10am-5pm Artist with a BA Hons Fine Art 2009 Pop Culture, Pop Art, Realism, Romanticism.

Touchbase Care | 17-19 Tontine Street Workshop & Tea Room: Pop Up Tea Rooms Sat 22 June, 11am-4pm Tea room serving a delicious range of homemade cakes and snacks. Local crafters and makers will be displaying their products. You can also try your hand at a number of arts and craft activities, such as print-making, badge-making and clay sculpting. Touchbase Care provides a range of support, advice and training opportunities for adults with physical disabilities and sensory impairments.

Brewery Tap UCA Project Space, 53 Tontine Street Exhibition: Anna Falcini/Louisa Cornford: An Archive of Atmosphere Sat 8-Tue 18 June Anna Falcini will present a series of objects and materials gathered from the Hoo Peninsula, an area of land situated on the Thames Estuary in North Kent. Along with her alter ego, Louisa Cornford, Falcini has been collecting ephemera from the area; evidence of the unique atmosphere.

Fosbery Studio | 23a Tontine Street (through the walkway on Tontine St)

Performance: Electric Cave: Tansy Davies (guitar), Matthew Barley (cello) and Rolf Wallin (electronics) Sat 22 June, 7.30pm | £10 on the door An improvisation based on material from Cave, a recent opera by Tansy Davies. A sonic dialogue with the electronic ‘skin’ of the ‘cave walls’. The skin becomes a ritual space for improvisation, exploring ideas of darkness, primal senses, meditation, and transformation.

Open Studio: Fri 14-Sun 16 June Examples of work, an opportunity to see how a small space is organised to design make and photograph our products for market. Celebrate the studio’s 1st Birthday.

35-37 Gallery | The Stables, 35-37 Tontine Street Exhibition: Summer Show Opening party: Fri 14 June, 6-8pm | Open studios: 10am-5pm daily Artists and makers from the Stables showcase their latest work, ranging from ceramics, paintings, sculpture, photography and jewellery.

Weston Studios | 56 Tontine Street Open Studio: Showing new work by Duncan Weston, Alexis Weston and Rovaneche. westonandwestonshop

Open studio: Robyn Neild Sculpture: Sculpture Studio Fri 14-Sun 23 June, 10am-5pm Unique solid bronze sculptures based on the human form and the Dungeness landscape.

Ernst Fischer | D:NA Gallery, 64 Tontine Street Exhibition/Performance/Walks: Doodles, Scribbles & Scraps Fri 14-Sun 23 June, visit website for dates & time A diverse programme of exhibitions / installations, performances and walks. For details see gallery window or visit our website closer to the time.

Open studio & stacking ring taster sessions: Hiraeth Creative Sat 15 & 22 June, Sun 16 & 23 June, 10am-6pm Make a stacking ring for £10 (or 3 rings for £25). 11am–12.30pm & 3.30pm–5pm. A 10% discount will be applied to any workshops booked in the studio during Open Quarter.

Amalia Pascal | HOP Projects CT20, 73 Tontine Street

Open Studio: Cerys Russell Sat 15 & 22 June, Sun 16 & 23 June, 10am-6pm Vibrant landscapes full of colour and other-worldliness. cerys.russell.artist

Workshop/Exhibitions/Performance: Experiential Mappings: Creation and dialogue in movement (part of Prescient Pool 19) Fri 14-Sun 23 June (visit website for dates and times) By means of maps, installations and performance, Chilean artist Amalia Pascal will deliver her residency at HPCT20 using art as situations to think about Folkestone through emotion, memory, and experiences; where art practice and the community can co-develop through the concept of psychogeography.

Open Studio: Deborah Crofts Fri 14-Sun 23 June, 11am-4pm / Weekdays by arrangement Acrylic paintings, monoprints and watercolours. Themes include the fragility of the sea, coast and landscape. Based on memories, imagination and direct responses to the environment. Creative Folkestone



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Open Quarter 2019 Flat 3, The Wedge, 81 Tontine Street

Katrin Mountain | 9 Marten Road

Open Studio: Ali Assaf & Cold Hands Warm Heart Sat 15 & 22 June, Sun 16 & 23 June, 11am–4pm Designer Ali Assaf brings a flavour of Marrakesh to Folkestone with a travelogue of artworks inspired by the verdant gardens and intricate patterns of the Islamic world. Artist Hannah Goff will be displaying a selection of her works including lino prints inspired by vintage tiles. animatorali | coldhandswarmheart_co

Open Studio: Open studio, Sound bath, Soirée Open studio: 22 & 23 June | Sound Bath: Sat 22 & Sun 23, 3pm / Soirée with drinks Sat 22, 5-7.30pm Sculptors open studio, big flags in the garden, drawings and collages in the hallway, sound bath in the loft. Max 8 participants for the sound events.

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Workshop: Cold Hands Warm Heart: Family Friendly Printing Workshop Sun 23 June, 3-4pm Artist Hannah Goff hosts a family-friendly printing workshop using hi-density foam tiles and washable paints. Suitable for ages 5+. Materials supplied.

Open House: Annie Catford: Blink of an Eye Sat 15 & 22 June, Sun 16 & 23 June, 11am-5pm Collaborations include the Zen Bicycle Band, who performed live to previously unseen films. Currently creating films for four new sound pieces by Simon Crozier.

Angela Schütz and Jim Wallman | 14 Clarence Street

Open House: Mike Sanders Sat 15 & 22 June, Sun 16 & 23 June, 11am-5pm Recent multi-media work based around concepts of emotion and time including film, photography, artworks and artist books.

Talk: An Enquiry into Creativity Fri 21 June, 7-8.30pm Join artist Angela Schütz and game designer Jim Wallman in an open conversation about creativity, the creative process and where inspiration comes from.

Helen Lindon and Joanna Jones | The Lindon Space, 23 Wear Bay Road

Helen Lee | 2 Elmstead Place Open Studio: Sat 15 & 22 June, Sun 16 & 23 June, 11am-4pm Creative Quarter Emerita 2016 old school painter and drawer.

Open Studio & House: Sat 15 & 22 June, Sun 16 & 23 June, 11am-5pm Helen Lindon and Joanna Jones share their art and conversation. |

Custom Folkestone | East Yard, Folkestone Harbour Arm

Folkestone Dance | Various locations

Artistic Programme: Eat Your Words Sat 15 & 22 June, Sun 16 & 23 June, see website for programme Performances, talks and multi sensory experiments, the Custom team are collaboratively exploring how the language of food is embedded in our sense of identity and how these identities are transformed through migration by and around us.

Performance: Dance Folkestone Dance Sat 22-Sun 23 June, check website for times Site-specific dance in and around the Creative Quarter.

Folkestone Dance | Folkestone Library, Grace Hill Exhibition: Dance Folkestone Dance Fri 14-Sun 23 June, see website for times An exhibition of site-specific dance-for-screen work.

Emma Coleman | 42 Kingsnorth Gardens Open Studio: Hollywood / Follywood Sat 16 & 22 June, 11am-4pm | Sun 17 & 23 June, 12-4pm Portraits of eccentrics and souvenirs of Folkestone’s golden era which of course is now, not just in the past. Oil paintings and objects in the salon, served with fizz. Creative Folkestone



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Folkestone Artworks Folkestone Artworks, the UK’s largest urban contemporary art exhibition, is free and accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Sited outdoors around the town and harbour, the artworks pop up in both scenic and surprising locations. The changing exhibition, currently consisting of 74 artworks by 46 artists – including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Yoko Ono, Mark Wallinger, Cornelia Parker, Bill Woodrow, Michael Craig-Martin and Ian Hamilton Finlay – offers an experience like nowhere else in the world: great contemporary art with an invitation to explore, examine and understand the town’s geography, history and potential future.

Full enjoyment of the artworks and their context requires the time and attention only possible from a pedestrian viewpoint. While the artworks can be seen in any order, you may find four ‘walks’, suggested in the Folkestone Artworks Guide, a convenient way to get around the exhibition. These walks start at the Folkestone Artworks Visitor Centre at The Clearing in Quarterhouse, Mill Bay, CT20 1BN, open Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–4pm (and during Quarterhouse events). Visitor Centre staff can provide information on the exhibition, advice on practical requirements, hot drinks and cakes. Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are available. Parking is available in Mill Bay, Payers Park or Tram Road car parks.

With only one or two exceptions, the artworks have been made by the artist with the specific site in mind, so the urban context is ‘borrowed’ to become a part of the artwork. The richness and ‘reality’ of this process creates a different kind of exhibition from those in galleries. For instance, Cornelia Parker’s The Folkestone Mermaid brings an international ‘mythologised’ perspective to celebrate a local woman sitting on a rock, alongside other people on the beach. Mark Wallinger’s Folk Stones were collected locally and embedded in concrete on The Leas, resonating with other adjacent memorials.

While the exhibition is on view 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, a small number of artworks have restricted access either as a result of the opening hours of public buildings or physical conditions (e.g. tides). Family, adult & critics’ guided tours Let one of our expert guides take you on a lively and informal exploration of the Folkestone Artworks exhibition. All tours are free, last for approximately 2 hours and numbers are limited to 25 people maximum. Booking is essential. For more information go to page 24 or visit our website

A unique presentation of outstanding contemporary art, Folkestone Artworks also tells a variety of stories about the town. Some stories have already inspired brilliant artists; others come from residents and visitors who, inspired by the artworks, form a deeper appreciation of the town’s past, present and future, both conceptually and emotionally.

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Each artwork represents a unique artistic insight. Some of the artworks (Emin, Wentworth, Pica, Woods) are ‘dispersed’ and can be found in multiple locations around the town.

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Wheelchair access There is wheelchair and motorised scooter access to as many artworks as possible, but due to the historic nature of the town, some artworks are less accessible. Please seek advice from the Visitor Centre at The Clearing. 41

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18 Strange Cargo, The Luckiest Place On Earth 19 Tracey Emin, Baby Things 20 Bob and Roberta Smith, FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL 21 muf Architecture/Art, Payers Park 22 Rigo 23, Through The Glassworks and Earth’s Oldest Satellite 23 Yoko Ono, SKYLADDER 24 Richard Wentworth, Racinated 25 Amalia Pica, Souvenir 26 Amalia Pica, Souvenir


27 Tracey Emin, Baby Things 28 Tracey Emin, Baby Things 29 Richard Wentworth, Racinated 30 Richard Wentworth, Racinated 31 Hamish Fulton, 31 Walks From Water To Water 1971-2010 32 Tonico Lemos Auad, Carrancas 33 Diane Dever and The Decorators, Urban Room Folkestone 34 rootoftwo, Whithervanes: A Neurotic Early Worrying System (NEWS), (2) 35 Lubaina Himid, Jelly Mould Pavilion 36 A K Dolven, Out Of Tune 37 Sol Calero, Casa Anacaona 38 Antony Gormley, Another Time XVIII 39 Patrick Tuttofuoco, FOLKESTONE 40 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Weather Is A Third To Place And Time 41 Tim Etchells, Is Why The Place? 42 Paloma Varga Weisz, Rug People 43 Richard Woods, Holiday Home 44 Richard Woods, Holiday Home

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45 Sarah Staton, Steve 46 Tracey Emin, Baby Things 47 Michael Sailstorfer, Folkestone Digs 48 Cornelia Parker, The Folkestone Mermaid 49 Gary Woodley, Impingement No. 66 ‘Cube Circumscribed By Tetrahedron – Tetrahedron Circumscribed By Cube’ 50 Tracey Emin, Baby Things 51 Marc Schmitz and Dolgor Ser-Od, Siren 52 Bill Woodrow, The Ledge 53 Richard Wilson, 18 Holes 54 Richard Wentworth, Racinated 55 Adam Chodzko, Pyramid 56 Ruth Ewan, We Could Have Been Anything That We Wanted To Be 57 Will Kwan, Apparatus #9 (The China Watchers: Oxford University, MI6, HSBC) 58 Christian Boltanski, The Whispers


59 David Shrigley, Lamp Post (As Remembered) 60 Spencer Finch, The Colour Of Water 61 Yoko Ono, Earth Peace 62 Cristina Iglesias, Towards The Sound Of Wilderness 63 Richard Wentworth, Racinated 64 Pablo Bronstein, Beach Hut In The Style Of Nicholas Hawksmoor 65 Mark Wallinger, Folk Stones 66 Richard Wentworth, Racinated 67 Richard Wentworth, Racinated 68 Pae White, Barking Rocks 69 Richard Woods, Holiday Home 70 Richard Wentworth, Racinated 71 Richard Wentworth, Racinated 72 Tracey Emin, Baby Things

Mark Dion, Mobile Gull Appreciation Unit (Not in fixed location. Displayed at special events.)

Become a Member today Become a part of the Creative Folkestone community today Since 2002, the work of Creative Folkestone has enabled thousands of people from all backgrounds to live, work, create, play, learn and perform. As a charity, we rely on your generosity and support to continue enabling the creative community in Folkestone to flourish, as well as bringing inspirational, world class performing and visual arts into the town. Join us and discover a diverse and exciting range of events, opportunities and happenings in and around the Creative Quarter.

Creative Folkestone Membership includes: Discounts • On selected Quarterhouse performances

(two tickets per member per performance).

• On Book Festival tickets

(two tickets per member per performance).

• 10% off food and drinks at The Clearing café (excluding pop ups).

• 10% off in participating shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries in the Creative Quarter (look out for relevant signage).

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Membership options Single: £30 per year Joint: £55 per year

Invitations • Invitations to members only events for Folkestone Triennial, Book Festival, Folkestone Artworks, Quarterhouse and Creative Quarter.

To join... Please visit or email or pop into Quarterhouse to speak to a member of our Visitor Experience team.

Communications • Season brochure mailed to your door. • Members’ e-bulletin four times per year. Acknowledgement • Your name on the Creative Folkestone website. 01303 760750

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How to find us

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Access We are a fully accessible venue – please let Box Office know if you have requirements.

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Payment Cheques made payable to Creative Folkestone, can only be used in person at the Box Office.

Concessions Concessionary rates apply (where stated) to under 16s, full time students, senior citizens (age 65+), registered unemployed, registered disabled plus companion, Equity members, Kent Dance Network and Creative Quarter tenants. Proof of status will be required.

By bus or coach A direct National Express coach service runs from London Victoria Coach Station to the main bus station in Bouverie Square, Folkestone. Stagecoach operates a network of routes linking local towns and villages to Folkestone.

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Telephone 01303 760 750 If the line is busy, please leave a message with your name and number and our Box Office Team will contact you as soon as possible.

By car From the M20, turn off at junction 13 and follow signs to the Harbour. (SAT NAV USERS: CT20 1BN)

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Refunds We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded, except in the case of a cancelled event. Beachborough Road

Opening times Monday to Saturday – 10am to 5pm Sunday – 11am to 4pm Box Office reopens at 6pm on event nights

Folkestone Central Station is a short walk from the centre of town and approximately 15 minutes from Quarterhouse.

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Gift vouchers Gift vouchers are available to purchase from the Box Office. Please be aware that vouchers will expire 12 months from date of purchase.

Parking Parking is available at Quarterhouse (50 Spaces). Parking permits can be purchased from the pay and display machine located in the Quarterhouse car park. Prices are £1 per hour, up to £5 for the day. Parking is free after 6pm. For more information please call Quarterhouse Box Office. Other parking includes, Tram Road (2mins), Payers Park (2mins) and the Harbour car park (5mins). All council car parks charge daily fees starting from £1 per hour.

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By train High speed trains run regularly from London St Pancras International (journey time 57 minutes). The last return train from Folkestone to London is at 22:56.

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Ticket collection Tickets that are paid for in advance can be collected on the day, up to 30 minutes prior to the event. Tickets can also be posted to you for an additional charge of 60p. Please check your tickets on receipt.

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Online Buy tickets online from: Please click on the event name and then BUY TICKETS to be taken through to our secure online ticket office.

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What’s on Thu 2 May, 8pm

Al Murray

Comedy p.4

Fri 3 May, 7.30pm


Music p.4

Sat 4 May, 8pm

Sarah Jane Morris

Music p.4

Sun 5 May, 2pm


Live Screening p.5

Wed 8 May, 7.30pm

Widows (cert 15)

Film p.5

Fri 10 May, 1.30pm & 4pm


Children & Families p.5

Sat 11 May, 8pm

Henry Paker

Comedy p.6

Sun 12 May, 7pm

Wreckless Eric

Music p.6

Tue 14 May, 7pm

All My Sons

Live Screening p.6

Thu 16 May, 7.15pm

Within the Golden Hour, new Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Flight Pattern

Live Screening p.7

Fridays 17 May – 12 July

Mrs H & the Sing-along Band

Children & Families p.7

Fri 17 – Sun 19 May

Sacconi Chamber Music Festival

Music p.6

Fri 4 May, 7.30pm

Pin Cushion (cert 15)

Film p.8

Sat 25 May, 11.30am

How Does This Politics Thing Work Then?

Children & Families p.8

Sat 5 May, 8pm

Seann Walsh

Comedy p.8

Tue 8 May, 8pm

Josh Widdicombe

Comedy p.9

Wed 29 May, 7.30pm

Wild Country

Theatre p.9

Fri 31 May, 7.30pm

The Road to Utopia

Theatre p.9

Sat 1 June, 11.30am

Out of the Hat!

Children & Families p.10

Sun 2 June, 8pm

Radio Active

Comedy p.10

Tue 4 & Wed 5 June

Who Cares

Theatre p.11

Sat 8 June, 8pm

Angela Barnes

Comedy p.12

Wed 12 June, 7.30pm

Shoplifters (cert 15)

Film p.12

Sat 15 June, 1pm–late

Knotty Open Quarter

Performance Festival p.32

Sat 15 June, 5.30pm

Connecting Creatives Open Quarter

Talks p.24

Sat 15 June, 8pm

Nightclubbing Open Quarter

Theatre p.12

Sun 16 June, 2pm–5pm

Open Quarter Family Day Open Quarter

Children & Families p.10

Sun 16 June, 2pm

Romeo & Juliet

Live Screening p.13

Sun 16 June, 2pm & 3.30pm

Mrs H & the Sing-along Band Open Quarter Children & Families p.13

Thu 20 June, 7.30pm

Even When I Fall (cert 12A)

Film p.13

Sat 2 June, 10.30am–4.30pm

TEDxFolkestone: A Reimagined Future

Talks p.14

Sun 23 June, 11am–3.30pm

Sing To Beat

Music Workshop p.14

Wed 26 June, 7pm

Joan As Policewoman

Music p.14

Thu 27 June, 7pm

Small Island

Live Screening p.15

Sat 29 June, 8pm

Sam Avery

Comedy p.15

Thu 4 July, 7.30pm

Free Solo (cert 12A)

Film p.15

Wed 10 July, 7.30pm

A Private War (cert 15)

Film p.16

Wed 17 July, 7.30pm

If Beale Street Could Talk (cert 15)

Film p.16

Sat 20 July, 7pm

Tom Marshman: A Haunted Existence

Theatre p.16

Thu 25 July, 7pm

The Lehman Trilogy

Live Screening p.17

Thu 15 August, 7pm


Music p.17