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Quarterhouse Spring 2019

Welcome to Quarterhouse It’s Spring 2019 and we’re asking some big questions about community, equality, desire, disappointment and envy! Running through the programme are the stories outsiders tell to make sense of the world they inhabit. There is theatre asking if it is possible for us to reach equanimity amongst ourselves and exploring how to reach out to other people. Films weave stories about very different outsiders who find common ground and a sense of community in unexpected places. Our music this season contains various streams of quirky, off-beat sounds; music of outsiders who've created their own territories and communities of listeners in both the cultural and commercial sense.

Contents 4 Theatre 7 Children & Families 11 Block 67 13 Music 16 Talks / IWD 2019 18 Film 20 Live Screening 22 Comedy 23 Get Involved 25 Booking Tickets 26 How to find Quarterhouse 27 What’s On 28 Food and drink in the CQ Facebook: /Quarterhouse Twitter: @Quarterhouse_UK Instagram: @Quarterhouse_uk

The UK is about to leave the EU and, in this respect, we are all becoming outsiders. The talks programme explores racism in football, the legacy of empire and our future post-Brexit. For International Women’s Day, we are hosting numerous activities and events celebrating the experiences and achievements of women and questioning mainstream narratives about women’s bodies.  The family programme is jam-packed with events and activities for babies, toddlers, teenagers and a theatre show for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. We welcome some unusual new comedy acts whilst NT Live and ROH Live continue to stream some of the best London shows to Folkestone. We look forward to seeing you this Spring! Cheryl Pierce Quarterhouse Director

Cover: The Cult of K*nzo This page: The Isle of Brimsker



good dog

Our Carnal Hearts Friday 8 March, 7.30pm

by Arinze Kene Directed by Natalie Ibu

Tickets £10 / £8 concession

Saturday 23 February, 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 concession Mum’s promised him that bike so even when school or home-life bites, he knows to keep his chin up, his head down and his shirt clean. Because in the end, everyone who’s good gets what they deserve. Don’t they? Delicately observed and fearlessly told by writer Arinze Kene (Netflix’s Crazyhead, Eastenders, Channel 4’s Youngers, West End smash Girl From the North Country), good dog chronicles growing up in a multicultural community and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. Compellingly vital.


Award winning theatre maker Rachel Mars and four belting female singers bring you a gleeful show about the hidden workings of envy. With a soaring surround-sound choral score, Our Carnal Hearts is part symphony, part exorcism – a thrilling and murky celebration of desire, competition and all the times we screw each other over. Wickedly funny... soothing and sharp-edged. The Stage Rachel Mars is electrifying. The Guardian

The Stage

Theatre at its most simple and its most striking. Reviews Hub SETH KRIEBEL


Thursday 28 February, 7.30pm

Sunday 10 March, 5.30pm

Tickest £10 / £8 concession

Pay What You Decide

Before we begin, I should warn you: This probably isn’t going to end well…

A messy, musical ritual – Madame Ovary meets The Devils – probing into reproductive mishaps and monstrosities. What is it like to have your fallopian tube hacked off? Or to give birth to a 10lb cyst baby? The realm of the womb can be complex and bloody awesome…



An interactive performance-game inviting you to explore the world of a legendary story from our ancient past without leaving your seat. Each show is unique, guided by the audience’s choices as you journey through strange lands illuminating the original epic and asking why, after all these years, we still need stories about heroes to help us face our fears.

A new work based on personal experience that uncovers lost knowledge about women’s bodies told through ovary blues, punk, death metal and some gospel numbers thrown in.

Delivers both laughter and poetry… An intelligent, metafictional Beowulf update that blends humour and audience interaction with storytelling. The Stage Box Office 01303 760750

Catherine will be hosting a Gynie Hub at Quarterhouse on Wed 6 March as part of International Women's Day. See p.24 for details.








Saturday 16 March, 7.30pm

Saturday 19 January, 2pm Sunday 20 January, 11am & 2pm

Juliet & Romeo

The Heart of Winter

Tickets £10 / £8 concession Lost Dog’s new show reveals the real story of Romeo and Juliet. It turns out they didn’t die in a tragic misunderstanding, they grew up and lived happily ever after. Now they are 40ish, in the grips of a mid-life crisis and haunted by the pressures of being the poster couple for romantic love. They have decided to confront their current struggles by putting on a performance – about themselves. Their therapist told them it was a terrible idea. Pure pleasure. Smart, subversive and sexy. The Guardian


Commonism Thursday 28 March, 7.30pm Pay What You Decide A meeting of two people from different countries in search of some common ground. It’s a performed conversation – a dialogue that asks questions about nationality, internationality, theatre and politics. Andy Smith is originally from the North of England, Amund Sjølie Sveen from the North of Norway. In Commonism they explore nationality and internationality, capitalism and democracy, future and hope, and the need for change. They talk about who we are – and who we could be – in the times we live in.


Tickets Adult £6, Children £5, Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children) Age 3+ Winter is coming and Sally can’t sleep – it’s far too hot! The weather has gone topsy-turvy. No-one can remember the last time it snowed, or even rained, and her father can’t sell any of his umbrellas. To help her sleep Dad reads her a story about the last snowflake. That night Sally has a dream that changes everything – a mysterious silver spark transforms her bedroom into a glistening, white field where she meets the glowing heart of Winter. A magical new musical show which warmly celebrates family and friendship with the precious seasonal offering of lots of fluffy snow! UCHENNA DANCE & THE PLACE

Hansel & Gretel

Friday 8 February, 1.30pm Saturday 9 February, 11am Tickets Adult £6, Children £5, Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children) Schools £5 (1 free teacher every 10 tickets)


The Cult of K*NZO

Age 5+

Thursday 4 April, 7.30pm

This contemporary retelling of Hansel & Gretel finds our two heroes lost in London, overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells. Together the brave duo must outwit the adults to find their way back to their family, in a show where kids are number one!

Tickets £10 / £8 concession On 5 November 2016, Paula Varjack found herself queuing at 4am outside a shopping centre in East London for the collaboration between the high-end designer KENZO and H&M. Five hours later, she was given ten minutes to shop a cordoned off section of a store. After paying at a till staffed by cheering sales assistants, she emerged carrying an enormous shopping bag in a total daze.

Vicki Igbokwe brings a Uchenna twist to this well-known tale, weaving New York club styles of House, Waacking and Vogue, with African and contemporary dance in a show that will delight the whole family.

A solo performance that playfully explores one woman’s desire for luxury, the tension between inclusion and exclusion, and the mysterious allure of high end. Box Office 01303 760750






Thursday 21 & Friday 22 February, Midday & 2.30pm

Saturday 6 April, 2.30pm

Tickets Adult £6, Children £5, Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children)

Tickets Adult £6, Children £5, Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children)

The Lost Things Age 8–12 years

A boy falls and finds himself in a dark and terrifying new world. It’s a world of lost things: car keys, wedding rings and a mysterious girl who is building an amazing machine. Performed in a unique dome structure, The Lost Things is about losing things and finding things you didn’t even know you were looking for. A dark fairytale for half-term set in a fantastical world, where nothing is quite as it seems. Exquisite, encompassing piece of theatre. Edinburgh Guide ANNA BEECHER AND RACHEL LINCOLN


Thursday 21 March, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

The Star Seekers

Age 3+ Do you want to fly to outer space? Visit a space station? Become a Star Seeker? Alph, Betty and Gammo need your help to save their space station, collect all the orbs and delve into the great unanswered question of the universe: what do astronauts really have for tea? Fresh from a run at the National Theatre, The Star Seekers is an interactive show that explores the limitless majesty of galaxies, the solar system, shooting stars and planets through songs, silliness and anti-gravity antics. Places the children at the very heart of this brilliantly involving show. Time Out

All tickets £5 A stunning multi-sensory experience for prewalking babies, their parents and carers. Unfolding in a custom-built performance tent, Nest takes audiences on a journey through the seasons, using playful poetry supported by an original score, captivating movement, puppetry and tactile and sensory play. Gentle, surprising and magical.



Saturday 27 April, 11am & 2.30pm

Exceptional...every single element was spot on.

Tickets Adult £6, Children £5, Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children)

The best half hour of my child’s life!

Age 5+


Paloma has always mucked about with Pijon. They love it. They run wild. They dress up. Like tigers, flamenco dancers, queens, kings, rabbits and Lady Gaga. Life is funny and a little bit loopy until all of a sudden, Paloma comes face to face with a blinding light named Big Luce and they are catapulted into a strange new world.

The Isle of Brimsker Friday 29 & Saturday 30 March, 11am & 1.30pm Tickets £5, companions free This performance is for audiences age 13+ with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities A lighthouse keeper lives alone on a desolate outcrop surrounded by stormy seas. Change is on the horizon but not in the form she expects. One day a runaway lands on the shore and together they face the inevitable.

A funny, magical, physical production with original songs and quite a lot of Spanish, this mischievous show asks what it takes to stand proud and be true to ourselves, and how we empower the next generation.

A new multi-sensory story from Frozen Light, specialists in making theatre for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. Box Office 01303 760750





Mrs H and the Sing-along Band Fridays 11 January, 15 February, 1 March, 5 April, 10.30am Tickets £3 / £1 unwaged Age 0–5 years 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. Their aim is to provide quality music for children that adults will love too.

Free drop in family workshops at Block 67

Sculpt the Ultimate Good Person


With Estelle Rosenfeld Saturday 9 February, 11am–3pm


A fun workshop using clay and powered on thoughts, leaving you with dirty hands and a wandering mind. This workshop is part of the research and development of Bonhomme, the new project from What’s Coming out of the Box. Find out more at:

Block 67 is the Creative Foundation’s dedicated art studio for families and young people. Drop into the studio at 67 Tontine Street this spring for fun-filled creative workshops with our visiting artists. Workshops are free and open to all ages.


With Brigit Hegarty Saturday 12 January, 11am–3pm

Bringing together elements of folk, soul, afro, latin, dub, comedy and theatre the Sing-along band have been wooing audiences across the land. Bring your voices, silly dances, a sprinkling of mischief and don’t hold back from joining in the fun!

Neon After School

Colourful Cut-outs

Theatre, Dance, Art, Music, Technology with Sadie Hurley & James Middleton Tuesdays 8 January – 23 April (half term 19 February) £48 for 12 week term 3.45pm–4.30pm, Reception & Year 1 4.45pm–5.45pm, Years 2, 3 & 4

With Ali Hassaf Saturday 23 February, 11am–3pm Using coloured card and scissors make your own cut-out sculptures inspired by Folkestone’s plant life, to transform Block 67 into a collaborative, colourful garden!

Musical Scores

With Montrose Composers’ Club and Helen Lindon Saturday 26 January, 11am–3pm

6pm–7pm, Years 5 & 6 7.15pm–8.30pm, Years 7 to 11 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! Box Office 01303 760750

What does sound look like? Can sound heal? Discover the roots of geometry and its relation to art, nature and the practice of yoga and meditation. Create fun human mandalas and make a 3D sculpture using the rules of mathematics known to Leonardo da Vinci and ancient cultures.


By making marks on a page, explore how you can create your own graphic musical score. Join members of the Montrose Composers’ Club in playing your score live. Please bring your own instrument or use those supplied. No experience necessary. 11



Draw that Shop!

With Wordplay Saturday 9 March, 11am–3pm

Faces of Folkestone

With Jordan Gray Saturday 6 April, 11am–3pm

Become a security guard for the day and watch (and change) the CCTV footage of Block 67’s shopfront! With support, top tips and even some design instructions from local shop owners, we need your help to design a NEW shop for The Old High Street.

With Emily Martin Saturday 23 March, 11am–3pm

Profound Sound 2019 Friday 1 to Sunday 3 February

Daytime events and workshops: Free Quarterhouse auditorium evenings: Fri £15, Sat £25, two evening pass £35 Now in its fourth year, a programme put together by a diverse team of Folkestone creatives that provides opportunities and experiences for music enrichment for people of all ages and social groups, with a focus on experimental, collaborative and improvisational performance, as well as broadcast and composition. Workshops, live sets and talks from practitioners and artists from all over the world makes this a unique event in Folkestone’s musical calendar.

Behind the scenes at Head Office you will be able to feed live audio instructions through to the rest of the co-workers to add to or change the shop design! The CCTV footage is live, so you better watch those employees carefully!

CUT GLUE MAKE DO: Woodland Creatures Puppet Making!


Use collage and screen printing to contribute your own face designs onto a large-scale artwork that will be exhibited publicly.

The programme includes: Ex Easter Island Head, Hunrosa, Tim Exile, School of Noise, London Contemporary Voices, Cherif Hashizume, Justin Wiggan Presents Internal Garden, Phantom Limb Records, Vanity Pill Tapes and more. for full line-up & tickets

Inspired by Nature

Juan Martín

With Naomi Eaton Baudains Tuesday 16 April, 11am–3pm

Saturday 2 March, 8pm Tickets £15 / £13 concession The supreme artist of the flamenco guitar, Juan Martín plays and introduces his compositions within the forms of the great tradition. His exquisite style is enhanced through minimal amplification to capture his very pure sound; just Juan and his sublime guitar to transport you on a musical journey to classic Spain with melodic beauty and rhythmic passion as he plays pieces from his latest solo album.

Jump into spring and create illustrative puppets of your favourite woodland creatures. We will also make backdrops and props for your own performance in our own little pop-up theatre! Box Office 01303 760750

Inspired by nature we will create large artworks which will become part of a light installation. Come and see the final piece in the windows of Block 67 projected for one night only.

A giant of the flamenco tradition. The Times Ambassador of the flamenco guitar. El Mundo

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This is Psych Saturday 13 April, doors 6pm / on stage 7pm Tickets £12 Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult Returning for its third year! An evening festival exploring some fantastic music on the psych spectrum brought to you by the curators of Lewes Psychedelic Festival. Expect an audio visual treat for your senses from visual artist Innerstrings who will be washing Quarterhouse in warm, multicoloured light projections. Previous years have seen Josefin Öhrn and the Liberation, Flamingods, The Lucid Dream and Vanishing Twin, to name a few, play to a packed out auditorium. Artists to be announced.

The Unthanks: Unaccompanied, As We Are Kristin Hersh: Loud & Live

+ special guest Tim Dalling Sunday 28 April, doors 7pm / on stage 8pm

+ support

Tickets £22 advance / £26 door

Sunday 31 March, doors 7pm / on stage 8pm

Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult

Tickets £20 advance / £24 door Over 14s welcome, under 16s to be accompanied by an adult Throwing Muses lynchpin Kristin Hersh returns to Folkestone with the release of her tenth studio album Possible Dust Clouds – a highly personalised, sociopathic gem delivered as a futuristic rewriting of how music works; a melodious breeze with a tail wind of venomous din. A brooding solo record created with friends to expand her off-kilter sonic vision; a squally, squeaky mix of discordant beauty with feedback and phasing gyrating from simply strummed normality. A glorious return to form for one of alternative rock’s true innovators. Box Office 01303 760750


As if to prove that creativity should never be about ambition, The Unthanks move on from their recent orchestral explorations by going back to what they do best – singing in unaccompanied harmony. Joined by Unthanks member Niopha Keegan to make a vocal trio, they fully explore their rich and unique vocal combinations with brand new material and arrangements, alongside more familiar Unthanks material. They run from the root of folk music to the very tip of the branch. Elvis Costello There are few times when you hear an album or discover a band and they stalk immediately to the heart of everything you love and hold dear. Maxine Peake 15

TALKS / IWD 2019



Thursday 24 January, 7.30pm

Sunday 10 March, 7.30pm

Tickets £5

Tickets £3

100 years after the tragic death in WW1 of Folkestone-born Walter Tull – one of the first black professional footballers – we ask what is Walter’s legacy? How has the game changed for footballers of colour; do they still face racism and do institutional barriers to career progression still exist for players, coaches and managers?

When you were growing up did you talk about froo froos, tuppences, or lady gardens or were vaginas and vulvas more commonly referred to? And what does it mean that when we say the C-word we’re conjuring up generations of shame and taboo?

Walter Tull His Footballing Legacy

Emma Rees Vulvanomics

Emma Rees is Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Chester and Director of the Institute of Gender Studies. In Vulvanomics, an informative, sometimes light-hearted talk based on her acclaimed book, Emma considers the often surprising origins of how we talk about vaginas, and why people have such a problem doing so in a candid way. If we confront the taboo, she argues, we can also confront the real-world abuses it currently masks.

A series of presentations and a panel discussion as part of Walter Tull: His Life and Legacy at Folkestone Museum supported by Shepway Sports Trust. Distinguished ex-players will be joined by key campaigners working in the field of equality and diversity in sport from FIFA, Manchester United, the PFA and sports journalism.

International Women’s Day 2019 26 February to 10 March Folkestone Women’s Forum, Women UnLtd, Quarterhouse and Folkestone Fringe present a programme of events to mark International Women’s Day with films, talks, workshops, performances and an exhibition plus a Female Beat disco celebrating women in music across the decades and Pop-Up Cafes from Sistahintheraw and Custom Folkestone. Full programme at festivals/IWD2019 There is an open call for the art exhibition to women and gendernonconforming artists. Please email internationalwomensday@ for submission details. Box Office 01303 760750


Danny Dorling Rule Britannia: Brexit and the End of the Empire Thursday 14 March, 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 concession Danny Dorling, a leading thinker on inequality in Britain argues that sorting ourselves out post Brexit, is going to require a great deal of introspection, that what we see may not be pleasant, and that Brexit – however it comes – may be part of the cure. Professor of Geography at University of Oxford, Danny Dorling is a leading thinker on inequality in Britain. Author of Peak Inequality and increasingly heard on TV and radio, his work is authorative, insightful and entertaining, revealing the shameful and widening gap between rich and poor in contemporary Britain. He is that rare university professor: expert, politically engaged and able to explain simply why his subject matters. The Guardian 17


The Quarterhouse film programme offers a diverse range of popular independent releases. Tickets are just £5/£4 concession. Faces Places (12A) Thursday 17 January, 7.30pm Marking a long-awaited return to filmmaking in the year of her 90th birthday, Faces Places sees iconic filmmaker Agnès Varda forging an unexpected collaboration with muralist and photographer JR as they embark on a road trip like no other. A deeply charming and life-affirming look at the subtle power of community and the inspiration that comes from the most crossgenerational of friendships.





Women Over 50 Film Festival Wednesday 6 March, 7.30pm The Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) champions the work of older women on screen and behind the camera with an annual short film festival in Brighton and a UK Best of the Fest tour. Every short film has a woman over 50 at the heart of the story on screen or in one of the core creative roles (writer, producer or director). WOFFF is screening some of the jewels from their 2018 Festival as part of International Women's Day 2019, offering a dazzling display of documentary, animation, drama and experimental short films.

A little jewel of a film. Hollywood Reporter

Peterloo (12A)

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (15)

Friday 12 April, 7.30pm

Friday 15 February, 7.30pm

Mike Leigh's latest film is an epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression.

Cameron Post is the perfect high school girl but after she's caught with the prom queen in the back seat of a car, she is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy centre that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.” At the facility, Cameron is subjected to dubious “de-gaying” methods and earnest Christian rock songs but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she's able to find her place among fellow outcasts. The coming of age film we need right now. Collider

Grit and brilliance in Mike Leigh’s very British massacre. The Guardian

BlacKkKlansman (15)

Strangelove Film Festival

Friday 1 March, 7.30pm

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 March

Based on a crazy, outrageous, incredble 1970s true story, Spike Lee’s latest film sees an African American police officer from Colorado Springs successfully infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. BlacKkKlansman slips seamlessly from borderline-absurdist humour to all-too-real horror, conjuring an urgent blend of socio-political period satire and contemporary wake-up call.

Strangelove Time-based Media Festival 2019 is a season of screenings, exhibitions, workshops, performances and talks, stretching across 180 miles. Starting at The Photographers Gallery, London then moving to Turner Contemporary, Margate, Fabrica, Brighton and concluding at Folkestone Quarterhouse. The festival will also feature three discussions centred around the theme of time-based media:

Spike Lee's rollicking KKK comedy nails every target in sight. The Telegraph

The Photographers Gallery Part 1 – Imaging Time Turner Contemporary Part 2 – Practice and Process Quarterhouse Part 3 – Past, Present, Future For details see

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National Theatre and Royal Opera House events screened live or as encore performances re-broadcast via satellite or on BluRay. NT LIVE: The Madness of George III (Encore) by Alan Bennett

Friday 11 January, 7pm, Tickets £12 / £10 concession It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world but his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown and expose the fine line between a King and a man. The cast includes Olivier Award-winner Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, Coriolanus) in the title role.

NT LIVE: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second Tuesday 15 January, 7pm, Tickets £14 / £12 concession Simon Russell Beale plays Shakespeare’s Richard II in this visceral new production about the limits of power broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

NT LIVE: I’m Not Running by David Hare Thursday 31 January, 7pm, Tickets £14 / £12 concession An explosive new play by David Hare broadcast live from the National Theatre. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with an old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

ROH LIVE: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Encore) Wednesday 6 February, 7pm, Tickets £12 / £10 concession Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation that has been thrilling audiences and critics alike. Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in but supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies, and steps out of the darkness into the spotlight. A joyous, life-affirming Billy Elliot. The Independent

ROH LIVE: Don Quixote (Sunday Encore) ROH LIVE: The Queen of Spades (Sunday Encore) Sunday 27 January, 2pm, Tickets £12 / £10 concession Tchaikovsky’s most ambitious opera contains some of his greatest music and is a powerful study of destructive obsession and the supernatural. The Queen of Spades is based on a short story by Pushkin and comes to the Royal Opera House in a new production that has already garnered five-star reviews in Amsterdam. An engrossing portrayal of a tortured creative artist and a gripping piece of gothic storytelling.

Sunday 24 February, 2pm, Tickets £12 / £10 concession Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet. Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. Charming, funny and touching, Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion, as it is of astonishing ballet technique.

ROH LIVE: La Traviata

ROH LIVE: La Forza Del Destino (Sunday Encore)

Wednesday 30 January, 6.45pm, Tickets £14 / £12 concession

Sunday 7 April, 2pm, Tickets £12 / £10 concession

Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love. Alfredo falls in love with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late, Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion.

Christof Loy directs a star-studded cast of singers in Verdi’s epic opera, conducted by Antonio Pappano. Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic, an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.

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George Egg: DIY Chef

An eclectic range of activities organised by the local community for the local community

Saturday 16 February, 8pm

Leaf: Folkestone local, ethical and affordable food initiative

Tickets £12 / £10 concession

Tuesdays from 8 January, 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 and pulses and even homemade ayurvedic vegan dishes. We embrace wonky vegetables, minimal packaging and forward thinking! Order online at then come along to meet the producers, collect your order or buy fresh produce on the night.

Direct from sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, award winning comedian George Egg (the Anarchist Cook) returns with his latest show demonstrating live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy. Banned from the family kitchen and relocated to the garden shed, George’s imagination and resourcefulness lead him to build an improvised kitchen. During an inventive evening of stand-up, live cooking and comedy lecture, George prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner using power tools, gardening equipment and office supplies. And you get to taste the food at the end!

Two Tone Yoga

Tuesdays from 8 January, 12.15pm–1.15pm / Tickets £8 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

Qi Gong

Brilliantly Funny. Jay Rayner, The Observer

The Noise Next Door: Remix Thursday 18 April, 8pm Tickets £10 / £8 concession The boys are back and mixing things up with a brand spanking new show that will split sides, blow minds, and drop jaws. The undisputed masters of off-the-cuff comedy will transform audience suggestions into ferociously funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye with a perfect blend of ludicrous characters, witty one-liners, and explosive physicality. Sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences in awe of their lightning-quick wit and totally original comedic talents. They have appeared on BBC1, BBC3, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Al Murray, and Harry Hill. Comedy Gold. The Guardian Hilarious… a superior kind of chaos. The Daily Telegraph Box Office 01303 760750


Tuesdays from 8 January, 11am–12pm / Tickets £75 for 11 week term / Info and 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

Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Tuesdays from 22 January, 1.30pm–2.45pm / Tickets £80 for 9 week term / Info and 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

Miniature Music Makers Tuesdays 22 & 29 January, 5 & 12 February, 12, 19, 26 March, 2 April, 10.30am / Tickets £4.50 per session (£4 per session per ½ term block) Age: under 5s / Advance booking essential: Karen 07880 499504 Lively, fun, interactive music groups for pre-school children designed to help them develop a love of music, as well as increase their skills and abilities. Each session is planned on a theme, with interactive songs, musical instruments, and lots of unique accessories. 23

GET INVOLVED Quarterhouse Book Group

Wednesdays 9 January, 13 February, 13 March, 10 April, 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 IGNITE WITH WRITE LIKE A GRRRL & FOR BOOKS’ SAKE

Write like a Grrrl

Tuesdays from 15 January, 7pm–9pm / Tickets £60 / £45 concession Women! Always wanted to write fiction? Then this 6 week course is for you. You’ll develop skills in characterisation, dialogue, dynamic settings and other essential writing techniques in a warm, welcoming environment. Learn to push through doubt, become disciplined and enjoy writing so much more.

Improv Gym – Drop In

with Sarah Davies & Jason Delplanque / Tuesdays from 22 January, 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 / www.facebook. com/ImprovGym / @ImprovGym

Granny Drops a Clanger

Thursdays 24, 31 January, 28 February, 21, 28 March, 4, 11, 18 April, 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.

Folkestone Women’s Forum

Mondays 4 February, 4 March, 1 April, 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

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In Person Quarterhouse Box Office Quarterhouse Mill Bay Folkestone Kent CT20 1BN

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.


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


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


Opening times Monday to Saturday – 10:00 to 17:00 Sunday – Closed (except on event days) Box Office reopens at 6pm on event nights

Concessionary rates apply (where stated) to under 25s, 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.



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.

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

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.

All details are correct at time of going to print. Quarterhouse reserves the right to change the programme and introduce special offers and discounts without prior notice. These will not apply to tickets already purchased before the announcement. Updates will be available on the website and at the Box Office. Latecomers will not be allowed their seats until a suitable break in the performance. Audio recorders, cameras and mobile phones may not be used in the venue. The management reserves the right to refuse admission. All tickets are non-transferable and will be void if re-sold. Events marked 16+ No ID, No Entry are strictly for people aged over 16 and you may be asked to prove your age. You will not be permitted access to the venue if you are unable to produce photographic identification. Accepted forms of identification include a valid UK passport, UK driving licence, or an accredited pass card, e.g. Validate UK. Forms for a Validate UK card are available from the Box Office or by visiting We do not accept photocopies or out of date identification. On all other events under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Quarterhouse would like to thank

The Gynie Hub Wednesday 6 March, 5pm–7pm, Age 13+ who identify as women, free Come and share a cuppa and chat in a relaxed space about your gynae health. Maybe you are going through the menopause, have troublesome periods, hormonal problems or polycystic ovaries? Or maybe you don’t know what the hell these things are and you want to find out more. This is a safe space to share personal experiences, swap tips and ask for help. The hub will be hosted by artist Catherine Hoffmann as part of an ongoing project gathering oral histories about women’s health. Box Office 01303 760750


The Creative Foundation is a registered charity no 1105174 25

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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.

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 Folkestone Central Station is a short walk from the information please call Quarterhouse Box Office. centre of town and approximately 15 minutes from Other parking includes, Tram Road (2mins), Quarterhouse. Payers Park (2mins) and the Harbour car park (5mins). All council car parks charge daily fees For full details go to our travel partner’s website starting from £1 per hour. 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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8 Jan – 23 Apr See p.10 Neon After School Fri 11 Jan 10.30am Mrs H and the Sing-along Band Fri 11 Jan 7pm NT LIVE: The Madness of George III (Encore) 12 Jan – 16 Apr See p.11 Workshops at Block 67 Tue 15 Jan 7pm NT LIVE: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second Thu 17 Jan 7.30pm Faces Places (12A) Sat 19 Jan 2pm The Heart of Winter Sun 20 Jan 11am & 2pm The Heart of Winter Thu 24 Jan 7.30pm Walter Tull: His Footballing Legacy Sun 27 Jan 2pm ROH LIVE: The Queen of Spades (Sunday Encore) Wed 30 Jan 6.45pm ROH LIVE: La Traviata Thu 31 Jan 7pm NT LIVE: I’m Not Running Fri 1 – Sun 3 Feb See p.13 Profound Sound 2019 Wed 6 Feb 7pm ROH LIVE: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Encore) Fri 8 Feb 1.30pm Hansel & Gretel Sat 9 Feb 11am Hansel & Gretel Fri 15 Feb 10.30am Mrs H and the Sing-along Band Fri 15 Feb 7.30pm The Miseducation of Cameron Post (15) Sat 16 Feb 8pm George Egg: DIY Chef Thu 21 Feb Midday The Lost Things & 2.30pm Fri 22 Feb Midday The Lost Things & 2.30pm Sat 23 Feb 7.30pm good dog Sun 24 Feb 2pm ROH LIVE: Don Quixote (Sunday Encore) 26 Feb – 10 Mar See p.16 International Women’s Day 2019 Thu 28 Feb 7.30pm Beowulf Fri 1 Mar 10.30am Mrs H and the Sing-along Band ad 1 Mar Fri 7.30pm BlacKkKlansman (15) Ro ay B Wear Sat 2 Mar 8pm Juan Martín e arad P n atio ron 7.30pm Women Over 50 Film Festival IWD 2019 CoWed 6 Mar Fri 8 Mar 7.30pm Our Carnal Hearts IWD 2019 Sunny Sun 10 Mar 5.30pm Cyster-Act IWD 2019 Sands Sun 10 Mar 7.30pm Emma Rees: Vulvanomics IWD 2019 Thu 14 Mar 7.30pm Danny Dorling: Rule Britannia Sat 16 Mar 7.30pm Juliet & Romeo Thu 21 Mar See p.8 NEST Fri 22 – Sun 24 Mar See p.19 Strangelove Film Festival Thu 28 Mar 7.30pm Commonism Fri 29 Mar 11am The Isle of Brimsker & 1.30pm Sat 30 Mar 11am The Isle of Brimsker & 1.30pm Sun 31 Mar 7pm Kristin Hersh Thu 4 Apr 7.30pm The Cult of K*NZO Fri 5 Apr 10.30am Mrs H and the Sing-along Band Sat 6Folkestone Apr 2.30pm The Star Seekers Harbour Pier Sun 7 Apr 2pm ROH LIVE: La Forza Del Destino (Sunday Encore) Fri 12 Apr 7.30pm Peterloo (12A) Sat 13 Apr 6pm This is Psych Thu 18 April 8pm The Noise Next Door: Remix Sat 27 Apr 11am Muckers & 2.30pm Sun 28 Apr 7pm The Unthanks

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Beano’s 43 Tontine Street Folkestone’s vegetarian/vegan café

Big Boys Fine Burger Co. 35 The Old High Street Home to the finest burgers in Kent

Blooms 2–4 South Street Mix of Mediterranean & seasonal specials

Amazing food and drink culture at the Creative Quarter!

El Cortador 41 The Old High Street Traditional tapas bar, cafe, pinchos y vinos

Kipps’ Alehouse 11-15 The Old High Street Cask ale, gravity poured

Steep Street Coffee House 18–24 The Old High Street A literary coffee shop inspired by the cafés of Paris

The Cake Junction 27 The Old High Street Bespoke cakes for special occasions

Uno Más 29 The Old High Street Bringing Central American street food to The Old High Street

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