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Quarterhouse Summer 2018 Contents 4 Theatre 8 Children & Families 12 Music 14 Talks 16 Film 18 Normal? Festival of the Brain 18 Comedy 21 Live Screening 23 Get Involved 25 Booking Tickets 26 How to find Quarterhouse 27 What’s On

Welcome to Quarterhouse Welcome to Summer 2018 at Quarterhouse and a programme bursting with original theatre, dance, music, comedy, talks, film and live screenings, as well as an ever-expanding programme of workshops, classes and get-togethers organised by the community for the community. We are incredibly proud to welcome three international projects to Folkestone beginning with a free outdoor spectacular in Radnor Park on Saturday 9 June from Germany’s ActionTheatre PAN:Optikum. Crossing Lines has been thrilling audiences across Europe and features three young people from East Kent who have, literally, been given the opportunity to run away and join the circus for a year! In July, Town Choir from Canada and We Are Lightning! from Australia celebrate communal spaces and how important music is to our lives and we need your help to make them happen! We’re looking for a brass band, a recently formed female teen band, a community choir and a bunch of metal heads who know how to shred. Want to get involved? Drop me an email cherylpierce@creativefoundation.org.uk Our fourth Normal? Festival of the Brain takes place at the beginning of May and continues to gather some of the most progressive work about our mental health and well-being. This year, we are exploring rest and sleep, grief and loss, love and perception and looking at ways to pay more attention, delight in difference, and make ourselves more resilient – both as individuals and as a community. There’s a cracking programme of award-winning comedy and film and we’re continuing to offer Pay What You Decide for selected theatre events, so you can take a leap into the unknown at no financial risk. Looking forward to seeing you at Quarterhouse this summer. Cheryl Pierce Quarterhouse Director

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Cover: Faslane. See page 5 This page: Crossing Lines. See page 6


THEATRE & DANCE

THEATRE & DANCE VICTORIA MELODY

PLATFORM 4

Ugly Chief

Invisible Music

Thursday 10 May, 7.30pm

Thursday 24 May, 7.30pm

Tickets £10 / £8 concession

Pay What You Decide

A dark comedy performed by Victoria Melody, her dad (celebrity TV antique dealer, Mike Melody) and a New Orleans Jazz band. In 2013, Mike was diagnosed with a terminal illness so Victoria organised the memorial service of his dreams complete with eulogies, a congregation dressed in Blackpool FC tangerine and a live band. She even trained as a funeral director. A year later, doctors realised they had misdiagnosed Mike but Victoria is going ahead with the funeral anyway... and you’re invited.

A concert with a difference, an immersive, celebratory event, a live concept album layered with exquisite audio snippets Invisible Music is inspired by a series of interviews the company made with members of Winchester’s lip-reading group and describes their experiences and stories through theatre, film and six musical movements: from setting sail into unknown waters, to sinking underwater, to surfacing and eventually finding land. All told through a variety of musical instruments and sampled voices.

Based on true events, Ugly Chief looks at the relationship between parents and their grown-up children with an upbeat musical finale from Folkestone Community Swing Band. During the performance, Mike Melody will run his own version of the Antiques Roadshow. Bring along your heirlooms, curiosities and collectables for him to value.

Pete Flood, arranger and percussionist with Bellowhead, and Jules Bushell, Platform 4’s long-term sound designer, collaborate to create a 5-piece band full of acoustic experimental delight.

PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE

Platform 4 make remarkable work. The Guardian

JENNA WATT

Faslane

Wednesday 30 May, 7.30pm Pay What You Decide Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, or Faslane, situated 40 miles outside Glasgow, is home to the UK’s nuclear missile programme, Trident. With her family having worked in Faslane all her life, and with friends protesting at the gates, Fringe First winner Jenna Watt explores what happens when the personal and political collide.

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All of Me (work in progress) Sunday 13 May, 6pm Tickets £8 / £6 concession Living is at best a mixed bag and of course we’re all going to die – so what is the point? This Showgirl needs reminding – a lot.

Drawing upon interviews with individuals at the front line of the nuclear debate, Jenna navigates her own journey through the politics, protests and peace camps in this multi award-winning show, direct from a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

All of Me is a show in development, two years on from its first showing at Normal? Festival of the Brain 2016. It’s a darkly comic, intimate and ultimately life-affirming look at Showgirl’s long-term quest to keep on keeping on and what it means to be alive. There will be comedy, live music, dancing and desperation. Box Office 01303 760750

Exceptional… Fascinating, and completely gripping. The Scotsman

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THEATRE & DANCE

THEATRE & DANCE

PAN.OPTIKUM

THEATRE REPLACEMENT

Crossing Lines

Town Choir

Saturday 9 June, 9pm, Radnor Park, FREE

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 July, 2pm

One of Europe’s most spectacular outdoor theatre companies joins forces with more than 30 young people from nine European countries to present a performance of giant proportions in Radnor Park!

Location to be revealed, FREE In a fixed location a group of local writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them. In that same moment, a town choir receives their words via a large screen and sings them out to the public. Drawing on patterns of relaying information that mirror Twitter or Facebook, Town Choir treats everyday considerations as news. Intimate and minute details are transmitted through the ether, and then sung in an epic choral declaration.

Combining dance, rap, performance, video projection and a huge set, Crossing Lines unfolds all around the audience, following the survivors of a global catastrophe as they come together, form new tribes and microsocieties, and look to a brand-new future. A thrilling show with amazing performers and special effects! This free outdoor spectacular is expected to draw a big audience so we highly advise that you travel on foot or by public transport. Co-funded by the European Union as part of the Creative Europe Programme. AAKASH ODEDRA COMPANY

Rising

Saturday 30 June, 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 concession A unique and unprecedented pairing of worldrenowned contemporary choreographers and a breathtaking dancer, Rising features four distinct solos created for Aakash Odedra by Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant and Odedra himself. Using Aakash’s technical background in classical Indian styles of Kathak and Bharatnatyam as a catalyst for movement and style exploration, the four solos present the audience with a seamless range of dance from pure Kathak to animalistic, intense choreographies. Aakash’s movement integrates with lighting and music in surprising ways making this a not-to-bemissed performance. The dance equivalent of a red-carpet event. The Guardian Box Office 01303 760750

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PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE SAM HALMARACK & JOSEPH O’FARRELL (JOF)

We Are Lightning!

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 July, 7.30pm Pay What You Decide themselves. A teen band, a community choir and a bunch of ageing rockers join JOF’s drums and Sam’s guitar to protest at the demise of the last music joint in town, leading audiences through a strange ceremony and heartfelt celebration of how music shapes the lives of the people who play it.

Acclaimed Australian artist Joseph O’Farrell (JOF) and the UK’s Sam Halmarack combine theatre with the fist-pumping euphoria and power ballads of a stadium gig, in a darkly comic work that reflects on the importance of communal spaces where people can come together and express 7

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CHILDREN & FAMILIES

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

FILSKIT THEATRE

CURIOUS SEED

Saturday 5 May, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Saturday 2 June, 3pm

All Tickets £5 / Age 6-18 months

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

Chalk About

Kaleidoscope Blink. Blink again. What do you see? Day by day your world is filling up with colour, little one. Reds and blues, yellows and greens. Twinkling lights that glisten and gleam. Your reflection is staring back at you. Wide-eyed and full of hope. Mirrors, lights, colours and sounds. The world is your Kaleidoscope. Inspired by research into how a baby’s sense of sight develops and how they instinctively begin to categorise colour, watch as your baby enters the multicoloured world of Kaleidoscope – an interactive performance for babies aged 6 – 18 months and their grown-ups.

Age 8+ A playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others; featuring dance, chalk, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for… Join Hendrik and Holly on their journey as they ask some BIG questions about identity and the meaning of life. What makes us who we are? Is it where we are from? Is it the way we dance? Our pasts or our futures? And, most importantly, doesn’t everyone like pizza?

Mrs H and the Sing-along Band Monthly Tuesday sessions at 10.30am 22 May, 19 June, 10 July Age 0-5 / 60 mins / £3 (£1 unwaged) 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. 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! LYNGO THEATRE

Tom Thumb Sunday 27 May, 2.30pm Tickets Adult £6, Children £5, Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children) Age 3+ One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there’s nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his parents and the ogre, Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they’ll never be hungry again. Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Box Office 01303 760750

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The Big Lunch Sunday 17 June, 12pm, Payers Park, FREE The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible to have lunch with their neighbours every June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. As part of Open Quarter, bring your picnic blanket, some food to share and join us for our fourth Payers Park Big Lunch with live music from the awesome Nat and the Noise Brigade. 9

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CHILDREN & FAMILIES

CHILDREN & FAMILIES STORY POCKET THEATRE

Neon Summer School

Sunday 24 June, 3pm

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 the acclaimed Studio Wayne McGregor and sound artist Randolph Matthews, alongside Neon regulars Sadie Hurley and James Middleton.

David Baddiel’s ANiMALCOLM Tickets Adult £6, Children £5, Family £20 (2 adults, 2 children) Age 5+

Week 1: Journey into the Unknown

Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family loves them. Their house is full of pets. What the house is NOT full of is stuff Malcolm likes. Such as the laptop he wanted for his birthday. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, which Malcolm never thought his parents would pay for. And yet there he is, on the bus, heading to... oh no. A farm.

Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August, 10am – 4pm Age 5-7 years / Tickets £60 Join the Neon team for an exciting week exploring theatre, movement, music, storytelling and visual arts. We will work together in a fun environment, using a variety of 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!

A vibrant, energetic and gloriously funny new musical comedy that combines physical theatre, puppetry and the company’s outstanding storytelling style to bring David Baddiel’s wonderfully comic story to the stage.

Week 2: Let’s Move! Monday 6 – Friday 10 August, 10am – 4pm Age 8-11 years / Tickets £60

Neon After School Theatre, Dance, Art, Music, Technology with Sadie Hurley & James Middleton Tuesdays 17 April – 3 July (half term 29 May) £44 for 11 week term Studio Wayne McGregor

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

Week 3: The Big Music Take Over

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

Studio Wayne McGregor artist Catarina Carvalho and Folkestone’s very own James Middleton will lead a summer school for young people exploring new ways of making dance and movement. Each day will start with a fun warm up and movement games, followed by creative tasks that allow young people to create their own movements together. The week will result in the creation of a new short dance piece.

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Monday 13 – Friday 17 August, 10am – 4pm Age 12-16 years / Tickets £60 International performer Randolph Matthews is calling all budding vocalists, rappers, musicians, songwriters and beatboxers! Learn tricks for beat boxing, song writing and exploring your voice. Create your own unique piece of music, mash up your favourite songs through beat box and song writing, using cool apps on your phone, instruments and loop technology. Film your music performance to put online on YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram to share with the world. 11

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MUSIC

MUSIC

The Fish Police + Electric Fire

Sacconi Chamber Music Festival

Saturday 12 May, 9pm, Brewery Tap

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

Support comes from Electric Fire who use digital music making equipment and sound very much like The Go! Team’s younger siblings. With future-funk, hip hop and house, they play out-of-this-world catchy songs that will stay in your head for days.

Bluesky Pie Records New Music 2018 Album Launch

Wednesday 16 May, doors 7pm / on stage 8pm Tickets £15 advance / £19 door

Beans celebrates the anniversary of his first ever album Standing on a Chair which will see the record released on vinyl for the very first time. If that wasn’t enough, he’ll be releasing his very first book in the form of Drunk Folk Stories – 10 tales of the musical adventures he has encountered on his three cords and a master plan mission. Brimming with energy and infectious charm. Clash Box Office 01303 760750

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Tickets £7 / £5 concession, free entry to The Clearing

For Open Quarter, Bluesky Pie Records host an ethereal unplugged session in The Clearing from 2pm with Liotia, Cartoon People and Eleusia. The #NewMusic2018 showcase will then continue in the evening with dynamic live bands Dreamweaver, Tokyo Tea Room, Kavanagh, Rattlesnake and Casey Lake in the auditorium. Expect to hear the best hard rock, indie, rap, psychedelia, pop and more from amazing grassroots artists.

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Street-folk music hero Beans on Toast (aka Jay McAllistar) comes to Quarterhouse for the first time with his witty, eccentric folk tunes after his previous sold out Kent shows!

Saturday 16 June, 2 – 4pm, The Clearing 7 – 10.30pm, Auditorium

Under 16s welcome, to be accompanied by an adult

Beans On Toast: Sitting on a Chair Tour

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

St Mary & St Eanswythe’s Church & Quarterhouse The Sacconi Quartet are back once again with a full-on weekend of chamber music and guest artists. This year, highlights include the brilliant London Bridge Trio joining the Sacconis in Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht, South African cellist Abel Selacoe and his band Chesaba bring the sounds of his home nation to Quarterhouse with an eclectic mix of instruments and vocals, plus composer Graham Fitkin in the extended Friday concert. Eminent cellist Moray Welsh will help round off the Festival with Schubert’s String Quintet in C major. Other repertoire includes Haydn, Beethoven, Shostakovich and Mozart.

Tickets £8 / £6 concession Heavily informed by their frontman (Dean Rodney) and guitarist (Matt Howe)’s autism, The Fish Police create some of the catchiest and most uplifting electronic left-field pop music you will hear. Their album Marzipan Transformations is a journey through their own unique world with nods to everything from MF Doom, Kraftwerk, De La Soul, the Ramones and Grace Jones. New songs deal with cactus plants and why you shouldn’t climb them, cars that just keep coming and coming and why a helicopter isn’t wearing any shoes. Dance, have a good time and bathe in the fish water!

Friday 18 - Sunday 20 May

Nat & the Noise Brigade

Sunday 17 June, 12pm, Payers Park, FREE All ages welcome Join Nat & the Noise Brigade in Payers Park as part of Open Quarter weekend, as they play a scorching upbeat set to accompany The Big Lunch. Brass, synth, flute, and punchy backing vocals fuse together foot-stomping beats with brain-tickling chord progressions. Frontman Nat Harding’s vocals colour songs that range from political and existentialist grooves, to maths based love songs and anthems about being late. Chill out, eat lunch and jiggle along with the Kent band that have been shaking the dance floors of UK festivals over the past couple of years. 13

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TALKS

TALKS

Bob Flowerdew: No Work Gardening

TEDxFolkestone: Courage to Step Beyond

Thursday 3 May, 7.30pm Tickets £10 / £8 concession

Saturday 23 June, 12pm – 6pm

No Work Gardening, or rather Least Labour Gardening. Ways to reduce or eliminate unnecessary chores and still get more flowers, fruit and produce with much less labour! Organic gardener and regular panel member of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time, Bob Flowerdew will present a humorous, vitriolic diatribe in which he pours derision on the brigade of agroscientists, designers and garden makeover artists while dispensing essential gardening tips.

Tickets £15 In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a programme called TEDx - local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At this second TEDxFolkestone event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection, around a fabulous line-up of talks presented by inspirational people from across Kent. Speakers include writer, psychotherapist and LBC Radio broadcaster Lucy Beresford; author and blogger Britt Whyatt (She Who Bakes); and horseback heroine Cathy Sugden.

Warning: may contain appalling jokes.

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Wendy Mitchell: Somebody I Used to Know

PURL QUEENS PRESENT

Kaffe Fassett: Colour & Inspiration

Saturday 12 May, 1pm

Saturday 4 August, 7pm

Tickets £5 What do you lose when you lose your memories? What do you value when this loss reframes how you’ve lived, and how you will live in the future? When she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of fifty-eight, Wendy Mitchell was confronted with the most profound questions about life and identity. She had to say goodbye to the woman she used to be; her demanding career in the NHS, her ability to drive, cook and run – the various shades of her independence were suddenly gone. Philosophical, profoundly moving and ultimately full of hope, this Sunday Times bestseller and BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week is both a heart-rending tribute to the woman Wendy once was and a brave affirmation of the woman dementia has seen her become. A landmark book. Financial Times

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Tickets £15 / £12 concession Legendary textile artist Kaffe Fassett is known for his intricate and beautiful knitting designs, mosaics, painting, needlepoint, fabric and patchwork along with his wonderful and inspirational use of colour. This slideshow presentation is designed to empower and inspire an audience to create and develop their “mind’s eye”. Followed by a Q&A session and book signing. He has a passion for people and life which shines through... But of course it is colour that really lights him up, plus his willingness to share his ideas and show people that they too can create beautiful things. 15

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FILM

FILM

The Quarterhouse cinema programme offers a diverse range of popular independent films. The main feature is accompanied by a specially selected short film (2-3 mins) made by a local film-maker. Tickets are just £5/ £4 concessions. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15) Friday 4 May, 7.30pm A mother (Frances McDormand) personally challenges the local authorities (Woody Harrelson) to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit. Funny, brutal and breathtakingly beautiful. Two exceptionally raw lead performances, supercharged by a bold script from Martin McDonagh. Empire

Lady Bird (15) Thursday 17 May, 7.30pm A warm, affecting comedy about a high school senior who must navigate a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother over the course of her eventful and poignant senior year of high school. Greta Gerwig’s award-winning, semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in California is a thrillingly real and deeply personal story of family and independence.

The Shape of Water (15) Wednesday 23 May, 7.30pm From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America. At a top secret research facility, a lonely janitor (Sally Hawkins) forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. Visually ravishing fantasy romance. The Guardian Box Office 01303 760750

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A Fantastic Woman (15) Thursday 31 May, 7.30pm A ground-breaking, captivating and deeply humane story about a trans woman’s fight for acceptance, anchored by a powerhouse central performance from rising star Daniela Vega. A young singer’s life is thrown into turmoil following the sudden death of her partner. Met with suspicion from the police and contempt from her lover’s relatives, she finds herself placed under intense scrutiny, with no regard for her privacy, or her grief.

Phantom Thread (15) Thursday 21 June, 7.30pm Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses and socialites in the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. After meeting a strong-willed woman who soon becomes his muse and lover, the self-confirmed bachelor’s carefully tailored life becomes disrupted by love.

The Florida Project (15) Wednesday 27 June, 7.30pm Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside Disney World, the film follows six-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley over the course of a single summer at The Magic Castle, a budget motel managed by Bobby (Willem Dafoe).

Loveless (15) Wednesday 4 July, 7.30pm Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alexey. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alexey disappears.

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NORMAL? / COMEDY

COMEDY

Normal? Festival of the Brain

Jeremy Hardy

Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 May

Jeremy Hardy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 33 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 33 years to go. In 2014, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Indeed, Alan Bennett recently said he likes him “but he’s only on the radio”.

Normal? Festival of the Brain brings science and art together over four days, to delve into and question the brain. This year we are looking at rest and sleep, grief and loss, love and perception and exploring ways to pay attention, delight in difference and make ourselves more resilient. With a programme that is brimming with artists, scientists and well-being practitioners, Normal? Festival of the Brain invites you to celebrate the brain in all its neuro-diverse glory. Normal? Festival of the Brain is co-curated by Living Words, Folkestone Quarterhouse and Folkestone Fringe with input from the local community. Full programme at: www.quarterhouse.co.uk/festivals/normal

Friday 1 June, 8pm Tickets £14 / £5 unwaged / Age 14+

However, Jeremy isn’t only on the radio, his television credits include: Jack Dee’s Election Helpdesk, QI, Mock the Week, Grumpy Old Men, Back in The Day and Not Tonight With John Sergeant. He is also on the road all year round and hasn’t stopped doing live shows since 1984! In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material. The Guardian

Francesca Martinez: What the **** is Normal?

Griff Rhys Jones: Where Was I?

Saturday 12 May, 7.30pm

Tickets £18 / Age 16+

Tickets £10 / £8 concession

Join the star of Not the Nine O’clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men In A Boat as he airs stories, anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies from forty years of travelling - down rivers and up mountains, into Africa, out of India, and across the arid wastes of the BBC canteen. It’s a career, if you mean bouncing chaotically downhill without a map.

Friday 13 July, 8pm

What happens when you’re branded “abnormal” in a world obsessed with normality? This show is Francesca’s defiant, insightful and fascinating answer. Intrigued by the power that a six-letter word has over so many people, Francesca shares her own life-changing journey of growing up as “abnormal”, being rescued from High-School-Hell by Grange Hill, letting Ricky Gervais take the piss out of her walk in Extras, supporting Frankie Boyle on tour, and working out what to say to the BBC after being offered the role of a, ahem, vegetable. After all, what the **** is normal, anyway?! Hilarious and profound. Box Office 01303 760750

Great Comedy. The Telegraph

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COMEDY

LIVE SCREENING

Fringe Fridays The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has launched the careers of some of the world’s most famed comics – Rowan Atkinson, Steve Coogan, Peter Kay all got their big breaks when performing there. Now, another gang of fresh-faced young talent are developing their new stand up comedy shows, and you can catch them all this summer.

National Theatre and ROH Live events screened live or as encore performances re-broadcast via satellite or on BluRay. ROH LIVE

Manon (Sunday Encore) Sunday 6 May, 2pm

Glenn Moore & Julian Deane

Tickets £12 / £10 concession Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet set to music by Massenet.

Friday 6 July, 7.30pm Tickets £6 / 2 for £10 / Age 14+ Glenn Moore, from Mock The Week and Absolute Radio, presents a new show full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we’ve come to accept. This time, he’s going somewhere nobody’s been before, so you might want to join him for the big send-off.

MacMillan’s source was the 18th century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini but MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty.

Glenn Moore is tipped for great things. GQ Relentlessly silly and gag-laden – a potential comedy great. The List

Manon premiered in 1974 and quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory and a touchstone of dramatic dance.

Julian Deane has been wowing audiences across the country with his genius punch lines and perfect delivery. His witty writing skills have been put to use on Matt Forde’s Unspun, Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Julian is currently on tour, supporting Paul Chowdhry’s highly acclaimed show, Live Innit. Deliciously twisted… a stream of seriously good gags… quick, sharply written and endlessly repeatable lines. The Guardian

Pierre Novellie & Lou Sanders Friday 20 July, 7.30pm Tickets £6 / 2 for £10 / Age 14+ An acclaimed live act, Pierre was nominated for Best Club Comic at the 2017 Chortle Awards, received five-star reviews from The Metro for his 2017 Edinburgh Festival show and is a regular correspondent On BBC2’s The Mash Report. A show packed full of belly laughs…impressively well written, perfectly built and rich with detail… Novellie The Metro delivers it all with real astuteness and skill. Lou Sanders has performed for Russell Brand’s stand-up hour for Comic Relief, Russell Howard’s Good News and Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. Her fifth stand-up hour was critically-acclaimed at Edinburgh Festival 2017 and London’s Soho Theatre. Something to behold on stage… non-stop entertainment with seriously big laughs, wild and free and very, very funny. Chortle Box Office 01303 760750

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ROH LIVE

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (Encore) plus Live Q&A with choreographer Matthew Bourne Tuesday 15 May, 7pm Tickets £12 / £10 concession A thrilling and evocative love story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. This special encore screening will be followed by a live Q&A with Matthew Bourne. 21

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LIVE SCREENING

GET INVOLVED

Qi Gong

NT LIVE

Macbeth (NT Encore)

Mondays from 16 April, 11.30am – 12.30pm

Friday 18 May, 7pm

Tickets £60 for 10 week term / Bookings: kath@meiquan.co.uk / 07982 014005

Tickets £12 / £10 concession

Qi Gong is one of the four pillars of Tai Chi. Its exercises are aimed at enhancing the 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.

Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Tai Chi Mondays from 16 April, 12.35pm – 1.35pm Tickets £60 for 10 week term. Bookings: kath@meiquan.co.uk / 07982 014005 A traditional Chinese physical art aimed at cultivating life energy (Qi). Regular practice brings better health, increased energy levels and a greater ability to deal with stress and pressure.

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

Relax Kids F EEL S TRETCH

P LAY M OVE

Mondays from 1 May, 4.15pm – 5.15pm

B REATHE B ELIEVE

A fun way for children to learn how their minds, bodies and emotions are linked. The classes take children from high energy activities with moving, playing and stretching and then become more calming with peer massage, breathing techniques, affirmations and guided relaxations. For info contact: jo_blach@hotmail.com or call 07986 486450.

ROH LIVE

Swan Lake (Sunday Encore) Sunday 17 June, 2pm Tickets £12 / £10 concession Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This new production has additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett brings fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. Box Office 01303 760750

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Tickets £5 per week

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Two Tone Yoga Mondays from 14 May, 6pm – 7pm Tuesdays from 1 May, 12.30pm – 1.30pm 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 twotoneyoga@gmail.com

Folkestone Women’s Forum Mondays 9 April, 4 June, 2 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: www.facebook.com/folkestonewomensforum 23

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GET INVOLVED

Miniature Music Makers Tuesdays 17 April- 22 May, 10.30am Tickets £4.50 per session (£4 per session per ½ term block)

Booking Tickets Online

Age: under 5s / Advance booking essential: Karen 07880 499504

Buy tickets online from: www.quarterhouse.co.uk

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. www.miniaturemusicmakers.co.uk

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

In Person

Folkestone Food Assembly Tuesdays, 5pm – 7pm The Food Assembly is a weekly online food market. Shop online at your convenience then pick up your purchases direct from the farmers and makers every Tuesday evening at Quarterhouse. With an emphasis on healthy, local produce with plenty of organic, free range and spray-free produce, this is an excellent way to shop local and ethical. Get in touch at folkestonefoodassembly@gmail.com @FstoneFood / www.foodassembly.com IGNITE WITH WRITE LIKE A GRRRL & FOR BOOKS’ SAKE

Write like a Grrrl

Tuesdays 1 May to 5 June, 7pm-9pm Tickets £60 / £42 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 Classes with Jason Delplanque & Sarah Davies Tuesdays 1 May to 17 July, 7pm-9pm Tickets £8 (please bring cash) Improvisation is the ability to create a piece of theatre in the moment without using scripts or prepared material. It is also a great way to improve your confidence and discover your creative side and it’s a lot of fun! Visit www.facebook.com/improvgym, email improvgymteam@gmail.com or call 07947134941 for more info.

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.

Refunds

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

Access

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

Concessions

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 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.

Telephone

Disclaimer

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 www.validateuk.co.uk. 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

Quarterhouse Book Group Wednesdays 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 7.30pm – 9pm A brand new 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 suggested by the group and selected by majority vote over the year. Contact Stuart Sheach for further details: stuart.sheach@gmail.com Box Office 01303 760750

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How to find Quarterhouse

What’s On

By Train

Parking

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. www.southeasternrailway.co.uk

By Bus or Coach

By Car

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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7.30pm

Bob Flowerdew

Talks page 14

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4 May

7.30pm

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)

Film page 16

Sat

5 May

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Kaleidoscope

Children & Families page 8

Sun

6 May

2pm

Manon (Sunday Encore)

Live Screening page 21

Thu

10 May

7.30pm

Ugly Chief Normal? Festival

Theatre & Dance page 4

Sat

12 May

1pm

Wendy Mitchell Normal? Festival

Talks page 14

Sat

12 May

7.30pm

Francesca Martinez Normal? Festival

Comedy page 18

Sat

12 May

9pm

The Fish Police Normal? Festival

Music page 12

Sun

13 May

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All of Me (work in progress) Normal? Festival

Theatre & Dance page 4

Tue

15 May

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Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (Encore)

Live Screening page 21

Wed 16 May

7pm

Beans On Toast

Music page 12

Thu

17 May

7.30pm

Lady Bird (15)

Film page 16

Fri

18 May

7pm

Macbeth (NT Encore)

Live Screening page 22

18 – 20 May

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Sacconi Chamber Music Festival

Music page 13

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Mrs H & the Sing-along Band

Children & Families page 8

Wed 23 May

7.30pm

The Shape of Water (15)

Film page 16

Thu

24 May

7.30pm

Invisible Music

Theatre & Dance page 5

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27 May

2.30pm

Tom Thumb

Children & Families page 8

Wed 30 May

7.30pm

Faslane

Theatre & Dance page 5

Thu

31 May

7.30pm

A Fantastic Woman (15)

Film page 17

Fri

1 June

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Jeremy Hardy

Comedy page 19

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Chalk About

Children & Families page 9

Sat

9 June

9pm

Crossing Lines

Theatre & Dance page 6

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16 June

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Bluesky Pie Records Open Quarter

Music page 13

17 June

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The Big Lunch Open Quarter

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Phantom Thread (15) Open Quarter

Film page 17

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12pm

TEDxFolkestone Open Quarter

Talks page 15

Sun

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3pm

David Baddiel’s ANiMALCOLM Open Quarter

Children & Families page 10

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7.30pm

The Florida Project (15)

Film page 17

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Rising

Theatre & Dance page 6

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Loveless (15)

Film page 17

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Fringe Fridays: Glenn Moore & Julian Deane

Comedy page 20

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Mrs H & the Sing-along Band

Children & Families page 8

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Griff Rhys Jones

Comedy page 19

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Fringe Fridays: Pierre Novellie & Lou Sanders

Comedy page 20

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27 July

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Town Choir

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Town Choir

Theatre & Dance page 7

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We Are Lightning!

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We Are Lightning!

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Hire Quarterhouse Are you planning a conference, birthday party or wedding reception? Our experienced events team will help you turn your vision into reality. With great transport links to and from London and the rest of Kent and competitive rates, our fully accessible venue is the perfect choice in East Kent. Auditorium Our state of the art theatre boasts a capacity of 250 seated or 490 standing across two levels, and can be configured to suit your event, from cabaret-style tables and chairs to fully raked seating or as an open performance space/dance floor. We also offer dressing rooms and breakout spaces. Quarterhouse Meeting Room Whether you are conducting an interview, boardroom discussions or an away day, the Meeting Room is the ideal space, seating up to 30 boardroom style or up to 50 theatre style. Projectors and a screen can be provided along with a phone line and Wifi. The Clearing Is a modern, vibrant space which can be hired with the auditorium or on its own. With floor to ceiling windows, it is light, spacious and perfect for fun packed parties. For more information and to discuss your ideas contact Sally Otteson on 01303 760 755 or email sallyotteson@creativefoundation.org.uk www.quarterhouse.co.uk

Folkestone Quarterhouse Summer 2018 Brochure  

Visit www.quarterhouse.co.uk for more info and booking.

Folkestone Quarterhouse Summer 2018 Brochure  

Visit www.quarterhouse.co.uk for more info and booking.

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