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The Folkestone Triennial is one of the most ambitious public art projects presented in the UK.

Located in the seaside town of Folkestone on the south-east coast of England, artists are invited to use the town as their ‘canvas’, utilising public spaces to create striking new pieces that reflect issues affecting both the town and the wider world.

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Call Out for Folkestone Triennial 2017 Project Managers

Lewis Biggs, Curator of Folkestone Triennial 2017, is interested in hearing from freelancers qualified to project manage artists’ commissions for delivery in June 2017. Lewis will be commissioning a...

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The Creative Quarter is an area of Folkestone that is being developed by the Creative Foundation, a charity launched in 2002 to regenerate Folkestone through the arts, the creative industries and education. The Creative Quarter has become home to a thriving collection of studios and businesses.

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Call Out for Folkestone Triennial 2017 Project Managers

Lewis Biggs, Curator of Folkestone Triennial 2017, is interested in hearing from freelancers qualified to project manage artists’ commissions for delivery in June 2017. Lewis will be commissioning a...

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Provides information on the proposals and principles that will help shape the future of the Folkestone Seafront as an attractive and vibrant place for local people to be proud of and visitors to be attracted to.

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Harbour Revision Order

Following consultations in late 2015 and early 2016 Folkestone Harbour (GP) Ltd, the Marine Management Organisation is now considering an application for a Harbour Revision Order for Folkestone Har...

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A Town Unearthed: Folkestone Before 1500 is a 3 year community archaeology project that is working with the community to research and record the rich archaeological heritage and early history of Folkestone.

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ATU book getting great reveiws

The ATU publication ‘Folkestone to 1500’ has been out for over 6 months now, and has been garnering praise from a variety of places.  Follow...

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Step Short was set up in 2008 when members of the Go Folkestone Action Group decided Folkestone should improve the setting of the historic Road of Remembrance in time for the 100th anniversary of the First World War in 2014.

It is run by a small group of local people who care about the history of Folkestone and the memory of the soldiers who marched so proudly through the town on their way to the Western Front.

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Somme 100

A poem written by Mr A Wilson, brother-in-law of Ray Whitewood who shared it with Step Short. Mr Whitewood is a veteran of the Fusiliers. His grandfather, James Albert Moore, died in the Great War...

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Samuel Plimsoll Commemoration Sat 13th February 2016

2.15 – 5pm, St Martin’s Church, Horn Street. CT20 3JJ

2.30 Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony

3.00 Annual Plimsoll Lecture by Capt Richard Woodman ret. Maritime Historian.
‘The Men Plimsoll Rescued: The Forgotten Heroes of the Merchant Marine’

4-5pm Refreshements and Book Signing in the Church Hall.

All Are Welcome

Folkestone Town Sprucer Appeal

David Taylor and others are trying to raise money, £5000.00,  to retain The Town Sprucer  following the loss of his grant. It is being done as a Crowd Funding Appeal which means that the money pledged will only be taken if the target figure is reached. Here is the link: …

MacDonalds Cheriton

The MacDonalds in Cheriton has been refused by planning officers . But the firm is going to appeal .

Folkestone B&Q

Folkestone B and Q IS likely to close in late 2017 after all , sadly . Warnings have been given . Why ? It is squeezed between Dover and Ashford . The lease is up in 2017 , giving them a window , and the landlords haven’t made an offer …