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Council for British  Archaeology  offer Festivals of Archaeology Open Day If interested read down for the various dates and places.

Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th July, 10am-1pm

Saturday 20th July, 10am-2pm

Come and get creative with us and our Artist in Residence, Bryan Hawkins, for our Art and Archaeology workshops.
By looking at finds from the excavation, we will examine how we relate and respond to objects that played an important role to people living in the past.

Working in collaboration with
the Kent Downs Landscape Team and the Portable Antiquities Scheme, CAT finds specialists will be on hand

to answer any questions you may have on your discoveries. There is no need to book, just drop in when you can!
To find out more, visit us at: www.canterburytrust.co.uk/east-wear-bay

GeoAdventures is a nine-month festival of Residents, visitors and community groups  how the earth, sea and

UNESCO Global Geopark, the Geosites and the landscape shape our world and the people National Landscape and Parc Naturel

in advance by contacting us at

Régional des Caps et Marais d’Opale.


As part of the centenary celebrations of 100 years of excavation at East Wear Bay, we are creating a short film about the project and are asking for volunteers from the local community to take part. We are looking for anyone who wants to lean or improve their filmmaking skills and create something for others to enjoy.

There will be three workshops run on consecutive days and we ask that participants are able to attend all 3. These will run from 10am-1pm at the excavation site.

Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and all must be willing to sign a film/photography consent form. Please book in advance as there are limited spaces available: get_involved@canterburytrust.ac.uk

Events will take place across the Kent Downs and Caps et Marais Workshop 1: d’Opale, happen across all seasons, and can be accessed using

sustainable transport.

– Thursday 18th July 2-5pm at Sunflower House

The events programme covers a range of themes, from wildlife and nature to citizen science and woodlands, as well as arts

– Thursday 25th July 2-5pm at East Wear Bay

and crafts, outdoor activities and more!

– Thursday 1st August 2-5pm at Sunflower House

Workshop 2:
– Saturday 27th July 2-5pm at Sunflower House – Saturday 3rd August 2-5pm at Sunflower House – Saturday 10th August 2-5pm at East Wear Bay

Sunflower House, 45 Foord Road, Folkestone CT19 5AE

In celebration of the Council for British Archaeology Festival of Archaeology, we will be holding a site open day to enable guests to come along and see the excavations first hand. Learn about the amazing history of the site from our archaeological team and handle finds that have been discovered.
Our pop-up dig pit will be out for children to enjoy
and you are invited to bring an important object with you to photograph and add to our digital time capsule.
There will be a quiet hour between 9am-10am for those who prefer to explore the site in their own way with less noise and fewer people about. We will have our sensory backpacks available to inspire your site explorations.
Site tours will run every hour on the hour from 10am;
the last tour is at 1pm. There is no need to book ahead, just show up.