News Archive

  • November 30, 2019

    Zest Event Proves a Highlight of 2019

    Hundreds of people gathered at an arts event with a difference at Westgate Hall in Canterbury in mid November. Organised as part of Bright Shadow’s “Zest” programme, Zest Together celebrated the coming together of groups from across east Kent whose… Read More

  • August 19, 2019

    Big Crowds Expected for Hythe Venetian Fete

    The biennial Hythe Venetian Fete, one of the traditional highlights of Kent’s events calendar, returns to the Royal Military Canal on Wednesday 21 August. This carnival parade is a collection of floating tableaux, combining pageantry, live music and a range… Read More

  • June 25, 2019

    Charivari’s “Night At The Movies”

    The beat of drums will echo through Folkestone’s streets on Saturday 6 July as Strange Cargo’s thrilling Charivari Day returns to the town. The 2019 carnival parade is themed A Night at the Movies and promises a “celebration of cinema,… Read More

  • June 4, 2019

    Annual Festival of Music and Arts returns to Romney Marsh this July

    JAM on the Marsh 2019 takes place on Romney Marsh from 4 – 14 July, with music, exhibitions, children’s events, theatrical performances, poetry recitals and a tour of some of the renowned churches of the marsh. Notable events will include… Read More

  • May 17, 2019

    News of Folkestone Artworks

    With the 2020 Folkestone Triennial exhibition at an advanced planning stage, more artworks have been added to the permanent collection, “Folkestone Artworks”. Folkestone Artworks is a collection of pieces originally commissioned for the Triennial and has grown to become one… Read More

  • February 20, 2018

    Cheriton Light Festival

    Strange Cargo’s Festival will return over the weekend of 24/25 February 2018 to brighten up the evenings in around Cheriton High Street. The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust is pleased to continue to support Strange Cargo in helping to bring… Read More

  • February 12, 2018

    Romney Marsh Festival Premiere to Air on BBC Radio on Tuesday 13 February

    BBC Radio 3 will broadcast “Voices of Vimy” by Tom Harrold and Stuart Beatch on Tuesday 13 February at 2pm. This world premiere of a piece specially commissioned by JAM (John Armitage Memorial) was performed by the BBC Singers, Jamie… Read More

  • February 6, 2018

    ARTiculation Prize 2018 Final Held in Folkestone

    ARTiculation, the national public speaking competition that encourages young people to look, think and speak about art, held its Kent Regional Final at Folkestone Quarterhouse on Wednesday 31 January. Artist Adam Chodzko adjudicated the winner to be Skai Campbell ,… Read More

  • December 20, 2017

    Young People Develop Public Speaking Skills

    ARTiculation, the national public speaking competition which encourages young people to look at, think and speak about art, attracts over a thousand entrants in England every year. The organisers have announced that the event will return to Kent in early… Read More

  • December 6, 2017

    Triennial Artist Announced as Winner of 2017 Turner Prize

    Lubaina Himid, a participating artist at this year’s Folkestone Triennial, has been awarded the 2017 Turner Prize. The award was announced during a ceremony held in this year’s UK City of Culture, Hull. The Zanzibar-born artist produced one of the… Read More