News Archive

  • 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

  • November 30, 2017

    Door Number One will open on Friday 1 December……

    Over twenty-four nights, from 1 to 24 December, Jim Jam Arts will again bring their unique Advent Calendar to Folkestone. The Living Advent Calendar presents free live performances that take place in different locations around the town every evening at… Read More

  • June 27, 2017

    Festival Events From 6 to 16 July on Romney Marsh

    JAM on the Marsh 2017 – the fourth and most ambitious to date – will take place from 6th to 16th July on Romney Marsh, bringing  an impressive range of events to New Romney and other towns and villages of the Marsh…. Read More

  • January 19, 2017

    Local Performer To Shine on TV

    A young singer and dancer from Hythe will appear on prime time television on Saturday 21 January in “Let it Shine”, currently part of BBC1’s Saturday night schedule. The programme features young performers who compete for a place to be part of… Read More

  • November 30, 2016

    Advent Comes to Folkestone

    Folkestone’s Living Advent Calendar will take place in a range of venues across the town between 1 and 24 December. First held in 2015, this festival of music, drama, dance, opera, storytelling, puppetry and fun is organised by theatre and… Read More

  • November 29, 2016

    Interactive Music Workshops Launch in Newington

      A series of free workshops will be on offer at Newington Community Centre to give local people the opportunity to try out new kinds of music making. People United are hosting a series of fun music making and singing… Read More

  • November 9, 2016

    New Mural in Folkestone Town Centre

    Folkestone artist Leigh Mulley has completed her latest large-scale work on the wall of a major store in Folkestone town centre. Leigh was lead artist for the mural, entitled “Paratrooper”, produced under the auspices of the Folkestone-based “Chip Shop Group”…. Read More

  • October 18, 2016

    Folkestone Triennial 2017 dates announced

    Creative Foundation has announced dates for the fourth edition of the Folkestone Triennial, which will run for nine weeks from 2 September to 5 November 2017. Curator Lewis Biggs will commission internationally recognised artists to respond to the theme of… Read More

  • September 16, 2016

    Art Helps Young People to Manage Family Relationships

    This weekend (September 16,17,18) offers a final opportunity to see an exhibition of work that resulted from a young persons’ project run by an east Kent charity that offers support for people who suffer from domestic violence and abuse. Rising… Read More

  • May 24, 2016

    Charivari Day 2016 Celebrates Vintage Seaside

    Arts charity Strange Cargo have launched an appeal to help fund Folkestone’s annual Charivari Day, which this year will take place on Saturday 9 July. Charivari Day is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016 and is now well-established as one… Read More