News Archive

  • December 23, 2019

    Folkestone Rotary’s Fund-Raising Success

    Folkestone Rotary has reported that proceeds from the 2019 Folkestone Half Marathon, held on 29 September, reached an impressive £34,398. This means that over £½ million has now been raised since the event began in 2006, providing invaluable support to… Read More

  • August 21, 2019

    Sea Festival Brightens Bank Holiday Weekend

    Sandgate Sea Festival 2019 takes place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August. The highlight of the evening on Saturday 24th will be a spectacular firework display, accompanied by a performance of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks by the… 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 20, 2019

    New Money Advice Service Available in Folkestone

    A new project has been launched by Folkestone Rotary Club, working in conjunction with Citizens Advice and Kent Coast Volunteering, that aims to help families deal with problem debt and turn their lives around. Money Matters Folkestone provides support for people… 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 30, 2019

    Folkestone Coastal 10K 2019 Enjoys Excellent Turnout

    Over 700 runners took part in the 8th Folkestone Coastal 10K run on Sunday 26 May. Decent weather over the bank holiday weekend also encouraged plenty of , spectators who lined the route, contributing to make a great atmosphere. Runners took… Read More

  • February 7, 2019


    Funding has been secured for a new three year project that will support the community in East Folkestone. It will fund a full-time community worker, Jon Clarke, who has been working in the area for many years and is well-known… Read More

  • May 23, 2018

    Bank Holiday Runners Raising Money for Charity

    This year’s Folkestone Coastal 10K takes place on Sunday 27th May (during the bank holiday weekend). The event has become a regular fixture and promises to be a great success again, with advance registrations much higher than in previous years…. 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