News Archive

  • 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

  • July 12, 2017

    Sailing Voyage “Experience of a Lifetime”

    Over the weekend of 8-9 July, the trading ship Queen Galadriel and ketch Faramir, training  ships of the fleet of Cirdan Sailing Trust, visited Folkestone as part of the “Sailing Voyage” 2017, the third in a series of educational programmes… Read More

  • June 8, 2017

    New Play Area for Radnor Park

    A new play area is being created at Folkestone’s Radnor Park, and is expected to open in time for the summer holidays. The new equipment will be located next to the recently opened Radnor Park Tea Room and close to… Read More

  • February 1, 2017

    Grandmentors Guide Care Leavers in Folkestone

    Grandmentors, a volunteer project that matches volunteers aged 50+ with care leavers for regular mentoring sessions, has launched in Folkestone, Kent. The project, which recently received a grant from the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, is run by national charity… 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

  • December 19, 2016

    The Wing is Kent’s Project of the Year

    The Wing at Capel-le-Ferne has been chosen as Project of the Year at the 2016 Kent Design and Development Awards. Having won the prize for best building in the Commercial, Industrial and Retail sector, it was voted as the overall winner… 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

  • September 12, 2016

    Academy FM Folkestone wins 5 national ‘Community Radio Awards’

    At an awards ceremony in Birmingham on Saturday 10 September, Folkestone’s Community Radio Station Academy FM won five Community Radio Awards, including two Golds. The Awards are in their inaugural year, and were open to all Ofcom licensed Community Radio… Read More

  • August 8, 2016

    Students Take Part in 2016 Field School Dig

    Aspiring young archaeologists from a number of schools in south east Kent have taken part in the 2016 Dig at the Roman Villa site, at Folkestone’s East Wear Bay. The project is organised by Canterbury Archaeological Trust, with funding for… Read More