Blog: Changing the Story in Kent

Folkestone-based actor Zoe Aldrich on working on Cardboard Citizens’ Citz National Residency in Kent and why she feels emboldened by her experiences working with us and Forum Theatre. I am writing this in the corner of the Westgate Hall in … Read more…

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The Creative Foundation’s studio space returns this spring with more free creative workshops for families and young people!

In 2016 Block 67 welcomed hundreds of families for free weekend workshops, hosted school art exhibitions, presented creative talks for young people and created the opportunity for professional artists and makers to share their skills and knowledge with the community. … Read more…

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Young Journalist Project

During the Folkestone Book Festival freelance journalist Rhys Griffiths ran a Young Journalist Project to encourage the next generation or writers and reviewers. Below is one of the articles by participant Sue Potter about the Book Festival event Adventures with … Read more…

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Christmas Lights Parade

Christmas Lights and Bright Ideas Lantern Parade Friday 22 November 5pm starts from Folkestone town centre Join us for a parade from the town centre, through the Creative Quarter, switching on our Christmas lights as we wander through the town. … Read more…

Come and take part in Martin Creed’s ‘All the Bells…’

  Come and ring your bells on Friday the 27th of July at 8.12 am!     Triennial 2011 artist Martin Creed has been commissioned to create a work that will signal the start of the London 2012 Olympics. ‘All … Read more…

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Folkestone closer to securing conservation grant

Heritage Lottery Fund supports proposals to improve Folkestone Conservation Area A partnership comprising Kent County Council, Shepway District Council and The Creative Foundation has won through the first round of a process to secure up to £1.3 million from the … Read more…

Lewis Biggs announced as 2014 Triennial curator

The Creative Foundation’s new Chief Executive, Alastair Upton, has announced the appointment of Lewis Biggs as the curator for the third Folkestone Triennial in 2014. Lewis Biggs stepped down as the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Liverpool Biennial last … Read more…

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Creative Foundation appoints new Chief Executive

Alastair Upton is joining from the Bluecoat in Liverpool where he has been Chief Executive for five years.  During his tenure Alastair has led the Bluecoat through one of its most important phases since opening as an arts centre 100 … Read more…

Festival Fund

Festival Fund: The two Boards of Trustees of the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust and The Creative Foundation have agreed to establish and administer respectively a fund to encourage new festivals and artistic events. The purpose is to enliven and … Read more…