New report points to the power of the arts to change lives

The work of arts and cultural organisations is life-enhancing and delivers positive effects on people’s health and wellbeing and on the strength of their communities, a new report reveals. But much more could be done if cultural organisations and government … Read more…

Pupils Inspire others through Arts and Culture

50 pupils from 5 local Shepway schools returned to the Quarterhouse on Monday 14th July as part of Kent’s Olympic art project called Inspire.  The secondary pupils taught younger pupils to make origami flowers – which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.  Parents and … Read more…

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Video: Watch some of the highlights from Big Arts Day

You may remember recently Folkestone Quarterhouse was one of the participating venues for the Big Arts Day. Big Arts Day is part of Inspire which is a Kent Schools’ Education Olympics Legacy Programme to ensure we maintain the momentum of the … Read more…

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WE’RE MOVING!

This weekend the Creative Foundation are moving. But we’re not going far. We are going to be moving just around the corner to join our colleagues over at Folkestone Quarterhouse. The whole team will finally all be together under one … Read more…

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New Folkestone Artworks Curator joins the Team

We are pleased to announce that we have a brand new curator of Folkestone Artworks. Please welcome Hannah Conroy! Hannah previously curated ‘Reassembling Past Futures’ (2014 ) at the Austrian Cultural Forum London and co-curated ‘No one lives here’ (2013) … Read more…

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Bring out your creative side and capture Folkestone’s beauty

Southeastern Railways are running a competition for keen photographers in the Folkestone area to showcase your work to mark the end of our project to redevelop Folkestone West Station. They are offering local photographers the chance to have their work … Read more…

Work begins on Payers Park

Contractors have moved on site to begin transforming part of Folkestone Town Centre into a new park, designed to be used by all sections of the community. The area known as Payers Park will be extensively landscaped and redesigned so … Read more…

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ARTiculation

We would be delighted if you were able to join us for the ARTiculation 2014 South of England Regional Heat at Quarterhouse on Tuesday 4 February, 3.30pm – 6.00pm, one of the eight Regional Heats being held around the country, … 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…