Creative Foundation Insights: Normal? Festival of the Brain

Creative Foundation Chief Executive Alastair Upton discusses the upcoming Normal? Festival of the Brain, as well as the process by which a co-curated, community led festival is created. Insights are a new way to find out more about the Creative … Read more…

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Creative Foundation Insights: Arts and Leadership

  Alastair Upton, Chief Executive of the Creative Foundation explores the relationship between the arts and leadership in the first of our Creative Foundation Insights. Insights are a new way to find out more about the Creative Foundation and the … Read more…

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Folkestone Book Festival: The Story of Church & Dwight

This is the story of what happens when 350 people put down their tasks once a week and try something new. It is the story of the Creative Foundation who believe creativity has the power to change people and places for … Read more…

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The Creative Foundation brings Banksy back to Folkestone

Following popular demand and a lengthy legal battle, the Creative Foundation has successfully managed to secure the return of the Banksy for Folkestone. The Banksy, ‘Art Buff’, appeared overnight on a wall in the heart of Folkestone’s Creative Quarter during … Read more…

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Big Share Day

Young school Leaders from around East Kent met, shared creative ideas and worked together yesterday at Quarterhouse. The day kicked off with young leaders from Brockhill teaching everyone how to make Origami flowers. Then, Pupils from the Creative Foundation partnership, … Read more…

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Young Inspirational Artists at Quarterhouse

Last week, 20 Key Stage 2 pupils from St. Mary’s, Dover and Hythe Bay visited the Quarterhouse to take part in a number of artist workshops that were aimed at getting them to think and work like artists. Pupils began … Read more…

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VIDEO: Folkestone Book Festival 2014

At this years Folkestone Book Festival we invited some very talented filmmakers to come along at create a short film that shows what Folkestone Book Festival is, and how wonderful it is. We had a lot of fun at this … Read more…

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Bringing Creativity Back to Folkestone

This week The Telegraph released a short film they made about the Creative Foundation and the work we are doing here in Folkestone. The 2 minute film takes a brief look at the work of the Creative Foundation and our … Read more…

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Artwork Returns to Commemorate Great War

Installation from Folkestone Triennial 2008 returns to mark WWI centenary   For the 2008 Folkestone Triennial French artist Christian Boltanski installed a poignant sound installation on The Leas. Thanks to the Art Fund and The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, … Read more…

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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…