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…

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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