This Wednesday (10th) sees the compilation I have put together called Sandgate in People, Prose and Poems at the Chichester Memorial Hall. It starts at 7:30 and consists of three voices. As well as mine there are Sue Blakesley and Ken Colley. There has always been a chance that Ken would be called away for filming but it's looking pretty certain that he'll be there. Ken played Admiral Piett in two Star Wars films and recently played the Duke of Edinburgh in one of Chanel 4's The Queen series. Sue is a graduate from the Folkestone University Drama Degree Course so I'm working with a great team (I'm not trained but I once said hello to Kenneth Moore outside the Odeon cinema in Folkestone!).
As well as the old favourites associated with Sandgate I hope I have found some less known facts - what, for example, has the Hudson Guild Theatre in New York got to do with Sandgate? Following a brief introduction, the evening starts with a short audio video.
This is my website The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and things, and I hear it was a handy reference for those who were thinking of moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald BTW, this comes from a fake newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.