Where to begin... For those of you that don't know already...
The Boat Project is visting Folkestone On Tuesday 10th July 'Collective Spirit' will sail into Folkestone harbour at 4.30pm and depart at 5.30pm. We've been busy making banners, bunting and origami boats to dress The Stade. Join us from 3.30pm onwards. More >>
Meet the Guys that Made the Boat Book your free tickets and hear all about how the boat was made, meet the artist...bring your granny, your mom, your kids...all welcome!! Quaterhouse, Tontine Street, from 7-8pm, call 01303 858504 to reserve your tickets.
Come Along to a Family Mini Boat Making Workshop on Saturday Free activity, all welcome, materials provided, but bring anything else you'd like to use. Prizes for floability & design. Saturday 11-1pm, 3-7 Tontine Street (Old Triennial Visitors Centre).
And.... Folkestone Fringe to broadcast on Digital Pop Up Radio The Folkestone Fringe have successfully gained an OFCOM license to broadcast on radio. We will be broadcasting on Boat Radio - transmitting to 'Collective Spirit' as she nears the Kent coast. Folkestone Fringe artists are creating new radio works to be broadcast across South East England and we are asking for additional contributions for inclusion on radio programmes. More >>
follow us on @ff_transmission streaming live from 1 - 22 July on transmissioncommission.com
This is part of my website The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of enthusiasm when we first moved here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a useful resource for those who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do get in touch if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.