Diane Dever and The Decorators: Fanfare For A Seaside Town: Imagining Folkestone’s Future
13 October 2017 6:00 pm
Imagining Folkestone’s Future
Customs House: Urban Room Folkestone, Folkestone Harbour
Friday 13 October, 6pm and Saturday 14 October, 11am, 2pm, 6pm
Gig lecture, 30 minutes followed by Q&A. Free. No booking required
As part of a joint project entitled Fanfare For A Seaside Town: Imagining Folkestone’s Future, researcher Dr. Sophia Labadi, artist Andy Tuohy and composer/performer Anna Braithwaite have been inviting Folkestone residents to make their voices heard on the subject of Folkestone’s future. This exhibition displays artwork inspired by the themes which arose during a series of workshops and interviews with the local community and features music and analysis presented together in the form of an innovative ‘gig lecture’.
Diane Dever and The Decorators: Customs House: Urban Room Folkestone
As the first place where passengers arriving from Calais and Boulogne would pass through when setting foot on British soil, the Customs House in the 19th century was a grand building, and the epicentre of activity on the harbour. Occupying that site, Urban Room is an opportunity to re-engage with this history through a programme of discussion and workshops, a space that will hold the past in the present to learn and plan for the future. Traces of these events will be archived in the Urban Room library, a catalogue of knowledge including invited contributions from those involved in the transformation of Folkestone. If you would like to host a conversation, carry out your own enquiry, debate or urban workshop, or make a contribution to the Folkestone Urban Library, check back soon to find out how to get involved.