Folkestone Fringe curates art, architecture, sound, and performance in Folkestone. We produce a range of annual festivals for the town, with the intention of presenting high-quality work by local and visiting artists. We want our audiences to see, watch, hear and learn new things. We want our work to connect people to each other and the place we live in. Our programmes are created with our collaborators and delivered by young people developing their future working in the arts.

our current projects:
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profound sound 2020

Profound Sound returns 21- 23 Feb 2020 to bring experimental live music to the darkest days of winter. This year, we’re dialing up the intimacy and keeping it local. We are also bringing some special international acts to thrown into the mix. Several venues across Folkestone will host music, sound, performance, DIY-feel workshops and installation for a high-quality, focused programme of events which marks the festival's fifth anniversary.

Have a look at the Profound Sound 2020 programme here.


Folkestone Fringe are proud supporters of Take Up Space Festival - hosted by Folkestone's Women's Forum. We're eagerly anticipating to watch space be royally taken up by this 5-day festival- as women from near & far will be brought together to connect, collaborate, gain strength & support each other through a truly groundbreaking programme of events. More information can be found here.

magic carpets 2019

Magic Carpets, is a platform uniting 13 European partners who host artist residencies. Emerging curators work with visiting and local artists to make new work for new audiences. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Read more about last year’s collaborations >>

Take a look at 2018's projects >>

Urban Room Folkestone // Now closed until end of Feb 2020

The Urban Room Folkestone is a space where people can go to understand, debate and get involved in the past, present and future of where they live, work and play. If you would like to host a conversation, carry out your own enquiry, debate or urban workshop and make a contribution to the Folkestone Urban Library contact [email protected]

Website >>

You can usually find us in the Orange Containers in East Yard, Folkestone Harbour Arm, CT20 1QH. Our postal address is: 32-40 Tontine Street, Folkestone, CT20 1JU.



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  • Take Up Space Festival
  • Profound Sound 2020

22 February 2020

Miguel Noya

2 March 2020

Take Up Space Festival

12 February 2019 : Art


21 February 2020

Profound Sound 2020

22 February 2020


3 April 2020

Magic Carpets // 2020

8 September 2017

Urban Room Folkestone

1 April 2018

MagiC Carpets

4 March 2020

Screening : Mari

6 March 2020

Big Joanie, with support from ARXX and Pink Suits
Progress Agency