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:

magic carpets 2019

Magic Carpetsis 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 this year’s collaborations >>

Take a look at last year's projects >>

Salt 2019

// THU 19 SEP - SUN 22 SEP 2019 //

SALT Festival of the Sea and Environment will take you on a creative and inspiring journey through the landscape and culture of the coast around Folkestone. There will be opportunities to walk, talk, make, write, observe, have fun and share ideas over good food in the great outdoors. SALT is co-curated by Folkestone Quarterhouse, Folkestone Fringe and Go to the Pine, with ideas gathered from the local community.

Next Think-in date coming soon... join our mailing list >>

Take a look at SALT 2018 >>

current programme:

Urban Room Folkestone

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. The Urban Room Folkestone Spring Series has begun, with a series of workshops, talks, and events for locals of all ages interested in learning about urbanism, design, planning, and place-making.

Find out what’s coming up and how to get involved >>



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12 February 2019 : Art


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Magic Carpets / Year 2 / April 2019

6 September 2018

Looking back at SALT Festival of the Sea and Environment 2018

8 September 2017

Urban Room Folkestone

1 April 2018

MagiC Carpets

1 February 2019

Looking back at Profound Sound 2019

12 February 2016

Profound Sound

1 April 2019

MagiC Carpets // 2019
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