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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LADA DIY 16: Stacy Makishi

Folkestone Fringe are super proud to be one of the partner organisations for LADA, DIY. In 2019 and for #DIY16, we're stoked to be working with the legendary Stacy Makishi who will be hosting her workshops through August 2019 in our very own little pocket of the south-east. The workshops are taking place right now.

Read all of the details from our website page >>

Salt 2019

// THU 19 SEP - SUN 22 SEP 2019 // PROGRAMME OUT NOW...

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.

Our programme has now been released, check the link below for the full list of events & pencil in what you're going to:

2019 Programme >>

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Take a look at SALT 2018 >>

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 this year’s collaborations >>

Take a look at last year's projects >>

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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  • SALT festival of the Sea & Environment
  • Urban Room Folkestone
  • MagiC Carpets - Creative Europe
  • LADA DIY 2019

17 July 2019

Aida Silvestri // Why Folkestone?

1 April 2019

MagiC Carpets // 2019

8 September 2017

Urban Room Folkestone

10 August 2019

LADA DIY 16 // Stacy Makishi

1 April 2018

MagiC Carpets

12 February 2019 : Art


12 February 2016

Profound Sound Festival // 2016-Now

1 February 2019

Looking back at Profound Sound 2019

13 September 2019

SALT 2019

6 September 2018

Looking back at SALT Festival of the Sea and Environment 2018
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