Language, Location and Me

Conceived and curated by Susanna Howard and Living Words.
19 - 22 Oct

Customs House: Urban Room Folkestone.

How might our location and environments affect our voice, language and who we are? Explore the boundaries of speech and how language affects our perceptions of ourselves and others by eavesdropping on conversations; watching films; taking part in workshops; and rewriting the UK citizenship test.

Living Write!
With Shazea Quraishi
Thursday 19 October, 11am-12.30pm
A workshops led by Bloodaxe poet Shazea Quraishi, offering a chance for you to get your Folkestone story out. No writing experience or skills needed. Some pieces maybe shared at Sunday’s event.

What Sometimes Happens When We Listen
Friday 20 October, 6-6.45pm
Performance lecture by Susanna Howard.

Punctuate your Life!
Saturday 21 October, 3-4pm
Philip Cowell, author of This Is Me, Full Stop, leads a playful workshop exploring punctuation.

Saturday 21 October, 5.30-6.30pm
A bringing together of material collected across, possibly including a visual mapping dance, a loud hailer and lots of chalk.

Accentuate the Positive
Sunday 22 October, 11am-12.30pm
Coffee and conversation exploring local accents, vocabulary and communication.

Something to Declare
Sunday 22 October, 5-6pm
Performance readings from local and national poets, including local beat boxer Tormented Vocals. The session will explore cultural identity and heritage, and what it means to declare one’s home and nationhood.

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