Fringe Open Summer Programme

22 jul - 31 aug

welcome

Use this page as a directory to find your way around the Fringe Open map for July-August 2021. With some activity as one-offs; independent & assisted exhibitions; durational works which launch from the start of the Triennial period; community-engaged works where progress can be watched; workshops; encounters; and must-see stop-offs for your visit to Folkestone - there really is something for everyone.

The Fringe Open programming is constantly evolving, for the most up-to-date listing of events, come back to this page every time you need a reminder. You can also keep up to date through our weekly newsletter and across our social media channels. Additionally, if you're out & about in town, look out for the "Sub-Plot" stickers on the windows of businesses/spaces/locations from this week to follow the map that way.

Image: William Keeler Photography


Are you an artist, and want some help with getting your work out there? Are you a local group who are working on a project you’d like to share with others? Are you a business who has a spare wall and wants to be part of the map? Are you someone with a hobby, such as gardening, collecting, swimming, or something else that connects to the projects in our Fringe programme? Keep reading, this could be your chance to give ‘it’ a go.

Fringe Open is officially Open for all...and is the “Sub-Plot” to the biggest of all Plots. 

Fringe Open is the central platform for everybody planning creative activity during the Triennial. We offer a helping hand to all individuals and collectives to develop and express their creativity, no matter their age, background or experience - taking advantage of the excitement stimulated by the Triennial period. 

We want to encourage you to join in the fun and activity that takes over the town during the Folkestone Triennial. To do this - we will support you in showing your work, by helping you make connections; with timetabling; liaising with councils/permissions; with production queries; & with marketing.

Think this could be an avenue for you? You're welcome to still email us on [email protected] with your plans if you’d like to share your work, event, exhibitions, or activities anytime, & we'll try our best to get back to you. 

Event

10 July 2021

Folkestone Mermaid Miniatures
Event

12 July 2021

Payers Pocket Community Garden Events
Event

14 July 2021

Origins Untold Summer/Autumn Programme
Event

15 July 2021

Shop Window / Window Shop
Event

19 July 2021

The Magic Cabinet
Event

19 July 2021

Open Studio: Graham & Rosie (Sims) Fenton
Event

20 July 2021

Made with love in interesting times
Event

21 July 2021

Robyn Neild Bronze Sculpture
Event

22 July 2021

Åse Vikse | Modern Nature
Event

22 July 2021

The Fishing Heritage & History Museum
Event

22 July 2021

Plot the Big Story
Event

22 July 2021

LUNAR
Event

22 July 2021

Vessel @ The Potting Shed
Event

22 July 2021

It's Where We Go
Event

22 July 2021

Home
Event

22 July 2021

Wall of Hope
Event

22 July 2021

HOST
Event

22 July 2021

pathways
Event

23 July 2021

MUSES
Event

24 July 2021

On the plinth
Event

27 July 2021

Fantasy Creatures
Event

28 July 2021

West Hythe Lighthouse
Event

28 July 2021

ARTour
Event

31 July 2021

Fine Art Exhibition and Open Art Studios @ The Stables
Event

4 August 2021

The Woodshed Gallery Programme
Event

5 August 2021

X marks the plot MMXXll
Event

5 August 2021

Frauds and Fairytales
Event

5 August 2021

Sue Bridge: Exhibition Dedicated...
Event

11 August 2021

Mother Nurture Taster
Event

13 August 2021

Whilst we weren't listening
Event

13 August 2021

Yarn Bomb Installation
Event

14 August 2021

a:dress | women, fashion & eco-action
Event

14 August 2021

Folkestone Plastic Project
Event

18 August 2021

"both artist and material"
Event

21 August 2021

Bread and Butter - Brotzeit - open air dinner
Event

24 August 2021

Intensive
Event

26 August 2021

Funhouse
Event

27 August 2021

Local View
Event

27 August 2021

Coastline
Event

27 August 2021

Speaking out in the Garden
Event

28 August 2021

Homeward Bound
Event

28 August 2021

Not every artist uses a brush: Live performance painting
Event

4 September 2021

Folkestone Rock Choir
Progress Agency