SALT 2019

SALT FESTIVAL OF THE SEA AND ENVIRONMENT
13 - 22 SEPTEMBER 

CO-CURATED BY FOLKESTONE FRINGE, CREATIVE FOLKESTONE AND GO TO THE PINE

As we look back over the past couple of weeks, we've had time to reflect on #SALTFest & what was felt, seen, heard, tasted or experienced across its duration. The festival returned for its fourth year, with a mix of joy and provocation, urgency and exhilaration as we immersed ourselves in questions of landscape and culture. Together we explored environmental concerns such as extinction and climate; considered public activism, slow fashion, and (re)wilding; devoured hearty local food, built boats, bellowed shanties, and so much more.

Co-curated by Folkestone Fringe, Go to the Pine and Creative Folkestone, SALT explores the way coastal environments shape who we are and asks what the future might hold for the creatures and places that exist on the edge. 

The exploration of themes & topics emerged from the think-ins previous to the festival, with focuses such as; Climate Crisis, Extinction, Family Activism, Youth Protest, Becoming Plastic Free, The Circular Economy and Fast Fashion across areas such as biodiversity, species’ extinction, and sustainability. Through this, we now want audiences to feel encouraged to lead and enact change in their communities as a result of what they saw and experienced during the festival.

SALT is the most local of all our festivals and it engenders an enormous amount of pride in the community and the local environment as well as helping people to learn more about their town. This year, the interpreting, experimentation & study of the local inevitably coordinated with the current climate emergency in its urgency & coverage. We hope SALT offered the variety of time & space for us all to learn, question & understand what we're seeing, hearing or feeling through our own individual ways. 

If you attended some of the events, passed-by, or simply heard about the Festival- we'd love to hear your feedback! Any thoughts, points of inspiration, favourite events, things to change, or work you'd like to see continue/develop, please email [email protected]

Take a look at SALT 2018 >> 


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Thanks to:

Folkestone Fringe, Creative FolkestoneGo to the Pine, Arts Council England, Roger de Haan Charitable Trust, Folkestone-Hythe District Council, Folkestone Town CouncilTeam London BridgeCircumference Circus, Folke, Harbour Company, White Cliff Countryside Partnership, Guardians of the DeepThe Pullman, Plastic Free Ashford. 

A special thanks to Clare Unsworth & Cassie Newcombe of Foxbite Media  (Filming) & Peter Halpin (Photography) for documenting the Festival. Photography published here >> 

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13 September 2019

SALT 2019 Documentation
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13 September 2019 : Performance

It’s Hot It’s Not
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15 September 2019 : Art

Art in Romney Marsh
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17 September 2019 : Art

RE-Mark
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18 September 2019 : Performance

Salt Launch and Folkestone Sea Shanty
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18 September 2019 : Performance

James Wilton Dance: Leviathan
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19 September 2019 : Art

Katrin Albrecht: Cut from the Same Cloth
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19 September 2019

Guardians of the Deep: Grown-up Rock-Pooling
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19 September 2019

Haeckels: Salt Treatment
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19 September 2019 : Art

Judith Anketell: The Lament Lists
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19 September 2019

Mel Wrigley: Mass Extinction
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19 September 2019

a:dress: Fashion to Die For
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20 September 2019 : Sound

Chris Poundwhite & Craig Gell: Green Language
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20 September 2019

Folkestone's Fishing & Heritage Museum: Guided Tour
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20 September 2019

Alan Taylor: Alan's Archive
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20 September 2019

a:adress: Clothes Swish
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20 September 2019

Search Party: STORM
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21 September 2019 : Performance

SALVAGE Festival
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21 September 2019

Search Party: LANDFILL
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21 September 2019

Textile Terrorism with Erica Parrett
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21 September 2019

Katrin Albrecht: Compost Revolution
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21 September 2019

Wild Food Folk: Searching for Seaweed
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21 September 2019

a:dress: Clothes Clinic with Dorit Young
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21 September 2019

Graeme Miller: Wild Car
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21 September 2019

Joanna Jones, Helen Lindon & Clare Smith: 3 Films
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21 September 2019

a:dress: Bad Mending with Annie Taylor
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21 September 2019

Extinction Rebellion: Is Climate Change Above the Law (part 2)?
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21 September 2019

Vybarr Cregan: Reid Primate Change - How the World We Made is Remaking Us
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21 September 2019

Woman at War (12A)
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22 September 2019

Joanna Jones, Helen Lindon & Clare Smith: Moon Talk
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22 September 2019

Artists' Breakfast: SALT 2019
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22 September 2019

Guardians of the Deep: Great British Beach Clean
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22 September 2019

a:dress: Upcycling Foil with Claire Angel
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22 September 2019

a:dress: Visible Mending with Deborah Nash
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22 September 2019

James Canton: Wild Writing
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22 September 2019

Jim Lockey: ARK
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22 September 2019

Circumference Circus: Seed
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22 September 2019

a:dress: Inside Out Fashion with Lubna Gem Arielle
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22 September 2019

SALT Dip with Kent Sea Swimmers
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22 September 2019

James Canton: Ancient Wonderings - Journey's Into Prehistoric Britain
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22 September 2019

Sustainable Food Long Table & SALT Wrap
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