SALT + EARTH 2023 : Festival of Landscape, Seascape & The Environment

SALT + EARTH: Festival of Landscape, Seascape & The Environment will return from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 September 2023.

Building on last years expanded format, we are so delighted to continue our collaboration with Creative Folkestone and Kent Downs AONB as we dig deeper into the ways we connect with the environments that surround us, while engaging with the urgency of the climate crisis and connecting with the communities that live in and around the Kent Downs. SALT + EARTH 2023 presents a weekend of artworks, workshops, food and film gatherings, walks, talks and so much more.

The selected artists, creatives and collectives, and the diverse nature of their work are brilliant indicators of the different ways each of us encounter, are affected by and respond to our natural environment. Expect events, exhibitions, gatherings and performances that explore everything from geography to geology, ancestral and ancient crafts to diasporic and contemporary experiences, and the monumental dis/connections between humans and nature. 

SALT + EARTH 2023 invites everyone to engage with the Kent Downs in different ways than before, and aims to inspire a renewed way of experiencing the wonderful and immensely important environment that surrounds us. 

Keep your eyes peeled on this space, and follow our socials as we continue to reveal more information and insights about the festival, and its artists - and how you can be a part of it all.


SALT Festival began in 2016. Based in Folkestone, the festival’s aim was to inspire and connect people to the coastal landscape and urgent issues of climate change. Previous editions of the festival have included activities and events such as communal sea swims, boat building, rewilding projects, live performances and much more. The expanded festival will now look beyond the coast to the wild and rural parts of Kent and northern France. SALT + EARTH is an ambitious festival that now aims to raise awareness of the climate emergency and UNESCO geopark bid. 

SALT + EARTH is co-curated by Creative Folkestone, Folkestone Fringe, and Kent Downs AONB.


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30 August 2023 : Performance

Rubiane Maia: Magical Curves - 2 Day Workshop
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8 September 2023

Alison Neighbour : Chalk Coracle II
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8 September 2023

Marcelo Moscheta : The Milky Way Project
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8 September 2023

Rubiane Maia : Magical Curves Exhibition
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8 September 2023

Sara Trillo : Going Underground
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8 September 2023

Joséphine Javier : Tactile Mapping (La carte et le Vêtement)
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8 September 2023

Paul Smith & Danny Staples : Seawater : Photo Emulsions
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8 September 2023

Francine Hajilou: We Are Here Exhibition
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8 September 2023

Chalk Ridgeway Walk
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8 September 2023

SALT + EARTH 2023 LAUNCH
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8 September 2023

An audience with Nicholas Crane
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8 September 2023

Sapphire Goss: Salt Revenants: Optographic Animation
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9 September 2023

Francine Hajilou : You Are Here – An enquiry into connection to Place
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9 September 2023

Origins Untold: Chalk, Grass & Land
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9 September 2023

Fantastic Fossil Foray 2023
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9 September 2023

Conker Collective Family Experience
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9 September 2023

Sara Trillo In Conversation
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9 September 2023

Francine Hajilou : You Are Here : pre-Amble
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9 September 2023

Paul Smith & Danny Staples : Seawater : Supper Club
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9 September 2023

Folkestone Documentary Festival presents The Nettle Dress + Haulout + Q&A
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10 September 2023

Rosie Plunkett : Untitled (Chalk Drawings)
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10 September 2023

Tactile Mapping (La carte et le Vêtement) Workshop
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10 September 2023

SALT + EARTH 2023 Artist Panel
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10 September 2023

Dr Ruth Siddall : Making Paints from Earth
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10 September 2023

Rockpooling at Samphire Hoe
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10 September 2023

Fête du Parc 2023
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10 September 2023

SALT + EARTH 2023 DIP
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10 September 2023

SALT + EARTH 2023 Wrap
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