Pavement Pounders and the Folkestone Book Festival
The Folkestone Book Festival have again asked Pavement Pounders, a local community interest company to devise and lead a guided walk. This year the walk will be loosely based on the theme of innovation – scientific, artistic, metaphorical and concrete – both past and present. From the coming of the railways 150 years ago to the making of The Creative Quarter, innovation has been central to the story of Folkestone.
Explore with us this heritage on our doorstep.
Sunday 4th November and Thursday 8th November On both dates; meet at The Quarterhouse, Tontine St. 11.30am £6.50 / £5.50 friends / £4.50 conc.
Booking and Information 01303 858500, http://folkestonebookfest.com/pavement-pounders/
On Wednesday 7th November Pavement Pounders will launch Transitions 2
A journal of crossings at Googies café, Rendezvous Street, Folkestone. Stories, articles or poems concerned with the personal experience of universal themes of crossings, transitions and transformations.
Hear the amazing voice of Afro-jazz singer Maiuko and listen to other contributors to the journal, including author Maggie Harris, Sarah Wheeler, Paul Harris and Gillian White read from their pieces.
ENTRANCE FREE but please buy a copy of the journal!
Drinks and food will be available to buy
Wednesday 7th November Googies café, Rendezvous St. Folkestone 7.00pm
Booking and information 01303 858500
01303 227150 * Mob. 0750-5813297 * firstname.lastname@example.org *
Pavement Pounders Community Interest Company have since they were founded in 2010 always integrated their events with local festivals. They have been leading guided walks for the book festival for three years and devised and led both walks and drawing workshops for last year’s Folkestone Triennial and its fringe. The first edition of their journal “Transitions” was launched during the Triennial. Next year, they will be organizing events for the Folkestone Festival and the Airshow.
Spent yesterday, 15th October at The Dragon Cafe, Borough High Street, home of the Mental Fight Club for readings from our fresh from the printers journal Transitions 2.
Readings from Sarah Wheeler and Annie Webb
Official launch of Transitions 2 at The Folkestone Book Festival 2-10th November http://folkestonebookfest.com/category/wednesday-7/
Photo shows Ben Okri patron of Mental Fight Club reading at the Dragon Cafe
The Big Draw in Folkestone's Creative Quarter
The Big Draw is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing. It has grown into a month-long festival throughout October all over the UK. Every year more people across the world join Big Draw events and engage in creative activities. The Campaign for Drawing is an independent charity which raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement. The Campaign has created a new regard for the value of drawing to help people see, think, invent and take action. Its long-term ambition is to change the way drawing is perceived by educationalists and the public. This has won support from leading practitioners in the creative industries and in art, architecture and design colleges, signalling an overdue realisation that drawing is fundamental to the training of students in these disciplines. The Campaign takes a wider view. It sees drawing as a basic human skill useful in all walks of life.
The Campaign's work will finish when the words 'I can't draw' are dropped from our vocabulary.
Folkestone's Creative Quarter Big Draw Event
Organized for the third year by Pavement Pounders CIC
with help in kind from the Creative Foundation. This year we were joined by artists Charles Newington of White Horse fame and Victoria Fontaine Wolf
Folkestone Creative Quarter Big Draw Event "Why Don't We Do It In The Road? Morning session cancelled but see you in Folkestone's Old High Street this sunny afternoon October 6th between 2-4