Pages of the Sea: Danny Boyle

Sunday, 11 November 2018
Sunny Sands, The Stade, Folkestone, Kent CT19 6PX

On 11 November 2018, communities will gather on beaches across the UK to say thank you and goodbye. Film-maker Danny Boyle invites you to join him in marking 100 years since Armistice and the end of the First World War. Pages of the Sea is a unique moment to say goodbye, together, to the millions of men and women who left their shores during the war, many never to return.

You’re invited to Sunny Sands beach, near the harbour, where approximately 10 million men and women arrived and departed during WW1. Over the course of several hours, a portrait of an individual from the First World War will emerge from the sand. And then, as the tide rises, watch as it’s washed away as we take a moment to say a collective goodbye.

Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem especially for the moment, to be read by individuals, families and communities on the day.

The Creative Foundation are honoured to be delivering this project in Folkestone, as towns and cities around the UK remember and mark this historic occasion. The Creative Foundation’s dedicated learning space, Block 67, will be holding two free family workshops in the build up to the event, in addition to working with local schools and community groups. Full details on the best times to visit the beach will be announced soon.

You can also take part online. Discover other individuals who left their shores. See their faces and find out who they were. Those from your community, those who shared your name. You can even add your own image of someone from the First World War from your own family or community and say a personal goodbye.

Get involved and find out more at http://www.pagesofthesea.org.uk

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Sculpture Workshop

Draw for sculpture and make your own plaster carved animal sculpture.
Hosted by Candida Wright
Saturday 27th October
from 13:00-16:00
Touch Base
17- 19 Tontine St. Folkestone


A few days to go till the next Sculpture workshop of plaster carving – experience not necessary – open your 3D creativity.

6e Fête de l’estampe (Printmaking festival)

26 mai 2018, 6e Fête de l’estampe
Les inscriptions sont ouvertes !
date limite : 10 avril 2018 / deadline : April 10, 2018

Manifestampe – fédération nationale de l’estampe présente la sixième édition de la Fête de l’estampe
Manifestampe, the French printmakers’ federation, organises the 6th “Fête de l’estampe” (Printmaking festival)

Devenue au fil des années un succès, c’est un rendez-vous annuel à ne pas manquer. La Fête de l’estampe permet à un large public de découvrir dans une ambiance chaleureuse la richesse de ce moyen d’expression qui comprend la gravure, la lithographie, la sérigraphie ou encore les procédés numériques. Des expositions, des performances, des visites d’ateliers, stages, démonstrations, portes ouvertes, cours, conférences, ventes aux enchères, kakémonos géants, etc. sont organisés dans toute la France et même au-delà, en Europe, le jour de la Fête de l’estampe, autour du 26 mai 2018. La Fête de l’estampe 2017 a bénéficié du soutien du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.

Over the years, the success of this festival has made it an unmissable event in the cultural calendar. La Fête de l’estampe provides a festive opportunity for many to discover this rich art that includes lithography, engraving, serigraphy, artists’ books and even digital prints. Exhibitions, outdoor studios, training sessions, open studios, conferences, performances, auctions, giant prints,… are organised in France and in many other countries in Europe on 26th May, 2018, for one day, or longer in some areas.

Où se déroule la Fête de l’estampe ? Partout en France… et même en Europe ! Dans des ateliers, dans des galeries d’art, dans la rue, dans des bibliothèques, des parcs et jardins, des musées, des écoles, en ville ou à la campagne, dans des lieux prestigieux ou insolites. Toutes les initiatives sont possibles.

Where? Anywhere : in artists’ studios, art galleries, in the street, in libraries, gardens, museums, schools, art schools … all initiatives are welcome.

Quand a lieu la Fête de l’estampe ? Le samedi 26 mai 2018, bien entendu. La plupart des événements durent plusieurs jours autour du 26 mai. Tout événement annoncé sera ouvert au public le 26 mai 2018.

When ? On Saturday, May 26th, 2018. Events may also be organised to last several days or weeks, providing the date of 26th May is included.

Qui participe ? La Fête de l’estampe est initiée par Manifestampe et est organisée par tous les acteurs de l’estampe : artistes plasticiens, graveurs, lithographes, sérigraphes, galeristes, musées, imprimeurs de l’estampe, collectionneurs d’estampes, écoles d’art, etc. Tous ont eu à cœur de mettre l’estampe en valeur auprès du public, et particulièrement ce jour-là

Who? La Fête de l’estampe is dedicated to anyone involved in printmaking: artists, engravers, lithographers, serigraphers, museums, printers, gallery owners, collectors, artists’ associations,…

https://www.fetedelestampe.fr/

ALL INKED UP Artist’s Book and Print Fair

Kent’s International Artist Book and Print Event
Friday 13 October- Thusday 9 November 2017
Location: Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury Time: 10:30 am- 18:00 pm
http://www.uca.ac.uk/galleries/gallery-events/all-inked-up/

All Inked Up is an International Artist Book and Print Event spread over two venues, UCA, Canterbury and The Brewery Tap, Folkestone, comprising of an Artist Book and Print Fair, Symposium, Workshops and a final Exhibition of four internationally acclaimed artists at The Herbert Read Gallery UCA, Canterbury.
The event will build the audiences awareness of the Artist book as a primary medium and method in artistic practice to introducing the broad possibilities that the book format covers, from Illustrative narrative to sculptural forms through to digital, audio/video and performance work.
The Event will feature over 30 Internationally recognised Book Arts from Spain, South Korea, Japan, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Ireland as well as the U.K; the work of Staff and Students from European Universities, Spain, Norway, Ireland, Scotland and England as well as local Artistic community in the South East, Resort Studio, Open School East, Intra, DBA Print studios and Folkestone’s Creative Quarter.

Royal Academy Exhibition Trip

For FAC members: Sunday 12th March
Make our own way to Royal Academy of Arts

Meet together after seeing show(s) 1:30pm (if not bumped into each other before) in the RA café for coffee & decide where to go for lunch
Book our own tickets and time slots ourselves online or at RA and allow time to see what we want – there are two paid entry exhibitions:
1) Russian Art (1917-1932)
2) American Art (painting in 1930’s)
3)Olwyn Bowey RA (free, but need to ask to see private collection)

See more here: Royal Academy – Exhibitions and Events

Pay our own entries with own discounts etc to see preferred exhibition(s)

Head over to the Centre of Russian Arts in Little Portland Street, where they have an exhibition of poster art (which links with the Russian theme)

Travel suggestions:

7:20 am coach from bus station arr 9:50am Vic, & walk to RA = approx 10:30 arrival RA?

9am train from Folk Central – St.Pan, & tube to Piccadilly = approx. 10:30 arrival RA)

FAC Quiz Night

Art, literature, film, music and more, so much more! well, architecture. Come and give your grey matter a work out at this ‘the arts’-themed quiz hosted by the Folkestone Arts Collective.

7.30 for 8.00 start. Teams of 4 max. £2 per person. FAC members £1. Cash prize pot. Spot prize competitions inlcuding Pointless Artists round!

Small venue with limited number of teams so come early to avoid disappointment!
19 May at 19:30
Lime Bar Cafe 46 Tontine Street, CT20 1JU Folkestone, Kent

FAC Meeting at Lime Bar Monday 22nd February

Folkestone Arts Collective Meeting at Lime Bar Monday 22.2.2016

Present:

Sharon McCarron, Lesley Richmond, Rebecca Elliot, James Pyott, Malcolm Richmond, Rob Kennett, Frances Powell, Steve Harris,, Mike Tedder, Andy Thomas-Emans, Kate Thomas-Emans, Ruth Maskell, Ann Wimsett, Roberta Harrold

Apologies:

Phyllis McDowell and Francois Lloyd

1. Next meeting Tuesday 5th April Quarterhouse bar at 6pm then to Lime Bar to socialise. To be confirmed by Kate. Focus will be collection of 10 pound annual fee from members and distribution of membership cards. Alternatively cheques can be given to Anne for paying in by Kate/Andy/Steve. Agreed that membership fee will cover renewal of insurance and FAC running costs.

2. Future project suggestions:

* Art quiz

* Treasure Hunt (Bobby to co-ordinate)

* plein air painting

* FAC artists to talk about their work to the group;

* Open mic nights (Andy)

* Phyllis will try and get the FAC a slot at the Palm Court – probably for next year given the waiting list.

* Phyllis suggestion that the group could meet at Poulton Wood Aldington nature reserve for drawing/painting day, and possibly workshops. Next events are around Bluebells at the end of April \and an Open Day early June.

* Mike pointed out forthcoming exhibition opportunities at open air art markets in Walmer, Dover and Maidstone (17th September, under cover).

* Maggie to approach Neville Pundole for FAC to take part in event he is organising

* FAC entry to Sandcastle competition?

3. Points of interest to be brought to members’ attention – for example Jackson’s supplies has 3,000 pound art prize on offer. We should ask for a discount for FAC members like the one we already have with Pencraft.

4. Members were asked for ideas for possible funding applications with district and town council as well as local councillors’ discretionary funds. Andy to look at funding deadlines.

5..Kate suggested people might pay for a basic animation workshop. Rebecca said Astrid Goldsmith has now finished her animated film and could be approached to make a presentation. Malcolm pointed out that a projection screen is available for community use.

6. A call was made for volunteers to learn more professional curating skills.

7. Malcolm invited members to join the Folkestone Artists Cricket Team who play for charity at Shorncliffe barracks.

8. Information to be given to Mike to build an up to date contacts page on the website