Creatives Fair at Sunflower House

East Cliff Creatives invite you to a Creatives Fair at Sunflower House, where you can discover unique works for sale from a wide variety of creatives including art, photography, ceramics, crafts and more…

Saturday 15th June
10am – 5pm
Sunflower House, 45 Foord Road, Folkestone CT19 5AE

http://eastcliffcreatives.com

Pebble painting workshops – Lasting Memories Project

East Cliff Creative’s Lasting Memories Project, to commemorate peace after WW1, is gaining a real momentum but there are still many pebbles to be painted before the end of June. If you or anyone you know would like to make their mark on a few there are a number of free walk-in painting workshops:

May 11th Folkestone Library 10am-2pm
May 16th Block67, 67 Tontine St 11am-7pm
May 17th Cheriton Library 10am-12pm
May 19th Block67, 67 Tontine St 10am-4pm

The project is growing rapidly with over 1,500 school children taking part in painting pebbles at schools and youth centres.
They only have to paint 20,000!!!! Each one will be a mini artwork that will become part of the seven giant Beach Poppies to be constructed on the 29th/30th June. Anyone can take part and you don’t have to be an artist.
To find out more here are a few links that will explain:

Lasting Memories: Beach Poppy Art


Lasting Memories: How to Get Involved

Lasting Memories is centred around the creation of seven giant poppies on the beaches of Folkestone at the end of June 2019. The poppies will be created from around 20,000 Folkestone pebbles. Each pebble will be its own mini artwork, painted using special eco-friendly paint by the community, young and old. Everyone is welcome!

The Poppies will represent the seven months between the Armistice of WW1 and eventual peace, with the signing of the treaty of Versailles on June 28th 1919. Each poppy will represent stories from seven themes that impacted on the local community during this time.
Follow #pebblepoppies to see updates on Instagram!

7e Fête de l’estampe/Festival of Printmaking – 26th May 2019

Created in 2013 and organised every year by Manifestampe-Fédération nationale de l’estampe, 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, 2019, for one day, or longer in some areas.
New for the 2019 edition : any event related to printmaking open at least one day between 15 and 31 May can participate.

Close to 200 events/open studios/demonstrations/performances already registered.
Deadline extended to April 10th
Register in English here:
https://www.fetedelestampe.fr/inscriptions/foreign

Sculpture workshop 2nd March

Be inspired by natural found objects to create a plaster carving sculpture
Sat 2nd March
1 pm till 4 pm
At; Touchbase, 17-19 Tontine Street, Folkestone, CT20 1JT

£20 ( £15 returners) includes a block to carve
Email to book a place: candida_art@yahoo.co.uk

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/