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

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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/

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)