SALT + EARTH: Festival of Landscape, Seascape & The Environment will return from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 September 2023. We are delighted to be collaborating with Folkestone Fringe and Kent Downs AONB to present a weekend of artworks, walks, workshops, community gatherings and more.
This September, Folkestone Fringe, Creative Folkestone and Kent Downs AONB will present a programme of events and activities that will help you to connect with the incredible natural environment on Folkestone's doorstep.
Over the weekend, artists, creatives and scientists will explore everything from geography to geology, sounds to sculptures, food to Deep Time. There will be walks, talks, feasts, exhibitions, installations with something for everyone to enjoy.
Stay tuned for more information as we announce the full programme soon.
SALT Festival 2019
Watch a short film of SALT Festival 2019 to get an idea of what to expect from this year's festival.
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 cross-channel geopark bid.
What is a Geopark?
This year's festival is working in partnership with Kent Downs AONB in celebration of their bid to become a Geopark. But, what is a Geopark?
SALT + EARTH is co-produced by Creative Folkestone, Folkestone Fringe, and Kent Downs AONB, in support of the Cross-Channel Geopark. SALT + EARTH explores the way the natural environments around us shape who we are and asks what the future might hold for those living on the edge