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SALT + EARTH: Festival of Landscape, Seascape & The Environment

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SALT + EARTH: Festival of Landscape, Seascape & The Environment will return from Friday 4 to Sunday 6th October 2024. 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.

For three days in October as the seasons turn, you are invited to join us for walks, talks, food, exhibitions and installations. Together we will watch films, eat, discuss past and future landscapes, swim and more.

This year we will focus on where it all begins... SOIL. We will explore how the fields that surround us are farmed, how the land is cared for, and what the future will bring with a changing climate and supercharged weather events. 

From our unique position overlooking the channel, we see more in common than what divides on each side: we are continuing the work to realise a cross-channel Geo-Park, co-produced with artists, writers, scientists, farmers and community groups of all ages. 

Get immersed in differing perspectives! - borders, growing, climate - there’s 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. 


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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. 


Cross-Channel Geopark

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?

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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

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