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SALT Festival of the Sea and Environment

Image  copy  Andy Aitchison

Image © Andy Aitchison

SALT Festival of the Sea and Environment invites the audience on a creative and inspiring journey through the landscape and culture of Folkestone's coastline.


SALT Festival returned for its fourth year from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September 2019.  With a mix of joy and provocation, urgency and exhilaration, we immersed ourselves in questions of landscape and culture expressed through theatre, dance, circus, music, film, visual arts and hands-on workshops.

Together we explored environmental concerns such as extinction and climate; public activism; slow fashion; and (re)wilding; devoured hearty local food; built boats; bellowed shanties; went rock-pooling and beach cleaning and so much more.

Co-curated by Creative FolkestoneFolkestone Fringe and Go to the Pine, SALT explores the way coastal environments shape who we are and asks what the future might hold for those living on the edge.

SALT Festival will return soon. Check back for more details and keep up to date by following us on Twitter @SALT_fest.

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