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Sponsors and Supporters

Creative Folkestone Book Festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of our funders and partners. We were proud to welcome the return of NewsNow as our Principal Partner for the Creative Folkestone Book Festival 2021.

Struan Bartlett, Founder and CEO, NewsNow, says: "We’re delighted to be Creative Folkestone Book Festival’s principal partner for a second year. There continues to be a strong synergy between the festival and NewsNow, both of which are platforms for inquiring minds to discover new stories, ideas and viewpoints, as well as challenge their preconceptions."

NewsNow, a news organisation using technology to support and promote credible, independent and public interest journalism. An ideal sponsor for our festival that provides a platform to share big ideas and inspire informed debate.

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We also welcomed the retun of our Education Partner, Canterbury Christ Church University.

Dr Katie McGown, Head of Arts and Culture at Canterbury Christ Church University, says: “We are delighted to be the Education Partner for this year’s Creative Folkestone Book Festival. The difficulties of the past year have reinforced the invaluable role that culture plays in our individual wellbeing and in building strong and resilient communities. Given Creative Folkestone’s legacy of cultural innovation and transformation, their upcoming programme, including the Book Festival, will be crucial to the recovery of the region. We commend the Festival team for creating such a dynamic and engaging programme and look forward to participating in the Book Festival alongside its many supporters in Folkestone, East Kent, and beyond."

We were delighted to be supported by a new supporter for Folkestone Book Festival 2021. Say hello to Hi3 Network.

Hi3 Network will support the future of moving-image, screen-based and creative technologies through innovative research and development across the south east.

This is a collaborative initiative led by London South Bank University and includes several partners including Canterbury Christ Church University, Creative Folkestone, Screen South and Maidstone Studios. 

The project will provide free access to state of the art production studios and a secure high-speed cloud-based network for SMEs.

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