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Folkestone Fringe

I AM Fully Human works by Aida Silvestri photo taken by Josh Jordan
Festival of Looking Craig Gell photo taken by Josh Jordan
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Folkestone Fringe is an artist-led organisation committed to creating opportunities for emerging talent and producing projects which encourage a greater connection between people and place. We organise festivals and events in Folkestone, and its immediate surroundings. Our work includes several annual festivals, as well as an extensive programme that runs alongside the Creative Folkestone Triennial.

Folkestone Fringe enables people to fulfil their potential, setting up pathways to self-actualisation. We believe in the transformative power of art - both in a personal sense, when experienced as an artist or audience member, and also as a way of highlighting societal issues and driving social change. By creatively empowering individuals, we contribute to making Folkestone an exciting, vibrant and fulfilling place to live and visit.

We have benefited from, and been a driver in, the cultural changes happening locally. Our aim over the next few years is to aid the growth of local makers, curators, producers and art practitioners so that the skills base becomes more embedded in the town - so that new ideas, from the younger generation, are given the space to grow - enabling them to deliver the next ten years of well-considered and meaningful cultural activity.

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