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Special Offers, Events and Info this Christmas at the Creative Quarter


Maison Marine

To celebrate their first year in The Old High Street, Luxe Boutique Maison Marine are hosting an in-store pop up from Hunter Jones of Rye, featuring a great selection of interior accessories including rugs, lighting, candles and cushions alongside Maison Marine's fantastic seasonal collection. Pay them a visit at 45 The Old High Street this Christmas.

Maison Marine 


Vintage and Vinyl -  Gin and Wine Tasting
57 The Old High Street

Over the four late night shopping evenings Vintage and Vinyl will be offering you the chance to sample some of their craft gins and award-winning wines from Kent and Sussex. Gin tasting will take place on 1 and 15 December and wine tasting on 8 and 22 December between 5.30pm and 7pm. In addition, make a saving of 10% when purchasing 6 bottles of mix and match wine, cider, beer and spirits.


Plectrums, Pens and Paints
61 The Old High Street

Save 10% on the price of all goods at The Old High Street’s one stop shop for musical instruments and accessories between 5pm and 7pm on our late night shopping evenings. Just remember to take along a copy of this leaflet!


Christmas Card Screen Printing workshop with Samuel Capell
Studio 5, Stables Studios, 35 – 37 Tontine Street
Late Night Shopping: Thursday 1, 8, 15 & 22 December
5pm – 7pm
Free for all ages (small contributions welcomed)

Learn the basics of screen printing and print your own colour-in Christmas card, ready to take home to give to a loved one. No need to bring anything, all designs are pre-made just pick one or two and print away.


Stables Studios Christmas Fair
Stables Studios, 35 – 37 Tontine Street
Friday 18 November – Thursday 22 December, Monday - Friday, 11am -5pm
Late night shopping – Thursday 1, 8, 15 & 22 December, until 7pm
Official opening of the Stables Christmas Fair - Friday 18 November, 6pm – 9pm

All stables artists will participate in a studio Christmas Fair featuring work in sculpture, jewellery, fine art and prints all under £100.



Lilford Gallery
8 The Old High Street, Folkestone
Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun – Mon, 11am – 4pm

Are you on the lookout for the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone? Remember to visit Lilford Gallery Folkestone when doing your Christmas shopping to see artwork from some of our best loved artists, as part of our ongoing mixed show.
Artists on display will include Sara Pope, Eve De Haan, Lora Zombie and our new artist Rainer Taepper with his fantastic limited edition Pop Art pineapples priced at £87 each.


Alan Smith – Open Studio
First Floor Studio, 43A The Old High Street

Late Night Shopping evenings Thursday 1, 8, 15 and 22 December, 4pm - 7pm
SLOWLY, but suddenly. To talk about art and the mysterious process of making it, step inside Alan Smith's studio. The award-winning Lilford Gallery artist will be happy to answer your questions.  Selected pencil drawings, prints and oil paintings on view and on sale.


Congo Coffee Shop and Tea Rooms
Book Signing & Meet the Author Events
46 The Old High Street
Friday 18 November, 4pm - Carol Creasey: The Power of Love
Saturday 19 November, 4pm - Guy Fraser-Sampson: Death in Profile

Congo Coffee Shop and Tea Rooms will be serving hot beverages, mulled wine (non-alcoholic) and spiced hot chocolate with cream during their author events, with a special White Belgian Chocolate Ganache Cake for Carol Creasey’s event The Power Of Love and a Death By Chocolate Hot Fudge Cake for Guy Fraser-Sampson’s Death In Profile.

Late Night Shopping Evenings: Thursday 1, 8, 15 & 22 December
Congo Coffee Shop and Tea Rooms will be serving mulled wine, festive food, spiced hot chocolate, sweet potato and coconut soup and a signature cake for each late night shopping evenings including Golden Sugar Congo Christmas Cake and Coconut and Lime Savarin.



Deborah Crofts: Open Studio and Window Display
Studio 9, Stables Studios, 35 – 37 Tontine Street
Late Night Shopping Evenings: Thursday 1, 8, 15 & 22 December, until 6pm.

Deborah Crofts will be holding open studio events during the run up to Christmas. On display and for sale will be a selection of acrylic paintings and monoprints inspired by coastal and landscape themes. The artworks explore personal and emotional responses to local and countrywide locations. Prices start at £10 and upwards to £500. On offer will be a complimentary mini artwork for anyone spending more than £50.00.


Beginners Introduction to Plaster Carving: Making a Head with Candida Wright
ARRCC, 17-19 Tontine Street
Thursday 24 November, 6pm - 9pm
£20 (including materials)
To book a place and for more details email: Due to limited space booking is essential.


Cursley & Bond
68 The Old High Street
Bridget & Paddy Hamilton Exhibition, 19 Nov – 19 Jan
Private View: Friday 18 November, 5-7pm

12 Days of Christmas Special: Cursley & Bond will be promoting one special piece through their Instagram and Facebook pages each day from 1-12 December. The first person to contact the gallery to purchase the piece will receive a 20% discount!



The Nightmare Before Christmas - Can you protect Folkestone from an undead nightmare?
Steep Street Coffee House, 18 – 24 The Old High Street
15 December, 6.30pm – 9pm, £10 per player

Folkestone Nightmare is a unique crisis game involving role-playing and decision making, developed by Folkestone-based professional game designer Jim Wallman.

Players in this game aren't axe-wielding survivors, but real-world agencies (such as the police and army) – the game is based on serious crisis games - but with a fun angle! Email to book a place.

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