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The History and Possible Futures of Folkestone Gasworks


Part of Pioneering Places East Kent: Folkestone, this exhibition, displayed across three sites in Folkestone, explores the history and possible futures of the Ship Street Gasworks site.

At Folkestone Museum we tell the story of Foord, from rural village to the railway and industrialisation, with much of the content contributed by residents.

Exhibition Open: 28 June to 21 July, every Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm


At Sunflower House you will find a range of carefully researched proposals by EAST Architects, designed to provide local residents with the knowledge they need to decide what future they want for the site. With contributions by local schoolchildren from Christ Church, Stella Maris, Mundella and St Mary’s primary schools, who worked with Little Architect, from the Architectural Association School of Architecture

Exhibition Open: 29 June to 21 July every Tues, Wed and Fri, 1-4pm. And every Sat and Sun, 12-4pm

Special Events: The Gasworks - A walk & talk. Free to attend. Tuesday 16 July, 3.30-5.30pm. And Saturday 20 July, 2-4pm


At Urban Room Folkestone there will be proposals for the site by architecture students from Oxford Brooks University.

Open: 10-21 July every Wed-Sun, 11am-3pm


Pioneering Places East Kent is part of the national Great Place Scheme, an ambitious project that will make East Kent an even better place to live, work and visit by exploring heritage, developing civic pride and connecting artists and communities. Four projects in Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Ramsgate are being led by local cultural organisations to encourage any and all of the residents to bring in change, become great place-makers, and influence policy makers.

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