With Christmas just around the corner, wrap up warm and venture out into the Creative Quarter this November! Don't miss the Christmas lights switch-on, the launch of the Secret Postcard Show, exhibitions, performances and opportunities to get involved this month!
Saudade: Mixed media show by Katy Phillips & Terence Wilde
The Stables, 35-37 Tontine Street, CT20 1JT | Tue 5 - Sat 30 Nov
Katy Phillips is a ceramic artist working at The Stables studios. Her work is drawn from a response to emotions and forms, she makes sculptural ceramic vessels.
Terence Wilde is a well-established artist working in different media, here he shows his figurative ceramic sculptures acrylic paintings and drawings along-side and conversing with Katy Murray's sculptural vessels.
All work is available to buy.
Nordic folk artist Elimarit releases debut single Heart So Cold on Friday 1 November, produced by collaborators of Jon Hopkins and Imogen Heap
Heart So Cold is crafted out of only one instrument - Elimarit’s vocals. It is a sparse and atmospheric track with a nod to traditional Norwegian folk, influenced by the artist’s upbringing on a Norwegian fjord.
The song was inspired by a profound personal loss; it explores the aftermath of suicide and finding stillness and hope in the midst of the storm of grief. Unafraid of vulnerability, Elimarit chose to record Heart So Cold without instruments to fully capture the raw fragility of its emotional content.
The single is produced by Cherif Hashizume, who has worked with Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins and David Byrne, and by Anil Sebastian, who has collaborated and performed with Imogen Heap, Guy Sigsworth and Manu Delago.
Originally from Stavanger, Norway, Elimarit is now part of the vibrant Creative Quarter community.
Folkeshare is a Timebank, created to benefit the residents of Folkestone and Hythe. It incentivises volunteers - for every hour you give, you will receive a time credit. Each time credit is worth one hour and can be used to access services provided by other local people and businesses who are involved in the time bank.
If you give an hour helping Doris with her garden in East Cliff or doing some DIY for us at Custom, you gain a time credit. You could ‘spend’ that getting an hour’s massage from trainee Tom or an hour’s German lesson from retired teacher Katharina, who in turn would gain a time credit that she might spend having a meal at Custom.... and so the network develops.
Dame Emma Kirkby in conversation with Donald MacLeod
Customs House, Folkestone Harbour Station | Thu 14 Nov | 7pm | £10 on the door
Folkestone Early Music presents the great soprano Dame Emma Kirkby in conversation with Donald MacLeod (presenter of BBC Radio 3's Composer of the Week) and singing some favourite Purcell songs with Asako Morikawa (viola da gamba).
Emma Kirkby is one of the world's most renowned early music specialists, praised for ‘radically changing the music of our time’ with her distinctive voice. In 1999 she was voted Artist of the Year by Classic FM listeners and in 2007 BBC Music Magazine placed her at number 10 in a list of ‘the twenty greatest sopranos’. Recently she was given the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Gramophone Classical Music Awards.
Richard Watkins performs Peter Maxwell Davies and Messiaen
Customs House, Folkestone Harbour Station | Thu 28 Nov | 7pm | £10 on the door
Folkestone New Music presents Richard Watkins introducing and performing virtuosic new music for horn by Peter Maxwell Davies and Messiaen.
Richard was principal horn with the Philharmonia Orchestra from 1985 to 1996. He has performed with conductors including Giulini, Sawallisch, Salonen, Sinopoli and Rozhdestvensky. He has an extensive discography and has premiered concertos by Peter Maxwell Davies, Magnus Lindberg and many others. Recent performances include the Colin Matthews concerto at the Proms.
Block 67, 67 Tontine Street | Tue 19 Nov | 6-7.30pm | Free
Join Threads in celebrating the power of peer-led conversation and feedback at Peer-in. An opportunity to share knowledge and connect with other creatives.
Each Peer-in session has four slots available for artists to share their work, all kinds of creative work is welcome; bring along a work/work-in-progress or an idea you've been craving commentary on. Peer-analysis and critique has the potential of leading your practice in new and unanticipated ways.
If you don't fancy sharing your work we invite you to join us as friendly eyes or ears to listen, discuss and offer valuable feedback to your peers. Who knows, you might get inspired to present next month!
Delicious California winter essentials
48 The Old High Street, CT20 1RN
Vegan friendly hand knitted bobble hats and men’s beanies are back in store now, ready for Christmas!
Check out the Delicious California podcast! Have a listen to the latest Green on the Go holidayextras podcast, in which they chat about creating recycled fashion using recycled plastic bottles and organic cloth scraps; their unique sustainable fashion brand and their journey to opening their very first flagship store.
Christmas lights open evening
Touchbase Care, 17-19 Tontine Street, CT20 1JT | Fri 15 Nov | 5-8.30pm
To celebrate the Christmas lights switch-on in the Creative Quarter, Touchbase Care is having an open evening to showcase some of their most recent artworks. There will be market stalls as well as a screening of the latest short films created at the centre. This can all be enjoyed with festive drinks and pancakes.
Gifts at Rennies Seaside Modern
47 The Old High Street, CT20 1RN | Mon 18 Nov
Paul & Karen Rennie are delighted to offer their annual list of ‘one off’ vintage gifts from Monday 18 November. Keep an eye out online and in the shop!
Hiraeth Creative shop turns 1 year old!
59 The Old High Street, CT20 1RN | Sun 17 Nov | 2.30-5pm
Join Hiraeth to celebrate their shop turning one year old! Meet the makers and discover the inspiration behind their creations. Enjoy a drink, nibbles and pick up a Christmas gift or two. Everything sold in store is handmade in Kent.
Workshops in The Robing Room
digital:glassworks, Mill Bay, CT20 1JG | Sat 2 Nov | 10.30am-4pm | £60 incl. materials
Make a pattern from a garment you love. This one day Draft & Stitch session is for those that enjoy sewing and want to learn a few pattern cutting techniques.
Call 01303 764999 to book
Sat 23 Nov with Rosie James | 10.30am-4.30pm
Let's Get Funky!
digital:glassworks dance studio | Every Tue from 26 Nov | 5.50-6.50pm
FunkOut Dance Class is waiting for everyone who always wanted to try and experience the real fun-way of dancing and exercising.
Here is the chance to learn something new and exciting while working out in our dance class. Beginners are more than welcome, but also feel free to join if you have done dancing before!
Make sure you bring comfortable shoes and workout clothes with you! Deal? Okay, so let's do this!