On Wednesday 18 March we decided to close Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse and reduce our programme of public activities. We felt that it was our responsibility to temporarily close our doors to help protect our community and slow the spread of Covid-19.
During this time, we have been working hard to forge a new path and find the best way to support our team, creative community and friends. We have postponed all our events for the coming months and have been in contact with all ticket holders to arrange rescheduled events, refunds and donations. Many of the Creative Folkestone team have been furloughed to help our organisation weather the storm of the next few months.
We have now decided that it is our duty to remain closed until Tuesday 30 June or it is safe to reopen again. The impacts of Covid-19 continue to reverberate through our community, across the UK and around the world and it is essential that we do all we can to minimise the spread of the virus and support the NHS.
In the meantime, we have begun to experiment and move more activity online. We have hosted live talks as part of South East Creatives with more to come. The popular Doc Club have hosted online screenings of exclusive films and we look forward to the first Quarterhouse Book Group discussion in the coming weeks. We have also enjoyed seeing families Get Creative at home using our new online resources as inspiration. When faced with adversity we can always find hope in art.
We will return and we will open our doors again. Until then, look after yourselves and keep looking for inspiration wherever you may find it.
Thank you for your continued support and kindness.
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