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Mrs H & the Sing-along Band

11th October, 10:30am - 6th December

Led by the charming and passionate Mrs H, the Sing-along Band bring their unique family music to Folkestone with a line-up of musicians including...

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Nesrine Malik: Toxic Myths

21st November, 4pm

We are in a unique moment as it is becoming clear that the old frames of reference are not working. That the narratives used for decades to...

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Tim Bouverie & Timothy Garton Ash - History Lessons

21st November, 6pm

More than ever, we are advised that we must learn from history. Historians Tim Bouverie and Timothy Garton Ash consider key moments of the...

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Nicci Gerrard & Sara Imarisio: Dementia and Future Care

21st November, 8pm

After her own father's death from dementia, the writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard set out to explore the illness that now touches millions...

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James Burke: The World Tomorrow

22nd November, 4pm

Broadcaster and science historian James Burke became well known to TV viewers as the presenter of the BBC's landmark science show Tomorrow's...

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Gavin Esler: Brexit Without The Bullshit

22nd November, 6pm

Gavin Esler is an award winning television and radio broadcaster, writer and journalist. His latest book, 'Brexit Without the Bullshit', examines...

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Damian Collins & Peter Pomerantsev: The Truth Is Not Propaganda

22nd November, 8pm

When information is a weapon, everyone is at war. Damian Collins and Peter Pomerantsev discuss the role of truth and lies in the politics...

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Words & Music Time Machine Events - 2003 & 1723: England & Germany

23rd November, 10:30am

Strange Concords: Words & Music Time Machine EventsCampo Santo by W G Sebald, read by Toby Jones and selected Cello Suites by J S Bach, performed...

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Graffiti with Sea-Spray

23rd November, 11am

This graffiti workshop provides a fun and inspiring introduction to the art of graffiti, developing a basic range of practical skills such...

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Story Machine Productions Presents: Kerry Hudson & Sam Ruddock - Writing Your Life Workshop

23rd November, 11am

*Update 04/11/19: We’re very sorry to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, Kerry Hudson is unable to participate in this...

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Richard Dawkins: Outgrowing God

23rd November, 12pm

Should we believe in God? In his new book, Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide, written for a new generation, the brilliant science writer...

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Anastasia Dukakis & Marijam Didžgalvytė: The Future of Gaming

23rd November, 12pm

From the early days of black and white 2D games, to online games with incredible graphics, the gaming industry has been at the heart of technological...

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Words & Music Time Machine Events - 2003 & 1723: England & Germany

23rd November, 1:30pm

Strange Concords: Words & Music Time Machine EventsCampo Santo by W G Sebald, read by Toby Jones and selected Cello Suites by J S Bach, performed...

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Helen Czerski: Exploring the Physical World

23rd November, 2pm

As part of the festival’s Climate Change & Environment theme, and based on the H G Wells quote "adapt or perish, now as ever, in nature’s...

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Tim Waterstone: The Face Pressed Against a Window

23rd November, 4pm

Tim Waterstone is one of Britain’s most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstones empire that started with one shop in 1982....

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Kerry Hudson: Lowborn (Down the Chipper)

23rd November, 4pm

*Update 04/11/19: We’re very sorry to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, Kerry Hudson is unable to participate in this...

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Johny Pitts: Afropean: Notes from Black Europe

23rd November, 6pm

TV presenter, photographer and writer, Johny Pitts, sets out to explore “black Europe from the street up” in his new book, Afropean: Notes...

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Lemn Sissay: My Name Is Why

23rd November, 8pm

"Our True Nationality is Mankind" H.G WellsGlobalisation, Nationalism & Migration - FuturesAt the age of seventeen, after a childhood of being...

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Philip Hoare: Facing the Sea

24th November, 9:30am

From the edge of England, in a special festival commission, Philip Hoare reads his address to one of his great passions - the sea. Philip...

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John Browne: Engineering the Future of Civilisation

24th November, 12pm

Inspired by the quote: "Our True Nationality is Mankind" H G WellsPart of the Globalisation, Nationalism & Migration – Futures strand of...

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Dorian Lynskey - 1984: Window to our Future

24th November, 2pm

George Orwell's last novel has become one of the iconic narratives of the modern world. Its ideas have become part of the language - from...

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Words & Music Time Machine Events - 1819: England & Austria

24th November, 2:30pm

Odes by John Keats, read by Greta Scacchi and The Trout Quintet by Franz Schubert performed by Julius Drake (piano), Priya Mitchell (violin),...

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Insight: Discussion on Keats and Schubert

24th November, 3:45pm

Inspired by Wells’ The Time Machine, we travel back in time in this year's Strange Concords: Words and Music Time Machine Events to alight...

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Gaia Vince & Fred Pearce - Our Changing Earth

24th November, 4pm

The changes we humans have made in recent decades have altered our world beyond anything it has experienced in its 4.6 billion-year history....

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