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Jack Dee: Work in Progress

Fri 18 Oct, 8pm

Join Jack as he warms up ahead of his brand-new UK tour!‘A little ray of sleet’JEREMY HARDY‘Turns grumpiness into an art form’THE...

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Paul Foot: Dissolve

Fri 25 Oct, 8pm

Following a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run, multi-award-winning and trail-blazing comedian, Paul Foot, is back on tour with the critically...

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Fri 1 Nov, 8pm

Join us in Folkestone for some Dancing in the Moonlight at Quarterhouse this November. That’s right, we will be partying with none other...

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Folkestone Book Festival 2024: Festival Pass

Thu 14 Nov, 12pm

Enjoy all of this year's Book Festival talks and events with your Book Festival Pass.Book your festival pass now and enjoy the whole festival...

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Opening Night: Tracy Chevalier

Thu 14 Nov, 7pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of the 2024 Folkestone Book Festival, with this exclusive opening-night event – an evening with the acclaimed...

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Helen Lederer: Getting Merry

Fri 15 Nov, 7pm

Kick off the festive season with laughter and cheer as comedian Helen Lederer, known for her role in Absolutely Fabulous, lights up the Old...

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Rory Cellan-Jones: Dogs Can Change Your Life

Sat 16 Nov, 2pm

Join dog-lover Rory Cellan-Jones, author, former BBC News technology correspondent, and proud owner of the Twitter-famous rescue dog Sophie...

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Ali Smith: Hidden Stories

Sat 16 Nov, 4pm

Join us for an illuminating evening with the acclaimed Scottish author Ali Smith, as she discusses her latest novel Gliff and delves into...

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Alan Hollinghurst: Literary Luminary

Sat 16 Nov, 6pm

Join us for an enchanting evening with Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst as he discusses his much-anticipated new novel, Our Evenings....

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Irenosen Okojie & Elizabeth Macneal: Mysticism and Mystery

Sun 17 Nov, 12pm

Join award-winning authors Irenosen Okojie and Elizabeth Macneal for an enthralling discussion that bridges the mystical and the mysterious....

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Lucy Caldwell, Naomi Wood & Yan Ge: Stories of Motherhood and Mayhem

Mon 18 Nov, 6pm

Join us for an evening of compelling short stories and lively discussion with award-winning writers Lucy Caldwell (Openings), Naomi Wood (This...

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Lucia Osborne-Crowley & Sam McAlister: Rogues and Royalty

Tue 19 Nov, 6pm

Join us for a riveting discussion with Lucia Osborne-Crowley, author of The Trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, and Sam McAlister, the producer behind...

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David Nicholls: Exploring Life’s Crossroads

Thu 21 Nov, 6pm

Join us for the one of the festival’s most anticipated event – a captivating evening with acclaimed author David Nicholls. Best known...

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David Holmes: Harry Potter’s Double

Thu 21 Nov, 8pm

Join us for an inspiring evening with David Holmes, a competitive gymnast from Essex who became a beloved stunt double in the Harry Potter...

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Emma Gannon: The Art of Rest

Sat 23 Nov, 2pm

Join us for an insightful afternoon with Emma Gannon, the acclaimed writer, broadcaster, and podcaster best known for her Webby-nominated...

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Robin Ince: Comedy, Curiosity, and the Power of Libraries

Sat 23 Nov, 8pm

Join us for an unforgettable evening with the brilliant comedian and advocate for libraries, Robin Ince. Known for his razor-sharp wit and...

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Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow: Writing from Within

Sun 24 Nov, 2pm

Join us for an inspiring and insightful discussion with Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow, whose debut novel All the Little Bird Hearts was longlisted...

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Tessa Hadley & Donal Ryan: Tales of Life and Loss

Sun 24 Nov, 4pm

Step into the captivating worlds of two masterful storytellers, Tessa Hadley and Donal Ryan, as they discuss their latest works of fiction....

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An Evening with Don Letts

Fri 29 Nov, 7.30pm

Join us for an unforgettable evening with cultural icon Don Letts. We will be screening his documentary "Two Sevens Clash: Dread Meets Punk...

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Jen Brister: One Night Only

Sat 30 Nov, 8pm

Jen Brister is a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian and writer who has been seen on BBC's Live at the Apollo, Frankie Boyle's New World...

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Scott Matthews

Fri 6 Dec, 8pm

Scott Matthews’ ground-breaking debut album, Passing Stranger earned him serious critical acclaim with its bold mix of folk, rock, blues...

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Royal Ballet & Opera: Cinderella

Tue 10 Dec, 7.15pm

This Christmas, be transported into an ethereal world where a sprinkling of fairy dust makes dreams come true. This enchanting ballet by The...

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Royal Ballet & Opera: The Nutcracker

Tue 17 Dec, 7.15pm

Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family. Julia Trevelyan Oman’s period designs bring festive...

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Melting Vinyl: Awake Arise with A Christmas Show For Our Times

Fri 20 Dec, 8pm

In an unmissable collaboration, five of the English folk scene’s most inventive artists bring you Awake Arise – A Christmas Show For Our...

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Royal Ballet & Opera: The Tales of Hoffman

Wed 15 Jan, 6.45pm

Four women: four curious love stories. Juan Diego Flórez leads a fantastic cast in Offenbach's dream-like opera.Through the haze of the years,...

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Lucy Porter: No Regrets

Fri 14 Feb, 8pm

Lucy Porter - No Regrets!The irrepressible Lucy Porter bounces back into action with a show all about regrets. Frank Sinatra had too few to...

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Lou Sanders: No Kissing in the Bingo Hall

Thu 20 Feb, 8pm

A show about being human - can you relate???Just like Tom Cruise does all his own stunts, I'm going to do all my own jokes!A deep, dumb show...

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Royal Ballet & Opera: Swan Lake

Thu 27 Feb, 7.15pm

Classical ballet's most powerful tale of love, treachery and forgiveness. Bringing togetherTchaikovsky’s sensational score with the incredible...

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Zoe Lyons: Werewolf

Wed 5 Mar, 7.30pm

If life is a journey, Zoe’s has had more than its share of potholes and diversions: from diving with sharks, to sitting in a shed in Vietnam...

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Jacob Hawley: SPACE

Fri 7 Mar, 8pm

New stand-up show from award-winning comedian Jacob Hawley. Politics for idiots, feminism for lads, love stories for louts and self-care for...

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Royal Ballet & Opera: Romeo and Juliet

Thu 20 Mar, 7.15pm

The greatest love story ever told – through ballet. An ancient family feud casts a long shadow over the town of Verona. In this hothouse...

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Royal Ballet & Opera: Turandot

Tue 1 Apr, 7.15pm

Puccini’s captivating opera of a cold-hearted princess and her mysterious suitor. Featuring the ever-popular ‘Nessun dorma’, this opera...

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