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Jeremy Deller: Art is Magic

Jeremy Deller: Art is Magic

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In an art world in which money, scandal and celebrity still make the headlines, it’s worth pausing to appreciate why artists make work and why we go and see it.

Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller’s new memoir, Art is Magic, celebrates his belief in the power of art to make the everyday profound. In conversation with Sorcha Carey, curator of the next Folkestone Triennial, Deller will discuss 30 years of his conceptual art, as well as his interests in politics, music and folk culture.

Jeremy Deller won the Turner Prize in 2004, represented the UK at the Venice Biennale in 2013 – and participated in the first Folkestone Triennial in 2008.

Click here to explore Jeremy's magical artistic practice


Folkestone Book Festival is our annual celebration of books, ideas, reading and writing in its many magical forms. This year's festival has been curated by Jen Thatcher and James Harkin. Curating the festival for the first time, Jen and James have been inspired by Folkestone and how we can all come together through inspired discussion about global ideas, global thinking and possible futures.


This year's festival is for everyone and we want to make it possible for more people than ever before to be able to come together and enjoy a packed festival. To make this possible we have introduced a £5 ticket. This is a no questions asked ticket for those that may be struggling to afford events and performances.


We would like to thank our Principal Sponsor Saga, our Education Partner Canterbury Christ Church University, Le Shuttle and our Travel Partner, Southeastern. Creative Folkestone is also supported by Arts Council England, Folkestone and Hythe District Council, Kent County Council and The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust.


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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£12 Standard
£8 Concession
£5 Cost of Living

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