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Kim-Joy: Bake Me happy

Kim-Joy: Bake Me Happy

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Kim-Joy loves magical bonkers things, delighting Great British Bake Off fans with her cute animal bakes, joyful personality and quirky dress sense.

Following cookbooks and a Guardian baking column, Kim-Joy’s first graphic novel, Turtle Bread, follows the story of Yan, a socially anxious young woman, who joins a baking club and slowly comes out of her shell. Illustrated by Alti Firmansyah, it references her background as a mental-health practitioner, as well as her own social anxiety, while featuring recipes for such treats as ‘pigfiteroles’ and – of course – turtle bread.

Kim-Joy will discuss writing, baking and mental health with graphic novelist and cartoon historian Nicola Streeten, author of Billy, Me & You: A Memoir of Grief and Recovery, and The Inking Woman: 250 years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain.

Click here for more information about Kim-Joy and all of her magical bakes.

Don't miss the Creative Quarter Christmas Light Switch On at 5.30pm outside Objectables on the Old High Street. KimJoy will be doing this year's big festive light switch on.


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

PLEASE NOTE: Concessionary rates apply to under 21s, full time students, registered unemployed and registered disabled – just show us proof of status.

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