Explore the Creative Quarter's hidden spaces and meet the people that are the driving force behind this unique and creative community. Ten days of open studios, exhibitions, performances workshops, on-street entertainment, theatre, live music and much more.
So come and join us in our creative village and talk to the interesting folk that have chosen to live and work here. With ten days of events we can guarantee you will have ample time to relax, learn, explore and play. We would like to thank all of the people who are contributing to this year’s event and look forward to seeing you at Open Quarter 2019.
Friday 14 June | 5.30pm | Quarterhouse | Free
Local business owners, artists and start-ups are invited to meet, share knowledge and talk about plans for the future. Featuring a programme of speakers working across the creative industries, this casual mini-conference condenses big ideas into bite-size portions. This year's speakers include:
- Sean Doran & Liam Browne - Folkestone Book Festival curators
- Anil Sebastian - Producer, singer & multi-instrumentalist
- Catherine Hoffman - Performance artist
- Astrid Goldsmith - Animation director & founder of Mock Duck Studios
- Charlotte Khan - Moo Like a Monkey
- Lubna Gem Arielle - Artist & facilitator
- Cherry Truluck - Custom Folkestone
- Liu Batchlor - Presenter & producer
- Janet Robinson - The Robing Room
- Leah Gaynor - Hiraeth Creative
- Ben Allen - Architect
- Rachel James - Pot & Vessel
Lunchtime Tech Talks
Monday 17 - Friday 21 June | 1-2pm | digital:glassworks, Mill Bay | Free entry + refreshments
Monday 17 June
David Hevey - David Hevey Productions - How To Build a Successful Social Media Campaign
Tuesday 18 June
Philippa Wall - SECCADS - Meet the Local Private Sector Funders social
Wednesday 19 June
Avril O'Neil & John Nussey - ONN Studio
Thursday 20 June
Friday 21 June
Jo Nolan - Screen South - New Creatives Programme
Family Fun Day
Sunday 16 June | 2-5pm | digital:glassworks courtyard | Free
Join Creative Quarter artists and creatives for an afternoon of family fun, featuring Mrs H & the Sing-Along Band, DJ Local Foreigner, puppet shows, face-painting, badge-making, jewellery-making, drawing workshops and food and drink stalls from LEAF (local, ethical, affordable food), with a funky tropical vibe!
Plus, Supreme Science: It IS Rocket Science! Hands-on science entertainment for all the family. Supreme Science will be helping children to design, build and test water rockets. It's a great opportunity to get the kids learning about science and have fun while doing it!
Block 67 family workshops
Saturday 15 & Saturday 22 June | 11am-3pm | 67 Tontine Street | Free
Saturday 15 June
Colour/Composition/Construction with Heather Orr - An experimental textiles workshop which explores a range of recycled materials. Taking inspiration from Folkestone Artworks, explore texture, colour and compostition through a range of construction techniques.
Saturday 22 June
Tour Folkestone Artworks with Dave Pigeon and Sheena Dempsey - Join children's illustrator Sheena Demspey, to develop characters and stories based on the children's book series Dave Pigeon, as Dave and his friend Skipper explore Folkestone Artworks.