FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10
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Friday November 2

History weekend

12pm
The Books of Dream and Loss:
Leas Lift

Free to Lift ticket holders
performance: 12-4pm

Come and be part of this enchanting installation. Meet the mysterious Keeper and record your entry in Folkestone’s unique Books of Dream and Loss.

1pm
Bryan Hawkins: Powell and Pressburger’s A Canterbury Tale and the Neo-Romantic landscape
University Centre Folkestone

Bryan Hawkins explores visual culture through the work of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s masterpiece A Canterbury Tale. The unique writer-director-producer partnership, two of the most significant figures in British cinema. Bryan Hawkins is a lecturer in the departments of Art and Media at Canterbury Christ Church University.

3pm
Peter Woodcock: Enchanted Isle - The Neo-Romantic Vision from William Blake to the New Visionaries
University Centre Folkestone

Peter Woodcock, author of this seminal work on the Neo-Romantics, discusses key British artists, writers and film-makers and their debt to the Romantic movement.

5pm
Festival Opening Party:
The Metropole Galleries

5pm-6.30pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of the 2007 Folkestone Literary Festival. A chance to greet authors, meet our Friends and Sponsors as well as theFestival team.

The opening day is sponsored by D J Ellis.

6:30pm
Vic Gatrell introduced by Jerry White: City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in Eighteenth Century London
The Grand

A panoramic history of manners and cultural change through an innovative study of English satirical prints from Hogarth onwards. Vic Gatrell won the Wolfson Prize and the PEN Foundation Hessell-Tiltman Prize for the best written and most original history book.

8pm
Max Eastley: Burning Ice and Cape Farewell
The Grand

Cape Farewell has led three expeditions into the wild, beautiful and icy High Arctic. Sound sculptor Max Eastley will talk about artwork, and the book Burning Ice, developed in response to his visit to the top of the world.

9pm
Festival Reception:
The Metropole Galleries

Join the Festival team and some of the day’’s authors for informal drinks and a chance to view the Burning Ice exhibition.

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