FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10
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Monday November 5
TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Literary Lunch - Advance booking only. Price includes 2 course lunch and talk
Popular historian of the country house – presenter of BBC 2’s The Curious House Guest series and author of How to Read a Country House - and Architecture Editor of Country Life from 1997 - 2007, Jeremy Musson will speak about his travels around Britain’s great country houses, his experiences working with their owners - from dashing Duke to hardpressed hoteliers - and about his new ambitious project to write a definitive history of the country house servant.
This event is sponsored by Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects.
Walk (1 hour) - Advance booking recommended
Join your guide for a stroll along the Leas and hear about its literary connections and the origin of the name The Leas. Recall the adventures of Kipps and hear about the Passenger to Folkestone as well as local history including the Bandstand; the Leas Cliff Hall; the Leas Club - former house of the Arthur Brough players and the War Memorials.
Dr Keith Carabine, who wrote the preface to this year’s Festival Read, and former lecturer at the University of Kent in Canterbury leads an open discussion on Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Talk - Free Event
Chris Gage will talk about the process of creating his site - specific performance The Books of Dream and Loss for the Folkestone Leas Lifts.
Folkestone based author David Bratton discusses his latest work in progress, a reinterpretation of King Lear in the light of the recent terrorist attacks on Britain, America and Spain.
Free Event: 7-10pm
Join us for a veritable pot pourri of topics from Shakespeare to Spike Milligan, Hemingway to Cartland - for those who know everything about literature and those who don’t!
The entry fee is £30 per table for teams of no more than 6 people, or if you are on your own and would like to join with others to form a team - £5 per person. To reserve a table please call Sally Chesters on 01303 266 118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Festival.
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