FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10
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>> Burning Ice - Max Eastley and David Buckland
Max Eastley and David Buckland
During the Festival, Friday 2nd November - Saturday 10th November, the gallery will be open daily 10am - 4pm.
Sound sculptor Max Eastley and photographer David Buckland transform The Metropole Galleries with artworks developed in response to their visit to the Arctic.
Cape Farewell brings artists, scientists and educators together to collectively address and raise awareness about climate change. Created by David Buckland, Cape Farewell has led three expeditions into the wild, beautiful and icy High Arctic, a place for artistic inspiration and scientific enquiry.
Presented by The Metropole Galleries and the Creative Foundation in association with Cape Farewell.
The Books of Dream and Loss
Created by Chris Gage with Paron Mead
For three magical days the Leas Lifts will be transformed into the haunting world of the Keeper of the Book of Loss and his enigmatic Dream brother. 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.
Chris Gage is a performance artist and theatre maker soon to be resident in Folkestone. His recent work includes: Junction, a promenade across the 17 platforms of Clapham Junction Station; Outside these Walls, a three week residency in elderly care mental health wards; and an interactive adaptation of Romeo & Juliet.
His practice is both site and audience responsive, drawing inspiration from the environment around him and the people in the space in the moment of performance.
He is collaborating on this project with Paron, a freelance artist and designer. Recent works include: This is not a Love Story, a light based conversational piece between performer and designer; and A Thai Midsummer�s Night Dream, designed for the Patravadi Theatre stage, Bangkok.
Commissioned by the Creative Foundation and supported by Shepway District Council.
Uncle Tom�s Cabin
The impact of Uncle Tom�s Cabin on its publication in 1852 was immediate and lasting: it hastened the end of slavery in the United States. In its first year nearly one million copies were sold in the UK alone. It became the best selling novel of the nineteenth century and has never been out of print.
In his Introduction to the Wordsworth Edition, Dr. Keith Carabine has written of it as "arguably the most popular and certainly the most influential novel ever written by an American". We are hoping that as many people as possible will read Uncle Tom�s Cabin and come along to the talks during the festival. The Wordsworth edition is available from both Waterstone�s branches in Folkestone for �1.99.
The Festival Read Book Club takes place on Monday 5th November, 3pm at the Leas Club led by Dr. Keith Carabine and on Tuesday 6th November at 11am at the Leas Cliff Hall led by Nick Spurrier.
Open Evening at the Creative Quarter
Thursday 8th November: 5 - 10pm
Indulge in the Creative Quarter. Come and have a look around the shops, galleries and eateries in the Old Town, along The Old High Street and on Tontine Street.
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