Creative Quarter Christmas Lights Switch On
Top of The Old High Street
Friday 16 November, 5.30pm

Dig out your festive jumper, get Bublé back on your playlist and join us for the Creative Quarter Christmas lights switch-on!

What better way to kick off the festive season in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter, than with an evening of light, song and cheer. This year we are delighted to welcome author of My Name is Leon, Kit de Waal, who will be counting us down to the big switch-on and launching Folkestone Book Festival 2018.

To get you in the festive spirit, local choirs will be bringing the streets to life with song, our creative businesses will be stunning crowds with their Christmas window displays and shops will have extended opening hours – perfect for a spot of Christmas shopping!

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The Secret Postcard Show
The Glassworks, Mill Bay, Folkestone
Launch: Thursday 15 November, 5pm – 8pm
Christmas Lights Switch on extended opening: Friday 16 November, 10am – 7pm
General opening: Saturday 17 – Sunday 25 November, 10am – 5pm

The Creative Quarter’s Secret Postcard Show returns for its third year! Inspired by the long-established RCA show, artists, designers and makers are invited to create new, thought-provoking work in the form of a postcard! Every original artwork will be available to purchase for £30 each, with money raised donated to Folkestone Rainbow Centre’s Winter Shelter and Touchbase Care.

If you would like to submit one or two original artworks to our third Secret Postcard Show, then pick a pack up from Folkestone Quarterhouse Box Office (open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm), and return your completed work no later than Thursday 8 November. For further information, please contact

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Creative Quarter Carol Service
St Mary and St Eanswythe’s Church
Wednesday 12 December, 7pm |Free and open to all

Don’t miss the Creative Quarter’s third carol service in partnership with St Mary and St Eanswythe’s Church. This special evening is the perfect opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the festive season over a mince pie and a warming glass of mulled wine. As well as traditional Christmas carols, the service also features a programme of live music, readings and performances by members of the creative community.


Create a Jam-jar Snow Globe at Block 67
Block 67, 67 Tontine Street
Saturday 8 December, 11am – 3pm

On Saturday 8 December, drop-in to Block 67 for a free family Christmas workshop from 11am-3pm. Come and make your very own festive, water-free snow globe in a jar with artist and animator Astrid Goldsmith. Create a miniature snowy landscape or a wintry home for your favourite tiny toy or model!

Block 67 workshops are free and open to all ages, just drop into the studio anytime between 11am and 3pm.

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