Open Quarter 2018

Welcome to Open Quarter 2018! This summer you are invited to explore the Creative Quarter’s hidden spaces and meet the people that are the driving force behind this unique and creative community. This year, for the very first time, we are extending Open Quarter over ten days! We launch the event with the ever-popular Connecting Creatives on Friday 15 June, featuring a line-up of speakers from Folkestone’s thriving creative industries. Over the following nine days the Creative Quarter will throw open its doors offering open studios, exhibitions, performances workshops, on-street entertainment, theatre, live music and much more. Highlights include two weekend workshops, as well as midweek schools’ workshops at Block 67, TEDxFolkestone returns for its second year at Folkestone Quarterhouse, and we will once again be feasting at the Payers Park Big Lunch with music from Nat and the Noise Brigade! 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 2018.

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Connecting Creatives

Open Quarter 2018 launches with the fourth annual Connecting Creatives on Friday 15 June. 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. Join the Facebook event here. This years speakers include: with Connecting Creatives on Friday 15 June, which will take place at Quarterhouse from 5.30pm. The inspiring event invites local business owners, artists and start-ups to meet, make contacts and talk about their plans for the future and is a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge about working in the creative industries and bond with like-minded people. This year’s speakers include:

Rachel Langford – Core Therapies

Rachel & Saul Kitchen – Bounce Vintage

Katy Baird  Performance artist and Producer at Steakhouse Live

David Lay & Maryanne Traylen – Pavement Pounders

Rebekah Jones  1DegreeEast

Kerry Ryan  Write Like a Grrrl

Daniel Fosbery – Fosbery Studio

We will also be launching the third issue of FolQ, featuring more from Folkestone’s creative community.

 

Watch the video below to take a look back on Open Quarter 2016.

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