Exteriority Complex

FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL “EXTERIORITY COMPLEX” WALKING TALK, 10th October 2018 Led by Cherry Truluck, this walkshop explored a space of exchange between the act of making and the place in which it is made. Specifically looking at the production of food as a site specific and socially engaged artistic practice, one which is

Delfina Politics of Food Visit

Adapting [verb]Adjusting to new conditions.Making something suitable for a new use. The food system is broken. Seismic systemic change is an inevitability waiting to happen. Confronting this issue Adapting, the fourth programme in Delfina Foundation’s The Politics of Food series, curated by Dani Burrows, investigated ideas responding to the changing environment of food production. Residents

East End Jam

East End Jam Workshop Sunday 15 September 2019 (11-5pm) Clare Qualmann led a group introduction to urban foraging, including identification, safe picking and working within the law. The group foraged seasonal food available in the neighbourhoods of East Folkestone and worked together to plan, prepare and make a jam, a jelly and a chutney from

Gleaning Trip to No Man’s Orchard

In preparation for Kent Apple Day, which was celebrated by Custom Folkestone on 5th October 2019, we travelled to No Mans Orchard in Canterbury to pick apples and explore one of only a handful of traditional orchards remaining in the Stour Valley. These large old apple trees are the home of many birds, insects and lichen

Folkestone Garden Tour

Hosted by Gini Mitchell, Custom Folkestone’s Locavore Garden Leader This walking tour introduced some of the amazing gardens of the East Cliff, some of which provided food for Custom Folkestone’s menu, and ended in our own Locavore Garden on the Harbour Arm where participants made a herbal infusion using gathered herbs from the gardens en