Hermaphrodite Wedding

image copyright Kerry Simmons/Ruth Calland

You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating the opening of

Hermaphrodite Wedding

at the B & B Gallery in Folkestone.

on Sunday 6th May from 1-5 pm

& to enjoy a complimentary drink

in the Rocksalt bar between 4 – 6 pmHermaphrodite wedding

Performance photographs and film by
Ruth Calland and Company

B & B Gallery, Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1JU

6th May – 3rd June

Opening afternoon: Sunday 6th May 1-5 pm
Drinks at Rocksalt bar 4-6 pm

The Company: Hamish Stewart, Jonathan Waller, Roan Allen, Kerry Simmons, Nicola Tree, Eva Calland-Waller, Holly Calland-Waller, and all our hermaphrodite performers.

Travelling from London: regular Sunday trains from St Pancras or Charing Cross take 55 mins approx, eg 10.10 getting in at 11.07
Return trains eg. 18.56 getting back at 19.51. £35.30 day return from thetrainline.com

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GHost presents The Haunted Sea Film Screening

 

GHost present

The Haunted Sea

Short Film Screening and Musical Performance by English Heretic

Friday 23 September 2011,
7pm doors open,
7.30pm musical interlude by English Heretic
8pm film screening commences

64 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JP
Map: http://tinyurl.com/6zd2ssc

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Twelve international artists have responded to our call for short films on the theme of “The Haunted Sea”.
The films will be screened together on the final weekend of the Folkestone Triennial.

English Heretic will open and close the event with “An intermission of aural lagan, manipulating phonographic salvage from the actual locations of M.R.James’ ghost stories “A Warning to the Curious” and “Oh Whistle and I’ll Come to You.”

Film Programme

Arctic Echo, Dir. Eva Rudlinger, UK, 2008
[desı’re:] the Goldstein Reels, Dir. Romeo Grünfelder, Germany, 2006
The Radiographer’s Daughter, Dir. Stasis73, UK, 2011
Ash On My Skirt, Dir. Amy McDonough, UK, 2011
Dziwy Mórz Głębokich (The Deep Sea Wonders), Dir. Tymon Albrzykowski, Poland, 2010
Oh Dreamland, Dir. Inez de Coo, UK, 2010
The Salem Ghost Ship, Dir. Glenn Church, USA, 2011
Mermaid Song, Dir. Nick Baxter, Jude Cowan, Joanna McCormick, UK, 2011
Edges of the Peripheries, Dir. Emma Caddow, UK, 2007
West of Arran, Dir. Neil Baker, UK, 2011
Joy, Dir. Kieron Clark, UK, 2007
Seaworthy, Dir. Ellen Lake and Chris Green, USA, 2010

Saturday 24th September, 2.00p – 6.00pm
the films will be screened on a loop at 64 Tontine Street
and the B&B Project Space will be open with a final chance to glimpse the GHost CLHub

4.00pm – Performance by Joanna McCormick and Jude McGowan
the B&B Project Space, 14 Tontine Street

more information: www.host-a-ghost.blogspot.com
e-mail: ghost.hostings@gmail.com

 

The Count of Monte Cristo: The Unknown

 

The Count of Monte Cristo: The Unknown

Annabel Dover, Hayley Lock, Cathy Lomax, Alex Pearl, Mimei Thompson

16 & 17 September 2011

The Unknown is the fifth chapter in a series of exhibitions inspired by Alexandre Dumas’s classic adventure story; The Count of Monte Cristo.

Working in a range of disciplines and media, the artists’ each plot their own responses to the novel’s settings and overarching themes of betrayal, disguise, revenge and patience, mapping out a narrative of imagined objects, characters, conversations and relics. For The Unknown, personal histories and Folkestone’s coastal location are combined as each artist examines a character that hovers between fact and fiction. The changing window display at the B&B over the 16th and 17th September will feature at various times Captain Cook’s voyage on The Beagle; promiscuous, myopic sailors; 19th century cross channel ferries, Napoleonic defences and sexually ambiguous aristocrats. Each character change will be accompanied by an announcement on a board outside the space.

A special Count of Monte Cristo edition of the art fanzine Arty accompanies the exhibition and will be available to by from the B&B.

Previous exhibition ‘chapters’ have taken place at The Phoenix Gallery in Exeter, Occupy Space in Limerick, Ireland and Rogue Project Space in Manchester.

See http://gogowhippet.com/wordpress/bandb & http://www.wilmorehouse.co.uk for more info
Please contact Cathy Lomax for more info and images lomaxcathy@mac.com / 07718259963

The Count of Monte Cristo

Set in the first half of the 19th Century, The Count of Monte Cristo follows the adventures of Edmund Dantes, a young sailor with a bright future – on the verge of being made captain of his ship and marrying the beautiful Mercedes. Falsely accused of plotting against the King by jealous rivals, he is sentenced to life imprisonment in the notorious dungeon island, Chateau d’If. While imprisoned in solitary confinement, an elderly prisoner tunnels into his cell while trying to escape. He tells Edmund of a fantastic treasure, of which he alone knows the location, hidden away in a cave on the tiny island of Monte Cristo. After many years in prison, and following the old man’s death, Edmund escapes and discovers the treasure. In various guises, he sets about using his new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him and to reward those who have helped.

The novel’s themes are of betrayal, patience and disguise; revenge, forgiveness and redemption and its sprawling plot is filled with twists and turns, lengthy deviations, historical and political references and characters with multiple identities. It has spawned a multitude of film and television adaptations, each focusing on particular elements of the narrative while editing out others.

Carnival Of Souls

 

Meet the beguiling Rosa Pureplay, who will join your soul with another in unholy matrimony. Singles, all couples, and polyamorists welcome. Choose your props, strike a
pose en tableau, and have your wedding photograph taken. Participants will be posted an image of their unique tableau.

There will also be a Grand Hermaphrodite Chase at 4.30pm in Tontine Street, to the classic sound of Yakkety Sax, otherwise known as the Benny Hill music. You are cordially invited to discover your inner hermaphrodite and join us.

Saturday 20th August 10 am – 6 pm.
B & B Project Space, Tontine Street, Folkestonecrowned hermaphrodite.

Carl Jung used these woodcuts to help formulate his theories, and they are still relevant today.

Participants in the photoshoot will take away a rare souvenir photographic plate of their unique tableau.

There will be a Grand Hermaphrodite Chase in the immediate vicinity of the venue at 1pm, to the classic sound of Yakkety Sax, otherwise known as the Benny Hill music. You are cordially invited to discover your inner hermaphrodite and join us in the Chase.

This event will be touring to:crowned hermaphrodite.

Carl Jung used these woodcuts to help formulate his theories, and they are still relevant today.

Participants in the photoshoot will take away a rare souvenir photographic plate of their unique tableau.

There will be a Grand Hermaphrodite Chase in the immediate vicinity of the venue at 1pm, to the classic sound of Yakkety Sax, otherwise known as the Benny Hill music. You are cordially invited to discover your inner hermaphrodite and join us in the Chase.

This event will be touring to:

4th September 2011: Penny Fielding Beautiful Interiors, Orford Road, Walthamstow, London E17. Part of the E17 Art Trail.
Carnival of Souls: 10 – 6pm. Grand Hermaphrodite Chase at 1pm.

11th September 2011: Penny Fielding Beautiful Interiors, Orford Road, Walthamstow, London E17. Part of the E17 Art Trail.
Carnival of Souls: 10 – 6pm. Grand Hermaphrodite Chase at 1pm.

Photography by John Brewer, see www.johnbrewerphotography.co.uk

Project by Ruth Calland with photographer Kerry Simmons. ruthcalland@tiscali.co.uk/020 8509 0537/07879 012167

 

 

LOOK OUT !

Saturday, July 23 · 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Folkestone Leas Lift, Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ
Inspired in part by the Folkestone Triennial theme of ‘A Million Miles from Home’, RUNWAY artists want local people and visitors to join them in their second live art event. Participants are invited to bring along a bring a mirror, dress in black or dark clothes, and join the RUNWAY artists in standing, sitting, lying on the beach and looking out to sea contemplating the past, the future and our location at the edge of Europe.

A photographer will record the event and for £3.00 you can buy a souvenir photo

Matt Rowe – Tall Tales

 

Tall Tales seeks to record the embellished truths and myths of the British public.

Following in the traditions of Cecil Sharp and Alan Lomax, Matt Rowe is trawling local public houses and social clubs, collecting a series of field recordings, documentary images and texts.
Matt Rowe will then transcribe these ramblings from chance encounters into a hand-bound compendium of regional folklore.
The Tall Tales compendium presents a loose form of social reportage, celebrating localism and exaggerated truths.

Find out more here: Link

Shot on 120 Kodak Aerochrome lll Color Infrared Film using a Lee Yellow Filter ( equivalent to wratten #12 )

Matt Rowe presents a selection of new works responding to collated tall tales.

Mummers Ghille

Relic

 

 

The Whelk Man

The Whelk encrusted ‘Shellman’ of the Folkestone old town is an obscure and little documented ritual, prevalent in Folkestone during the period between the wars. Although it almost certainly pre-dated the Great War, little of its original purpose can be found in contemporary recollections .
The custom is associated with, but separate from, the town’s annual Fair. The meaning of the character has long been forgotten, but it has been the cause of much speculation amongst fishermen and the fishing community. It is sometimes said that the custom was first recorded in 1887 (when the right to collect the shells from the inner harbour was originally granted to a local fisherman’s representative), but it is widely believed to be much older.
The ceremony consisted of a group of fishermen and their families enacting a mock discovery of hidden treasure on Folkestone foreshore, and a presentation of the found ‘treasure’ to the children of one of the fishermen. The whole ceremony was presided over by a character adorned head to foot with shells and sailcloth, and marked by his speech in non-sense rhyme, ‘clacking’ his knees together to emphasise the rhythm of his speech. None of the content of this speech is recorded, except for the final line, which apparently contained a bawdy variant of the child’s tongue twister ‘she sells seashells on the seashore’.

D. Lumley
in ‘Folklore of the Southern Counties of England’, 1957.

the Whelk Man

a new installation at the B&B space by Matthew Cowan