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

GHost CLhub

GHost has been invited to haunt the B&B Space in 14 Tontine Street for the duration of the Folkestone Triennial (25 June – 25 September). Our project GHost CLHub has manifested in a corner of the B&B and will open its doors to the public on 25 June. Over the three months of the Triennial GHost CLHub will explore the hidden narratives of ‘hauntings’ emanating from Folkestone and the Shepway area and our corner in the B&B will grow from the initial exhibition into an archive of artworks, artefacts, documents, films, stories and other entities.

For the opening of GHost CLHub we will be showing haunted artworks by Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F. Kerr, Domingo Martínez Rosario, Sarah Sparkes, Ricarda Vidal and Cathy Ward.

26 June to 1st July: GHost at the Kent Cultural Baton

Between 26 June and 1st July we will install temporary headquarters in the Cultural Baton – find us in Folkestone Harbour on the 26th and in the Leas from 28 June to 1st July. Visitors can engage with and contribute to the ghostly archive documenting uncanny tales from the Shepway locale. On display will be films by GHost artists, publications, artefacts and illustrations responding to local ghost stories. There will also be interactive information about the project.

Visitors will also have the chance to acquire membership of “GHost CLHub”, take away GHostly souvenirs as well as leaving some ghostly keepsake behind for the archive.

Opening times:
Sunday, 26 June, 4.30 – 7.30pm; EVENT: 8pm, Raising a euphoric ghost

Tuesday, 27 June – Friday, 1st July, 4.30pm – 7.00pm

(Monday closed)

More info on GHost: http://www.host-a-ghost.blogspot.com/

Contact: ghost.hosting@gmail.com

More info for the Kent Cultural Baton: http://kentculturalbaton.com/blog/?p=249

GHost is led by Sarah Sparkes and Ricarda Vidal

LOOK OUT

Join us at 2pm on the beach by Leas Lift on 23rd July. RUNWAY artists will be back in Folkestone on Friday 17 June walking around the harbour with residents from sheltered accomodation. We’ll be taking photos and recording past and present thoughts about Folkestone.

 

 

I Am Local

Full service lauches Saturday the 14th November 2009 www.iamlocal.net

I Am Local Launch Party
Saturday the 14 November
The Old Bank Bar
Tontine street
6.00pm – till late

Come and celebrate the launch of “I am Local” a new way to access creative independence.
The “I am Local” mapping service provides a free online creative index and social network for artists, venues and organisations across the region.
The index is a live, online and printed resource, continuingly growing and expanding with new information. Get on down to the Old Bank Bar on Tontine Street to start plotting.
Register now at www.iamlocal.net