Folkestone triennial

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Rundown resort? How dare they!

Bit of a tongue in cheek story here in the Guardian about the launch of folkestone triennial (is that an art festival every three years?). Particularly hilarious is their attempt to compare Folkestone with Venice towards the end of the article... I recommend ignoring the intro which starts:

To many Folkestone is nothing but the unprepossessing place one once passed through in order to take a ferry to somewhere more glamorous.

and let's concentrate more on things like

... plans to transform Folkestone into a prosperous hub of arts and culture are under way. Yesterday the inaugural Folkestone triennial was announced, a public art project to involve commissions by a blue-chip line-up of artists including Tracey Emin, Mark Wallinger, Nathan Coley, Tacita Dean, Richard Wentworth and Richard Wilson from Britain, and international figures such as Mark Dion and Christian Boltanski.

Richard Wilson? I don't believe it... and who on earth is ex Iron Maiden drummer Thunderstick1?

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This is my website The Folkestone Gerald that I set up in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone sometime in '04. I had been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get now. This site was updated more frequently with a calendar of events + voting for best venues and things, + I know it was a useful resource for those who were moving to the area. Now Iʼve moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesnʼt get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE arenʼt they? Do get in touch if you have something to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.