Folkestone literary festival kicks off

FG ≫ 2007 ≫ Folkestone literary festival kicks off

We've got tickets on the way for a few events including David Starkey and Terry Jones, get yours at

We have carefully put together nine days of eclectic and exciting world-class authors and performers to entertain you. These sessions will thrill, entice and provoke debate.

Starting with the super-sized History Weekend (2nd-4th November) organised in association with Canterbury Christ Church University, join us for talks on a whole host of topics including Monarchy with David Starkey, Great Tales from English History with Robert Lacey and London in the 19th Century with Jerry White.

New this year we have two days focusing on the environment (9th & 10th November). Examine the state of the globe through specially curated exhibitions (Burning Ice by Max Eastley and David Buckland of Cape Farewell at The Metropole Galleries) and talks by Eugenie Harvey co-author of Change the World for a Fiver and Kate Evans creator of Funny Weather. Enjoy a variety of award winning films including Al Gores An Inconvenient Truth and DV8 Physical Theatres The Cost of Living.

We are pleased to welcome David Frost speaking about the momentous drama behind the book Frost/Nixon, Roy Hattersley on life between the wars in Borrowed Time plus Nicholas Parsons own inimitable performance, How pleasant to Know Mr Lear. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

See the official site1 for more...

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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 thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. My name is not Gerald BTW, the name 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 aren't they? Do contact me if you have something to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.