Went to me first Literary Festival event yesterday, David Starkey's talk at the new academy. It was good! The talk, not so much the academy, it's nice and modernlooking but there is a bit of a prison quality to it.
David Starkey lives round this way, did you know that? He said "nine miles" from where the talk was (Folkestone Academy), so where does that make it? Further than Saltwood which would have been my guess, out in the sticks somewhere. Maybe Etchinghill?
This is my website The 'Gerald that I set up in a fury of excitement when I first moved here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. This site was updated more frequently with a calendar of events + voting for best venues + things, and 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 only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. I am not Gerald BTW, this comes from a pretend newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, + how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.