What's on here and across the Channel?

FG ≫ 2008 ≫ What's on here and across the Channel?

Well someone just emailed to suggest picking up a copy of "Coast To Coast" magazine (does it have Fred Dinenage and Fern Britten on the cover?) but you can also see what's going on the homepage of the Gerald...

MORE than sixty summer festivals and events are listed in the latest edition of Coast to Coast, the seasonal guide published jointly by the Discover Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh tourism partnership and its across-Channel counterpart, Le Boulonnais.

Twenty thousand copies - 10,000 in English and the same number in French - have been produced for distribution on both sides of the Channel.

The guide is one of a number of initiatives by the Anglo-French public and commercial sector partnership to boost tourism to, in and between destinations in the 'Channel region'.

The project, part-funded by the EU, was co-ordinated by the Boulogne Shepway Co- operation Organisation (BOSCO) whose members include Shepway District Council and local authorities in and around Boulogne.

Discover Folkestone manager Chris Kirkham said that the guide aimed to encourage residents and visitors on both coasts to discover the great variety of attractions, festivals and events on offer at resorts on the opposite side of the Channel.

The guide can be picked up locally from Shepway District Council and Folkestone Town Council offices, Discover Folkestone information points, public libraries and some shops and hotels.

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This is part of my website The FG that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone in approximately 2004. I had been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. This site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places + things, + I hear it was a useful reference for others who were moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. I am not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a pretend paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.