This Wednesday (10th) sees the compilation I have put together called Sandgate in People, Prose and Poems at the Chichester Memorial Hall. It starts at 7:30 and consists of three voices. As well as mine there are Sue Blakesley and Ken Colley. There has always been a chance that Ken would be called away for filming but it's looking pretty certain that he'll be there. Ken played Admiral Piett in two Star Wars films and recently played the Duke of Edinburgh in one of Chanel 4's The Queen series. Sue is a graduate from the Folkestone University Drama Degree Course so I'm working with a great team (I'm not trained but I once said hello to Kenneth Moore outside the Odeon cinema in Folkestone!).
As well as the old favourites associated with Sandgate I hope I have found some less known facts - what, for example, has the Hudson Guild Theatre in New York got to do with Sandgate? Following a brief introduction, the evening starts with a short audio video.
This is my site The 'Gerald that I set up in a fury of excitement when I first moved here sometime in '04. I had 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 gig calendar + voting for favourite places + things, + I know it was a useful reference for those 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. My name is 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 newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.