Internationally acclaimed contemporary artists including Tracey Emin, Christian Boltanski, Mark Dion, Jeremy Deller, Tacita Dean and Mark Wallinger are being commissioned to create new works for the first Folkestone Triennial.
This is part of my website The Folkestone Gerald that I set up in a fury of enthusiasm when we first moved here sometime in 2004. I had been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. This site was a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a useful resource for those who were moving to the area. 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 always thought it was about to become. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from the name of 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 get in touch if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.