Folkestone triennial

Folkestone triennial

Bit of a tongue in cheek story here in the Guardian about the launch of folkestone triennial (is that an art festival every three years?). Particularly hilarious is their attempt to compare Folkestone with Venice towards the end of the article... I recommend ignoring the intro which starts:

To many Folkestone is nothing but the unprepossessing place one once passed through in order to take a ferry to somewhere more glamorous.

and let's concentrate more on things like

... plans to transform Folkestone into a prosperous hub of arts and culture are under way. Yesterday the inaugural Folkestone triennial was announced, a public art project to involve commissions by a blue-chip line-up of artists including Tracey Emin, Mark Wallinger, Nathan Coley, Tacita Dean, Richard Wentworth and Richard Wilson from Britain, and international figures such as Mark Dion and Christian Boltanski.

Richard Wilson? I don't believe it... and who on earth is ex Iron Maiden drummer Thunderstick?

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26 Sep 2007

Over to you, discussion about anything local, but please be considerate... Folkestone on TV, Kent gigs, find a flatmate, rent a room, news, what' new, local events, for sale, whatever... hmm this kinda slumped a bit didn't it? But it's still here after most of the other johnny-come-latelies gave up again! Folkestone Gerald was here before Folkestone was cool, and it'll still be here after! Probably. Email me if you want to do a deal, pauly @ this domain

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