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Come and see what the Creative Quarter is all about, see what some of these mysterious creative operations are up to... all weekend, 19th - 21st, all throughout Tontine Street and the Creative Quarter...

The Creative Quarter will be opening its doors once again this summer and welcoming the public to take a look behind the scenes of this thriving hub of creativity.

The weekend will feature presentations from our creative businesses, a Creative Quarter market, Folkestone Artworks tours, performances at Quarterhouse and a day of live music. Our resident artists will be sharing their skills and opening up their studios and of course a great selection of restaurants and caf矇s will be available for lunches and dinner. We aim to make this our biggest Open Quarter ever and need you!

If you would like to get involved please contact now! 65-69 Tontine Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1JR 01303 858500 [2015-06-19 2015]

A play, a birthday treat, long running, had Art Malik in it and it was Frank Skinner's first night. Wyndhams Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA [1999-07-26 1999]

Not her from Skunk Anansie, a rock band of this name Marine Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3ST [1994-05-19 1994]

Ray Davies was his own support act, busking Kinks numbers solo... Commercial Road, Southampton, , SO15 1GE 023 8071 1811 [1993-11-07 1993]

plus LA Guns and Love / Hate. The latter announced a "secret" gig they were doing the next day in London, I should have gone they were one of my fave bands of the day. Limeharbour, London E14 9TH [1991-11-22 1991]

Found the ticket now! I went to the gig on my own, then got the last train up to Rugby, where I was staying for college while on my HNC with Nixdorf. Can't find details anywhere online (so far). Much stage diving, one of my favourite ever gigs.
Thinking about this nearly 25 years later I'm not quite sure how I did this. Must have been a Sunday night, so I'd have left home in Portchester on the Sunday afternoon and got the train up as usual to Rugby, via London. But decided to stop in London and go to this gig, and then carry on up to Rugby after.
I do remember it being great, and being stage diving crazy. I have a clear memory of being up on the stage and preparing to throw myself back into the crowd yet again, when a young couple (a boy and a girl) grabbed my shoe; they were annoyed at the stagediving, as I would be now. I remember even what I was wearing, a t-shirt with my green plaid shirt over the top, with skinny black jeans and my massive nike trainers. At the time metallers wore tight jeans and big trainers and mine were nike white basketball boots with purple detail on. I think I had pink laces on mine.
What was I thinking to go to a gig like this midway between home and my digs in Rugby? After the gig I still had to go on to Euston, then train up to Rugby, possibly changing at Coventry, and then walk across Rugby to the digs where I was staying...
105 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT [1991-10-06 1991]

Izzy Stradlin's last ever show. Support Nine Inch Nails and Skid Row - Sebastian Bach swore too much and got them barred for life.

Probably got the coach up for this one.

Found the ticket now, stuck in an old photo album with flyers and things.
Wembley, London [1991-08-31 1991]

plus Skid Row, White Lion and Lemmy... Engineers Way, Wembley, London HA9 0DH [1989-11-02 1989]

Twenty five years ago today I was at Skid Row With support from LA Guns who I don't remember and my favourite band of the time Love / Hate .... [Tue 22 November 2016]

Did not try Skinny Kitchen yet We bottled it basically, wanted to be sure the boys would enjoy their lunch. So went to pizza... [Wed 12 October 2016]

New place for dinner Nice we're trying out this place for dinner at the weekend, when we take the beetle to... [Thu 6 October 2016]

Twenty five years ago today I was at Guns n' Roses Yoinks a quarter of a century ago was the first time I saw Guns n' Roses , and also Skid Row ,... [Wed 31 August 2016]

There's a fake Banksy rat at Folkestone Sports Centre It's inside, so authorised by the sports centre, and signed by ROBSKI , a nice clear copy of a... [Sun 20 December 2015]

At least one of the shows we went to is up for an award Scott Bennett was part of Afternoon Delight with his show About A Roy , which was all about... [Fri 21 August 2015]

Fourth and final full day at Edinburgh Fringe Last day already... Writing this up in the wrong order, but today we took a chance on more shows... [Tue 18 August 2015]

Had dinner at Frankie and Benny's It was alright, everyone enjoyed it. Staff were friendly, the food is not that great though. We... [Tue 9 June 2015]

Happy Birthday Number one son Six today! Had a lovely day yesterday with number one son's birthday party, we went... [Mon 8 June 2015]

The New Cross (some good ideas for Folkestone here) Some nice stuff here including a neighbourhood plan for New Cross . I lived in New Cross... [Thu 5 June 2014]

Good weekend but didn't do much As previously mentiond Clare was away in London and she had a lovely time by all accounts. She... [Mon 10 February 2014]

Interesting Skid Row facts Well I say "interesting" but anyway, from their profile 1) they are touring with a... [Sat 5 October 2013]

Skid Row and Ugly Kid Joe on tour together They're playing Brighton . It's on a Monday night, and it's too far, and it takes a lot to drag... [Sat 5 October 2013]

Mad Dremel skills Just got started on my big batch of home brew with the goodies I got for christmas. Needed to get... [Sat 17 March 2012]

Even I'm not reading this blog any more Since I got the google plus I want to put everything there instead. Still at leas I have this... [Fri 26 August 2011]

Great time delay video of the skies over Tottenham Via Kosso on the google plus: It's not quite so easy to link to people on google plus as it... [Mon 8 August 2011]

The boy just taught himself his first IT skills His toy garage just started making strange noises, think the battery is going. So he turned it... [Mon 30 May 2011]

Max's House went NOWHERE Seemingly trumped online without actually having a deal for the premises... [Mon 21 March 2011]

Max's House New restaurant in Folkestone? Hope their cooking is better than their geography + web skills [Wed 27 October 2010]

Do you want to sell your picture of the Pretty Things Trish? Long time no speak! I tried to email, but the address I have bounced... Brice emailed me to... [Tue 21 September 2010]

Taken a break from painting just a five minute breather while Clare gets more paint, I am not skiving [Sat 28 August 2010]

Julien Dupont motorbike skills at Hevy Festival I hope he's goign to jump over some rhinos or something: Motorbike freestyle trials pioneer... [Fri 16 July 2010]

Hot links of the day lego rubiks robot (via @hpoom) and Folkestone urban skiing [Fri 19 February 2010]

Skiing down Folkestone's Old High Street This is the video that's creating a local fuss... [Fri 19 February 2010]

I'm in work today looks like I'm in a minority though... skivers :-) #uksnow [Thu 7 January 2010]

I got the venue details from Marmalade Skies Marmalade Skies 1967 . Sounds like you saw some great stuff, do you have actual dates or anything? [Fri 25 December 2009]

Spencer Davis Group 1967 I saw Spencer Davis Group in 1967 and it was at the leas cliff hall- folkestone, england--it... [Fri 25 December 2009]

RE: Thanks for even more detail Hi again. Not sure where you got your info about Black Sabbath playing at the 'Art College' - The... [Sun 26 July 2009]

RE: Skid Row (Gary Moore) rare vinyl Still got my original copy pauly! Also got "34 Hours" the follow up but I left the cover on the... [Sun 19 July 2009]

Skid Row (Gary Moore) rare vinyl See here , revive those memories for a tenner! If you have a record player still... [Sun 19 July 2009]

Thanks for even more detail Great to hear, nice story of nearly "making it" too, that's a lot further than 99% of bands get!... [Sat 18 July 2009]

Thirty quid for a Skid Row single?!? That's a lot! Nice day today! [Sat 18 July 2009]

RE: Thanks for that brilliantly detailed reminiscence Hi Pauly.... Sorry but my brain's a little befuddled about exact dates. However, I can tell you... [Sat 18 July 2009]

RE: did deep into your fading memory Trust me - I'm amazing now, lol Fading memory, um yes, well I was 18/19 so it would have been... [Fri 17 July 2009]

did deep into your fading memory Come up with some dates or something so I can put them on the site! I've got one of Justin... [Fri 17 July 2009]

RE: Ha I knew that about Skid Row, let me explain! Errata alert!!! The band I played with in Folkie was 'Grease Lighting' not the aforementioned... [Thu 16 July 2009]

RE: Ha I knew that about Skid Row, let me explain! Cheers P! 3 times eeewwwww, once is unforgivable but thrice! I got to meet Gary (nicked his... [Thu 16 July 2009]

Ha I knew that about Skid Row, let me explain! The links were just links to search this site for previous mentions of those acts, as I thought I... [Thu 16 July 2009]

RE: Skid Row pps* [Thu 16 July 2009]

RE: Thanks for that brilliantly detailed reminiscence Nice write up! Pauly,the "Skid Row" in your link is not the band yer man mentioned - it'll be... [Thu 16 July 2009]

Thanks for that brilliantly detailed reminiscence Don't suppose you have any dates for any of the other shows? I remember seeing at TOFTS:... [Wed 15 July 2009]

Black Sabbath 1970 I saw Black Sabbath at Tofts in Folkestone but the gig was in April (11th) "1971" - not 1970.... [Wed 15 July 2009]

Sailors show THEY ARE skills on land as well as sea? Tsk... [Thu 4 June 2009]

Due Day plus ELEVEN Even NHS Pregnancy Desktop has given up asking now... [Thu 4 June 2009]

RE: Tofts did move The club was called Toffs after Harald Toff the owner later it was bought by people from Ashfords... [Thu 1 January 2009]

Vegan skills at The Hermitage! New vegan option on the menu at The Hermitage, I will be down to check it out asap: Lunch... [Sun 15 June 2008]

There you go, who says degrees are not worth the paper they're written on? It's probably clear, but that other poster is my dad, he has the VW Beetle that I once owned ,... [Fri 7 March 2008]

RE: YOU could learn to fix it yourself! Ha, great stuff :) Just after my rant I remembered I fixed some portable speakers the other day... [Fri 7 March 2008]

YOU could learn to fix it yourself! I fixed it a bit! When the fan belt broke, I fixed that (with shoelaces). You never have to take... [Thu 6 March 2008]

RE: Should everything be a black box though? And WHY can't you fix my IPAQ? "but if you had a VW Beetle or a Landrover or something you could learn to fix it yourself." I... [Thu 6 March 2008]

Should everything be a black box though? And WHY can't you fix my IPAQ? It's just the battery I think, it won't keep a charge now... OK not everyone is building a clock... [Wed 5 March 2008]

RE: Ever feel lacking in skills? That's crazy talk, and quite an arrogant viewpoint for Wired - screw building a clock out of... [Wed 5 March 2008]

Ever feel lacking in skills? I do, all my skills are in software, if the power went off tomorrow I'd be SUNK! I wish I had... [Wed 5 March 2008]

Cheers for those I've put the other pictures at the top of the forum , (search for Pretty Things pictures if... [Wed 31 October 2007]

RE: Good work Trish, here's your picture of the Pretty Things I didn't write it down anywhere, but after a bit of research I think it's decided that the year... [Wed 31 October 2007]

Good work Trish, here's your picture of the Pretty Things I hosted it on :... [Tue 30 October 2007]

RE: Flamenco Club (Tontine St) Who knows what would have happened if you hadn't been there with me! Ha, ha just kidding Les How... [Tue 30 October 2007]

Folkestone Triennial website Official website, maybe, nothing there at the moment... [Wed 3 October 2007]

Frank Skinner last night Quite a good gig last night, Frank was funny and rude, and likeable because of his self... [Sat 29 September 2007]

Frank Skinner tonight Off to Frank Skinner tonight at the Leas Cliff Hall , my first gig-like event in a long while,... [Fri 28 September 2007]

Folkestone triennial Rundown resort? How dare they! [Wed 26 September 2007]

It's not the show that's on TV, he's just being interviewed It's on BBC Newsnight or something, but it's on at about quarter to six, so not Newsnight. The... [Tue 25 September 2007]

RE: Ricky Gervais I saw the show back in May (I think it was the second night of the tour) and it was very funny.... [Tue 25 September 2007]

Ricky Gervais Ricky 's on TV tonight, the trailer didn't look very funny at all though :-( here is an updated... [Tue 25 September 2007]

RE: I wouldn't take it personally... Fair enough, I just sometimes find it a little distasteful when people blindly criticise things... [Thu 23 August 2007]

That rocks Did one of your children do it? [Thu 23 August 2007]

RE: I wouldn't take it personally... And here's an MS Paint rendered one of mine using my laptop's wonderful nipple: It's about... [Thu 23 August 2007]

I wouldn't take it personally... ...I just thought you had a huge range of styles and I didn't *personally* like the one of Bruce... [Thu 23 August 2007]

I'll take a photo of the skip outside my house And if you see anything you want it in, let me know and I'll send it to you. I was thinking of... [Thu 23 August 2007]

Fight! Fight! Fight! [Thu 23 August 2007]

RE: Not so convinced though I'd love to see your drawings of Bruce Willis or any of your artwork if you have a website or... [Thu 23 August 2007]

RE: Who are you Kenn Goodall? Ha ha, I am sorry if I scared you. I am an illustrator and I use flickr for reference sometimes.... [Thu 23 August 2007]

I expect I'm going to be on the next cover of Dazed and Confused [Thu 23 August 2007]

This looks like the same guy [Wed 22 August 2007]

RE: Who are you Kenn Goodall? Why don't you favourite some of theirs in retaliation. I quite like this one... [Wed 22 August 2007]

I will be a pop art icon first [Wed 22 August 2007]

Not so convinced though If he is an artist he has a huge range of styles and has yet to find his true identity. If I was... [Tue 21 August 2007]

He looks like a great artist though Or, he scans in great pictures that other people have painted. Maybe I will be the subject of a... [Tue 21 August 2007]

RE: Who are you Kenn Goodall? Hilarious and scary. I wouldn't sleep so well at night. [Mon 20 August 2007]

Who are you Kenn Goodall? Why are your only favourite pictures of me ? [Mon 20 August 2007]

Quad bike jet ski Be master of the land and the water with one of these: Kev, this is what you should get,... [Mon 30 April 2007]

RE: You've probably already seen it, but Boo, hiss, the authorities are already lambasting him for that act but are unable to prosecute... [Wed 28 March 2007]

You've probably already seen it, but A guy skiing down the escalator at Angel tube station ... Why was there no Youtube when we... [Wed 28 March 2007]

There is another UK Skink doing the rounds This from a press release from January last year: LONDON: It needs a brave soul and a strong... [Wed 17 January 2007]

RE: Blood on the tracks first thing I thought of when I saw the trailer for this was - hey it's Skink! sounds like he's... [Wed 17 January 2007]

Blood on the tracks Watched "The Roadkill Chef" last night, billed by BBC Three as "Eccentric roadkill connoisseur... [Wed 17 January 2007]

Guns'n'Roses F**kin' Mega Performance from the Skids G'n'R weren't bad Nine inch nails were pony (if I... [Sat 14 October 2006]

Skid Row Hi I was there with my missus, she remembers dribbling when Seb got his D**k out and started to... [Sat 14 October 2006]

The Dirty Pretty Things The Pretty Things are of course not to be confused with Carl Barat 's new outfit The Dirty... [Tue 27 June 2006]

RE: Tofts did move I do know that Tofts still was on Grace Hill in 1973 under this name. I was on an English course... [Fri 24 March 2006]

The Morning After Girls - Hi Skies Before my recap of a great weekend, some videos as promised from work. First The Morning After... [Mon 20 February 2006]

RE: I'll let it go, good spotting skills yes, please do! [Tue 25 October 2005]

I'll let it go, good spotting skills I'll repair the stalking charts , just for you! [Tue 25 October 2005]

RE: Just shouting by himself? he was with someone, another mtv presenter the name of whom escapes me which is a shame as that's... [Tue 25 October 2005]

Just shouting by himself? Like a mad tramp? Or shouting at someone? [Tue 25 October 2005]

Alex Zane soho [Tue 25 October 2005]

Lovely weekend, thanks for asking Had a few beers on Friday night in The Coal Hole on The Strand, a few more more than the one I... [Mon 10 October 2005]

Could they have skipped over us any faster? I wish I'd watched Foyles War instead... [Sat 23 July 2005]

Folkestone on TV The first episode of "Coast" on BBC2 tonight at nine will be starting with the coast of Dover and... [Fri 22 July 2005]

Stage dive? Gotta see that. [Thu 9 June 2005]

Don't be shy! [Wed 8 June 2005]

It was just too good a post to waste I've done best gig stuff here before too, go search ... [Wed 8 June 2005]

of course we're all still listening init. top gigs for me would be all the people you're not too fond... [Wed 8 June 2005]

Repetition I remember you having a go at me for repeating stuff and here you are doing exactly that. Tut,... [Wed 8 June 2005]

not asking for your name? I don't know, some cookie wonkiness maybe... did it just remember your name? It ought to do that... [Wed 8 June 2005]

Oh and.... sort out your ticket stubbs, hours of fun in that one and Im curious to see yours, coz I have... [Wed 8 June 2005]

OMG, Wolfsbane... they were FAB!! OMG, Wolfsbane... they were FAB!! [Wed 8 June 2005]

Best Gigs Ever Hmm, having no joy tracking down the full 100 of Time Out's best london gigs chart they did... [Wed 8 June 2005]

Johnskibeat Just realised valued popex punter and fellow Clarke (though no relation) Johnskibeat isn't... [Fri 29 April 2005]

Drivel??? How dare you sir... I did realise overnight that following my own rules, I would end up barring... [Thu 28 April 2005]

RE: Dodgy referers I read that as dodgy referees and my ears perked up. Now I see it's just drivel, I'm disappointed. [Wed 27 April 2005]

Dodgy referers Just written some code to plug into my refererCode scripts to stop this referer spam... [Wed 27 April 2005]

More Pretty Things gig details Poster here , and more details here ... [Fri 28 January 2005]

Flamenco Club (Tontine St) Yea I cant forget When the Pretty Things were there I nearly lost my girlfriend to Phil May the... [Thu 27 January 2005]

Next step is to dig out some old pictures Les! If you can scan them in email them to me, fg at and I'll maybe put them up. [Wed 26 January 2005]

Flaminco? Yea, must have been the Flaminco then, it was half way down Tontine st, It had a little Bar in it... [Wed 26 January 2005]

Very helpful Sal Well, sort of helpful, it opens up more options and means I need to do more investigating... do... [Tue 25 January 2005]

Clubs in Folkestone The club that was upstairs in Tontine Street, could either have been the Flamenco which was half... [Sun 23 January 2005]

Tofts did move from Bouverie Road West to Grace Hill I believe, though it may also have changed it's name... [Tue 11 January 2005]

Cream 1967 I saw the Cream round about that time in a small club upstairs down Tontine street? Did Tofts... [Tue 11 January 2005]

...and Tommy Lee had that big revolving drum kit and he mooned at the crowd. ...and Tommy Lee had that big revolving drum kit and he mooned at the crowd. [Thu 14 October 2004]

Motley Crue Playing a UK arena tour in June 2005 according to this fan site ... I hate Wembley more than I... [Thu 14 October 2004]

You didn't say they'd be busking in the street! They ARE however playing The Junction later - tossers that they are. Better not get in the way of... [Fri 8 October 2004]

I told you they were playing in Cambridge Nice to see you fixed your their / they're mix up this time... good spot man! 10/10 though, I'm... [Fri 8 October 2004]

Travis As of a few minutes ago, Travis were busking just at the end of Petty Cury, outside the... [Fri 8 October 2004]

Elstow Lodge Elstow Lodge is a large, attractive, detached house in a very pleasant residential area of... [Mon 20 September 2004]

How are your days then? I am still ploughing through messages, fixing stuff up... we still have problems, but a fix is... [Tue 8 June 2004]

Send out another ad for MTV2 Gonzo tour MTV2 Gonzo tour update! The fantastic new Rough Trade signings Fiery Furnaces are joining the... [Fri 10 October 2003]

Tara Lapinski Bay Park Square Mall, Green Bay, WI [Mon 4 August 2003]

Crispin Hunt and Mike Skinner Nottinghill Carnival 2002 [Tue 11 March 2003]

Malowski Playing tonight, but you've probably missed them. Playing Cambridge soon. [Wed 29 January 2003]

Win Roskilde Tickets Go to Sputnik at the Monarch this Friday, they're giving away tickets AND travel... [Thu 9 May 2002]

Dunno about Glastonbury yet, but... You can get Roskilde tickets here... [Wed 13 February 2002]

Everyone, ever, in the world Hey I went to the premiere of Lord Of The Rings at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London! [Tue 11 December 2001]

Bob Hoskins Primrose Hill [Fri 7 December 2001]

Normski Regents Park Road [Thu 28 June 2001]

Pete Holmstrom & Courtney Taylor-Taylor Skinny's Record Store, Brisbane, Australia [Wed 2 May 2001]

Frank Skinner At the Coldplay gig [Mon 30 April 2001]

Skunk Anansie Split They have you know [Wed 18 April 2001]

Dan Dabrowski At the flapper [Mon 8 January 2001]

Frank Skinner Meccano Comedy Club, London Village [Sun 8 October 2000]

frank skinner st tropez, france [Fri 15 September 2000]

Don Estelle In Basingstoke... Busking [Mon 11 September 2000]

Metallers turn Evening Session A gratuitous non-news story about Wilt... [Thu 7 September 2000]

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven That's the name of the forthcoming GYBE album... [Thu 31 August 2000]

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