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The History and Possible Futures of Folkestone Gasworks, part of Pioneering Places East Kent: Folkestone

June 6, 2019 6:26 PM
By Creative Folkestone
Originally published by Folkestone and Hythe Liberal Democrats

Pioneering Places poster ()This exhibition, displayed across three sites in Folkestone, explores the history and possible futures of the Ship Street Gasworks site.

At Folkestone Museum we tell the story of Foord, from rural village to the railway and industrialisation, with much of the content contributed by residents.

  • 28 June to 21 July, every Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
  • Folkestone Museum, 1-2 Guildhall Street, Folkestone CT20 1DY

At Sunflower House you will find a range of carefully researched proposals by EAST Architects, designed to provide local residents with the knowledge they need to decide what future they want for the site. With contributions by local schoolchildren from Christ Church, Stella Maris, Mundella and St Mary's primary schools.

  • 29 June to 21 July every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-4pm | every Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm
  • Sunflower House, 5 Foord Rd, Folkestone CT19 5AE

Special Events: The Gasworks - A walk & talk. Free to attend. Tuesday 16 July, 3.30-5.30pm. And Saturday 20 July, 2-4pm

At Urban Room Folkestone there will be proposals for the site by architecture students from Oxford Brookes University.

  • 10-21 July every Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-3pm
  • Urban Room Folkestone, One The Plaza, Tram Road car park

Pioneering Places East Kent is part of the national Great Place Scheme, an ambitious project that will make East Kent an even better place to live, work and visit by exploring heritage, developing civic pride and connecting artists and communities. Four projects in Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Ramsgate are being led by local cultural organisations to encourage any and all of the residents to bring in change, become great place-makers, and influence policy makers.