Showcasing the life of the town in photographs and poems.
Given the situation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the future of “A Year in the Life of Folkestone” is a little uncertain but we are determined to make something happen and are working on finding a way so the project continues.
Stay in touch for further updates. In the meantime, stay safe. Thank you for your understanding.
The idea behind this community photography project is to showcase a year in the life of Folkestone as seen through the eyes of residents, with 366 photographs (one for each day of 2020) accompanied by poems.
Participants have been encouraged to capture how they live, work and play, events taking place in the area, but also hidden activities that not everyone notices or gets a chance to see. We want the viewers to be charmed by the variety, aesthetics and authenticity of the photos, what they show of people’s lives, their environment, the events that animate the town over the seasons, the businesses that energize it and the places and buildings that surround it.
The project is designed to get people together to share their visions of the place they live in and create a collective memory. We also want to keep a historical, social and cultural record of life in the town, for posterity. It is possible that we changed era in 2020. We may not get back to the world we were in before. This project is all the more important as a testimony. Remember, in many years in the future, people will look back on this record of life. What would we like to tell them?
The project is open to all.
It will culminate in an exhibition from 14th to 23rd May 2021 at the The Brewery Tap UCA Project Space and a book will be published (providing funding allows).
Read more about the project and previous editions HERE.