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Arts, crafts and such in Folkestone, Kent*

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  • wow theres a tonne of little art galleries opening down the old high street, nice stuff aswell
  • B & B project space 14 tontine street Folkestone artist run project space. Club Shepway aim to develop an active and engaging culture of contemporary art and music in the Shepway (Folkestone, Hythe ect.)
  • Metropole normally has really good modern art displays, also georges gallery old high street.
  • grace hill library has some good art upstairs, thats about it
  • Pine Shop in the Golden Valley (near Folkestone). Some items very dear, but others dirt cheap. Some items very unusual, old and just must have. Georgeous shop. A must visit. An arts and crafts shop has opened just a few months ago at the Wyedale Garden Centre (where the fish shop uded to be). I think they have just about everything in there. Cheaper than I have seen around, arts and crafts well categorised and just georgeous stuff.
  • Strange Cargo. Art Gallery. V small.
  • Some fantastic art galleries and studios are springing up in the Creative Quarter. Hopefully more little craft shops will follow.
  • Strange Cargo at the top of the old high street! they organise such events as Charivari, the better Carnival in Folkestone, and are involved in such things as re-vamping Central station! very good!!
  • The Old High Street is being pushed as a bit of a "creative quarter", see
  • The art museum upstairs in folkestone library
  • There is the main art gallery on the leas called the Metropole and a small one at the top of the Old High Street which sometimes has some great exibitions.
  • The Old High Street has a few funky little shops to browse in
  • The Metropole place is cool, although apparently only over 21s are allowed to look at art
  • The fabulous art gallery at the Metropole - well worth a look.
  • Metropole on the leas
  • The Old High Street is in hte midst of a cultural renaissance. Artists are migrating to the area arouns the bottom of Sandgate Road.
  • Metropole Arts center!! Allways has somethin g good on there!!!!!
  • Heads is cool! It's a funky arty type shop that is run by a guy who does a lot of art work and often holds his own exhibitions. The Sasson Room in the library is good to. It's free and holds a wide range of different exhibitions. Oh and it's free.
  • An absolute joke - the home of the sunday painter
  • leas cliff hall and old hotel exhibitions
  • Theres a good bookshop in Tontine Street called BOOKSTOP. It has thousands of secondhand books on all sorts of subjects, fact and fiction. Well worth a visit.
  • The Metrapole actually does hve some good exhibitions on at times.
  • The Moon Palace at the top of the Old High Street is as hippy-dippy a craft shop as you could ask for. Also sells cards, practical jokes, and trinkets.
  • nothing worth noting
  • The Shell Shop on the Fishmarket. Loads of general goodies for tourists, plus a very good range of crystal etc. Open from Easter through the summer till Christmas.
  • The Moon Palace - The Most Ambient Shop of them all.
  • Lots of neat trendy crafty little shops down the old high street
  • Finbarr Books is well worth a visit for all those spooky books on The Magic of salt power to Candle Magick etc.
  • Most of the shops in The Old High Street especially 'MOONBEAMS'

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