Strangelove Festival – 9th to 24th March 2017 – Folkestone

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From March 9th-24th the unique “Strangelove Festival” will take over Folkestone’s streets, spaces and hidden locations with an array of artist’s videos, films, performances, sounds, exhibitions, talks and workshops.

Strangelove Festival brings together the diversity and talent of over 100 international, UK and local artists. This new and unique festival merges live events, screenings and exhibitions at Strange Cargo and the Sassoon Gallery with some unexpected takeovers popping up throughout the programme.

Festival highlights include a Secret Strangelove programme of encounters and performances, with artists including Lucky Bert, that will activate unusual spaces around Folkestone and a special free screening of Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove at the Silver Screen.

The Quarterhouse hosts Queer Puppets Cabaret and the Premiere of Brighton based group Partial Facsimile’s new work Media OS 5.1 where the audience will be immersed inside a surround sound total environment interacting with their mobile phones.

In addition to the Folkestone based events in March, Strangeface will be connecting with their coastal neighbours and moving the festival down the coastline in projects hosted by partners in Brighton and Eastbourne. More details and announcements to follow and can be found on the website

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A Peek At The Programme!

SECRET STRANGELOVE: This is a series of secret projects developed by artists, filmmakers and members of the public who responded to the open call: to make a secret encounter that may be for one person or groups to experience. This event will use some surprising and hidden locations in Folkestone. 

DR STRANGELOVE SCREENING: Strangelove festival pays homage to Stanley Kubrick by inviting the people of Folkestone to come and see Kubrick’s amazing film completely for free at the silver screen cinema in Folkestone. (15th March and 9 pm) 

FILM SCHOOL: Sixty Second film challenge: anyone who wants to make a film or be involved in making a film can come and sign up to make a project. There will be talks, workshops and discussions.

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