3-6 October 2019
Custom Folkestone
East Yard, Harbour Arm


Custom Folkestone presents Something Held in the Mouth: a four day festival bringing together artists and creative practitioners to present a diverse programme of art, exhibitions, events, workshops and talks about the poetics of food, the politics of its migrations and the ways in which our bodies hold these stories. 

The festival convenes dialogues around the way food crosses boundaries and creates connections across the world, exploring the intersections between art, food and local markets to forge new alliances through geopolitical conversations. Highlights include Picnic Poetico, a collective picnic drawing on the relationship between artists and the kitchen; Mouthings a day of conversations, lectures and performances about the intimate and global complexities of food production; (Be)longing an exhibition that explores the connection of migrant bodies to the land; 50 Years, 50 Stories an exhibition created by the University of Kent Ethnobotany department, a community feast designed by artist Lucky Moyo and a panel discussion as part of Platforma Festival.

Artists in the programme include Joélson Bugila e Jorge Menna Barreto (Brazil), Leone Contini (Italy), Amanda Couch (UK), Marta Fernández Calvo (Spain), Lucky Moyo (UK), Clare Qualmann (UK), Raju Rage (UK), Keg de Souza (Australia), Daniella Valz Gen (UK), Helen Davison (UK), Cherry Truluck (UK).

Curated by Madeleine Hodge


Image and design by Rovaneche