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Custom Folkestone, East Yard, Folkestone Harbour Arm CT20 1QH | hello@customfolkestone.co.uk

WHAT'S ON
Cherry's Climate Friendly Cooking Workshop
Thu, Apr 09
Bowerchalke
Apr 09, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Bowerchalke, Bowerchalke, Salisbury SP5 5BY, UK
Step 1: Plant-based Cooking
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FEAST: GHANA
Time is TBD
Peckham
Time is TBD
Peckham, Peckham, London, UK
Our first communal feast outside of Folkestone! In collaboration with Architect and designer Zoe Tallon.
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COMMUNITY FEAST!
Time is TBD
Folkestone
Time is TBD
Folkestone, Folkestone, UK
Our next community meal is under development - watch this space for news
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Past Events
Locavore Festive Feast
Sat, Dec 21
Custom Folkestone
Dec 21, 2019, 6:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
A Nordic style celebration of Midwinter (Solstice) at Custom Folkestone, with local produce, hampers, mulled wine and smorgasbords.
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Community Meal: Zimbabwe
Sun, Oct 06
East Yard, Folkestone Harbour Arm
Oct 06, 2019, 5:00 PM
East Yard, Folkestone Harbour Arm, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Join artist and musician Lucky Moyo for the latest East Yard Community Meal.
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Building alternative food systems + panel discussion
Sun, Oct 06
Custom Folkestone
Oct 06, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Counterpoints Arts invite artists to lead a workshop about the role of food in refugee projects. Interdisciplinary artist Dana Olarescu and social designer Paulina Sidhom will run a participatory workshop on re imagining a better, fairer food sharing system, followed by a panel discussion.
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Mouth Feel and the Toothache disco
Sat, Oct 05
Custom Folkestone
Oct 05, 2019, 7:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
A sensorial meal from Custom's Cherry Truluck with DJ Feral Child
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MOUTHINGS SYMPOSIUM
Sat, Oct 05
Custom Folkestone
Oct 05, 2019, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
A symposium day of conversations, eating and discussion, hosted on a long table with performances, talks and demonstrations by artists and critical thinkers, exploring intimate and global complexities of food production. Lunch will be created from our discussions and shared collectively.
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(Be)longing: Daniella Valz Gen
Fri, Oct 04
Custom Folkestone
Oct 04, 2019, 8:30 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
An exhibition and presentation of Daniella's new work which is an investigation of the complexity of what belonging can mean as an experience. This work reflects embodied explorations of communion with the land through the process of embedding a body in the landscape.
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Picnic Poetico
Fri, Oct 04
Custom Folkestone
Oct 04, 2019, 6:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
This project by Spanish artist Marta Fernández Calvo draws on the relationship between artists and the kitchen to explore how popular knowledge and oral transmission can be experienced in live performance. Bring a picnic item to share inspired by poetry.
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Gleaning Trip: No Man's Orchard
Fri, Oct 04
Custom Folkestone
Oct 04, 2019, 1:30 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Calling all Gleaners! In preparation for Apple Day we will travel to No Mans Orchard in Canterbury to pick some apples and explore one of only a handful of traditional orchards remaining in the Stour Valley.
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Urban Farming, local conversations
Thu, Oct 03
Custom Folkestone
Oct 03, 2019, 7:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Round table conversations with groups interested in starting a practice of local growing in Folkestone that allows disused or under-utilised public spaces to be claimed as urban non-commercial community farming spaces, looking at how these models might shape our future relationships to land use.
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Something Held in the Mouth
Thu, Oct 03
Custom Folkestone
Oct 03, 2019, 12:00 PM – Oct 06, 2019, 8:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
A four day festival bringing together artists and creative practitioners to present a diverse programme of art, events, workshops and talks about the poetics of food, the politics of its migrations and the ways in which our bodies hold these stories.
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50 Farmers' Tales
Wed, Oct 02
Urban Room Folkestone
Oct 02, 2019, 12:00 PM – Oct 06, 2019, 3:00 PM
Urban Room Folkestone, One the Plaza, Folkestone CT20 1JU, UK
50 years, 50 stories: The dynamics of farms and farming in UKC’s backyard, 1965-2015. An exhibition at Urban Room Folkestone by the University of Kent Ethnobotany department
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Garden to Table Cookery Club with Planet Phizzog (2)
Thu, Sep 26
Custom Folkestone
Sep 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
After School Garden to Table Cookery Club for kids of all ages
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East Folkestone Garden Tour
Thu, Sep 19
Harbour Line spur/Warren Road CT19 6DD
Sep 19, 2019, 2:00 PM
Harbour Line spur/Warren Road CT19 6DD, Folkestone CT19 6DD, UK
This walk will introduce some of the amazing gardens of the East Cliff, some of which provide food for Customs menu, and ending in our own Locavore Garden on the Harbour Arm.
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EAST END JAM
Sun, Sep 15
Custom Folkestone
Sep 15, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Discover the seasonal food available in the neighbourhoods of East Folkestone and work together to plan, prepare and make a jam, a jelly and a chutney from the fruits gathered, each participant gets to take home a jar of their preserves.
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Brunch Meditation 3
Sat, Sep 07
Custom Folkestone
Sep 07, 2019, 9:30 AM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Start the weekend right!
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Custom Co-Working Hub (2)
Thu, Sep 05
Custom Folkestone
Sep 05, 2019, 9:00 AM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Following on from feedback at our pilot co-working Hub, we are pleased to be offering fortnightly co-working events at Custom.
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East Yard Community Meal: BRAZIL
Sun, Aug 25
Custom Folkestone
Aug 25, 2019, 5:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
The second East Yard Community Meal. This time hosted by Brazilian artist Rubiane Maia
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Brunch Meditation 2
Sat, Aug 24
Custom Folkestone
Aug 24, 2019, 9:30 AM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Start the weekend right!
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POSTPONED Custom Co-Working Hub
Thu, Aug 22
Custom Folkestone
Aug 22, 2019, 9:00 AM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Following on from feedback at our pilot co-working Hub, we are pleased to be offering fortnightly co-working events at Custom.
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Cookery Club with Planet Phizzog
Wed, Aug 21
Custom Folkestone
Aug 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Cookery Club for kids of all ages
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Brunch Meditation 1
Sat, Aug 10
Custom Folkestone
Aug 10, 2019, 9:30 AM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Start the weekend right!
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Food Against Fascism
Thu, Aug 08
Custom Folkestone
Aug 08, 2019, 7:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
More info coming soon
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Custom Co-Working Hub
Thu, Aug 01
Custom Folkestone
Aug 01, 2019, 9:00 AM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Join us for our first ever co-working hub and help us define how we’ll take this idea forward
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CERAMICS OPEN STUDIO
Tue, Jul 23
Custom Folkestone
Jul 23, 2019, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
with Jules Degroot of Cave and Kiln
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Top Secret Speakeasy bar sshhhhhhh
Fri, Jul 19
Custom Folkestone
Jul 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Cocktails and tunes from the musicals, check in here for your pre-Pride celebratory drinks!
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Custom Volunteer Hub
Thu, Jul 18
Custom Folkestone
Jul 18, 2019, 12:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Free event for people interested in volunteering or engaging with Custom on alternative modes of exchange
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SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY
Fri, Jun 21
Custom Folkestone
Jun 21, 2019, 8:30 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
fire, drumming and music with shamanic practitioner Sjoulkje Gummels
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FOOD WAS HER COUNTRY: Artist's Dinner
Thu, Jun 20
Custom Folkestone
Jun 20, 2019, 6:30 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Join us for the first of this year's Artist's Dinners at Custom Folkestone. Over a casual 3 course meal inspired by Marusya Bociurkiw’s 'Food Was Her Country', the author will read excerpts from the book and discuss the language of food and queer experience.
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SPICE CORRIDOR: A Community Meal
Sun, Jun 16
Custom Folkestone
Jun 16, 2019, 5:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Join us in Folkestone Harbour Arm's EAST YARD for a community meal inspired by Eritrea and sourced in Kent! Custom Folkestone have teamed up with Folkestone based artist Aida Silvestri to host this extraordinary feast in collaboration with Dr Legumes and Docker Brewery and Bakehouse
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FLSC Dinner
Thu, Jun 06
Custom Folkestone
Jun 06, 2019, 7:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Dinner for Folkestone Ladies Social Club. Looking forward to welcoming you all! We will be preparing a 4 course menu for you with pescatarian and vegan variations - all hyper-locally sourced, seasonal and made from scratch by Cherry and the team. See you soon!
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New Year's Eve at Custom
Mon, Dec 31
Custom Folkestone
Dec 31, 2018, 8:00 PM – Jan 01, 2019, 1:00 AM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Join us for an intimate and delicious evening. We'll be waving off 2018 with a 6 course Locavore tasting menu, with optional paired wines.
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Locavore Festive Feast Day
Fri, Dec 21
Custom Folkestone
Dec 21, 2018, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Celebrate the winter solstice with CUSTOM and an exclusive group of local food and drink producers, you can expect Glögg (Swedish mulled wine), cheese, smoked fish, pickles and ferments, alongside Christmas hampers to take away filled with locally produced festive goodies.
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OVERALL
Thu, Dec 06
Custom Folkestone
Dec 06, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
A PERFORMATIVE MEAL - collaboration between Cherry Truluck and textiles artist Mira Albrecht
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SUNDAY LUNCH WITH EMILY SPEED
Sun, Nov 25
Custom Folkestone
Nov 25, 2018, 2:30 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Join artist Emily Speed for an architectural Sunday lunch at Custom and hear more about her work whilst tucking in to a specially curated meal.
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AJAYU TRANSITORIO Salon and lunch
Sat, Oct 27
Custom Folkestone
Oct 27, 2018, 1:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Part of our future programme, join Yuvel Soria as he hosts a lunchtime salon with food created collaboratively in Custom's kitchen and discussion about his the project he is developing based on the Day of the Dead.
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VESSEL OPEN STUDIO with Jules Degroot
Wed, Oct 24
Custom Folkestone
Oct 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – Nov 14, 2018, 5:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Open studio residency with ceramicist Jules Degroot
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EXTERIORITY COMPLEX
Mon, Oct 15
Custom Folkestone
Oct 15, 2018, 10:00 PM – 10:01 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
FOLKESTONE IS AN ART SCHOOL "EXTERIORITY COMPLEX" WALKING TALK, led by Cherry Truluck, exploring a space of exchange between the act of making and the place in which it is made.
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Fun Palaces | Custom Folkestone Launch Weekend
Sat, Oct 06
Custom Folkestone
Oct 06, 2018, 11:00 AM – Oct 07, 2018, 4:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
Our official opening weekend coincides with the nationwide Fun Palaces weekend and Apple Day! Join us for a weekend of delicious food and FREE events.
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Workshop with Bek Conroy
Mon, Sep 17
Custom Folkestone
Sep 17, 2018, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Custom Folkestone, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
THE GUTS OF THE ECONOMY. Exploring the microbiome of the gut and how it relates to the economy with artist and critical thinker Bek Conroy
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LOCAVORE: Community Feast and Forum
Sun, Sep 09
The Lower Leas Coastal Park
Sep 09, 2018, 5:00 PM
The Lower Leas Coastal Park, Lower Sandgate Rd, Folkestone CT20 2EX, UK
Join us to share in a communal feast of locally sourced, fished and foraged food curated by Cherry Truluck (Custom Folkestone/East Cliff Kitchen) as a gustatory narrative of the junction of land and sea.
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