Language, Location and Me Conceived and curated by Susanna Howard & Living Words

Thur 19 Oct - Sun 22 Oct 2017

How might our location and environments affect our voice, language and who we are? Explore the boundaries of speech and how language affects our perceptions of ourselves and others by eavesdropping on conversations; daily film screenings, including ‘Shutnell’; and rewriting the UK citizenship test. Plus, events:

Living Write!
Thur 19 Oct 2017, 11:00 – 12:30
A workshop led by Bloodaxe poet, Shazea Quraishi, offering a chance for you to get your Folkestone story out. No writing experience or skill needed. Some pieces were shared at Sunday’s event.

What Sometimes Happens When We Listen
Fri 20 Oct 2017, 18:00 – 18:45

Performance lecture by Susanna Howard

Punctuate your life!
Sat 21 Oct 2017, 15:00 – 16:00

Philip Cowell, author ‘This Is Me, Full Stop’ (Penguin). A playful workshop exploring punctuation.

Mapping
Sat 21 Oct 2017, 17:30 – 18:30

A bringing together of material collected across, possibly including a visual mapping dance, a loud hailer and lots of chalk.

Accentuate the positive
Sun 22 Oct 2017, 11.00 – 12:30

Coffee and conversation exploring local accents, vocabulary and communication.

Something to Declare
Sun 22 Oct 2017, 17:00 – 18:00

Performance readings from local and national poets, plus local beatboxer Tormented Vocals. On cultural identity and heritage, and what it means to declare ones home and nationhood.
[Supported by Arts Council England and Created Out of Mind]