Following the success of last years tour, New Queers on the Block is back!!

Produced by The Marlborough Theatre (Brighton), New Queers on the Block is a touring platform of innovative performance. 

]performance s p a c e [ are thrilled to continue our role as Folkestone's local ambassadors, through which we'll be putting together a new program of free, creative activity in the lead up to the Folkestone tour dates.


This year will see the return of Write Like a Kween (led by Kerry Ryan), Ima Read (curated by Benjamin Sebastian & hosted by Folkestone library) and a new Queer Ear lecture series from Dr Jonathan Kemp, Dr Billy Holzberg & Dr Caoimhe Mader McGuinness. In addition to this we'll be launching Camp Craft (in partnership with Folkestone & Dover Pride).


Full dates & details coming soon! Contact for more info or to get involved.  

September - November 2019

Write like a Kween!

Facebook Group HERE

A bespoke writing course for LGBTQIA+ people, lead by the fabulous Kerry Ryan.


5 free sessions, Tuesday's 8pm @ ]ps[ 62 Tontine Street.

  • 10th & 24th September

  • 8th & 22nd October

  • 5th November

1st & 2nd November (attending the New Queers on the Block shows at Quarterhouse) 

Contact for details or to sign up!

September - October 2019

Camp Crafts

Camp Crafts are FREE, creative socials for LGBTQIA+ folk & their allies* taking place on Sundays (3-6pm) through September and October in both Folkestone & Dover. 


15th September 3 - 6pm

@ ]ps[ 

Decoupage & Collage with Didier (Folkestone Pride)

Facebook Event HERE


29th September 3 - 6pm

@ Future Foundry 

Ceramics with Frazer

(Dover Pride) 

Facebook Event HERE


13th October 3 - 6pm

@ ]ps[ 

Decoupage & Collage with Didier (Folkestone Pride)

Facebook Event HERE


27th October 3 - 6pm

@ Future Foundry 

Print making with Emma  

(Dover Pride) 

Facebook Event HERE


Contact for details

*An ally, is a heterosexual and/or cisgender person who supports equal civil rights, gender equality, and LGBT social movements, and challenges homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. An ally acknowledges that LGBTQ people face discrimination and thus are socially disadvantaged. They aim to use their position as heterosexual or cisgender individuals in a society focused on heteronormativity to counter discrimination against LGBTQ people. They step aside to make space for LGBTQIA people, raising them up. 

September 2019 & February 2020

Ima Read

A selection of books curated by Benjamin Sebastian exploring LGBTQIA+ identity, politics, art & culture.

Popping up in Folkestone Library from mid September to mid October

Library opening hours:

Check Library for open hours

Facebook Group HERE

Contact for details.

January & February 2020

Queer Ear: lecture series

A 3 part lecture series exploring timely topics within Queer Theory across Jan & Feb.

  • Dr Jonathan Kemp - Queer Theory & Literature Tuesday September 17th

Facebook Event HERE

  • Dr Caoimhe Mader McGuinness - Queer Theory & Feminism(s) Tuesday October 15th

Facebook Event HERE

  • Dr Billy Holzberg - Queer Theory & (the) Immigration (crisis) Tuesday October 29th

Facebook Event HERE



7 - 8:30pm



]performance s p a c e [ 62 Tontine Street.

Contact for more information

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Dr Kemp's text; Queer Past, Queer Present, Queer Future


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Dr Mader McGuinness's Further Reading List


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