Plot A: St Eanswythe's Way

Creative Folkestone Triennial

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Welcome to Creative Folkestone Triennial 2021. In a new series of podcasts, join us on guided walks that will delve deeper into the themes, ideas and inspirations for this year's exhibition. Whether you are listening at home or as your explore the artworks in person, these tours will offer new perspectives on the artworks. For episode one, you are invited to join Folkestone Triennial curator Lewis Biggs and Public Programme curator Joanna Labon as they follow Plot A: St Easnswythe's Way. St Eanswythe was a seventh century Kentish princess who started a religious foundation in Folkestone. The engineered watercourse named after her ran from a spring under the Kent Downs to the present Radnor Park, and along the route of Guildhall Street to supply fresh water to The Bayle (and the Guildhall/Town Hall). Ongoing archaeological and historical research currently suggest that it was built by Benedictine monks in the 12th century. We don’t know when someone decided to name it after St Eanswythe and invent the story of her miracle to ‘make water run uphill’. Her memory is still celebrated every 12 September, but few Folkestone residents today can show you where St Eanswythe’s Water ran for 700 years.Artists featured on Plot A include: - Patrick Corillon - Winter / Hörbelt- Stephenie Bergman - Jacqueline Poncelet- Christopher Houghton BuddCredits: Dave Sharp, recording engineer Taya Walters, sound assistant Eleanor Howell, voiceover ___________________________________________________________Folkestone Triennial is the flagship project of Creative Folkestone and the largest exhibition of newly commissioned work presented in the UK. Artists are invited to use the town as their gallery, utilising public spaces to create striking new art that reflects issues affecting both the town and the wider world. Four Triennials have taken place attracting more than 440,000 visitors. Artists commissioned include Cornelia Parker, Christian Boltanski, Jeremy Deller, Martin Creed, Mark Wallinger, Cristina Iglesias, Richard Wilson, Andy Goldsworthy and AK Dolven. Folkestone is a visionary arts charity dedicated to transforming Folkestone through collective creative activity, making the town a better place to live, work, play and visit.Follow us:Facebook:

42m 3s  ·  Jul 29, 2021

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