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Relive the Creative Folkestone Triennial

Creative Folkestone / 19 January 2022

Take a virtual tour of the Folkestone Triennial.

Folkestone Triennial artwork between Shellons street and Foresters Way

Our seaside home

Here at Saga, we’re lucky to be based in Folkestone, one of Britain’s most beautiful seaside towns. And we’re delighted to be able to give you the chance to relive the fifth edition of the Creative Folkestone Triennial. Taking place last year, it featured 27 newly commissioned artworks by internationally acclaimed artists.

Choose your Triennial route

Curated for the third time by Lewis Biggs, The Plot asked visitors to consider urban myths and their relationship to reality. The three routes move through history in a chronological sequence from medieval times to the enlightenment, and the industrial to the post-industrial eras. Start your tour by watching the introductory video before deciding which virtual route you’ll take around the Triennial.

‘Although set in Folkestone, the exhibition’s theme is a universal one, prompting us to consider the relation between stories and material realities everywhere in the world. Everyone becomes aware at some point of the gap between our lived experience and what is narrated about it. Sometimes this gap is so extreme that we assume it is the result of malice – it’s a plot. With conspiracy theories becoming ever more popular, it’s never been more urgent to think about the gap between the talk and the action, between our stories and our realities…’
Lewis Biggs, Curator of Creative Folkestone Triennial

Route 1: Plot A – St. Eanswythe watercourse

Route 2: Plot B – William Harvey's discovery of the circulation of blood

Route 3: Plot C – Folkestone's industrial road the milky way


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