As well as outdoor artworks and the exciting GeoTour, England's Creative Coast will be hosting events to help bring people together to celebrate local communities and creativity across the South East. Visit this page to discover more about what's coming up.
Tuesday 2 November 2021, 4pm
The Day of the Crowned Death
In the spirit of Janus, the Roman God of endings and beginnings, we will say farewell to the Triennial and hello to a winter season of events and activities on Tuesday 2 November.
Hidden within the Triennial artwork Janus Fortress: Folkestone by Pilar Quinteros is a crowned skull. To mark the end of the Triennial, we will process the sculpture from the East Cliff through the Creative Quarter to its new home in Payers Park. The procession will be a riot of colour and sound, with drummers and school children acting as a guard of honour featuring Michaela Cisarikova Dance Company, Samba Pelo Mar and the Native Oysters Band. Discover more
Saturday 13 November 2021, 2pm
April is the cruellest month Closing Ceremony
Veterans for Peace UK will be holding a special remembrance event at Michael Rakowitz’s commission for Margate, April is the cruellest month. Intended by the Iraqi-American artist to be ‘an anti-war memorial’, the statue is embedded with the veterans’ votive offerings and local people’s and is modelled after Daniel Taylor, a young soldier who served with the Royal Artillery in Basra, Iraq, during the Iraq War. This event represents the main contribution from VFP London around Remembrance Day.
England’s Creative Coast is led by Turner Contemporary and Visit Kent (Go To Places), funded by Arts Council England and Visit England as part of the Cultural Destinations programme and Discover England Fund, with support from the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), East Sussex County Council, Kent County Council, Essex County Council, Visit Essex, Southend Borough Council, The Historic Dockyard Chatham and Southeastern.
See and do
Thinking of embarking on your very own cultural adventure along the South East coast, but not sure where to start? Take a look at one of our inspirational itineraries, carefully curated to help you make the very most of your trip to England's Creative Coast.