Folkestone Women’s Forum

Community, Collaboration, Connection.

Who We Are

Folkestone Women’s Forum is a free monthly Monday evening event open to all women, from Folkestone and beyond, to discuss their interests, work, passions, and experiences. We also run a social program of meals, social evenings and an online community

This March 2020, we marked International Women’s Day with a celebration of community, collaboration, and connection in Folkestone. We brought together brilliant speakers, artists, activists and makers from across the world. Highlights included banging beats from Big Joanie; spitting rhymes with Shay D; spoken word queen, Vanessa Kisuule; and Amy Bell, blending dance, text, and animation with a live digital soundscape. 

Emerging from previous International Women’s Day celebrations in Folkestone, the Take Up Space festival was bigger, bolder and even more ambitious. We had poetry, performances, film, dance, thought-provoking discussions plus a whole lot more. almost 1000 people Connected and collaborated by taking part in our diverse workshops, events and exhibitions. We had pop-up markets, craftivism, amazing vegan food: twelve spectacular days of women supporting women. Now we are working on our programme for March 2021, when we’re bringing women together again to connect, collaborate, gain strength, and support each other to tackle patriarchy and to Take Up Space!