FWF is a monthly Monday evening event open to all women, from Folkestone and beyond, to discuss their interests, work, passions, and experiences. Free of charge and with no membership or ticketing, each forum takes place in the Quarterhouse Clearing, which is wheelchair accessible. We gather from 7.30, our main speaker starts by 8, and we wrap up between 9 and 9.30.
We want to make FWF open to women across ages, social groups, and the political spectrum. In order to keep women’s voices at the centre, our events are normally a female space – this is trans and non-binary inclusive – but some events (including the forums in Feb and March 2020) are open to people of all genders. In terms of younger attendees, those aged 11+ are generally welcome; we will include a content note in event listings if there’s a more adult theme. You are always welcome to bring babes-in-arms.
The organizers are Catherine Sangster and Katy Lockey, with the help of an informal committee which all are welcome to join. If you would like to help out, suggest a speaker, or offer to speak yourself – either for a few minutes or as our main speaker – please share your idea with us!