FWF is a free monthly Monday evening event open to all women, from Folkestone and beyond, to discuss their interests, work, passions, and experiences.

What happens?
Each forum is free and unticketed. We gather at 7.30 in the Quarterhouse, upstairs in the bar area which is reserved for us. We may start with announcements or a mini-talk,  then our main speaker will start by 8. All talks will be interactive and allow for mediated discussion; we wind things up around 9 pm.

Who’s running this, and who can speak?
The space is freely given by the Quarterhouse as part of their “community Mondays” scheme. The organizers are local volunteers Catherine Sangster and Katy Lockey, with the help of an informal committee which all are welcome to join – please email folkestonewomensforum@gmail.com if interested.

If you would like to suggest a speaker or offer to speak yourself – whether for a few minutes or as our main talk – please email us and we’ll get back to you right away.

Who can come?
We want to make FWF open to all sorts of women, across ages, social groups, and the political spectrum. In order to keep the voices of women at the centre of our events, they are a female space. This is trans and non-binary inclusive. For specific events, we may alter this rule and invite men to join us.

In terms of age restrictions, young women aged 11+ are generally welcome to attend. If a particular forum has a more adult theme, we’ll include a content note in the publicity details.  Babes-in-arms are also welcome.