Folkestone Book Festival 2019 – The Shape of Things to Come: Think Folkestone, Think Future


July 30, 2019 by Tim Prater

Inspired by the H G Wells quote: Adapt or perish, now as ever, in nature’s inexorable imperative, The Shape of Things to Come: Think Folkestone, Think Future introduces a theme of programming entitled climate change and the environment – futures.

Physicist and oceanographer, Helen Czerski join us on Saturday 23 November to discuss the urgency of education both in terms of imminent threats to the planet and to convey the wonder and beauty of life on earth.

Keep your eyes peeled for more Folkestone Book Festival announcements over the summer months! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates and to find out more about this year’s supporters: Principal Partner, NewsNow; Education Partner, Canterbury Christ Church University; as well as Eurotunnel, Otterpool Park, Folkestone & Harbour Seafront Development Company; Southeastern; and the Friends of the Folkestone Book Festival.

For more info and booking call Box Office on 01303 760750 or click here.


Theme: Time

2019 Competition closed Monday 8th July 2019.

Shortlist to be announced Saturday 21st September, winner announced Sunday 24th November.

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