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Have you heard about the 'You Can Reach The World From Dover 2023' Festival? We're proud to be supporting this brand new arts festival celebrating Dover’s contemporary life and rich history, running throughout the summer from July to October.

  • 1 Oct 2023
  • Multiple events
  • Dover

The festival will be the first of its kind in the town. It includes new artworks by internationally regarded, Dover-based artists together with a programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks, walks, performances and screenings all drawing on the vibrant artistic and creative activity of the town. 

Dover is a town of international and historic significance. It is a place of arrival and departure, an industrial port perched on the edge of the Kent Downs and looking out to the rest of the world. 

You can reach the World from Dover celebrates Dover’s contemporary life as well as its rich history. It is curated by Dover Arts Development (DAD), an artist-led collective embedded in the town’s creative community. 

The festival includes new artworks by Samara Scott, Richard Bundy and Anna Phoebe, Charles Holland Architects, Simon Bill, Joanna Jones and Nicolas Deshayes. The festival will also include a series of curated Sunday walks, Saturday afternoon film screenings, fashion shows, artistic happenings and musical performances all exploring the town and its surrounding landscapes.

You can reach the World from Dover 2023 takes place in sites and spaces including the harbour, Dover Museum, the Market Square, the Citadel and Fort Burgoyne historic forts, the River Dour and the North Downs Way National Trail as well as parks, green spaces and wild places.

You can reach the World from Dover is funded by Arts Council England, Kent Downs AONB and the North Downs Way National Trail and is supported by Kent County Council, Dover District Council, Port of Dover and the Land Trust. Other partners include key local organisations Future Foundry, Samphire Trust, The Citadel, Astor College, Dover smART, Dover Community Radio, Dover Big Local, St. Edmund of Abingdon Memorial Trust, Dover Creative Network and The Municipal Charities of Dover.
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