SALT + EARTH Festival: You Are Here – an enquiry into connection to place
Join Francine Hajilou for a reading from her recent collection Entangled Roots: Wintering. There will also be a short talk and some new writing based on the outcomes of her research into the materiality of Folkestone Downs in line with her interest in geology’s relationship to colonialism, race, belonging, and place.
- 10 Sep 2023
- 14:00 - 15:00
- Saturday 9th September, 11am-12pm and Sunday 10th September, 2pm-3pm
- Location: Urban Room Folkestone, Harbour Street, CT20 1QN.
- Free event, limited capacity (Maximum capacity 40 each day)
Join Francine Hajilou for a reading from her recent collection Entangled Roots: Wintering. There will also be a short talk and some new writing based on the outcomes of her research into the materiality of Kent Downs in line with her interest in geology’s relationship to colonialism, race, belonging, and place.
Francine Hajilou’s current writing explores the natural world to deepen connections with place for womxn of the global majority*, living as the black and brown diaspora in the UK. Of dual African Caribbean and English heritage and born in the UK, her work is an enquiry into notions and experiences of belonging and home in the UK from a Black diasporic perspective.
*global majority: people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, or indigenous to the global south.
Find out more about the artist on Instagram @francinehajilou
Urban Room Folkestone is working on becoming more accessible. It currently has step-free access with ramps to all indoor areas and accessible seating to accommodate individuals with mobility challenges. It does not currently have a disabled toilet, however, the closest one is 200 yards away at Creative Folkestone Quarterhouse, which will be available for use throughout our SALT + EARTH programme. Disabled parking is available directly outside the venue. Service animals are welcome. In line with our mission to make URF more accessible, we are happy to be contacted to discuss any specific requirements or suggestions that you might have. If you are interested in attending an event at URF but have any accessibility queries – please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call Jacob on 07875541090.