July 14, 2013
The Folkestone Charivari made it’s annual fun laden journey from The Stade up to the Bandstand on the Leas, with much colour and music along the way.
May 29, 2013
The Folkestone Sea Sports Centre had it’s launch event this past Sunday 24th of May.
April 1, 2013
A Sunday at The Ship (The Stade, Folkestone Harbour) is always a fine experience. Apart from the fine beverages on offer, along with the friendly bar staff, you are normally treated with a slice of public house based musical entertainment.
March 18, 2013
Once again the Leas Lift Beer Festival rolled around, and this time there was a 5th birthday to celebrate.
July 30, 2012
My favourite festival returned a bit earlier than the usual September date which afforded people some time to soak in the late Summer sun.
July 18, 2012
The Olympic Torch made it’s way through Folkestone and down The Old High Street today.
June 17, 2012
The Charivari rolled through town this weekend and we managed to get some video from an alternate angle.
June 3, 2012
The Airshow finally made it’s welcome return to Folkestone after far too many years away. With some of the Spacious team having not seen any of the original set of Air Displays back in the 90′s, it was going to be interesting what the turnout would be.
February 25, 2012
The 3rd Leas Lift Beer Festival was another excellent three day beverage consuming event, with many a visitors and the barrels running dry on Sunday afternoon.
February 10, 2012
We managed to take some footage of the fire which looks to have started at the Christian Centre of Peace (no.40) (dodgy fuse box apparently) and then spread to the building next door (no.38) (Next to the old and now refurbished Grapevine off licence).
December 29, 2011
Not for the first time, have we, the hard-working team at Spacious and Gracious, hauled ourselves un-naturally early, out of our toasty boxing day beds, in order to prepare ourselves to take part in the annual post-festivities dash and dip, into the cold sea off Folkestone’s cruelly-named “Sunny” sands.
October 9, 2011
After totally selling out at the inaugural Leas Lift Beer Festival back in February 2011, there was much anticipation for the second chapter which was held over the weekend of 23rd -25th September 2011.
September 5, 2011
With Folkestone enjoying another sunny bank holiday Monday, we took a trip on the relatively little-known gem, the Folkestone Voyager. With a bunch of friends, we were celebrating the birthday of one of the Spacious and Gracious media support team.
July 12, 2011
With this year’s annual sandcastle competition looming, our reign as Kings of the castle is coming to an end.
June 24, 2011
Shortly after posting the article this morning with some exclusive ‘work in progress’ photos of Cornelia Parker’s ‘The Folkestone Mermaid’ work for the Folkestone Triennial 2011
April 10, 2011
Just as Clark Kent is really Superman, and Peter Parker is secretly Spiderman, some of you may be aware, that the Spacious and Gracious team, are also the core members of the legendary (cult status), Folkestone Open Water Swimming Club.
October 4, 2010
Many moons ago down Folkestone seafront was a permanent funfair. I personally only ever saw the tail end, but was in love with the Dome arcade since the very first day we ventured in, and after hearing tales from friends who have lived in the town all their life, they’ve always expressed their fondness of the now demolished thrills and spills
September 28, 2010
After 1004 miles and 16 days of cycling, Shane and Gregg arrived back in Folkestone on Saturday 25th of September at just after 4pm.
July 19, 2010
Spacious and Gracious are out of hibernation, and what better way to kick off our summer season, than to bring you action from this year’s Charivari parade.
December 28, 2009
The team at S&G joined up with three amigos, to take part in Folkestone’s annual boxing day dip. The weather leading up to Christmas had been severe, and there was talk of disclaimers and risk, but we were not to be deterred.
December 10, 2009
On Sunday, having had a mammoth bottled ale sampling session the previous night, (conclusion: we liked them all, but Gentleman Jack, at a quid a bottle from Asda, stood up well in more sophisticated company), we took our hangovers for a walk along the beach.
September 30, 2009
Sunday (27th Sept) saw the 4th Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon take place. The glorious late summer sun meant ideal conditions for the spectators and supporters, but provided an extra challenge for the runners.
September 22, 2009
During the FOWSC Summer break we ventured up to the hills surrounding Folkestone and caught some video of a bunch of local paragliders taking advantage of the hot weather and thermals.
September 21, 2009
The twice-yearly re-distribution of shingle on the beaches between Folkestone and Hythe, is currently underway. Affecting the beaches from Mermaid’s beach sea wall, westward to Hythe, our beloved FOWSC beach is remains accessible, and swimming continues.
September 20, 2009
A drizzly Sunday relaxing indoors, was enlivened by the throaty roar of (what I thought at the time to be – see comment below), a Mustang flying over the sea, past our flat. Presumably linked to the Euromilitaire event on at the Leas Cliff Hall…
September 14, 2009
You may have noticed that down Tontine Street a new music/lounging/drinking venue is alive.
September 14, 2009
With the Leas Lift no longer in service, and the steps up from the Cow Path on the eastern side of the Leas Cliff Hall blocked off longterm, routes up from the Coastal park area are limited.
June 2, 2009
The Leas is rightly, highly valued for it’s superb walks with views towards France over the Channel. I took this photo on my cameraphone, one autumn as the lamp-posts that line the path, were being painted.
June 1, 2009
As promised, we bring you photos of the Record wedding, a suitably colourful and happy occasion, that took place in the spectacularly beautiful Orchard Gardens, Saltwood.
May 18, 2009
On a sunny sunday afternoon in Folkestone there can’t really be anything better that sitting in a pub garden with a nice cold drink.
May 15, 2009
It’s been 5 years since work began on the rock formations that currently form the mainstay of Folkestone’s defences against the onslaught of the sea.
May 6, 2009
This is a photo of Folkestone manipulated using a tilt shift technique, this technique makes the subject/s in the photo seem miniature.
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