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Queer Zines of Care – Tea and Reading Evening

Date: 7th of November

Location: Folkestone Bookshop, 70-72 Tontine St, Folkestone CT20 1JP

Cost: Free

We would like to invite you to a special Tea & Reading evening to celebrate our Queer Zines of Care on the Kent Coast Commission on November 7th 2022 at 7:30 PM at the Folkestone Bookshop in Folkestone. The event is free to attend.

Queer Zines of Care on the Kent Coast is a commission of three zines exploring the theme of care from a mix of queer perspectives, grounded in the three coastal towns of Dover, Margate and Folkestone.

The three artists – Bob Chicalors (Dover), Ray Felix Carter (Folkestone) and Greta Sharp (Margate) – have used writing, illustration and collage to reflect and share the experiences of the queer community in these places, capturing a moment in time and their relationship to, and experience of, care in these coastal communities.

The zines will be freely distributed in queer-welcoming spaces in each town in the hope that they will be read, gifted, shared and loved by the people who need them most.

Queer Zines of Care on the Kent Coast forms part of People United’s Future of Care, a multi-faceted arts programme which took place across East Kent in 2021 and 2022, supported by Arts Council England, Creative Estuary, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust and Kent County Council.

During the evening you will hear a reading from each artist, we will share tea and treats, and we have encouraged attendees to bring zines to share with the group as well as have an opportunity to reflect and respond to the materials.