prescIent Pool In May

Pavement Pounders

Two Walks and Two Readings

27.04.19 (Radnor Arms) Transitions Readings #1: Bizarre Crossings (Free) 


04.05.19 (2-5pm) Walk 1: Well Well – a walk and talk in the Downs with Pavement Pounders. (FREE)

Drop off at first pull-in on Crete Road West overlooking Sugar Loaf Hill. This walk will take us down to Holywell then ascend up across Round Hill, Castle Hill, Cherry Garden Hill barrow and descend to beneath the White Horse and springs associated with St. Eanswythe’s.


11.05.19 (Radnor Arms) Transitions Readings #2: Folkestone Voices (Free) 


18.05.19 (2-5pm) Walk 2: 360 Degrees guided by Dr Maryanne Grant-Traylen (FREE)

Circle the crest of the Downs through views to the East, South, West and North across Arpinge, Summer House and Tolsford Hill. Taking in the character forming landmarks of these escapements.

The walk is open to all ages and for anyone interested in Folkestone and outdoor walks, through the conversations with Maryanne we get to better understand what we mean by ‘place’ and how geography helps to shape our identities. The walk will start at Etchinghill and lasts approximately 3 hours. We will finish the walk with a drink at the local pub. Look forward to exploring the wonderful landscape with everybody.

Meet at HOP Projects, 73 Tontine Street at 2pm. Transport available to walk starting points. We will depart on the dot so please be there 10 mins earlier. Please wear sensible shoes for outdoors.

The walk is free but space is limited. Sign up to secure a place.

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JUNE: Amalia Pascal

JULY: Joff Insole

AUGUST: Film Screening


From April to September 2019, HOP Projects CT20 is presenting Prescient Pool (PP) – a collaborative public-engaging project with monthly events & 3 new ART COMMISSIONS based on the research & archive of local stories published under Transitions by Pavement Pounders. The wealth of vernacular, symbolic stories contributed by people in Folkestone will be presented to a broader audience, making this tradition available to new generations with fresh, accessible & dynamic art-based events that are inclusive & relevant.

Following the psycho-geographic mapping workshops in April, Prescient Pool in May is a series of guided walks and conversations led by Pavement Pounders. Spaces are limited and pre-booking is essential: sign in at Urban Room or email us

Meeting and drop-off point in Folkestone: 73 Tontine Street.


is a set of four journals edited and produced by Pavement Pounders, a forum for ideas celebrating crossings whether universal, local, real or imaginary, using Folkestone as a geographical as well as metaphorical ‘edge’ place of departures and arrivals, losses and gains, transience and orientation, separations and unions.

Transitions 1 tied in with Folkestone’s 2011 Triennial, A Million Miles from Home used themes of Ships and Arks, Crossings and Descents, Exiles and Epiphanies to explore rites of passage, migrations and personal transformations. By looking back to themes of descent, for instance in Greek mythology, we looked forward to the myths of which we are part.

Transitions 2 took transformations as its theme along with the ‘liminal’ and the ‘fountain’.

Transitions 3 part-funded by Mental Fight Club addressed the themes of ascent, recovery, transformation and re-integration

Transitions 4 part of Pavement Pounders Between the Storms project, funded by HLF, looked at Folkestone’s heritage as a port through Crossings, the Arts, the Land and the Sea.

Dr. Maryanne Grant-Traylen and David Lay (Pavement Pounders)

have extensive experience in publishing, managing and developing arts heritage projects since 2010. They have built strong and wide local connections, a high quality archive of vernacular history through their oral history project, as well as the publication of ‘Transitions’ which contains 4 volumes of local writings, with contributions by Jyll Bradley, Paul Harris, Amina Menia, Gabriel Lester, Gillian white, Marjetica Potrc and Ooze architects amongst many others.

For Prescient Pool 19 they will be making the archive available to the three artists commissioned and guide them through their research period. In addition, they will also hold public talks, guided walks and collaborate with HPCT20 in selecting work for film screenings as part of the PP arts programme.


Amalia Pascal

is an artist that specialises in the management of cultural projects that connect different communities and cultural organisations in relation to artistic mediation, art, and heritage. Reactivating social dynamics using art, dialogue as creative tool through collaborative propositions. Encouraging experience and creating safe places where art practice and communities can co-develop, reflect and signify the inhabited place with project processes based on local traditions and collaboration.


Joff Insole

is a British outsider artist now local to Folkestone. Whose work perspective feeds from a raw visual reality, this would perhaps be his first significant commission which will be based upon the themes now published by PP, materializing our collaborative structures through his unique and elaborate fantasy world compositions, rendering Folkestone’s heritage as ‘symbolic’. From a personal to a universal and allegorical representation that is accessible outside the boundaries of official culture and to a wide ranging audience.


Jacob Bray

is a young up and coming contemporary dance theatre creator and choreographer. Through elements of dance, theatre, comedy and speech, his work involves female empowerment, nightlife, club culture and equality.  Working collaboratively allows him not to be held by restrictions of style or genre. He  completed an MA in Performance Dance at the University of Chichester in 2015 and premiered his  first work ‘Head over Heels’ in London 2016. Most recently worked  ‘Skalbiniai’ premiered at Žalgiris Amphitheatre, Kaunas, Lithuania 2018 in partnership with Kaunas Biennial and Magic Carpets, part of the Creative Europe Platform which includes Eva International (ireland),Ideas Emergentes (portugal), LatitudoS.r.l (Italy), META cultural Foundation (Romania),New Theatre Institute of Latvia, KUNSTrePUBLIK (germany) amongst others.


Prescient Pool is for you and its future content is to be shaped by you.

If you have a story, a song, a photography or anything that you would like to share with us, we would love to hear from you! To find out how you can get involved and contribute towards the project, please write to us: