Ed Barnes - 'ThIs Is My Church' + MInI Doc Launch

'TWF' This Week in Folkestone, Mini Doc

28 May - 06 June 2021

Opening: 28 May, 2021 - 5-9pm

HOP Projects CT20, 73 Tontine Street, Folkestone, CT20 1JR

On Friday 28th May we’re launching the first of a series of Mini Documentary commissions for ‘TWF’ This Week in Folkestone – a new digital countercultural archive with the work of local artist, Ed Barnes.

Created by Ed Barnes, a non-binary working-class child of hippies, punks and crusties, ‘This is My Church’ is an audio-visual piece that explores fading countercultures through the spaces that were holy to them, their shrines and proving grounds. Situated somewhere between art and documentary, the work provides a snapshot of nonconformist groups, their interactions with each other and the wider Folkestone community through the cultural hubs that acted as their meeting places.

‘TWF’ (This Week In Folkestone) is a new archival project charting contemporary countercultures from the margins: experiences and creative expressions of people who have been left outside of the dominant cultural radar. ‘TWF’ is interested in all that is underground, underrated, and absent, putting a spotlight on diverse cultures that are under threat of disappearing due to patterns of urban morphology, economic, social & political structural changes, as well as the developing tastes, behaviours, influences and values of our time. ⁠As part of the project, we are presenting a series of six new mini documentary projects by artists with a vision for all that is left behind, invisible and emerging.


‘TWF’ Mini Docs will be launched every month from May onwards. Watch This Space.


73 Tontine Street, Folkestone

Exhibition continues from 29 May – 06 June 

Thurs – Sun + (bank holiday Monday) – 12am – 6pm