- Covid 19
- Cheriton Light Festival 2020
- Everywhere Means Something to Someone
- charivari day 2019
- The Parish Frieze
- The Votive Fishing Fleet
- Unveiling The Elwick Etchings
- Forget Me Not events
- Cheriton Light Festival 2018
- Folkestone Embarkations by John Wedgwood-Clarke
- Interview with Ross Ashton & Karen Monid
- Interview with Jyll Bradley
- In Favour of Public Space
- Darren Henley visits Strange Cargo
- The People's Guidebook to Lens
- Strange Cargo: the future of cultural participation
Support our fundraiser for the 20th Charivari Day
09 July 2016
Charivari Day is today, 9th July, starting at 2pm from The Stade. The parade walks up The Old High Street, through the town centre and joins the Leas at West Terrace. There will be music at the Bandstand from 3.30pm. Come and join us for an amazing event and its all free!!
Click here for information and how to donate to our crowdfunding for the 20th Charivari Day! Charivari Day is a big part of Folkestone's celebrations each summer and this year we are asking you to make a small contribution to help us keep this event free for everyone to enjoy. There are rewards on offer to thank you for your donation. Lots of the young people who took part in the first parade are involved as parents, artists and teachers in 2016. As we start planning for this years event we thought it would be fun to take a look back at a few photographs of the scorching summer's day in 1997 when Charivari Day burst onto the streets of Folkestone for the first time, taking everyone by storm.
It does everyone good to dance to the sound of drumming bands and dress up in outrageous, colourful costumes. That's exactly what will be happening on 9th July in Folkestone when the Charivari Day carnival bring its streetbands and hundreds of brilliant carnival costumes, riding on a tide of good will, from the Harbour to The Leas.
Strange Cargo is extremely proud to have delivered this event since 1997 and we have worked with over 11,000 people in this time, creating costumes, making