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Dreamy is the Murmur of the Sea

6pm – Wed 22nd November This Book Festival, join us at Steep Street Coffee House to hear an author’s perspective on our town. Folkestone has hosted many renowned authors including HG Wells and Charles Dickens. Tony Quarrington will recreate their Folkestone through readings and extracts from literature. Tony first visited Folkestone in 1963 as a...


As part of Folkestone Fringe, artist Colin Booth will build Symmetrophobia, a large scale installation, at Steep Street Coffee House in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter. Colin Booth has exhibited widely throughout the UK and in Europe. He has had solo shows at the De La Warr Pavilion, Herbert Read Gallery, Laing Art Gallery, James Hockey Gallery...

Poets Corner

Last weekend the first ever Poets Corner street poetry event was held outside the coffee house as part of Open Quarter. Could we have been blessed with a better weekend for two sessions of live Street Poetry? The sun was blazing down, the street was packed with people, visiting local studios, browsing in the shops...

Poets corner

We invite you to submit your poem to our special poetry edition of the steep street journal Please submit your entries to: or drop into the cafe. Handwritten submissions are welcomed. The poems can cover any topic or theme and there is no word limit. Final deadline for submissions is: 17th May 2017  

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