I moved to the seaside town of Folkestone about four years ago, ever since I have fallen in love with this little corner of the East Kent coastline. Folkestone is a small coastal town with the English channel to one side and the North Downs to the other. It is currently going through a phase of regeneration; becoming a hub for Artists, mostly due to the local philanthropist Roger de Haan who initiated the Folkestone Triennialand the regeneration of the Creative Quarter in 2008.
When I was first asked to contribute to Sister’s Hoods I wasn’t quite sure what to call the area surrounding me. I live in the middle of quite a few neighbourhoods, on the cusp of Upper Holloway and Islington in North London. It’s an area that unless you’re a local or have friends living there you may not ever visit. I’m not sure I’d want it any other way though, it keeps things local and that’s the way we like it, no?