The Beacon is a relatively new school on Park Farm Road in Folkestone.

This year for the first time they are having an event on Saturday 4th April 2020 from 10 am until 8 pm. This will be for many authors, artists and well being practitioners. Authors will have a table or bring their own, they can bring props etc to decorate their display, it is up to them how they organise their selling space. Artists will have wall available for all their pictures as well as a table. Well being will also have a table and whatever they bring to aid their practise. Tables will be £10 for authors and £35 for artists. The area is very large so plenty of space for everyone.

This is a free event for people to attend.

There is also the provision to set-up and take down the day before and day after as it is a long day.

The food and bar will be available all day with Chris and Liz from The Chambers behind that, so the food is going to be great. Thank you to you both for doing this, which I hope will be a brilliant success so we can do it again in August and December over two days and include workshops.

We also plan on having some gentle live music in the eating/drinking area so you can have a chill on the sofa with a coffee or drink.

If you are looking to stay in Folkestone for the weekend then Jo has availability at her properties here.

So far we have  a good number of people booking tables but we need some more so if you have a book or painting you wish to sell then please do get in touch.

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We require authors, artists and well being practitioners. If you can provide some live music then please get in touch, it would be good if this could be done on a busking arrangement but if not then please send your prices. I will add that we do not have much in the pot for expenses.

There will be free parking on the sight that day.  Come for the day or even the weekend at the seaside.

Please do share this so we reach more people about this super event, thank you.


Author event 2019



Mark Brophy lives alongside the Royal Military Canal near Hythe in Kent. His first book, “The Prince’s Parade” is set in the area where he now lives, a unique wild area on the coast. The book tells the story of Hana, a young girl who moves to the area from London. She falls in love with her new environment and finds excitement but also solace in nature. When she hears that a housing development is planned nearby, Hana enlists the help of some rather unusual friends to stop it.

Mark chose to write this story to explore human relationships and how access to nature is vital for human health. Hana embodies the hope to be found in young people who often have a keen sense of place as part of the environment.
All profit from the book will go to the Save Prince’s Parade campaign, an organisation which has fought for many years to protect this space in Kent.
Mark has visited local schools, speaking to children about nature and engaging with them. He has various ideas for his next book but for now is enjoying talking to people about The Prince’s Parade. If you are interested in finding out more, please visit


Author event 2019


C3B686CB-2577-49F7-AB8F-63BAC7F88A23Martin Moseling was a playing member of MCC and various other cricket clubs including Cross Arrows, Band of Brothers, Incogniti and Cryptics. He once made a hundred at Lord’s but sometimes failed to mention it was on the Nursery Ground! He used to write a regular cricket blog entitled acricketsortofchap. He was a member of the Association of Cricket Statisticians & Historians and the Cheltenham Cricket Society.

Tony Quarrington is a huge cricket fan so joined Martin on the journey to publishing. Retired now Tony spends his time in his childhood holiday town of Folkestone, active on social-media also hosting local walking tours which are popular in the summer.

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We have pleasure in welcoming Setareh to our February author event, a local poet who has her first book out. We have something a bit different for this month as there will be a workshop towards Valentine Day, so if you want to create a poem to go in your card for tommorow then please do pop along. As usual the event is free, bring along a pen and paper and do please support the venue by buying a drink at the bar as food and drink will be available all evening.


See you on the 13th February at 6.30 pm

Author event 2019



After the Wakefields discover their dead father squandered all the family money and re-mortgaged the family home while he worked abroad. Xania looks after all the family members in her house on the Marsh. She is terribly burnt after trying to save her brother from a fire and all looks grim until Great Aunt Cecily dies leaving them all multi-millionaires. The whole family move into their ancestral home in the champagne province of Champagnette, nr Champagne, Northern France. But Xania has a difficult time settling. She misses Little Bringham very much. There are family issues, and tensions, and a long lost half sister makes her decide it’s time to return home to Little Bringham, where the birds sing all day, and nature is at its best in the village where time forgot. She leaves her stately home, her life of splendour to return home. To a life she is used to which is priceless. To here the cuckoos in the morning, to see the swans gliding up and down the stream not far from her home. Where houses never go up for sale because no one ever wants to move. Contentment. The Wakefield Family experience a rollercoaster of events and situations making it a compelling read. It has its humorous, serious and emotional moments. Their journey through life.

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We have had lots of interest in tonight’s event so I think it will be very popular. If you are thinking of publishing then please do pop along. I will be talking to two first time authors who took very different roads to publishing their first book.

I will be talking to them both on the sofa, trying to find out all the details, then I will open it up for questions from the audiance.

As usual this is a free event for anyone to pop along too, all we ask is that you buy a drink from the bar to support the venue.

See you tonight