The Architecture of Anxiety
to Nov 5

The Architecture of Anxiety

  • 27 Guildhall Street Folkestone, England, CT20 United Kingdom (map)
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25th October - 5th November 2017




Whilst the historic assumption that man builds and woman inhabits is gradually eroded, artists & feminists must still negotiate the physical, political and personal environments it has engendered. “The Architecture of Anxiety” will employ feminist strategies to explore the psychophysical experience of the uncertainty of space and imagine a new architecture.

“The Architecture of Anxiety” is an intensive programme of research through practice curated by live art collective Lucky Bert. The focal exhibition at 27 Guildhall Street will bring together work by artists Sarah Baxter, Katharine Fry, Nicola Hunter, Alberta Jones, Emily Speed, Lucy Thane, Cherry Truluck and The Folkestone (Summer) School of Economics to explore feminist interactions in space through the various lenses of body politics, mental health, architectural design, food, protest and the economy.


27th October: 6-9pm Launch Party with the Drawing and Dancing Society

28th October: Introductory Pussy Couture workshop with Lucy Thane

28th-29th October: 11-5pm Exhibition open

1st-4th November: Midday-4pm Pussy Couture Making Space available

1st-5th November: 11-5pm Exhibition open (Architecture for Tea 2-4pm)

2nd November: 7-9pm The Folkestone (Summer) School of Economics Reading Group

4th November: 2pm Bodies in Space Film Screening

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Pussy Couture
to Nov 1

Pussy Couture


Lucy Thane

and the Drawing & Dancing Society

Part of The Architecture of Anxiety, 27 Guildhall Street, Folkestone

Lucy Thane and the Drawing and Dancing Society invite you to join them on a voyage of pussy craft and creation.

Back in the near mythical San Francisco of the 1990s, Lucy made a giant replica of her own pussy in the skirt of a gingham dress and wore it on a chain-swing, inspired by Fragonard’s “The Swing”, “which allowed respectable gentlemen to look up ladies’ skirts” (Kate Evans, Art history teacher). Somewhere in the mists of time, all traces of the dress were lost, and she misses it, so for the Architecture of Anxiety, Lucy will be reconstructing her new (older) Pussy dress.

You are invited to join Lucy in this process, bring your own sketches and craft your own wearable pussies in a variety of mediums, for a pussy parade through Folkestone at the end of the exhibition. The workshops will take place in a number of stages and you are welcome to drop in to as many or few as you wish.

No public nudity is required at any part of this process!

Further info will be available to collect from 27 Guildhall Street or to download from on or after 27th October.

The Architecture of Anxiety will take place at 27 Guildhall Street, Folkestone from 27th October - 5th November 2017.

27th October: LAUNCH PARTY for THE ARCHITECTURE OF ANXIETY, incorporating the DRAWING AND DANCING SOCIETY: - Sketching performances for inspiration and gathering of ideas and designs; Dancing to Pussy Riot, Food, Drink. Lucy will perform her work in progress on a swing in her own creation.

28th October: 11am-4pm INTRODUCTORY PUSSY COUTURE WORKSHOP at 27 Guildhall Street - bring your own materials and/or work with our supply of customisable clothes, foam and fabric to start fabricating your own wearable pussy.

29th October - 1st November: Midday-4pm Making Space will be available for participants to continue/begin to make their own wearable pussies alongside Lucy at 27 Guildhall Street.

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Architecture for Tea
to Nov 4

Architecture for Tea

Part of The Architecture of Anxiety, 27 Guildhall Street, Folkestone

Lucky Bert, in partnership with East Cliff Dining Club, present Architecture for Tea, a live art cafe. Join us in the midst of the exhibition for architecturally designed food - biscuit buildings, curtain wall cakes, fenestrated fig rolls, structural sandwiches - all cooked by chef and artist (and former architectural designer) Cherry Truluck for East Cliff Dining Club.


Cherry has created supper clubs and dinners for Folkestone Fringe and Cockles and is a co-founder of Lucky Bert.

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7:00pm 7:00pm

The Folkestone (Summer) School of Economics Reading Group


Part of The Architecture of Anxiety, 27 Guildhall Street, Folkestone

Madeleine Hodge will lead a group discussion of sections of Silvia Federici‘s“Caliban and the Witch” within the bespoke reading room that she will be creating in collaboration with Lucky Bert as part of the Architecture of Anxiety exhibition.  Supported by other reading room texts, she invites you to join her in exploring the history of the body through the journey towards capitalism and the development of space to support or subvert this process. Refreshments will be provided.

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Bodies in Space Film Screening
2:00pm 2:00pm

Bodies in Space Film Screening


Part of The Architecture of Anxiety, 27 Guildhall Street, Folkestone

During an afternoon of artists’ films, we will be screening work by Katharine Fry, Emily Speed, Alberta Jones and Nicola Hunter.

photo by Julia Christina Bauer

photo by Julia Christina Bauer

In her most recent work, Lost Bodies, live artist Nicola Hunter returns to performance to celebrate loss as a strengthening process, a metamorphosis and a return to the wild. On 4th November we are pleased to host the first ever film screening of LOST BODIES.



Emily Speed's work 'Rooms Designed for a Woman' will be shown throughout the week as part of the Architecture of Anxiety exhibition, during this afternoon we will watch it in the context of other artists films and with architectural cake on offer to accompany it!



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Katharine Fry invites you into a world of unbearable images that insist as they seduce. Her current video series takes place in a domestic realm populated by women shut in attics, twisted under tables, spiralling round stairs or climbing walls. They blur between subject and object as they carry out perpetual tasks, whether perverted domestic duties of supporting furniture with their mouths or more Sisyphean tasks of regurgitating endless amounts of gravel.

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The Blinding Light
to Oct 14

The Blinding Light

The Blinding Light

Wed, 6th September - Sat, 14th October

Jermyn Street Theatre

The ESCAPE Season

By Howard Brenton

A World Premiere

Directed by Tom Littler
Set design: Cherry Truluck for Lucky Bert
Lighting design: William Reynolds
Costume design by Emily Stuart
Music and sound design: Max Pappenheim
Associate director: Stella Powell-Jones

Starring: Jasper Britton, Gala Gordon, Susannah Harker, Laura Morgan. 


“You – miserable, mean, scribbler of a man.  You’re quoting from that play you put me in.”

Howard Brenton’s new play tells the astonishing story of August Strindberg’s ‘Inferno’ period. For four years in fin-de-siècle Paris, Europe’s most famous playwright vanished. Most people thought he had gone insane. When he reappeared, his new plays changed theatre forever.

Abandoning theatre, living a life of squalid splendour, Strindberg practises alchemy. In his hotel room, he attempts to make gold by finding the philosopher’s stone, the secret of creation. As his grasp of reality weakens his first two wives visit him to bring him to his senses. But their interventions spin out of control. And – are they really his wives at all?

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Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More
to Sep 23

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More


Directed by Jessica Beck

Written by Sarah SIgal

Designed by Alberta Jones for Lucky Bert

‘Mid-calf, navy blue day dress with pearl buttons by Victor Stiebel. Dove-grey tweed jacket and fox stole by House of Hartnell. Hat by Elsa Schiaparelli. Perfect for luncheons, jaunts around town and spying on fascists.’

London. 1936. Lady Pamela, Times fashion columnist and socialite, is recruited by MI5 to keep notes on Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, suspected to be colluding with the German Embassy. But Pamela suddenly realises that what began as an adventure has led to a deadly struggle for power in a world in the shadow of war.

Sarah Sigal creates an intriguing film noir spy thriller, exploring the abdication crisis and the rise of fascism through the wit and grace of Lady Pamela More.

Tuesday to Saturday 7:30pm

Sundays 5pm

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