This afternoon we set up The Community Table on Folkestone beach near to the harbour wall and adjacent to the English Channel. From here, on a clear day, you can see France.
Our hydrographic map showing the bed of the sea between Calais and Folkestone glowed in the sunshine. Because of the gusty wind, it took several people to tether it to the table using the physical weight of the materials - shingle and sand, bricks, books, portable record player, typewriter...
In this poignant setting we were joined by local people and visitors to the town, children and adults. There was talk about migration on a micro and macro level, with anger and frustration at the government’s hostile policies towards refugees. There were bridges, boats, trains, routes across the Channel, signs of Welcome; even a shark named Priti.
Huge thanks to wonderful @originsuntold for helping to bring this event into being!