About Us

How The Forum Evolved

The Shepway HEART Forum first started as an informal organization back in 2008. The main driving force behind it is Roger Joyce, Folkestone-based architect and heritage enthusiast who engaged individuals and organizations alike in discussions and information exchange on matters of heritage, arts, culture and tourism.

The Forum’s outreach eventually extended beyond Folkestone, and we are proud to count representatives from communities across Shepway among our members.

We hope that the number and spectrum of our members and partners will keep growing.

Right from the start, the name of this Forum has been very meaningful to us –

HEART (HEritage & ARts Tourism) Forum