Katie Etheridge takes Faceback to the next level with School for Social Entrepreneurs


I’m really excited to have been awarded a place on Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs programme, provided by the School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Over the next 12 months I’ll be learning how to harness the full potential of one of my most popular projects, Faceback, whilst developing it into a fully fledged social enterprise that can offer more communities, organisations, and businesses a fun, intelligent, and accessible way of connecting diverse constituents.

Visit the Faceback website  for further information

To find out about The School for Social Entrepreneurs click here

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Etheridge & Persighetti return to Folkestone!

Porous Harbour Image Square


Folkestone Harbour Arm

16 September 12:00 – 17:00

In 2014 I spent 3 days on Folkestone Harbour with Simon Persighetti and other artists, as we attempted to collaborate with the weather [DIY 12 Atmospheric Pressure: Performance vs Weather, hosted by Folkestone Fringe]. Whilst some of our participants fell for the easterly wind, we fell for Folkestone and the force of nature that is Folkestone Fringe. We are delighted to be returning in 2017 with our Porous City project, reimagined for Folkestone Harbour Arm and part of the Folkestone Fringe EDGE: PUSH/PULL programme.

Explore Folkestone’s Harbour Arm through a unique ‘lens’, with a site-specific temporary tattoo from Etheridge & Persighetti’s seaside booth. The artists transfer textures, features and viewpoints of the place on to participants skin, to create a series of images and encounters that blur the edges between harbour and body, stone and skin.

“To wander through a diverse terrain is to feel the surroundings pass through ones body as the body passes through the surroundings…”  

Robin, C. Moore, Childhood’s Domain

Through playful interaction, photography, and conversation, Porous Harbour explores how the places we spend time in become part of our own mental and physical architecture. Visitors are invited to become intimately familiar with part of the material fabric of the place they are passing through. Hands become canvas, recording and re-presenting captured images of the harbour-scape. Conversations invite reflection upon the porous push and pull of the places we live in and pass through.

Free.  No need to book. Come and find us on the Harbour Arm between 12:00 and 17:00, 16th September 2017

Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti are UK based artists who create participatory projects that explore the interrelationships between people and places. Operating at the intersection between architecture, community, landscape, and performance, their collaborative practice invites audiences to investigate their own relationships with the places in which they live, work and play.

Personal Shopper: Cornucopia

Booking is now live for Etheridge & Persighetti’s Personal Shopper: Cornucopia at Compass Festival  11th- 19th November 2016.

Choose from a pick and mix selection of micro tours from our Market Mis-Guides. Shoppers, traders, market lovers, and artists, all have a fascinating story to tell as they walk, eat, work, and play their way through Leeds Kirkgate Market. For booking and details on individual tours click here

  • 53° 47′ 49.8804” N / 1° 32′ 19.7916” W by Rommi Smith
  • The Unwritten History of Kirkgate Market by the Old Market Boy
  • The Pearl in the Oyster by Cliff & Michelle Hocken (Hayes Seafoods)
  • Every Bean Tells a Story by The Teapot
  • Dansette Days by Andy Wilcox
  • Fill a Bag for a Pound with Dan
  • Threads by Hayley Alessi
  • Favourite Things Poetry Tour by Matthew Bellwood
  • Meet and Eat the Streets by Kathryn Garnett
  • WorkersLunchTime by WorkersLunchTime


Faceback is back!

Faster and friendlier than ever, Faceback is popping up in Plymouth this Saturday 11th June 2016, at Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Funky Llama festival. We had a hoot last year at this friendly funky uniquely inclusive Festival, when 100’s of people met new faces by playing Faceback – apparently some have even still got their badges! We’re looking forward to seeing some familiar faces when we return with the Faceback team on Saturday. Funky Llama 2016 Tickets and Info

In July, Faceback is appearing at New Directions Showcase 2016, organised by the National Rural Touring Forum and curated by China Plate. We’re really looking forward to helping to connect artists and companies with promotors and producers from all over the UK during this 3 day event that aims to introduce delegates to exciting new work, and to expand opportunities for companies to find new contexts for their work in rural touring. New Directions 2016 Booking and Info