Spreading the joy of books and reading
The Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone United Football Club and MidKent College joined forces to tell the story of Maidstone’s football team and to spread the word about the enjoyment you can get from books and reading.
With support from FrancisKnight, artists were commissioned to produce a limited edition book, an exhibition, and a performance which all told the story of the football club. The project set out to share the excitement of this story with the whole community to help capture an historic moment for posterity.
The artists included writer Steve Tasane, photographer Malcolm Glover, performance company Accidental Collective and illustrator Mark Barnes. Documentary photographer Ed Thompson also worked with first and second year media students from MidKent College, introducing them to professional practice in photography.
The wider project included a programme of football-inspired events and activities for all the family at the state-of-the-art Kent History and Library Centre and the new Gallagher Stadium, home of Maidstone United Football Club.