What's New and Anniversaries

Find out about what’s new and upcoming in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

2016

Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary
Kashif Nadim Chaudry: Studio Group Commission 13 November – 31 May 2017

2017

Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary www.turnercontemporary.org
• Entangled: Threads and Making 28 January – 7 May
• Shape Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 7 February – 30 April
• Phyllida Barlow: Artist Rooms and Michael Armitage: New and recent paintings 27 May – 24 September
• Jean Arp: The Poetry of Forms 12 October – 14 January 2018
• Tracey Emin, My Bed and JMW Turner, Petworth12 October – 14 January 2018
• John Davies 14 November – February 2018

Dreamland Margate hosts new events www.dreamland.co.uk
• GEEK 17-19 February
• Hipsville Seaside A Go Go Weekend 28-30 April
• Undercover Festival 8 and 9 September
• Screamland 13, 14,  20, 21, 27 and 28 October

Pugin and St Augustine Visitor Centre, Ramsgate – 2017 sees the opening of an  education, research, and visitor centre, aiming to increase knowledge and accessibility around two themes: the Victorian architect Augustus Pugin, and St Augustine of England, who brought Christianity to southern England for the first time www.augustine-pugin.org.uk

• Broadstairs Dickens Festival 80th Year (17- 23rd June) – The 2017 Dickens Festival will see new events, alongside the return of firm favourites, as the town celebrates - a ‘Grande Parade’, festival play –‘Pickwick Papers’, costume exhibition, Victorian games  plus a ‘Country Fair’  www.broadstairsdickensfestival.co.uk

New – Flash Festival, Broadstairs (15 and 16 July) - a combination of literature, interactive shows, celebrity appearances, author talks, book signings, role-playing games, local and international steampunk designers, art exhibitions and food. Event-goers will meet some friendly dragons and their wizard friends from the Theatre of Alchemy, who have incredible tales to tell and invite all to join in a Dragon Procession www.draconis.co.uk/flashfestival

Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate – Grade II listed building on Ramsgate seafront is being developed by J D Wetherspoon into a public house offering two bars, cask conditioned beers and food. It will be decorated with artwork and photographs depicting local history and characters. Due to open 18 July 2017 

•  80 Year Anniversary of Walpole Bay Tidal Pool – Opened in 1937, the Grade II listed Walpole Bay tidal pool, is thought to be the largest in the country.  It covers an area of 4 acres and is 450ft long, 300ft wide at the seaward end and 550ft wide at the landward end. On Sunday 25 June there will be swimming and a celebratory event at the pool. 

Home Front Exhibition – new display dedicated to life on the Home Front including a book by Roald Dahl when he was still in the RAF. Within ‘Women at War’, read excerpts from the diary of a young women off to join the WAAFs and her first posting www.spitfiremuseum.org.uk