What's New and Anniversaries

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


Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary
• Rose Wylie 12 January - 13 March  
• Joachim Koester: The Other Side of the Sky 5 February – 8 May
• Leise Wilson: 365 Days 4 February – 10 April     
Seeing Round Corners 21 May – 25 September      
Turner and Colour 8 October  – 8 January 2017     
Kashif Nadim Chaudry: Studio Group Commission 13 November – 31 May 2017

Turner Contemporary 5th Birthday Celebrations - 16th April

 The Yarrow Hotel - Multi-million pound investment transforming East Kent College’s historic Yarrow Building in Broadstairs into a Four Star Hotel which is scheduled to open in 2016

The Old Kent Market – new indoor local food and drink market, opposite Turner Contemporary, Margate

New Kent Art Gallery & Studio - An intimate, fine art gallery space in Broadstairs, focussing on local artists, showcasing stunning work, both traditional and contemporary, together with a working studio and resident artists 

Dreamland Amusement Park – Opened June 2015, the UK's original pleasure park full of a host of stylishly restored retro-fitted rides and amusements. 2016 sees the launch of Hall by the Sea, new rides and exciting events. www.dreamland.co.uk

Dreamland 1st Birthday Celebration - 18th June

Quex Adventure Golf - opening 2016 a course themed around Quex Park's iconic buildings and beautiful gardens www.quexpark.co.uk

Xiringuito - a moveable restaurant set within Dreamland, featuring a structure designed by award-winning architect Asif Khan, with a menu of internationally influenced British dishes inspired by friends Conor and Jackson's shared experiences and coastal Kent produce www.xiringuito.co.uk

Open Top Bus - running between Broadstairs and Ramsgate this summer (23rd July- 4 Sept) enjoy an open top bus experience taking in our coastlne

Houdinis’ Magic Bar – the first in the South East has opened in Broadstairs, where every night is magic night 

Mind the Gap – micropub selling real ales, real ciders, wines and bar snacks

Bicentenary of Thomas Russell Crampton – 2016 marks the 200th birthday of English engineer Thomas Russell Crampton, born in Broadstairs on 6th August 1816 and trained on Brunel’s Great Western Railway. A series of events will be held at Crampton Tower Museum, Broadstairs during the year

• St Augustine’s Church Visitor Centre, Ramsgate – this will house The Pugin and St Augustine’s education, research and visitor centre. The project aims to increase knowledge and accessibility for people of all ages around two themes: the Victorian architect, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, and St Augustine of England, founder of the Christian church in Southern England. The project aims to provide facilities for visitors, schools and the local community to learn about Pugin and St Augustine with teaching, displays and physical access through the principal areas of this seminal building www.augustinefriends.co.uk