What's New and Anniversaries

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


Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary
Turner and Colour 8 October  – 8 January 2017     
Kashif Nadim Chaudry: Studio Group Commission 13 November – 31 May 2017

 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

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

Hall by the Sea – new event space open at Dreamland, Margate. Look out for event announcements during the year www.dreamland.co.uk


Ramsgate in World War One - new exhibition running from 1 February – 26 November 2017 at the Defence of the Nation Education Centre in Ramsgate www.defenceofthenationeducationcentre.org

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 – 17 September
• Jean Arp: The Poetry of Forms 7 October – 14 January 2018
• Tracey Emin, My Bed and JMW Turner, Petworth 7 October – 14 January 2018
• John Davies 14 November – February 2018

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 English for the first time www.augustine-pugin.org.uk

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 July 2017 

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