Turner Contemporary
Turner Contemporary

What's New and Anniversaries

Find out about what’s new and upcoming in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate for 2019

Patrick Heron, Red Garden Painting: June 3 -June 5 : 1985 . 1985. Copyright estate of Patrick Heron © All rights reserved, DACS2018)

Turner Contemporary Exhibitions - www.turnercontemporary.org

• 19 August – November 2020: Antony Gormley: Another Time
• 19 October – 7 January 2019 Patrick Heron and Akram Zaatari: The Script
• 26 January – 6 May 2019: Katie Paterson and JMW Turner
• 24 May - 8 September 2019: Seaside: Photographed
• Autumn 2019: Turner Prize

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Turner Contemporary hosts Turner Prize 2019 - www.turnercontemporary.org

One of the best known prizes for the visual arts in the world, the Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art. In 2019 it will be presented at Turner Contemporary which, since opening in 2011, has had a catalytic effect on social and cultural regeneration in Kent, and has established an international reputation

Dreamland Margate

Dreamland. Credit Jason Pay

Dreamland Events - www.dreamland.co.uk

• 23 November: Reef
• 16 December: Big Fish Little Fish Family Fun Rave
• 31 December: Pendulum DJ Set
• 8 February: Brutus Gold’s Love Train
• February: GEEK

St Peter’s Village Tour: 25th Season of Tours - www.villagetour.co.uk

Go on an award winning costumed guided walk around the historic village meeting characters from past centuries. See the flint built church, hear about the conditions in the workhouse and meet famous (and infamous) local residents. Tours are available between May - September

Monster Trucks (Credit Big Truck Monster Slam (www.monsterslam.co.uk))

Monster Truck Monster Slam 21st July - www.monsterslam.co.uk

Head to Quex Park in July as Monster Trucks take over the field with demonstrations - jumping over cars, tug of war and have your photograph taken next to them. See vehicles from screen and tv, meet The Stig and watch the Boldog FMX team riders

Margate Caves Reopening - www.margatecaves.co.uk

2019 sees the reopening of the majestic Margate Caves, a subterranean chalk cathedral adorned with vibrant murals. Originally dug as a chalk mine in the 17th century, the Caves have been welcoming visitors since 1863. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery, the new visitor centre will include community rooms, a café, shop and insights on all aspects of the Caves, their place in Margate’s tourism industry and the very special geology of Thanet

Waterloo Tower celebrates 100th Anniversary 

In the grounds of Quex Park, you will find the Waterloo Tower, built in 1819 with its extremely rare secular peal of 12 bells. The four corner rooms at the base, were originally ‘pavilions’ with two exit doors so, if all the doors were opened, visitors could complete a circuit through all the rooms. In 1896 one of the corner rooms was consecrated as a family mausoleum for the estates family ‘Powell-Cotton’

80 Years since WWII (1939-2019)

2019 marks 80 years since the start of WWII, of which Thanet has a number of connections - Ramsgate Tunnels, RAF Manston History Musuem and the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum and their Spitfire simulator 

Information and an itinerary on Frontline Thanet are available on the website