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Turner Prize Margate NOW 2019 festival - c Carlos Dominguez

Turner Contemporary: Platform 2019

3 September 2019 11:00 - 5 January 2020 18:00

Presenting the eighth edition of Platform, the annual region-wide project created to support new graduate talent across the south east of England.

Here You Are Home_Zoe Murphy_Margate now festival 2019

Here, You Are Home: Zoe Murphy

25 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Drawn from stories of home and flown from a fixed point, this collection of fabric flags is always in motion.

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Cliftonville West 2014-2019: Heather Tait

26 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

A photographic documentation of the street life in Cliftonville West, an area that is changing fast.

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Also in Margate: Joseph Wales

26 September - 22 December

What's on at Joseph Wales

The Welcome Chorus_Yuri Suzuki_Turner Contemporary _Margate NOW festival 2019 commission_Credit Pentagram

The Welcome Chorus: Yuri Suzuki

27 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

The Welcome Chorus brings together sound, sculpture and artificial intelligence (AI) in a new interactive outdoor installation and has been co-created with hundreds of people across Kent.

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Pie Factory Margate: Exhibitions

27 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

The gallery hosts weekly exhibitions throughout Margate NOW.

Kill me now

27 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Art print editions gallery

poetic Micro-Residencies_Connor Sansby_Margate Now 2019

Poetry Micro-residencies: Connor Sansby

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Dotted around Margate, you will find poets hard at work, writing poetry inspired by the sights and sounds of the town.

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Lombard Street Gallery: Exhibitions

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Changing exhibitions throughout Margate NOW, check opening days and times in listing

Gossamer_Carl Freedman Gallery_Polly Borland, MORPH 7, 2018

Gossamer: Group show curated by Zoe Bedeaux

28 September - 15 December

What happens when artists use a material that has been constructed to function around intimate parts of the female form? Featuring 22 international artists.

Anachronopolis: Sadie Hennessy

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Look out for old photographs that aren’t all that they seem, hidden in the vintage, junk and charity shops of Margate. For clues follow @memphishennessy

Alphabetti Spgahetti_ Alex Chinneck_Margate Now Festival 2019

Alphabetti Spaghetti: Alex Chinneck

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020
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Rise: RL-a

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Two simple, abstract and playful stairs so that you can sit down and enjoy the now.

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Point Break: Emma Gibson

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Open 28 September - 13 October, Thursday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00;
19 October - 12 January, Saturday - Sunday 13:30 - 17:00
Plus 3 & 4 December
This installation is about obstructions that cause a wave to break using simulated augmented reality.

Plus One_Limbo_ Margate Now Festival 2019

Limbo: Plus One

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Limbo studio holders, working with invited guests, will make new collaborative work in projects running throughout the festival.

Last Night at Bingo_Leigh Clarke_ Margate Now festival 2019

Last Night At The Bingo: Leigh Clarke

28 September 2019 00:00 - 12 January 2020 00:00

Large scale banner prints celebrating the Beacon Bingo Hall, which recently closed after 36 years of gathering locals in Margate.

A Conversation in my head while examing the very existence of house plants_jay rechsteiner_margatenow festival 2019

A conversation in my head while examining the very existence of house plants: Geldzahler & Rechsteiner

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Open: Friday 18 October, 17:00 - 23:00
Call 07935 777090 or email 101@101socialclub.co.uk to book a private tour outside of these times
Conceived as an audio drama and presented as a multi-layered audio-visual installation, the work follows an imaginary conversation inside an artist’s head.

The Reinvention of Daily Life_Arts Education Exchange_Margate NOW festival 2019

The Reinvention of Daily Life: Arts Education Exchange

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Six young people from Arts Education Exchange work with artist Kavel Rafferty to create site specific street art around Margate.

Also in Margate: 101 Social

28 September 2019 00:00 - 12 January 2020 12:00

What's on at 101 Social Club

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28 September - 8 December

Discover what's on at RESORT, studios, project space & gallery

Margate Re-imagined Margate NOW festival 2019

Margate Re-imagined: Transit Collective

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

Through a combination of walks, artworks, architecture and poetry, Margate Reimagined is a present day vision of Margate with an alternative past.

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Margate Station Commission: Studio TAC

28 September 2019 06:15 - 12 January 2020 16:40

The Margate Station Commission is a sculptural installation that uses analogue technology to illuminate the ticket hall ceiling.

Turner Prize Margate NOW 2019 festival - c Carlos Dominguez

Turner Prize 2019

28 September 2019 10:00 - 12 January 2020 18:00

Nominated artists: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, Tai Shani. Four of the most exciting artists working right now are shortlisted to win the prize based on an outstanding exhibition that has taken place in the previous year.

Margate Library_Adult reading group_Margate NOW festival 2019

Margate Library: Events and activities for all ages.

30 September 2019 - 11 January 2020

Come to your local library for books, digital resources, a place to meet others and a range of events and activities for all ages including baby rhyme time, book group, computer buddies, creative writing group and family history help.

Also in Margate: Olby’s Soul Café & Music Rooms

4 October 00:00 - 14 December 00:00

What's on at Olby's Soul Café & Music Rooms

Dekka Arts Margate NOW Festival 2019

Also in Margate: Dekka-Arts

5 October 2019 - 12 January 2020

Find out what's on at Dekka-Arts

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Plantland: Tom Verity and Melanie Wheeler

7 October 2019 - 16 January 2020

Click through for opening days and times
A greenhouse inspired by gothic architecture contains research that explores people’s relationship with gardens, allotments and the land around us.

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I done a thing: Dan Bass

12 November 2019 - 12 January 2020

This artwork on the side of a boarded up shelter offers a nuanced critique towards the arbitrary nature of awarding prizes for cultural achievement.

Also in Margate: Bon Volks

15 November - 8 December

What's on at Bon Volks


Returning Now – tours of the house & exhibition: Gordon House

1 December - 8 December

Previous artists in residence at Gordon House Margate exhibit their responses to the house within the now restored domestic spaces.

Raree Tales_1927_ Margate NOW Festival 2019

Raree Tales: 1927

1 December 2019 - 12 January 2020

What is a Raree Tale we hear you ask?  Well a Raree Tale is like a Fairy Tale but in a box, a rare sort of box, a Raree Box in fact.

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Departures: Jessica Jordan-Wrench

2 December 2019 07:00 - 16 January 2020 22:00

A noisy text installation, based around a purpose built split-fl ap display, exploring the radically unstable concept of now. Made in collaboration with Eoin Furbank.

My Name is Swan_Jan Noble and Adam Carr_Margate NOW festival 2019

My Name Is Swan: Jan Noble and Adam Carr

3 December 2019 - 13 January 2020

‘My Name Is Swan’ - a poetic monologue and accompanying film following ‘Swan’ through harrowing withdrawal to a blissful dawn fix.

Lalochezia 2: Profanity Embroidery Group

8 December 14:00 - 16:30

Due to popular demand, PEG shall be ho ho hosting an extra special PEG December workshop

Music Hall Now Closing Party at Gordon House: Lunatraktors

11 December 18:00 - 20:00

Cliftonville’s ‘broken folk’ duo rework songs from Margate’s past, discovering the contemporary relevance of Music Hall. Developed through performances for community groups including Darwin Court, Ageless Thanet and Your Time.

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Stuff on Walls, Things on Floors : Turner Contemporaries

13 December 10:00 - 31 December 17:00

This diverse, multi-disciplinary exhibition showcases the work of over 40 artists who also work in various capacities at Turner Contemporary.

Print Works Workshops_Appletye_Margate NOW Festival 2019

Print Works Workshops: Appletye

14 December 10:00 - 17:00

Two workshops offering the opportunity to get inky making prints with vintage images from the Print Works archive of Isle of Thanet printers. Supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Collision – Dance and Light show: Round in Circles

3 January 2020 - 4 January 2020

A series of film projection installations showcasing Round in Circles' dance & film work, it guides the audience through the space creating interesting encounters.

Margate NOW festival 2019

Margate NOW

4 January 2020 11:00 - 12 January 2020 16:00

Relive the excitement of the previous 4 months. Margate has been energised, surprised and thrilled by events throughout Margate NOW – call in to see highlights and meet the team and artists.


Creative ecologies: How can communities be strengthened through the arts?

9 January 2020 11:00 - 16:00

A day of reflection, conversation and action for artists, practitioners and organisations interested in arts and place making.