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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 00:00 - 12 January 2020 00:00

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 00:00 - 3 November 00:00

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 18:00 - 22 December 16:00

What's on at Joseph Wales

Kill me now

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

This art print editions gallery takes over the iconic former Primark building with a group show and festival hub activity. In partnership with Margate Football Club and hosting Turner Contemporary’s Creative Transition Programme.

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Anachronopolis: Sadie Hennessy

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

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

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The Welcome Chorus: Yuri Suzuki

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

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 11:00 - 12 January 2020 16:00

The gallery hosts weekly exhibitions throughout Margate NOW.

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The Last Things (Pre-Now, Post-Now, Now-Now): Sadie Hennessy

27 September 11:00 - 31 October 17:00

Open Saturday & Sunday until 27 October, plus closing event 31 October
An exciting multi-sensory immersive art installation exploring a post-human world after the 6th Mass Extinction.

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Poetry Micro-residencies: Connor Sansby

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

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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Alphabetti Spaghetti: Alex Chinneck

28 September 2019 00:00 - 12 January 2020 00:00
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Rise: RL-a

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

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

Use your hands for happiness_Maxine Sutton_Margate Now festival 2019

Use Your Hands For Happiness: Maxine Sutton

28 September 00:00 - 21 December 00:00

Screen printed, appliquéd and stitched textiles form a window installation and external hanging artwork, to engage with our material consciousness.

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 00:00 - 12 January 2020 00:00

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 00:00 - 12 January 2020 00:00

Six young people from Arts Education Exchange work with artist Kavel Rafferty to create site specific street art around Margate. Supported by Arts Council England with National Lottery funding.

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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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.


Printed Whispers: Yemi Awosile

28 September 10:00 - 30 November 17:00

This textile and spatial intervention makes use of local chalk and reconditioned objects to test, re-design and co-design communal spaces and viewpoints in and around Hawley Square.

point break_Emma Gibson_Margate Now festival 2019

Point Break: Emma Gibson

28 September 2019 10:00 - 12 January 2020 17:00

Open 28 September - 13 October, Thursday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00;
19 October - 12 January, Saturday - Sunday 13:30 - 17:00
This installation is about obstructions that cause a wave to break using simulated augmented reality.Supported by Arts Council England with National Lottery funding, KCC Arts Investment Fund & Albedo100.

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Lombard Street Gallery: Exhibitions

28 September 2019 11:00 - 12 January 2020 17:00

Changing exhibitions throughout Margate NOW

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Gossamer: Group show curated by Zoe Bedeaux

28 September 12:00 - 15 December 18:00

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

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Limbo: Plus One

28 September 2019 12:00 - 12 January 2020 17:00

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

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28 September 13:00 - 8 December 17:00

check resortstudios.co.uk for opening dates and times Love Margate: Art Car Boot Fair at Dreamland 49 - 51 Marine Terrace CT9 1XJ 28 September 2019 13:00 - 17:00 RESORT are getting their car booty on in a camper van for the LOVE themed Art Car Boot Fair.  Komma Hem Teresa Limbrick 1 - 13 October 12:00 - 16:00 Film projection choreographed by contemporary dancer Harriet Parker-Beldeau and soundtrack by ANNA. The exhibition will show photographs, as well as part of…

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Margate Library: Events and activities for all ages.

30 September 2019 15:38 - 11 January 2020 11:28

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: Tom Thumb Theatre

3 October 19:30 - 7 December 22:30

What's on at Tom Thumb Theatre

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

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A Cut From Sharp Grass: Well Projects

4 October 12:00 - 24 November 18:00

Open Friday to Sunday
A Cut From Sharp Grass is a visual art exhibition and a series of public workshops curated by Well Projects.

Also in Margate: Marine Studios

4 October 18:30 - 6 December 20:30

What's on at Marine Studios

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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Shade and Darkness – Light and Colour (Goethe’s theory): Anthony Giles

5 October 09:00 - 2 November 17:00

An exhibition of new paintings inspired by two of Turner’s paintings: ‘The Evening of the Deluge’ and ‘The Morning after the Deluge’.

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23p Beans: Ty Locke

5 October 11:00 - 27 October 16:00

23p Beans' is an installation that uses thousands of tins of beans. Then after will be donated to local food banks.

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Plantland: Tom Verity and Melanie Wheeler

7 October 2019 09:30 - 16 January 2020 14:00

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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CRATE Studios and Project Space: Multiple events

8 October 00:00 - 13 November 00:00

Workshops, activities and exhibitions at CRATE. Zine week, dismal sheets of dust by Slawa Harasymowicz and CRAThElstan Sound Residency.

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Turner Contemporary Late Night Live: Turner Prize 2019

11 October 18:00 - 15 November 22:00

Visit Turner Contemporary after hours and experience Turner Prize 2019 alongside a mix of film screenings, live music, performance and creative workshops.

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NOW digital: Genetic Moo

18 October 12:00 - 27 October 18:00

A celebration of art made by hundreds of people using computers and technology on Margate High Street.
Supported by Arts Council England with National Lottery funding.

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Displaced Portraits: Roy Eastland

18 October 12:30 - 27 October 16:00

Silverpoint drawings of people in photographs found in Margate. A meditation on the displaced traces of moments in people’s lives.

Also in Margate: Margate Museum

22 October 00:00 - 8 December 00:00

What's on at Margate Museum

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24 October 18:00 - 22:00

A night of experimental music and visuals

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We The People (of Margate) – The Arcade Social: Coney

25 October 19:00 - 21:30

Coney in collaboration with Theatre Royal Margate. Coney are hosting a quiz about Margate, with questions set by residents, and prizes to be won! Plus an evening of interactive games and conversation.

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Bring up the Boat!: Sara Trillo

26 October 00:00 - 03:00

Sara Trillo will lead a beach excavation of an alleged ancient boat wreck, with finds displayed at Limbo in November.

Open Studios_East Kent Artists Open Houses_Resort_Pie Factory Margate_Margate NOW festival 2019

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

26 October 11:00 - 27 October 17:00

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Margate Reimagination Walk: Transit Collective

26 October 11:00 - 12:30
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2 walks

26 October & 30 November
Join us on a playful interactive exploration of the town as it was and as it could have been.

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Margate Reimagined Creative Workshop: Transit Collective

26 October 13:30 - 16:30

Through a combination of walks, artworks, architecture and poetry, Margate Reimagined is a present day vision of Margate with an alternative past. Bringing together heritage both real and imaginary this project speculates about a town that might have been, or could yet become.Various Locations.

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NOW digital: Talks

26 October 18:00 - 19:30

Five NOW digital creators will show work and discuss their practice, led by Dr. Dan Strutt

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Rumours Issue 5: Pop-up event #5: Bob Chicalors

26 October 19:30 - 22:30

Margate’s worst kept secret Rumours zine is throwing queer pop-up parties for its fifth issue, tell everyone...

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MFF19: Cinesthesia

26 October 20:00 - 22:00

A night of glitchy electronic music and found footage

MFF19_The Sea Belongs To Us_Genetic Moo_Margate NOW festival 2019

MFF19: The Sea Belongs To Us

27 October 15:00 - 16:30

Short films and discussion exploring our relationship to the sea

Song is the Power_Dan Scott_Margate now festival 2019

Song is the Power performance: Dan Scott

30 October 19:00 - 22:00

Following a series of workshops in September for artists interested in working with song and exploring the archetype of the singer-songwriter, this performance is led by Dan Scott.