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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.

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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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Also in Margate: Joseph Wales

26 September - 22 December

What's on at Joseph Wales

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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 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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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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Lombard Street Gallery: Exhibitions

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

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

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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

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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.

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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
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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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.

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Use Your Hands For Happiness: Maxine Sutton

28 September - 15 November

Open by appointment 12 to 15 November
Screen printed, appliquéd and stitched textiles form a window installation and external hanging artwork, to engage with our material consciousness.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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RESORT

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

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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

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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 - 13 November

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.

Also in Margate: Margate Museum

22 October 00:00 - 8 December 00:00

What's on at Margate Museum

Also in Margate: Marine Studios

1 November 2019 - 12 January 2020

What's on at Marine Studios

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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 - 17 November

What's on at Bon Volks

Bob Chicalors presents RUMOURS ROLLER DISCO!

16 November 19:30 - 23:30

Shows all night from Margate’s best performance artists on wheels, so dress to excess.

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Reverse Archeology: Laura Durward and Emily Wood

26 November 2019 00:00 - 12 January 2020 00:00

Hand-made metal objects will be buried above the tide line. You are encouraged to search and discover with a metal detector.

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Departures: Jessica Jordan-Wrench

28 November 2019 07:00 - 13 March 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.

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in the future: Steve McPherson

29 November 11:00 - 4 December 12:00

A solo exhibition of recent works, including assemblage, photography, installation and sculpture using marine plastic found on the beaches of and around Margate.

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Raree Tales: 1927

30 November - 31 December

1927 will collaborate with local schools to create a series of animated folk-tales presented as Raree Shows in different locations in Margate throughout the month of December, dates to be confirmed

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Margate Reimagination Walk: Transit Collective

30 November 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 3D Workshop: Transit Collective

30 November 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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Returning Now – evening performances: Gordon House

30 November 18:30 - 1 December 20:30

Evening performances 30 November & 1 December 18:30 Artists’ talk 3 December 17:00 Exhibition Open 2 - 11 December by appointment only Artists: Lucy Lyons, Duncan Bullen, Benedikte Esperi, Kirsty Louise Farley, Ruth Fox, Matt Harding, Ethan Mechare, Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt, Alia Zapparova This group exhibition brings together local and international makers engaged with performance, visual art and cultural heritage. All were previously artists in residence at Gordon House Margate. Their creative responses to the architecture and history of Gordon…

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Returning Now: Gordon House Artists

2 December 00:00 - 11 December 00:00

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

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Returning Now – artists’ talk: Gordon House

3 December 17:00 - 19:00

Artists’ talk 3 December 17:00 Evening performances 30 November & 1 December 18:30 Exhibition Open 2 - 11 December by appointment only Artists: Lucy Lyons, Duncan Bullen, Benedikte Esperi, Kirsty Louise Farley, Ruth Fox, Matt Harding, Ethan Mechare, Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt, Alia Zapparova This group exhibition brings together local and international makers engaged with performance, visual art and cultural heritage. All were previously artists in residence at Gordon House Margate. Their creative responses to the architecture and history of Gordon…

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Also in Margate: The Garden Gate Project

4 December - 5 December

What's on at The Garden Gate Project

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Queer Writers Margate Anthology of Now: Liam O’Driscoll

4 December 18:00 - 20:00

Celebrate the work of ‘Queer Writers Margate’ at the launch of their new anthology with readings of the work.

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Lalochezia: Profanity Embroidery Group

7 December 14:00 - 16:30

Lalochezia is the use of vulgar language to relieve stress. Come along to the Profanity Embroidery Group’s specially sweary Christmas workshop and let rip on the so called “Festive” Season.

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Music Hall Now! at Gordon House: Lunatraktors

11 December 18:00 - 22:00

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.