Friday, 3 February 2012
What's been going on at Ramsgate Arts?!
We've been a bit quiet on the publicity front since A Summer Squall last summer, but you can bet your life we've not been idle!
The new year means it's full steam ahead to produce the THIRD Squall arts festival, which will run from Sat 25 - Mon 27 August 2012. We're likely to run Thanet Open Studios over the two lead-up weekends, but that's to be confirmed....
Where are we? Well, we're fundraising furiously. We're talking to some exciting artists in the visual art and the performance world. Kinetic artists. London theatres about collaboration. National production companies. And regional and local artists, looking for people and companies we can work with, showcase, support and commission for new work. We will again partner with local groups to support their work in regenerating, revitalising and revisioning. As usual, our ambition is stretching resource, but we believe in aiming high!
What's on? We have a monthly Festival Club on the last Thursday each month,at the Small Boat Owers' Club, Guildford Lawn, Ramsgate. It's relaxed way to meet the local arts community and find out about new ideas and events. Anyone can come, next session on 23 Feb @ 8pm.
Exhibition by Lesley Gray 'Eclectic' opens tonight 3 Feb at the Belgian Cafe - please join us at the Private View, invitation attached.
Pugin's 200th Birthday Party by Clive Holland and Mischievous Theatre on 1 March @ 7.30pm - a unique celebration of one of Ramsgate's most influential residents - information attached.
Marine Studios - one of our partners for the festival, they have a brilliant and huge programme of events starting today, including GEEK2012 at the Winter Gardens. Information attached.
We hope you'll enjoy some of these activities. We're always looking for collaborations, artists and events for the festival. And offers of time to help! Just get in touch with anything you'd like to discuss.
With best wishes from all of us at Ramsgate Arts
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