Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Iconic Thanet images on display in London

Every picture tells a story, and thanks to some amazing images of
Thanet, the area is achieving high-profile exposure across London and
the south east this summer.

Iconic images of Margate and Botany Bay are now on display at high
footfall locations as part of a major campaign to encourage visitors to
the area.

Working closely with Visit Kent and Turner Contemporary, Thanet
District Council is thrilled that the Kent Contemporary campaign this
year will feature Margate’s famous art gallery, Turner Contemporary,
for the first time.

The image appears on huge 48 sheet billboards at central London
Stations including Paddington, London Bridge, Fenchurch Street and
Kensington Olympia, as well as other outer London stations. Featuring on
key Eurotunnel poster sites, the stunning image of Margate, will also
give visitors to the country a first glimpse of the beautiful seaside
town as soon as they land on British soil.

An eye catching image of Botany Bay, which has been used as part of
this campaign for three years, will also be featured again this year, as
well as being used by Visit England on posters sent to the country's 270
Visitor Information Centres as part of their promotion 'Holidays at home
are Great'.

Both photographs of Thanet will also be displayed as part of a national
‘Great’ campaign by Visit Britain which will see the images at
Ashford and Ebbsfleet International Stations, key transport hubs during
the Olympics.

Cabinet Member for Tourism, Cllr. Iris Johnston, said: “We couldn't
wish for better exposure and at such an important time! With the eyes of
the world focussed on London, and thousands of visitors expected for the
Diamond Jubilee and Olympic and Paralympic Games, it's good to know that
our beautiful little corner of the country is being represented and
hopefully enticing people to visit.

“Seeing the billboard actually in situ at Paddington Station was
incredible! The photograph is stunning and it really captures the beauty
of Margate and the Turner Contemporary. Along with our recent good news
about receiving more Blue Flag awards than any other council area in the
country, this really does give us something to celebrate and should make
Thanet really proud”.

Deputy Director of Turner Contemporary Richard Morsley, said: "It's
great to be partnering with Thanet District Council to make Turner
Contemporary and Margate a key image in the 2012 Visit Kent campaign.
With the Tracey Emin exhibition opening on 26th May, we are expecting
another busy summer ahead for Margate and this images captures the sky
that drew JMW Turner to the town all those years ago."

For more information on Thanet’s beautiful beaches view our new
Beaches and Bays e-brochure at For
more information on Turner Contemporary go to

 photograph Cllr Iris Johnston and Richard Morsley in front of the image at Paddington Station, London. 

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