Saturday, 18 August 2012
A Summer Squall creates a commotion in Ramsgate...
This year's A SUMMER SQUALL arts festival opens in Ramsgate on Saturday 25 August @ 10am. It is launched by Thanet Open Studios which run this weekend 18/19 August and then the festival weekend of 25-27 August.
The Squall offers three days of theatre, dance, comedy, music, art installations and exhibitions, talks, workshops - it's a commotion of creative activity which we believe really does have something for everyone, whatever your age and taste! There's lots happening on Ramsgate harbour and performances and workshops in venues around town. Full details are at http://ramsgatearts.org/squall/summer-squall-programme and programmes are available around Thanet.
THANET OPEN STUDIO details are on our website and programmes are available around town.
We're looking for a few more volunteers at the events, so if you can spare a couple of hours, we'd love you! Please get in touch or see details here: http://ramsgatearts.org/squall/volunteer-at-the-squall
A FEW FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:
The Dualers - live on stage FREE 9pm Sat 25
La Boheme - Olivier Award-winning production from the Kings Head Theatre London - FREE 7.30pm Sun 26
Ramsgate's Got Writing Talent - annual competition to get a meeting with a leading literary agent - Sat 25 £10
Noggin the Nog - first performances of new national touring play + talk with illustrator Peter Firmin - 2.30pm Sun 26 £3/£2
ScandalNights at the Squall - Thanet's finest storytelling spot - 7.30pm Mon 27 £8/£6
There's lots going on, it'll be fun, most is free of charge and many events are outside on the harbour. We can email the programme to you, please just ask.
We owe thanks to a host of fantastic people who make the festival a possibility, including our funders Arts Council England, Big Lottery, Ramsgate Town Council and Thanet District Council, local organisations and individuals and the companies and artists who've put lots of work into the events you will see.
We hope you enjoy what we've put together.
With best wishes from all the team at Ramsgate Arts
Creating inspiring new activities for local people and visitors