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Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Spend your summer in Margate - enjoy great art, creative activities and a Summer of Colour
The summer holidays are here soon and Margate is awash with colour!
But that's not all! We have family workshops every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, lots of family activities, Colour Walks, the Red Ladies are in town, theRIBA Sandcastle Challenge is happening on Margate beach, plus much more at the gallery, in Margate and the surrounding area of Thanet as part of our Summer of Colour.
We also have the beach on our doorstep, a cafe, shop and plenty of things to see and do in our hometown.
Every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday 1 - 4pm, drop in at Turner Contemporary
Easy Sundays Experiment with colour and make large scale sculptures at our alternating weekend activitiesColour Collage and Build and Play.
Build and Print, Wed 6 & Thu 7 Aug Use print to build colourful compositions and patterns inspired by Margate and Mondrian with artist Emrys Plant.
True Colour of Light and Matter, 13 & 14 Aug
Explore colour and light with scientists from theUniversity of Kent and build your own spectrascope.
Colour Catwalk, Sun 24 Aug
Make your own ready-to-wear pieces with jewellery designerTatty Divine, milliner Jordan Gene Bowen, wool artist Dan Chilcott and fashion designers Luca Marchetto and Julian J Smith.
Animate Boogie Woogie, Wed 27 & Thu 28 Aug
The artist Mondrian loved Disney films, and at this workshop you can try your hand at making your own animation with artist Reza Ben Gajra.
£3.50 per child, free for adults, under 3s and CT9 postcode residents
National Play Day, Wed 6 Aug 10am - 2pm Ellington Park Ramsgate
A day of free activities in Thanet. Go to Ellington Park in Ramsgate and our Build and Print workshop.
RIBA Sandcastle Challenge, Sat 9 Aug 10am - 3pm
Free - register now > Show off your sandcastle making skills to be in with the chance to win prizes.
Light Steps, Sun 10 Aug, 11am & 3pm
Light-Steps is a new 45 minute performance piece for young audiences (3+) and their families, choreographed by Adesola Akinleye, inspired by the work of Spencer Finch.
Craft Club, Sat 26 Jul & Sat 30 Aug Free, 1 - 4pm
Learn to knit, sew, crochet and more at our monthly club with craft enthusiasts.
The Red Ladies are on their way! An undisclosed number of identically dressed women plan to infiltrate Margate with a series of mysterious missions before rendezvousing at the Theatre Royal Margate to perform their theatrical demonstration in five movements.
A Clod Ensemble performance. Produced in association with Fuel. Funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England, through New Theatre in Your Neighbourhood. Supported by Turner Contemporary.
Margate has everything for the perfect day trip or weekend stay - seaside walks, fun on the beach, boutique shops, independent cafes and restaurants, the famous Shell Grotto, Dreamland Visitor and Learning Centre, Margate theatres and museum and more.