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!
As The Cultural Voyager states, we have "two world class exhibitions which explore artists’ use of light, colour and form” - Mondrian and Colour and Spencer Finch: The Skies can't keep their secret
But that's not all! We have family workshops every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, lots of family activitiesColour 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.

Family workshops
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 designer Tatty 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

Family activities
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 in Margate!
Tue 22, Wed 23, Fri 25 & Sat 26 July
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.

Red Ladies Missions
23, 25 & 26 July
Across Margate, be vigilant!
Red Ladies performances
25 & 26 Jul, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal Margate, £15
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.
Feel the joy of being by the sea in a colourful explosion of dance, performance, theatre, art and activity in Margate and the surrounding area of Thanet, inspired by the artist Piet Mondrian.
Every week, experience something colourful, new and exciting.
Take a look at our dedicated website for all the events and share your Summer of Colour
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. 
So why not make a day of it!
Go to to plan your trip.

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With thanks to our Summer of Colour supporters:


Summer of Colour. Photo Manu Palomeque
Red Ladies. Photo Jessica Walsh.
RIBA Sandcastle Challenge. Courtesy of RIBA.
Margate. Photo Christos Ioannou.

Turner Contemporary
Kent CT9 1HGTel: +44 (0) 1843 233 000Fax: +44 (0)1843 233029
Tuesday to Sunday and
bank holidays 10am - 6pm
(Closed Mondays)
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Tuesday to Thursday
10am - 5.30pm
Friday and Saturday
10am -10pm
Sunday including bank holidays 10am - 5.30pm
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