Monday, 18 August 2014
A riot of creative entertainment at this year's SUMMER SQUALL in Ramsgate!
A SUMMER SQUALL: Sat 23 - Mon 25 August 2014
The group of trusty folk who put the Squall together hope very much that you'll enjoy what's on offer at this year's explosion of creative energy, on Ramsgate's royal harbour...
We've kept some existing ideas - there's music and performance all day Saturday on the open air stage by the beach. We've invited London's Unexpected Opera to perform NAKED OPERA on Sunday evening (with our own bar alongside, raising vital funds for the festival). Ramsgate's expert in 'model theatre' ROBERT POULTERbrings a double-bill of horror-inspired (but hugely funny) paper theatre on Saturday evening at the King's.
We've got new things happening - our theme is rebellious elements so there's a few unexpected things around town. We have our first 'Artist in Residence' with Teresa Smith of Mooch creating a CROWNING GLORY. Our first textile installation with OPERATION POPPY and our first film screening in the newly-opened Ramsgate Tunnels with SEVERN AND SOMME.
There will be arty crafty workshops all weekend, with a theme of Vikings....oh, and there's a boat....the chaps from the Broadstairs Town Shed are building a replica longboat for us to burn on the beach on Monday night.
Almost all the work is FREE of charge and where there is a charge, it's to help us raise the cost of putting on the festival, all of which is produced by a voluntary team who want to help make Ramsgate a great place to be, with creative work that's inspiring and enlightening.
Do come if you can, do pass it on to anyone you think would enjoy taking part AND if you or friends in the area would like to do 2 hrs or so as a volunteer steward over the weekend, PLEASE get in touch!
From the Dream Team at our Summer Squall