The festival also has its own website and here is the link for that http://ramsgateartsfestival.co.uk/
I have tried to get the council to mention this on their main homepage but it hasn’t appeared there yet.
From my point of view, because of my interest in local history, the event that most interests me this weekend is the celebration of Margate Lifeboats 150th anniversary here is the link to their press release http://thanetpress.blogspot.com/2010/08/margate-lifeboat-station-prepares-to.html
This event is on Sunday and I will try to get along and take some pictures.
Many thanks to the council who have put it on their homepage.
The picture above of Quiver No.1, stationed at Margate between 1883 and 1898 Credit to RNLI Margate.
I don’t have a great deal about the work of the Margate Lifeboat in the early days, here in Ramsgate we are lucky to have Storm Warriors of the Goodwin Sands that describes the work of the Ramsgate Lifeboat see http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/id333.htm
The lifeboats in this area cooperated considerably and there is an excerpt in The Cry From the Sea and the Answer From the Shore, another book I publish see http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/id335.htm I have published the relevant bit at http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/810/id11.htm