Here is their website http://www.broadstairsfolkweek.org.uk/ and a few pictures I took at last year’s event at http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/laptop810a/id6.htm
The council have now changed their main website header banner to saying “Why Not Do Something Less Boring Instead, What’s on this summer” (This was accompanied by a picture of young people at some time in the distant past, when did people wear huge sunglasses and headphones? 1970 perhaps) this all made me very tempted to leave their website immediately, but I pursued the matter and clicked on it anyway.
This isn’t what you would expect a link to the Folk Week site but is there for the benefit of those local teenagers using the council’s website.
The following events are listed on the council’s homepage:
St. Laurence Fair
St. Laurence Churchyard Tour (September)
How To Be Good: Storytelling in Victorian Narrative Painting.
St. Laurence Churchyard Tour (October)
Murder, Sex, and Mayhem in English Churches.
Leonardo da Vinci at the Court of Milan.
Wonder Workers and the Art of Illusion.
The Book of Kells
Thanet Gang Show 2012
Only one of them is this month.
I made a fuss about this one last year, see http://thanetonline.blogspot.com/2010/08/thanet-district-council-snub.html
Margate Carnival is on Sunday and they are having a Soul Weekend starting tomorrow, here is the website http://www.margatecarnival.co.uk/
No mention of this on the council’s website either, as I complained about this to the council last year, perhaps someone else would like to have a go this year.
When all of the nonsense has been said by the councillors and the council officers, a lot of people check out local council websites to find out what is on in an area. I think this is mainly because the internet is overrun with commercial sites, trying to direct people to places where they will spend there money and that people expect council’s to be unbiased.
The visit Thanet Website is very difficult to navigate and is part of a great visit network of websites like Visit Kent http://visitkent.co.uk/ where you arrive at a homepage with two links called “Go” on it , both taking you to different places, not an encouraging start.
All you can say about the Visit Kent website is it helps considerably if you know that an event is on before you start looking for it.
Searching events for 6th August for 2 days only brought up one event, that is for the whole of Kent for this weekend. See screenshot.