I think tomorrow (Saturday) is the big day for both towns, the new exhibition “Nothing But the World of Youth” opens at the Turner Contemporary in Margate and the Firefly Fiesta is on in Ramsgate.
Starting with “Nothing But the World of Youth” this is one I am looking forward to, with work by lots of artists including Henry Moore, Peter Blake, Sarah Lucas, Andy Warhol, Mark Leckey, Jim Lambie and David Hockney.
Photography is not allowed at this exhibition, however I will do what I can to cover it on the blog, perhaps I will take my sketch pad along as it would seem unlikely that art would be banned in the gallery.
Here is the webpage about the exhibition http://www.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/nothing-in-the-world-but-youth it says:
Free, just turn up
Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays 11-11.30pm
The times seem a bit late to me with the gallery now closing at 6pm, perhaps this is just another example of contemporary art that is a bit elusive, or perhaps it is a good old fashioned typo.
Anyway if you get to the gallery after 6 tomorrow and find that everyone has gone home the Firefly Fiesta is on in Ramsgate from midday until 10.30pm which should just give you time afterwards to pop over to Margate and see if the Turner contemporary are giving a guided tour.
More information about the Firefly Fiesta here http://thanetpress.blogspot.com/2011/09/firefly-fiesta-on-saturday-17-september.html
Neither the Thanet District Council website nor the councils vist Thanet website are making much of either event, nothing on the TDC website which has the following events on its website homepage:
St. Laurence Church Harvest Holy Communion
St. Laurence Church Harvest Barn Dance
St. Laurence Churchyard Tour (October)
St. Laurence Church Quiz Night
The best you can say about the visit Thanet website http://www.visitthanet.co.uk is that you can find both events if you already know that they are on.
Considering that the whole of the regeneration of Margate hangs on the success or failure of the Turner Contemporary and the Ramsgate event poster says the event is produced in association with TDC it makes one wonder what they think they are up to.
I suppose it would be funny if we weren’t all paying the bill for this sort of nonsensical behaviour.