Sunday, 4 August 2013

Margate Carnival 2013 pictures

Here are the various links to the pictures




Please accept my apologies for a bit of an average job here, I didn’t take my big camera and just a few pictures with a little one and a mobile phone.

I also missed the beginning as I was in The Turner Contemporary chatting to one of the gallery attendants, I like to know how things are going there and I think they seem to be going fairly well at the moment.

The current exhibition seems to be better attended and more appreciated than the previous two, I detected a bit of a feeling that the last one with the projectors that kept breaking down and the previous Emin one (blue woman having difficulty with blue tampon) didn’t do much for visitor numbers.

In my opinion what the gallery lacks at the moment is a big picture – sculpture – the Kiss and the James Webb of Margate filled this bill and at the moment there is a fairly insignificant painting of a servant eavesdropping, some fairly small Turners of birds and of course the pages from the Da Vinci decode, but no big picture. Don’t get me wrong here it’s is an entertaining exhibition worth going to see but this is about me and what I want which is at least one large work of art to wow me.

As you can see from the photos Margate Carnival was pretty good this year  



Sorry I also seemed to have messed up publishing the picture folders with three of the links leading to web folders containing 100 pictures from my phone when I only took 200 pictures of the carnival with it.  


11 comments:

  1. Michael, you should be an art critic, "blue woman having difficulty with blue tampon" sums up the Emin exhibition very well. I read somewhere on the wall that it took her a whole ten days to prepare the exhibition, and it showed. That is called taking the p*zzz.

    I have often wondered where she learned her glass bending and neon skills. Maybe she had some help???

    ReplyDelete
  2. Michael,

    Is it the booze or do I really see your pictures moving?

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is worth a read:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2384597/Our-seaside-town-dumping-grounds-Faded-resorts-filled-workless-cost-2bn-benefits.html

    This subject was also an item on R4 'Today' programme at0830 this morning. It will be on iplayer.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Issues of dumping to Margate were covered by Panorama 1976. Yorkshire TV the Grannie Business early 80s. The issues of Costa de dole 1980s when a tory MP rather naively suggested that unemployed should move on every eight weeks to actively seek work elsewhere. Unless they were on bail to appear at court or at Thanet police stations. Instant reward for offending equals security of tenure and benefits. The MP ? Roger Gale.

    That a tory Cllr Dr Charles McAvoy rightly tried to get TDC to limit dumping and care dumping by tightening planning, is a matter of history. A history not entirely to Simon Moores likening as he avoids publishing the Cllr Dr Charles McAvoy past tory wisdom.

    ReplyDelete
  5. It's interesting how few comments this blog receives when the Google Names etc are required (also the Thanet Press Releases site). It seems people can only be bothered to blog with the Anon facility?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous 11:54 am

      Like you as a case in point. But then I suspect your comment was meant as a joke.

      Delete
    2. Inane as always Holyer. Why not post these comments on your own blog? It must be a fascinating read and nobody could accuse you of being Anonymouse etc. Your views from that day's Daily Mail would be equally fascinating.

      Delete
  6. Carnival Fabulous,you mention Turner contemporary,given the cover over zero hour contracts did you know all the gallery assistants are on zero hour contracts which means after a lot of promises and training a lot of the GA have to leave as they can't claim working tax credit etc,some are only offered 1 or 2 shifts a week-Hmm unlike the office staff who are on "proper "contracts...

    ReplyDelete
  7. Well said 4:56 - very naughty of the Turner to use public funds this way. Zero hours contracts are as bad as payday loans. Any other companies or recruitment agencies in Thanet trying it on with these slave labour contracts?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for posting the Carnival pictures....only wish I'd been there! That wheely bin(?) was quite a work of art.

    ReplyDelete

Please note comments that may be libellous, comments that may be construed as offensive, anonymous derogatory comments about real people, comments baiting internet trolls, comments saying that an anonymous comment was made by a named real person, boring comments and spam comments, comments in CAPs will be deleted. Playground stuff like calling real people by their time stamp or surname alone, referring to groups as gangs, old duffers and so on will result in deletion. Comment that may be construed as offensive to minority groups is not allowed here either, so think before you write it, remember that the internet is a public place, that it is very difficult to be truly anonymous and that everyone who uses it leaves a trail of some sort. Also note the facility to leave anonymous comment will be turned of during periods when I am unable to monitor comment, this will not affect people commenting who are signed on to their blogger accounts. When things are particularly difficult on the commercial spam front I may turn comment moderation on for periods.

If you feel that someone has left a comment that is offensive and directed at you personally please email me (link on the sidebar) asking to have it removed, you will need to tell which post and the date and timestamp of the offending comment. Please do not reply to the offending comment as I will assume you continuing the dialogue as meaning that you want the comments left there.