We bring the work of leading Danish artist Joachim Koester to Margate, paired with selected watercolours by JMW Turner."
The 16mm film format was the one introduced as a cheap substitute for the 35mm film used in cinemas, back in 1960s it was used by schools and factories for promotional films. The most notable aspect of the 16mm format was it broke down a lot, the film broke, the equipment broke down, the bulbs blew, sometimes the heat from the projector bulb caused the film to catch fire.
http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/carl-andre-and-rosa-barba-at-turner.html and http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/carl-andre-and-rosa-barba-at-turner_10.html
Another aspect of this was going around to various fund raising events for the school and operating the 8mm projector, showing promotional films of my school, the films were pretty out of date in the 1960s, however I have embedded one below as an example.
I haven’t put up a photo of the books as I now wait for them to apper on the bookshop blog http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/fiction-for-bookshop.html some of the one I bought in Deal on Thursday are in this post.
There is a definite sense of Margate turning some corner on the regeneration front, less empty shops perhaps, but I don’t think it’s that, it may be coincidence but today I was aware of far more visitors to Margate than I expected and that they liked what the saw.
Oh yes and finally people asked me about last night’s teenage mob outside the bookshop as reported in the IOTG http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/Girl-arrested-following-teen-mob-report-Ramsgate/story-28683873-detail/story.html I am afraid to say I didn’t notice, it didn’t seem noisier than it usually does. Mind you I didn’t get back home until around 9.30 pm.