I went Folkestone today and was pretty much amazed by the pace of transformation of the old High Street into a creative quarter. This is best expressed by wanting somewhere to sketch part of it from and Steep Street Coffee House being full at about 3.30.
I hung about until I was lucky enough get a widow seat, where I sat for about an hour sketching the buildings opposite, drinking tea eating chocolate cake and wondering about how the creative innovations were panning out in the Thanet towns and if a creative quarter somewhere in Ramsgate would be viable.
Margate Old Town is another example although it hasn’t got the density of galleries, studios and working artists and Ramsgate has got a fair few galleries but they are scattered around the town.
I suppose Harbour Street in Ramsgate would be the prime candidate and I suppose given our councils it is difficult to think that this would happen.
For the dedicated followers of my bookshop here are the latest book acquisitions http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/gargantua-in-bookshop.html