Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Bandstand Bazaar!! 15 December 2007

Starting at midday, come and have a sing song, a cup of mulled wine and mince pie and pick up some lovely pressies for your friends and family at the Bandstand Bazaar! Christmas Lantern Parade and fire sculpture too!! Still a few spaces left if you would like to have a stand. Call Tara on 07977 666519

Friday, 13 July 2007

SeaART2007 and photoSeaART

5th to 27th August
Community Pharmacy and Old Town Galleries Margate,
and various Thanet venues

Download complete leaflet (.pdf) here, or click on image above


Contemporary artwork will showcase local North East Kent artists along with photographic work - all inspired or influenced by the sea or coastal environment. We welcome the submission of new exhibits of visual artwork or installations, and photographs for the suggested photoSeaART themes of the nature of our coast, human impact, & textures & light.

The exhibition and art workshops are a new collaboration between the Thanet Coast Project, lead artist Ruth Cutler, the Community Pharmacy Gallery with support from the Stronger Safer Communities Fund and Thanet District Council. SeaART2007 will also include various children art workshops at the Community Pharmacy Gallery throughout August, and at Ramsgate's Eastcliff Bandstand events. PhotoSeaART Exhibitions can be seen at the Old Lifeboat House, Broadstairs Harbour and Cliftonville library's Exhibition Room.

You can register your expression of interest to exhibit
by contacting the Thanet Coast Project
or phone 01843 577672
before 21 July 2007.

To register, please provide your contact details - name, address, phone number and e-mail - and the type of artwork that you would like to submit. We will send you the artist's terms of agreement and the submission information that we will need from you.

Sunday, 8 July 2007

Web site, forum, etc

Well we're live, sort of. ThanetCAN.org.uk is up and running and needs visitors, contributors and content. There's a Calendar, a Blog (obviously), a Forum (with just one lonely posting needing a response) and a Yahoo Group. So sign up to the forum or the group and say hello, suggest (or rather, PROVIDE) content for the web site - and tell the world (well the local bit anyway).

The web site is just a structure at the moment - it is you who will provide the content, so do please think about what you would find useful - then find it and send it in.

And if you have a web site, a link to the blog and/or the web site will be appreciated by us and by Google.

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

ThanetCAN Events Calendar

Thanks to those nice people at Google, there is now a ThanetCAN Events Calendar. Very much in its early stages, but the idea is that it will become a one-stop reference for the arts-related events in the area (and the air show, powerboat racing and horse shows) - as long as you tell us what's on. So add a comment with any events, or volunteer to maintain and update the Calendar itself.

ThanetCAN Calendar

And if you suggest an event please provide enough detail for an entry: date, location, title and where available a URL to link to. I'm not going to try to include film and theatre listings, more news on where to find them easily coming soon . . .

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Margate Late and Live

Something for Thursday evenings at Margate

margate late and live

Friday, 1 June 2007

Bandstand Bash

Most traders and crafts people who attended the 'celebrating creative communities' event which took place on the Ramsgate Bandstand on Wellington Crescent on 26 May were happy enough with their day's takings to want to come back! Really good news! The day started at 2pm with eight traders and various stands from the Eastcliff in Bloom Group (who were planting sunflowers with the kids), Ruth Cutler with her Sea Garden Project and a face painter. There were a couple of hours of kids kareoke (which they seemed to enjoy) and then some local musical talent from girl group, the Jamm Tarts (check them out http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=75486504) and then Jack Shaw. By this time the wind had picked up, and people were nipping off for something to eat and drink as unfortunately we had been let down by our caterer that morning so there was no refreshments available up there! A real shame beacuse the main band, Colin and the Crawfish, preceded their set with a half hour Cajun Dance workshop with about twenty people in the audience! It picked up slightly when they began their set, which was a great mix of really danceable cajun numbers, but by 8pm we had to call it a night. Thank you to everyone who made it!!!!
Next event will be a Spanish Midsummer celebration on 30 June. Get in touch if you would like to have a stand, perform or know someone else who would!

Saturday, 26 May 2007

Festival Time

Although this blog has yet to get going, I'm guessing it's going to serve a few purposes: to provide ideas and generate enthusiasm for getting involved in the arts; to provide resources and comparisons for the ideas that are generated; to suggest social activities and venues for those who want to get involved. With that in mind, here's a list of local Festivals and similar events that might be interesting, fun - or simply dates to avoid (or co-ordinate with) when you start planning your own event:

Dates are for 2007.
Addington Street Festival (September, December)
Big Sky Kite Festival (September 22, 23)
Broadstairs Dickens Festival (June 16-24)
Broadstairs Folk Week (August 10-17)
Great Bucket and Spade Run (June 3)
Planet Thanet CAMRA Beer Festival (Easter)
Thanet Gay Pride (July 21)
Margate Big Sky Jazz Festival (July 6-22)
Margate Big Event (June 16,17)
Quex Park Horse Show and Country Fair (June 23, 24)
Ramsgate Carnival (July 29)
Ramsgate Jazz Week (July)
Ramsgate Powerboat Grand Prix (July 7, 8)
Ramsgate Regatta Week (August 11-17)
Sea Sunday Weekend (July 14, 15)
Thanet Music and Drama Festival (February-March)
Thanet Walking Festival (May 6-12)

And off the island:
Herne Bay Festival (August 18-26)
Canterbury Festival (October 13-27)
Folkestone Literary Festival (November)

Just got to find the time to see them all . . .

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Well there had to be a first post... not sure if we can manage this level of public visual excitement in the first ThanetCAN Festival of Creative, Performance and Cultural Arts (which may need a snappier name), but we might as well aim high!

and a few more similar pix on Flickr