Tuesday, 12 November 2013

What is happening in Margate Old Town

We have come to hear of changes to Margate Old Town Traders. Some very interesting Landlords are seeking to increase rents on the belief that the Old Town is making 'squidgens' of cash., and its their turn to take their cut. Well sorry, that is far from true.. you will loose traders at your peril,, Rats will appear to consume others seeking to keep themselves afloat, steal ideas and trade .. watch this space.. it will be you next...

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Fwd: Last chance to see... Auguste Rodin's The Kiss, until 2 September 2012

Tuesday to Sunday
and bank holidays
10am - 6pm
(Closed Mondays) 
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Auguste Rodin's stunning sculpture The Kiss is on display in our ground floor Sunley Gallery for only 2 more weeks.
Don't miss being seduced by this life-size work, voted the nation's favourite artwork in a 2003 poll. This is only the third time this evocative work has been shown outside of London, and has the backdrop of the gallery's stunning sea views and Margate's famous Turner skies.
Have you been to see The Kiss?
Share your photos on our Flickr group at flickr.com/groups/rodinkiss.

Maria NempomucenoTempo
para Respirar (Breathing Time)
14 September 2012 - 17 March 2013
Our second artist commission for the Sunley Gallery is Tempo para Respirar (Breathing Time) by Brazilian artist Maria Nepomuceno. This new work, Nepomuceno's most ambitious to date, brings a landscape of colour, sound and texture into our beautiful Sunley Gallery, which overlooks Margate seafront. You can sit amidst the work's many colours and textures, hearing the sounds of Brazil emerging from the work, or relax in a hammock looking out to sea. 
Help create the incredible new artwork
We want local artists, craftspeople and all gallery visitors to help create Maria's new work. There are lots of ways for you to participate, from drop in workshops and a Studio Group to a rope exchange. Everyone welcome.
Auguste Rodin, The Kiss, 1901-4, Tate London 2011, installation view at Turner Contemporary. Photo Nick Guttridge
Maria Nepmuceno, studio shot, work in progress, Tempo para Respirar (Breathing Time), 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro gallery
Turner Contemporary
Kent CT9 1HG
Tel: +44 (0) 1843 233 000
Fax: +44 (0)1843 233029
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Friday, 6 July 2012

Fwd: Margate Town Team invitation to Talking Shop event - July 10th 2012

Margate Town Team would like to invite you to the 'Talking Shop' event.

'Talking Shop' is the first in a series of free public events to help
local people consider the future of the High Street.

The event takes place on Tuesday 10th July at the old Woolworth's at
31-33 High Street, Margate. To help lead discussions and generate
ideas, Town Team have invited some independent experts with experience
in helping small towns. They've all volunteered their time free of

Everyone is welcome to attend, and there will be sessions running in
the afternoon and the early evening. The afternoon session runs from
2pm - 4.30pm and the evening session from 6pm - 8.30pm.

Poster attached. Please print it off and stick it up!
We have a facebook page set up:
And of course, we love Twitter. Follow @margatetownteam
More info: http://margatetownteam.org.uk/2012/07/04/join-us-at-the-talking-shop-event-tuesday-10th-july/

Guests include:

Dan Thompson, Founder of the Empty Shops Network
Dan lead the "#riotcleanup" in London and is Author of the Arts
Council commissioned report: 'Popup People'.
Self confessed lover of Margate!

Paul Turner-Mitchell
Pay is a Local Shop campaigner and Independent boutique owner in Rochdale.

Joe & Tom Barratt
Joe and Tom are 19 and 17 year old brothers from Stockport. Joe is
founder of Screen Stockport Short Film and Television Festival and
with brother Tom also founder of the The Teenage Market, which gives
young, creative entrepreneurs a free market stall.

Roxana Tesla
Roxana is founder of the Rough Trade Margate collaborative market
space and Margate Town Team. And now the purveyor of fine teas and coffee

Margate Town Team wishes to convey sincere thanks to:
- the building's owners for letting us use Woolworths - amazing space
- free of charge and we hope this wonderful building is open again
soon permanently.

Thanks for all your support and we hope you will join us at this or
future events.

Everyone at Margate Town Team


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Make Lounge Comes to Margate

The Old Woman of Margate has just opened her 'Make Lounge' at 6 Duke Street Margate CT9 1EP. Here you can have your clothes altered or repaired by the Old Woman herself or one of her fabby team. Have new frocks made to order and to 'Fit' and coming soon join her for classes in Interior Design, Dress making, patter cutting and much much more. Picture credit from BBC series on the development of the High Street

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Vintage Sewing Patterns from The Old Woman

Pop in to Rough Trade Margate 5-7 Fort Road for Vintage and retro sewing patterns, and from today buy your yarn for knitting & Crochet. Buy One Get One FREE

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Record Rental Payments Take Up Half of Tenants’ Income

Record Rental Payments Take Up Half of Tenants' Income

Record Rental Payments Take Up Half of Tenants' Income

Posted: 20 Oct 2011 12:30 AM PDT

If you're thinking about renting a property be prepared to surrender almost half of your take home pay or more.  Rents hit record levels in September and look set to rise even more as landlords hike up their rates.

Research has revealed that the average monthly rent rate rose by 1.6% in September alone taking the typical payment up to £890 a month.  This is making rents unaffordable to many across the country.

Rental asking prices have increased each month in 2011 with a total increase of 4.6% in the last 12 months.  This has added a whopping £468 onto the average annual rental bill.

Those living in London appear to be hit the worst.  Despite earnings being 41% more here than on average, the rents charged in London cancel out any benefits of a higher salary.  Average rents in London account for 76.3% of average earnings each month.  On average, landlords with rental property in London charge £2,075 a month whilst the typical London family brings in £2,721 in net monthly income.

By comparison, the best rental properties offering the best value are in Yorkshire.  Here average rents are only 35.2% of incomes.  With rental prices increasing at such an alarming rate it will be harder for UK families to afford to live in the areas in which they work or have family and friends.  It's a catch 22 situation as many people choose to rent so that they can save for a deposit on their first property, but with little in the way of disposable income left for savings this is going to be very hard.

As a result of rental rises, many young professionals are starting to opt for flat shares in an attempt to save money on rent and put into a first home deposit.  Of course, it all depends on where you want to live or rather where you need to live.  If you can relocate to cheaper areas without any detriment to your working or personal life then this may be a good option to consider. 
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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Christmas Bazaar AND Bodyscape @ Arlington House_Exhibition

From: Chris      Sent: 10 October 2011 23:57



Saturday 5th November 2011

Many Stalls Including

Bric a brac           Tombola

Raffle and Jewellery          Books and Games

Cakes               Christmas Cards

Gifts for everyone

DOORS OPEN 9.45    Admission 50p   includes tea and biscuits

From: Anna Baranowska [mailto:anna@studiohashtwo.com]
Sent: 10 October 2011 14:17

Studio#Two & 1st Year Interior Architecture & Design, CSA Canterbury are warmly inviting you to the exhibition of:








Kind Regards


Anna Baranowska BA (Hons)



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