Margate

Is the Counter-Culture Revolution Coming to Margate's Dreamland?

Maria Chiorando | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

Dreamland sits firmly on Margate's seafront, the gentle decay of its 1930s facade blending into the line of distressed shop fronts along Marine Terrace. It has been closed for over a decade. But June 19 sees the amusement park's re-birth, and with it, the resurgence of a seaside town that, along with many of its ilk, crumbled with the advent of cheap overseas flights in the 1970s.

Margate - As the Opening of Dreamland Fast Approaches

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Wayne Hemingway

There is positive form of gentrification going on, and bring it on, because the rebirth of Margate, London's sandy beach is one helluva an uplifting story. Dreamland when it finally reopens this summer will be another milestone and being part of helping this great British seaside town to rediscover its mojo is a responsibility that we are not taking lightly.

Hate Attack on Ukip Councillor's Home in Farage Constituency Thanet South

Colin Cortbus | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

Vile thugs have attacked the home of a UKIP Kent county councillor, smearing obscene political hate slogans all over the walls of his garage last weekend. The attack occured in the Thanet South parliamentary constituency where Nigel Farage is standing, and may be part of a cowardly attempt to intimidate political campaigners in advance of the May elections.

Kate Goes To Art Gallery To Look At 'Drowned Man'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

Weeks before she gives birth to a potential future British monarch, Kate Middleton went to an art gallery to stare at a man on the floor with one shoe...

The Summer of Bubble-Gum Nails

Nicola Shaw | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Shaw

The summer of bubble-gum nails: that's how my husband has christened this summer's fashion for brightly coloured nails -- try soigne botanique polish in Kyoto or Vodka if you want to see what we're talking about.

A Mixture of Modesty and Ambition

Nicola Shaw | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
Nicola Shaw

On entering the gallery on the left is the American artist Spencer Finch's show: The Skies can't keep their secret which is his first public gallery exhibition in the UK for five years. Finch introduced the collection himself and explained that it has been curated to reflect the changing coastal light of Margate.

Great Weekend Getaways - Margate

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Margate has been undergoing a transformation in recent years from a drab seaside resort to a bustling art and food destination. The town has had artistic connections since landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, who produced over 100 works while he lived there, declared that the skies found in Margate were the most beautiful in Europe.

How I Exorcised the Ghost of Olive's Diary From 1914

Rob McGibbon | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rob McGibbon

Olive's story is probably the earliest tragic diary of 1914, but it clearly won't be the last, or the most dramatic. However, there is a shocking poignancy when you read her thoughts and longing for home, knowing that these will be her last days...

Connecting Kent With Peru Via Cricket and Cigarette Cards

Kit Caless | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kit Caless

By the time I was old enough to work on those ferries, escaping Kent had become an obsession. Being so close to the coast, so close to France and the continent developed the gnawing idea that there was always something better, somewhere else.

LOOK: Seaside Towns, Then And Now

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK

Britain's seaside towns have become 'a dumping ground' Crowds used to flock to Britain's seaside towns, with the likes of Blackpool and Great Yarmo...

Are Britain's Seaside Resorts 'Dumping Grounds'?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK

Britain's once-proud seaside resorts have become 'dumping grounds' for hard-up people and benefit claimants, according to an influential think thank. ...

'Art Is For All' Says Tracey Emin, CBE

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tracey Emin, one of Britain's best known contemporary artists, declared today that art should be for everyone and not just for the elite as she was ma...

Time for Digital Britain to Look Beyond the Silicon Roundabout

Shaa Wasmund | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Tech
Shaa Wasmund

If the UK economy is to get back on its feet again, digital will be a key growth sector not just for the capital, but the whole country. It's a sector we must nurture - something that will be achieved through broadening, rather than limiting, the scale of our ambitions.

Margate's Top 10 Award: Cruel Joke or Optimistic Appraisal?

Emily Buchanan | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK
Emily Buchanan

After a series of mysterious fires and the unrelated launch of a mega-mall nearby, Margate turned from beloved tourist destination to ghost town - practically overnight. Despite the efforts of high-street hero Mary Portas and the valiant rejuvenation of the Old Town, Margate continues to reek of recession and disrepair.

Wish You Were Here? Margate In Rough Guide's 'Top Ten Destinations'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

The somewhat dilapidated seaside town of Margate has been voted one of the top ten worldwide hot spots to visit in 2013. Those wags over at the R...

Where To Get Your Art Fix In July

Artfinder | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Artfinder

If you want to get your fix of art before the whole of Britain is descended upon by Olympic-goers, this is a brief round-up of what there is to see in...

Christian Doctor Accuses Watchdog Of 'Persecution' Over Alleged Breach Of Medical Rules

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK

A doctor accused medical watchdogs of persecuting Christians as he denied trying to convert a patient to his religion on Wednesday. Committed Chris...

Me, Suggs and the Unnecessary Pen Incident

Trevor Neal | Posted 18.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Trevor Neal

Last week something happened to me on the train home from London. It was Friday the 13th. I wasn't attacked with a machete, by a bloke in a hockey mask called Jason, or anything. I was on the 16.42 from St. Pancras to Margate.

The Queen Sees Naked Couple Snogging

Trevor Neal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Trevor Neal

The Old Town in Margate has been transformed and this year the Turner Contemporary opened featuring a breathtaking sculpture by Rodin - The Kiss. And funnily enough - it's much larger than you think. Two great big naked marble giants snogging. And today The Queen will visit and she will see them.