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Seeking inspiring activities and things to do this Half Term? Come to the gallery and explore our latest exhibition, get creative in our Easy Holiday workshops, take a walk along the beach with views of the sea and come for lunch or ice cream in our cafe. There’s something to do whatever the weather.

School children find a new way of looking at Phyllida Barlow’s untitled: upturnedhouse, 2, 2012, in Every Day is a New Day. Photo credit: Jason Pay.

Here are 5 things you can do at the gallery this Half Term:

1. Explore the exhibition

Being inspired by the children’s artwork chosen for Portfolio and The MASK Prize, a part of Every Day is a New Day. Photo credit: Jason Pay.

Come and explore Every Day is a New Day at Turner Contemporary with the family this Half Term. The show brings together the work of Phyllida Barlow, Michael Armitage, JMW Turner and children from Kent and Africa.

Entry is free. Free tours are taking place from Wednesday – Friday at 2.30pm as well as Saturday and Sunday at 11.30am.

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2. Enjoy lunch and a cake in our cafe following a walk along the beach

Walk along the beach and enjoy tea and cake in our cafe. As well as sea views and seasonal ingredients, there’s a special children’s menu and ice creams on offer too.

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3. Join one of our workshops

Photo credit: Benedict Johnson

Join us for Easy Holiday: Topsy-Turvy Towers on Thursday 1st June, or our Family Workshop on Sunday 4 June, all in the Clore Learning Studio. Create your own artwork and keep it forever! Free for CT9 Residents.

4. Create your own sculpture

Sculptures from the making table. Photo credit: Ros Fraser.

‘Creativity is contagious… pass it on.” – Albert Einstein

Our making table on the balcony is there for visitors of any age to create their own sculpture. Ask the gallery assistants if you need some help or inspiration!

5. Enjoy some retail therapy in our shop

Charlie Russell’s Goddesses, made in Margate

From crafting kits, art supplies and costumes for kids to jewellery, summer scarves and an eclectic array of products made in Margate – you’ll be spoilt for choice in the gallery shop.

Need more information for Half Term homework or circle time at school? If you want your children to talk about their visit when they go back after the holidays take a look at our Learning Resource for ideas and conversation starters.

Combine your visit with a walk along the beach. Image credit: Benjamin Beker

Join the conversation and don’t forget to share your experience on social media #everydayisanewday

Other things to do in Margate this Half Term…

1. Visit Dreamland for the Roller Room, rides and Octopus’s Garden

Dreamland has a wide array of attractions and events for little kids and big kids alike! Check out what they have to explore.

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2. Enjoy a ‘We heart Turner Contemporary’ Pizza at GB Pizza Co

GB Pizza Co, We heart Turner Contemporary pizza. Photo credit: Jo Bridges

Want to eat pizza and support the gallery’s work? GB Pizza Co’s “We heart Turner Contemporary” pizza is topped with spinach, pine nuts, sultanas and pecorino cheese, and 50p from the sale of each pizza goes directly to Turner Contemporary’s learning programme.

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Planning ahead for the summer? Our Young Art Leaders are getting ready to present… Artgate!

Be inspired

On Saturday 8 July, join our 80 Young Art Leaders as they reveal four artworks on four separate plots across Margate. There is a set walking trail if you want to visit them all. At each site you’ll discover singing, music and art and craft workshops. Come be inspired by this extraordinary community experience.

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Posted by: Turner Contemporary on 3 April 2017
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