Turner Contemporary

Seeking inspiring activities and things to do this Easter? 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.

A young visitor looks at Laura Ford’s penguins in Entangled: Threads & Making, Photo credit: Jason Pay

Here are 8 things you can do at the gallery this Easter Holiday:

1. Explore the exhibition

Walk through Paula Anziché’s sculptures made from a variety of natural fibres in Entangled: Threads & Making Photo credit: Jason Pay

Come and explore Entangled: Threads & Making at Turner Contemporary with the family this Easter. The show brings together over 100 works from 44 international women artists, many of which have never been seen before in the UK.

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

Easter cakes, Turner Contemporary cafe

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 our Easy Holiday workshops on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April. Inspired by Artist Oliver MacDonald’s residency in the Clore Learning Studio, join us to weave your own fish – from a whale to a whitebait and then decorate it using papier mache! Our Easy Sunday workshops will be running as usual too!

4. Look at the exhibition differently, take a suitcase with you

Turner Contemporary suitcases

Pick up one of our specially designed suitcases to take with you when exploring the exhibition. Inside there are postcards to take away, a magnifying glass to look closely at the detail of the artworks in the exhibition and other things designed to encourage little ones to look at the exhibition differently.

This resource is free. All you need to do is sign it out from the front desk.

5. Experience an artwork in our lift

Installation view of Samara Scott, Old Lake, 2017 at Entangled: Threads & Making, Turner Contemporary. Courtesy Turner Contemporary. Photo: Stephen White

Take a ride in our lift which is hosting an artwork for the first time ever. Artist Samara Scott created her work Old Lake, especially for Turner Contemporary’s lift, using a combination of carpet, food colouring and yoghurt.

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6. Do a cat’s cradle

Come and do a cat’s cradle with one of our gallery assistants. Inspired by Entangled, all of our gallery assistants are currently trained in the art of cat’s cradle. The game, which consists of two or more players making a sequence of string figures can be played anywhere in the galleries. Just ask one of the gallery assistants to show you how…

7. See a different side to Willow Weaving with our artist in residence

Oliver MacDonald, Clore Learning Studio, Turner Contemporary

Traditionally trained as a willow weaver, artist Oliver MacDonald has been spending his residency exploring basket-weaving and its materials, creating large-scale, performative objects and installations on-site. His degree show saw him weave a gramophone horn for an ice cream van… Pop in and see him at work.

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8. 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 Easter Holiday 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 #entangled

Other things to do in Margate this Easter Holiday…

1. Go to Dreamland for their Big Fish Little Fish x Camp Bestival Family Rave

This Easter Dreamland are teaming up with award-winning family festival, Camp Bestival and the Big Fish Little Fish crew to host a fun-filled family rave. This time, the theme is Pop Stars and Rock Stars!

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

GB Pizza Co, We heart Turner Contemporary pizza, 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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Posted by: Turner Contemporary on 3 April 2017
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