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  • Tracey Emin passes the Olympic flame to swimmer Karen Pickering MBE at Turner Contemporary Photo Ady Kerry
  • Tracey Emin with the Olympic Torch at Turner Contemporary Photo Ady Kerry
  • Tracey Emin carries the Olympic flame up the steps of Turner Contemporary on its visit to Margate Photo Ady Kerry
  • Tracey Emin with the Olymic Torch at Turner Contemporary, by Rodin's The Kiss Photo Ady Kerry
  • Tracey Emin holding the torch with Director Victoria Pomery and Deputy Chair of Trustees Clive Stevens Photo Ady Kerry
  • Tracey Emin holding the torch with Director Victoria Pomery and guests Photo Ady Kerry
On Thursday 19 July the Olympic torch made its journey to Margate for the last leg of its 8000 mile journey around the UK!

The town did truly shine...

Torch route
The torch made its way to Thanet late morning, and arrived at Cliftonville at around 11.30am, where it was passed down Northdown Road to Hawley Street in Margate, the High Street then down to Marine Drive, arriving at Turner Contemporary at approximately 12.30, then back up Marine Drive before heading off on the rest of its journey around Kent. 
Tracey Emin carries the torch
Artist Tracey Emin carried the torch for part of its journey through her hometown, and arrived bearing the flame at Turner Contemporary, shortly after 12.30, where she took the flame inside the gallery in front of Rodin's sculpture The Kiss, before handing the flame to swimmer Karen Pickering MBE.
 
We were delighted to be a part of this hugely special occasion, especially as Tracey's exhibition She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea, part of the London 2012 Festival, is currently on show at the gallery.

www.london2012.com
Follow all the action of the Torch Relay live, see pictures, read all the news and more at london2012.com/torch-relay-route.
 

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Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Tue 17 Jul 2012