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  • Cocos Lovers  Image © Peter Cocks
  • Willi Dorner, Bodies in Urban Spaces, New York 2010  Image © Willi Dorner
  • Illumination Rig (Island) Sharjah Biennial 8, 2007  Image © Graham Gussin
  • Bubbles  Image © Science Museum
  • Pop  Image © assume vivid astro focus
Sat 16 Apr 2011

Turner Contemporary opened at 10am on Saturday 16 April until midnight. Admission is free. Watch the opening ceremony here.

From 16-25 April, we hosted a ten-day festival to celebrate the opening of Turner Contemporary. Designed to complement our opening exhibition, Revealed: Turner Contemporary Opens, the ten day programme of commissions and events brought amazing artists and musicians to Margate.

You can see all the events and photos from our YOU ARE HERE Flickr pool on this page.

You can also read the Daily Mail's review of Willi Dorner's Bodies in Urban Spaces performance here.

Some of the performances took place inside Turner Contemporary, others around the town, and they were all FREE.

We've shared all our photos, videos, news and reviews of YOU ARE HERE on Twitter, our Facebook page and blog.

We want all our visitors to share their memories, photos, videos and reviews of the events too, so why not joing our online community at:

- Twitter: tweet your review @TCMargate #TCyouarehere

- Facebook:

- Flickr: post your images on our YOU ARE HERE group photo pool:

- Foursquare: Check in to the gallery

- Vimeo – to watch our videos and add your own, join our Vimeo group

- Blog:


Please note that official photographers recorded/archived the opening of the gallery and events during the celebratory period. Occasionally, you may be included in our photos. If you wish to not be included in any of our images, which we may use for press or marketing purposes, please contact

The whole of Margate celebrated, with lots of events in the Old Town, on the Harbour Arm and across the town. Take a look at the events below.

Margate's celebratory events

  • Margate museum opening
    Sat 16- Mon 18 April, 11am-5pm daily, Margate Old Town, Market Place, free
    The Museum will be staffed by volunteers from the Friends of the Margate Museum.  The Margate Museum contains historical objects from Margate rich cultural past. The building was once a goal and magistrates court.
  • Margate Bazaar
    Starting Sun 17 April from 10am-3pm
    A beautiful and 'bazaar' market in Margate Old Town every sunday with a market selling vintage items, handcrafted goods to bric-a-brac, from souvenirs to art works by local artists, from flowers to sweets and of course, other miscellaneous items too numerous to mention. Something for everyone! Visit the Margate Old Town website for more details or call 07976 051915.

  • Artists Alley
    Sun 17 April 10am - 3pm
    As part of the Margate Bazaar, Artist Alley is a casual space which runs between the Mayors Parlour & the Museum and is open to all artist both practising and those studying from all disciplines to take part.  If you want to find out more get in touch through the Margate Bazaar event.
  • This is Margate
    Fri 15 April, 6-9pm
    Sat 16 - 25 April daily, 11am-5pm and Sunday 12-4pm
    Margate Gallery, 2 Lombard Street, free
    A collection of work inspired by Margate, made in Margate or of Margate. Visit
  • Discover Thanet
    Fri 15 April, 6-9pm
    Sat 16-Mon 25 April  10am – 6pm daily
    Pop up at the Pie, Pie Factory Margate, 7 Broad Street, free
    Discover Thanet is an independently produced guidebook to Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, written by discerning insiders including Metro restaurant critic Marina O'Louglin, journalist and author Iain Aitch, and internationally acclaimed artist Ann Carrington. Visit
  • Measure-ism
    Sat 16 April - Sat 14 May, open Thurs - Sat and Bank Holiday Mon 11am - 5pm, Sun 12 noon - 4pm, free
    The Pie Factory, 5-7 Broad Street
    An exhibition of work by Jenny Wiener. Visit
  • Open Studios at the Pie Factory
    Sat 16 April 11am-5pm, Sun 17  April 12-4pm
    9 Broad Street, free
    Come and meet the artists; Zoe Murphy, Katie Welsford, Anna Baranowska and Ian Youngs. Visit
  • Measuring Margate
    Sat 16 April - Sat 14 May, open Thurs - Sat and Bank Holiday Mon 11am - 5pm, Sun 12 noon - 4pm, free
    The Pie Factory, 5-7 Broad Street
    A participatory arts project inviting the public to help us 'measure' Margate. This event is supported by Kent County Council. Visit
  • Jenny Wiener - Artists talk
    Sat 30th April 2pm onwards, The Pie Factory, 5-7 Broad Street, free
  • Open Studios at the Pie Factory
    Sat 23 April 11am-5pm, Sun 34  April 12-4pm, 9 Broad Street, free
    Come and meet the artists; Zoe Murphy, Katie Welsford, Anna Baranowska and Ian Youngs. Visit
  • Could you run a pop up shop?
    As part of the refurbishment of the Ground Floor of Pie Factory, Margate they are incorporating 'Pop Up at the Pie' a pop up shop space totally self contained and available to hire.  Interested? Visit
  • 'Being DIGITAL'
    Preview - Fri 15 April  7 - 9pm,  Sat 16 April - 12-5pm, Sun 17 April - 1 - 5pm with opening party 1 - 3pm
    Fri 22 Apr - Mon 25
    Fri 29 Apr - Mon 2 May
    Open daily 12-5pm, Harbour Arm Gallery, Margate CT9 1AP, free
    Exhibition of contemporary art. Artists explore the impact of digital technology on our internal lives. Sebastian Kaye will demonstrate the software 'Isadora' which allows real-time manipulation of image and sound at 1.45pm. Visit and Call 07530 446499
  • Victorian Easter event
    Friy 22 April – Mon 25 April
    Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Birchington
    £8 adults, £7 children or £30 for family tickets
    Traditional Easter at Quex.  Join the Major in an Egg Hunt, Bonnet making and Easter Bonnet Parade.  Egg painting, giant Easter Egg Raffle and carriage rides (weather permitting). Visit or call 01843 842168
  • 24 Golden Easter Egg Hunt
    Hartsdown Park, Margate
    01843 293733

  • Celebration of the Royal Wedding
    Fri 29 April
    Margate Old Town holds a celebration of the Royal Wedding with music, comedy and local art. Visit or visit 07548 129169
  • Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show
    24 April, Dreamland, Margate
    01843 609611
    Sat 30 April -  Sun 15 May
    Limbo’s new programme of live and time sensitive works discusses alienation. It looks at how regeneration interacts with (or perhaps stands apart from) the historical identity of a location. Visit

    Each Weekend

    10am-5pm Substation Project Space
    STAR TREK, Jessica Voorsanger

    Sat 30 April

    7pm Substation Project Space
    SUPERPOWER DAKAR CHAPTER with music intervention, Mark Aerial Waller

    Sun 1 May

    4pm Substation Project Space
    FOR THE BEES, Owen and Fern

    Sat 7 May

    12-12 30pm Margate Beach
    1-6pm various locations (details at substation project Space)
    6pm Substation Project Space

    Sat 14 May

    3.30pm train station, concludes at Substation Project Space
    GUIDED WALK II, with UFO experts
    4pm Substation Project Space

    Sun 15 May

    6pm Substation Project Space
    UFO CONVENTION featuring documentary film by UFO experts.
    Dressing up is encouraged

    Find Limbo, Substation Project Space at 6 Bilton Square, High Street, Margate
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Left by JoJo on Sat 16 Apr 2011

"For the times, they are a changing" Good luck The Turner Gallery. Good luck Margate you deserve it.