Community Rail Partnership
The Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership is a collaboration between Turner Contemporary, Southeastern, and Thanet District Council. We aim to welcome visitors to Thanet and offer a voice for the community through art and creativity, enabling local organisations and groups to work together to animate railway stations and trains.
The Partnership covers the line and all seven stations on the route in Thanet – Birchington-on-Sea, Westgate-on-Sea, Margate, Broadstairs, Dumpton Park, Ramsgate, and Minster. In addition to encouraging sustainable travel by train, we also strive to promote the use of Thanet’s many cycle networks. To achieve this, we work with the Bikeability Trust and Kent Coast Volunteering to involve as many people as possible from the local area.
This page highlights the work we are doing as an organisation and incorporates the four pillars of the Department for Transport’s Community Rail Development Strategy:
- Providing a voice for the community
- Promoting sustainable, healthy, and accessible travel
- Bringing communities together and supporting diversity and inclusion
- Supporting social and economic development
The full strategy can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-rail-development-strategy
The Community Rail Partnership is generously supported by Southeastern .
Creative Isle Projects - Current Projects
Creative Isle Projects - Past Projects
The Open X CRP Poster Exhibition
Running concurrently to 'The Open' exhibition at Turner Contemporary is a collaboration with the Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership. Artworks which aren’t exhibited in the Turner Contemporary gallery spaces have been distributed on posters across the rail network at posters sites in stations across Thanet.
CRP Biodiversity Stakeholder Meeting
Through these discussions we will look to initiate community growing initiatives in or around the 7 stations on the Isle of Thanet whilst also considering creative interventions which will encourage reflection and activity relating to the benefits of biodiversity and positive impacts of growing practices on our everyday lives.