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Sat 1 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Turner Contemporary presents Christmas Has Landed

Join us this December for our festive programme 'Christmas Has Landed'.

Turner Contemporary presents four festive-filled weekends of art, making and sustainable creativity starting on Saturday 1 December with our Christmas tree lights switch on.

Scroll down to see everything you can experience at Turner Contemporary this festival season.

 

Saturday 1 December:

DOES THE ITERATIVE FIT – Christmas Tree Lights Switch On

4pm – 6pm

Enjoy mince pies and mulled wine on our cafe terrace whilst watching the lights switch-on on our Christmas tree installation by artists Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan. Christmas carols performed by Palm Bay Primary School.

Find out more here

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Family Workshop: Dreaming of a Bright Future with Zoe Murphy

1pm - 4pm / Drop in / Free

A sustainable decoration making family workshop

Inspired by Turner Contemporary’s futuristic Christmas tree DOES THE ITERATIVE FIT, join Margate Maker Zoe Murphy to create your own 3D Christmas decorations. We’ll use recycled materials to make new, festive and futuristic designs to take home.

 

Sunday 2 December:

Easy Sunday: BRIGHT! COLOUR / LIGHT

1-4pm Clore Learning Studio £4.50 per child / FREE for CT9 Residents

Drop into the Clore Learning Studio on Sundays to create your own masterpiece with our friendly Navigators. Be inspired by the light and colour in the works of art around you and explore new materials with collage, mirrors and lots of bright colours!

Sunday Winter Sessions at Turner Contemporary Cafe

2.30pm / Cafe / Free

Warm up the cold Sunday afternoons and join us for soothing jazz from the Dulcie May Trio. 

Saturday 8 December:

Wreath Making Workshop with The Flower Picker

10:00-12:00 / 13:00-15:00 / 16:00-18:00 / Clore Learning Studio

Book your ticket here

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or a festive outing with friends, come along to our wreath making workshop with The Flower Picker.

During the workshop you will learn how to make a Christmas wreath, using fresh seasonal foliage and materials foraged from local areas. No experience needed. The Flower Picker, based in Margate at Prah Studios, specialises in large scale floral installations.

With a very naturalistic aesthetic, the flower picker works with seasonal foliage and flowers as much as possible... foraging surrounding areas in order to create a more unique, rustic feel to her work.

£30 per ticket

Find out more about The Flower Picker's work by checking out Instagram here.

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Designer & Makers Market

10am - 5pm / Free

Join us for the Designers and Makers Market Christmas 2018 organised by Kent Creative Arts. Across the weekend we will have 20 Kent designers showcasing their work transforming our Foyle rooms into the perfect festive market.

Find out more here

Thanet Big Sing Community Choir

2pm, Sunley Gallery

Christmas repertoire performed by Tuner Contemporary resident choir the Thanet Big Sing.

Find out more here


Sunday 9 December:

Designer & Makers Market

10am - 5pm / The Foyle Rooms / Free

Join us for the Designers and Makers Market Christmas 2018 organised by Kent Creative Arts. Across the weekend we will have 20 Kent designers showcasing their work transforming our Foyle rooms into the perfect festive market.

Find out more here

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Easy Sunday: BRIGHT! COLOUR / LIGHT

1-4pm Clore Learning Studio £4.50 per child/ FREE for CT9 Residents

Drop into the Clore Learning Studio on Sundays to create your own masterpiece with our friendly Navigators. Be inspired by the light and colour in the works of art around you and explore new materials with collage, mirrors and lots of bright colours!

 

Saturday 15 December:

Waste Free Winter Market

10am - 5pm, The Foyle Rooms / Free

The Student Makers Market Presents a Waste Free Winter Market.

An extraordinary event created by young makers, artists and designers from across Kent who are working with rescued and salvaged materials. Alongside the market there will be a number of fashion shows and workshops through the day.

Find out more here

 

Sunday 16 December:

Waste Free Winter Market

10am - 5pm, The Foyle Rooms / Free

The Student Makers Market Presents a Waste Free Winter Market.

An extraordinary event created by young makers, artists and designers from across Kent who are working with rescued and salvaged materials. Alongside the market there will be a number of fashion shows and workshops through the day.

Find out more here

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Easy Sunday: BRIGHT! COLOUR / LIGHT

1-4pm Clore Learning Studio £4.50 per child/ FREE for CT9 Residents

Drop into the Clore Learning Studio on Sundays to create your own masterpiece with our friendly Navigators. Be inspired by the light and colour in the works of art around you and explore new materials with collage, mirrors and lots of bright colours!

 

Saturday 22 December:

Family Highlight Tour

11am and 2pm / Free / Meet on the Balcony

Book your free ticket here

Join us for a fun and friendly family tour exploring the stories behind the artworks currently on show at Turner Contemporary. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the tour. 

Family Workshop: Dreaming of a Bright Future with Zoe Murphy

1pm - 4pm / Drop in / Free

A sustainable decoration making family workshop.

Inspired by Turner Contemporary’s futuristic Christmas tree Does the Iterative Fit, join Margate Maker Zoe Murphy to create your own 3D Christmas decorations. We’ll use recycled materials to make new, festive and futuristic designs to take home.

 

Sunday 23 December:

Family Workshop: Dreaming of a Bright Future with Zoe Murphy

1pm - 4pm / Drop in / Free

A sustainable decoration making family workshop.

Inspired by Turner Contemporary’s futuristic Christmas tree Does the Iterative Fitjoin Margate Maker Zoe Murphy to create your own 3D Christmas decorations. We’ll use recycled materials to make new, festive and futuristic designs to take home.

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Christmas and New Year Closures

Christmas Closure

Turner Contemporary will be closed on Christmas Eve (Monday 24th December), Christmas Day (Tuesday 25th December) and Boxing Day (Wednesday 26th December).

The gallery will be open as normal on Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th December.

New Years Closure

Turner Contemporary will be closed on New Years Eve (Monday 31st December).

The gallery will be open as normal on New Years Day (Tuesday 1st January 2019).


Sunday 30 December:

Sunday Winter Sessions at Turner Contemporary Cafe

2.30pm / Cafe / Free

Warm up the cold Sunday afternoons and join us for soothing jazz from the Dulcie May Trio. 

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