Banned. Closing Programme: Belonging Thanet

Join us for a full day of activities and talks to mark the end of Banned.

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Sunday 23 April, 10.00am

Sunday 23 April, 10.00am - 5.00pm

Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

To mark the end of the exhibition Banned: Place, Belonging, Identity, Producer and Curator Sabina Desir and her team have put together an exciting day of activities and talks.

Drawing on the exhibition themes, families are invited to participate in interactive workshops open to all ages. Randolph Matthews will lead an exciting workshop using loopers and his voice to create a sonic soundscape to accompany his very unique style of storytelling.

Banned. artist Charlie Evaristo-Boyce, brings his screen printing expertise to this workshop where children will be able to create their own work and learn about the possibilities of printing by hand.

There will be tours in the Clore Learning Studio where you will be able to find out more about the project and exhibition. Sabina will talk about the stories behind the artworks by Thanet-based artists Charlie Evaristo-Boyce and Richard Birch.

You will also be able to meet the ‘Children of the Servicemen’ portrait sitters featured in the work of Artist Richard Birch in a panel discussion where they will share their own stories related to the rich cultural heritage of Thanet.

All activities are free though some will require booking.

Please see the below schedule for the day:

Curator Tours with Sabina Desir

Join Banned. Curator and Producer Sabina Desir to learn more about the history and research behind the project and exhibition. During each tour, Sabina will talk about the stories behind the artworks by Thanet-based artists Charlie Evaristo-Boyce and Richard Birch.

When: 12:15pm and 14:15pm

30 minute tours 

Where: Clore Learning Studio

No tickets required.

Screen Printing Workshop with Charlie Evaristo-Boyce

Respond to the exhibition by screen printing and designing your own cardboard planes with Banned. artist Charlie Evaristo-Boyce. In this free family workshop, you’ll experiment with print, stickers and pens and design your own squadron badge.

When: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Foyle Rooms 1 + 2

Who: Families

No tickets required + drop in.

Charlie Evaristo-Boyce is an artist and printmaker who lives and works in Margate and is native to the Thanet area. His work explores his identity and is his way of processing the connections he feels to the experiences, ideas, and objects that surround us all. His work is a mix of different styles and approaches, from expressive and painterly touches through to complex illustrations and contextual digital assemblages.

Banned. Soundscape and Storytelling Workshop with Randolph Matthews

Using storytelling and soundscapes as the creative medium, this workshop explores the themes of cultural heritage, community, and identity. Guided by Randolph, participants will have the opportunity to engage with the stories relating to Banned. and cultural history of Thanet. 

During this workshop, you’ll be encouraged to learn from another person’s experience, helping to shape, strengthen and challenge opinions and values. 

Randolph will use sounds to capture the imagination of both children and adults. This is a truly exhilarating experience not to be missed!

When: 13:00pm – 14:00pm

Where: Foyle Rooms 1 + 2

Who: All ages

Book your free ticket here

Randolph Matthews has been a leading educator in performance, voice work and song writing for over 20 years. After studying voice movement therapy in Boston in 2003 and Goldsmiths College, Randolph Matthews has worked as an artist facilitator with schools and organisations in the UK and nationally in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and most recently in Senegal. He has toured curating heritage stories using loop technology experimental soundscapes and music to tell stories and also to archive audio experience about landscapes where people live. He is currently the artist in residence in Folkestone, leading a project called Tune in, and Education Producer for the Banned. project.

Banned. Panel Discussion

Join Sabina Desir, Producer of Banned. alongside the ‘Children of the Servicemen’ featured in the portraits of artist Richard Birch. This is a unique opportunity to listen to the stories from members of the Thanet community who have a direct and personal connection to the rich cultural heritage of Ramsgate and Manston that the exhibition was based upon. Artists Charlie Evaristo-Boyce and Richard Birch will join and talk about their work in the exhibition. The discussion will be hosted by Josephine Martin.

When: 15:30pm – 16:30pm

Where: Foyle Rooms 1 + 2

Book your free ticket here


Banned. Closing Programme: Belonging Thanet is presented with support from Arts Council England Lottery Funding.