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First Friday Margate

Join us every first friday of the month for First Friday Margate - a free event showcasing the town’s creative community. Get involved in a range of workshops, poetry and much more!

Friday 1 October 2021, 7pm

Friday 1 October 2021, 7pm

Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG
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Join People Dem Collective at Turner Contemporary on 1st October for workshops celebrating Black History Month as part of a collaboration across Kent with Cohesion Plus and North Kent Caribbean Network.

As part of First Friday Margate, the event will launch People Dem Collective’s Margate to Minneapolis – ‘Come Stand With Us’ legacy project. In collaboration with local artist Kate Harrison you are invited to a miniature model-making session.  Be the first to add a ‘mini you’ and stand in solidarity,  as part of this collaborative installation which will replicate the scenes from the Margate to Minneapolis march.

Of course, People Dem Collective will also be bringing you flavour and spice! Expect an exciting kitchen takeover with some musical surprises!

This event is now fully booked.

About People Dem Collective

People Dem Collective was founded by members of the Black, Brown and Diaspora communities. The collective was born out of a lived experience of lack of space, engagement and inclusion for these communities and a desire to encourage healing and transformation.

About First Friday Margate

Founded by Marine Studios in 2010, First Friday Margate is a free event showcasing the town’s creative community. It also includes local, independent shops and cafes with many places staying open a little later and some putting on extra events. It’s organised by The Bus Cafe, Old Town shop Little Bit, Dan Thompson Studio and Marine Studios.

It takes place on the first Friday of each month.

Free entry.

To help us protect visitors and staff we are asking all visitors to wear a face covering. Masks can be provided.

Past Events

Friday 3 September 2021

The new anthology SOS Surviving Suicide contains contributions from poets across the globe.

First Friday September will play host to a selection of these poets, who will present their poems live – both in person and via Zoom.

Editor Dean Stalham will talk about his own journey and motivation for the collection, and about how important it is in these times to think about mental health.

Featuring a talk and readings on surviving suicide.


Friday 6 August 2021

State of the Art’ is a three-hour-long arts festival, created by Dan Thompson Studio. That’s three hours of things to make, do, and play – which might inspire you to change the world!

Artists already confirmed include: Charlie Tolfree, Bernadette Russell, Rebecca Strickson, Lunatraktors, Melanie King and Dan Thompson. There will be a chance to make a Solargraph camera from a tin can, print a letterpress poster, take part in a banner-making workshop*, and play Bernadette Russell’s Hoopla of Kindness.

*There are limited places. Please book via Rebecca Strickson Illustration.