Mark Leckey presents: Salamagundy '22

Dreamland Roller Room, Margate

Come and join us for a one-night only Variety Show, Salamagundy '22, curated by Turner-Prize winning artist Mark Leckey at Margate’s Dreamland on Friday 9 December.

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Friday 9 December 2022, 7:00

Friday 9 December 2022, 7:00-9:30pm

Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

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Mark Leckey presents: Salamagundy ’22

When: Friday 9 December 2022, 7:00pm – 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:30.

Where: Dreamland Roller Rink. Entry is via the Dreamland car park. Come and join us for a one-night only Variety Show, Salamagundy ’22, presented by Turner-Prize winning artist Mark Leckey at Margate’s Dreamland on Friday 9 December.

For this event, which takes place in Dreamland’s Roller Rink, Leckey has selected an exciting and eclectic line-up of musicians, performers and visual artists.

The Master of Ceremonies is legendary avant-garde drag artist David Hoyle, better known as The Divine David, who regularly appeared on TV in the late 1990s.

Other acts include:

  • Visual poet Richie Culver
  • Multi-genre musician Alpha Maid
  • Performance artist Rowland Hill
  • Artist Ebun Sodipo
  • Interdisciplinary cabaret performer NiCKY
  • Multi-instrumentalist Island Girl
  • Singer Katie McGarry and Tom Giles
  • DJ Twilight Sparkle with crab walking from Polly Coombes

Food provided by Rad Burger.

Drinks provided by Dreamland.

The event’s title, Salamagundy, comes from the culinary term for a dish made of different ingredients – much like a mix tape – a concept that is reflected in the diverse selection of artists and acts that will perform.

The Variety Show is the first part of an ambitious, multi-year project supported by Freelands Foundation, leading to an exhibition at Turner Contemporary in 2023. The project is co-produced with eight local young people, selected as part of Creative Estuary’s Re:Generation 2031 programme, providing employment and skills development and the opportunity to shape the production of the exhibition.

Salamagundy ’22 is a Creative Estuary Co-commission – part of the enterprising initiative which showcases 60 miles of the North Kent and South Essex region as one of the UK’s most dynamic and creative areas in the whole of the UK.

It promises to be an unforgettable event.

Please note:

  • Doors open at 6.30pm.
  • The performance starts at 7pm so please ensure that you arrive on time.
  • The venue has unreserved seating.
  • Dreamland is a heritage site. As such, we recommend you wrap up warm.
  • Get your drink orders in before the interval to beat the queues. 

Getting here:

  • The event will take place in Dreamland’s Roller Room. Entry is through the back of Dreamland car park.
  • If you are travelling from Margate Train Station, head onto the main Marine Terrace Road. If you are travelling by bus, get off on Marine Terrace (Stop A or C) in front of the Margate Amusements.


  • This is an 18+ event.
  • Please be aware some performances contain strobe lights, smoke machines and loud noises and may not be suitable for people with epilepsy or noise and light sensitivity.
  • Please be advised that filming and photography will be taking place during the event. Your entry of the event premises constitutes your consent for Turner Contemporary and other partners to use, re-use and/ or publish any recorded media of you in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
  • We will share anonymised audience data/information from this event with Creative Estuary

Mark Leckey

Mark Leckey (b. 1964, Birkenhead), is a contemporary artist working with a variety of media including film, sound, sculpture and performance.

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Freelands Foundation is Principal Supporter of Turner Contemporary’s co-produced autumn 2023 exhibition.

Freelands Foundation works to broaden access to art education and the visual arts across the UK. We work with teachers and educators to develop diverse and ambitious approaches to art education. We support artists and arts organisations across the breadth of the UK to develop and present original ideas and practices. We commission research that explores the value that art and culture bring to society.

Our initiatives include a unique programme of residencies, workshops, films and resources for art teachers and educators; the annual Freelands Award championing mid-career women artists; and the Freelands Artist Programme supporting emerging practitioners in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We fund art organisations across the UK to expand their work within their communities. Our London project space in Chalk Farm houses workshops, discussions, exhibitions, films, residencies and an extensive library, which explore new approaches to teaching, learning and making art.Freelands Foundation was set up in 2015 by Elisabeth Murdoch. It is a registered charity (number 1162648).

Salamagundy ‘22 is a Creative Estuary Co-Commission.

Creative Estuary Co-Commissions supports a wide range of cultural projects with new commissions for Estuary-based producers and artists, from activity for emerging cultural activists to large scale commissions with a diverse mix of partners. The Co-commissions raise widespread awareness of existing creative talent across the region and support creative practitioners and organisations to make and present new work. We are committed to engaging our local communities to contribute to their creative identity and will give artists, organisations and creative practitioners opportunities and support to help them realise their creative ambitions. The Co-commissions create opportunities for creative innovation and new cultural production – we want to capture imagination and provide opportunities for greater collaboration and knowledge sharing. For more information about Creative Estuary visit

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