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Heritage Strand

Our new heritage stand focuses on Margate’s changing reputation across the last 100 years. We create debate by contrasting the town’s history as a tourist hot-spot, to grittier stories born out of economic neglect and fears of migration, and the newer affluent ‘Down From London’ crowds – and ask: “how does the area shape you, and how do you shape the area?”

  • ★ Local Films
    Margate Time Warp
    1-7 NOV
    Online
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    Take a trip through time and experience Margate on film over the last 100 years. Suitable for all ages.
    ★ Local Film ★ Family
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  • Free Entry
    The Sea Belongs To Us
    Sun 27 Oct | 15:00
    The Margate School (Woolworths)
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    A programme of short films exploring our complex relationship with the sea. How are we shaped by the sea and how us our dependance damaging the ocean? Free Entry
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  • + Director & Cast Q&A
    Exodus
    Sat 26 Oct | 18:00
    Tom Thumb Theatre
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    When a neofascist politician puts immigrants into a ghetto, his adopted son helps the brutally oppressed people fight back. + Director Q&A
    ★ Local Film
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  • Cinesthesia: Live Night
    Sat 26 Oct | 20:00
    The Margate School (Woolworths)
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    A night of immersive cinema with glitchy electronic music, digital art, live visuals and found footage.
    ★ Local Film
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  • + Intro
    They Came In Crowded Boats
    Sat 26 Oct | 13:30
    Tom Thumb Theatre
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    An uncomfortable journey from the riskiest corners of the Middle-East to our closest neighbourhoods, exploring how migration is shaping the modern world.
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  • Making Music for Silent Film
    Sun 27 Oct | 15:30
    Palace Cinema, Broadstairs
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    A hands-on workshop for families exploring how sound and music help to tell the story in film.
    ★ FAMILY
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This project is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Shifting Ground.

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