A Christmas Night Market for Margate presented by Thanet Farmers' Market and Margate Town Team. Featuring local festive food and drink, live music and fairy lights! Hot food and drinks also available. Come and do some last minute Christmas shopping and stock up with delicious local goodies.
19th December 2014, 5pm-9pm, Lower High St and Piazza. http://kfma.org.uk/Thanet
Welcome to the Margate Town Team website. The Margate Town Team was formed in May 2012. The team currently consists of 12 local people who volunteer their time to help lobby the local authority, promote and organise events, work with organisations to bring in footfall, to increase occupancy and provide a place for people to work, shop and relax.
The Margate Town Team has a clearly defined set of objectives that were specified in the original Mary Portas bid. However, the aims of the Town Team go beyond the remit of the Portas bid and therefore its objectives include these but are not limited to them. The Town Team has four overarching strategic aims:
1. To create a vibrant attractive high street through developing a food and arts culture
2. To create an identity for Margate that builds on its original heritage
3. To regenerate Margate through partnership working
4. To secure additional funding to sustain the work of the group indefinitely
PUSHING PRINT - 2014
The ‘Pushing Print’ event in Margate on Saturday 06 September has to be considered one of the highlights of Margate’s ‘Summer of Colour’. The vintage Steam Roller steadily wending its way down king Street, along the Seafront into the High Street. The chuffing and whistling sounds of a bygone era definitely attracted attention from visitors and locals alike. Groups of volunteers led by the ‘Pushing Print’ provided the paints and materials for some great printed images. It was wonderful to see not only the children but also the adults engaging in showcasing the vibrant ‘Mondrian’ colours and images in Margate. A great afternoon of fun and smiles.
The event was part funded by the Margate Town Team. The Margate Town Team would like to thank the ‘Pushing Print’ group along with their other partners for putting in the work and providing additional funding to create this event. Additional thanks to those who took part in producing the Artwork. It looked great. It was particularly pleasing to see the children’s faces when their names were called out and their own prints were exhibited. We’re very much looking forward to next years ‘Pushing Print’ event. Make sure you look out for it next summer.
The ‘Old Town’s’ provision’ of independent café’s, bars and restaurants along with its mix of boutiques, men’s outfitters, specialist gift shops, privately owned galleries the beautiful beach and the European standard bathing waters provide a great day out for both residents and visitors.
The momentum continues up the high street with a newly built terraced Hotel, a vintage lounge bar with frequent musical and dance performances, great Coffee shops and dare it be said more exciting places to eat.
Date: 6th September 2014
Outside Bentleys - HIgh Street
11.00 to 1.30
Pedestrianised High Street -
2pm to 4pm
An exciting six piece band with male vocals playing gypsy jazz, ska, reggae, folk.
-------------------- Sun, sea, sand and shopping. A great way to spend your Saturday. As the sun goes down, why not avoid the preparation and wash up of stay at home cooking. Eat in Margate. A vast selection of restaurants and cafe's to suit your taste and your pocket.
Margate is having an amazing summer. Glorious weather, Great Carnival, Weekend of Soul, live bands playing in venues across the town, Turner Contemporary’s ‘Summer of Colour’ and Super (Musical Saturdays. What makes it even better is that there is still a few weeks left to enjoy what’s on offer. Last minute trip before the children return to school.
The Sandy beaches stretching for miles and European standard bathing waters mean there’s little excuse for not taking the time to relax in the sun.
For those who see relaxation through culture and history, take in the Margate Museum www.visitthanet.co.uk/attractions/margate-museum/8635 , the Shell Grotto www.shellgrotto.co.uk or Turner Contemporary www.turnercontemporary.org
While you here make the most of the selection of retro furniture shops and clothing boutiques. Mix that with some of the usual high street shops, small independent retailers and bookshops there truly is something for everyone.
What’s more Margate is fast developing an attractive ‘Café Culture’ which means it’s the ideal place to meet friends or enjoy with family. Take in the beautiful shoreline from a balcony view or from the beach from well decorated balconies to the outside eating areas on the Piazza. Tea, Coffee, Wine or Beer, Sandwich, Salad, Gastro pub, Restaurant meal or traditional Fish and Chips – all available throughout the town.
A day spent in Margate is certainly a day well spent.
Margate Town Team CALLS ON RESIDENTS TO SUPPORT THE HIGH STREET
Margate Town Team has lined up a summer of activities and promotions including live music, free face painting and special offers from retailers to celebrate Margate's Summer of Colour, and is calling on residents to rediscover their local high street and show their support.
Margate Town Team hopes that the events will encourage residents to shop locally, rather than doing all of their shopping with big-name supermarkets, online, or at out-of-town centres.
Margate Town Team aims to raise awareness of thousands of local businesses and increase footfall into town centres, helping retailers to stay open for business, and to reduce the number of empty shops on the high street.
Kent Rural Retail Adviser & Director of Margate Town team CIC, Sharon Davies, said: “...... a really important time for shops and is a fantastic national campaign which aims to raise awareness of independent shops, we’re calling on shoppers to come along and see what Margate has to offer ....... all year round!
“The number of empty shops on British high streets has hit an all-time high this year, and the only way to stop that happening is for people to visit them, and support them. While many people do shop for convenience online, or at one-stop centres, there’s no substitute for great customer service and that sense of community that comes with shopping close to home, and we want to remind people of that.
Sharon Davies continued: “from June 28th through to 6th September, Margate town team will be launching Super Saturdays to show shoppers that Margate has something a little different to offer that they won’t find at the supermarket. Customers can enjoy live (see dates and times below) , free face painting and other family based activities to encourage people to linger longer in Margate
“We’re hoping that all the retailers in the area will take part in Super Saturdays and organise their own events so that, between us, we can help restore a thriving high street to Margate, and make it the hub it once was.”