2017

The last day of the Festival

We had an incredible last day at #ramsgatefestival despite the best attempts of the #rubbishmonster and horrendous last minute cancellation of the Slide. All came good. Well done and THANK YOU everyone!!! We were overwhelmed with how supportive and kind the vast majority of people have been. This town is amazing. We have a lot to follow up on […]

Ramsgate Festival logo - 22 to 30 July 2017

Ramsgate Slide Cancelled

Press statements Update announcement posted: Tuesday 8th August Statement from Ramsgate Arts and Art Aha, the organisers of Ramsgate Festival.  Since the early hours of Sunday morning, 30 July, we have been working to resolve the difficulties with our supplier for the Ramsgate Slide event which was due to take place that day. As the […]

Ramsgate Slide artist impression

Slide Ballot News

We received over 5,000 verified entries to our FREE ballot for the Ramsgate Slide 2017. Thank you to everyone who entered! Winners of the first draw and second draw have now been notified. [page updated 29th July at 2:30pm] If you weren’t successful in the first draw you could still have a chance of sliding if you […]

Whatever Floats Your Boat!

Whatever Floats Your Boat! DBA Editions print studio presents: Whatever Floats Your Boat! A Limited-Edition Hand printed Letterpress Poster by Fiona de Bulat and Paul Crawley This latest Original Printed Poster has taken inspiration from 2016’s Living in Print Exhibition and the commissioned Poster Out of Print. Whatever Floats Your Boat is hand printed using wooden and […]

opera for all 2017 at Ramsgate Festival photo credit Lorraine Wiliams

Wonderful Weekend News

What a wonderful start to the Festival this weekend. Late on Saturday night, as the opera on the beach finished we were thrilled to reach our Kickstarter target. Thank you so much to everyone who donated! It was a nail-biting close to our Ramsgate Festival appeal campaign, but we did it, our friends and community came through and […]

Bristol's Park Street water-slide, by Paul Townsend, reproduced under licence

Ramsgate Slide ballot now open

We are delighted to announce that the ballot for an opportunity to slide down a unique giant water slide on Ramsgate’s Royal Parade is now open, and will remain so until midnight next Monday, 24 July. As of midnight 24 July, the ballot is closed. The Ramsgate Slide. When a similar slide was installed in […]

Dave Randall Live at Glastonbury (by Damon Hope)

Following the muse – a feast for the ears

Words and music, words on music — they combine in a short series of talks, masterclasses and performances at Vinyl Head cafeé, one of the hubs of Ramsgate’s music and creative scene, and the venue for the Ramsgate Festival’s first series of literature and poetry performances in 2015. The series opens with Dave Randall — […]

Festival Programme published today!

Our printed programmes have arrived back from the printers today and will start to be distributed tomorrow. Click here to read or download in high definition online. We are delighted with the brilliant design by Julian Bigg of Ramsgate Music Hall which is super cool and fun at the same time – and thrilled to […]

play at the seaside promo image

Beach Rangers and Volunteer Ambassadors with Magna Vitae – apply now!

Stop Press Deadline extension for Beach Ambassadors- apply until 21st July. Read original post: One of our wonderful Festival partners, Magna Vitae (it stands for The Good Life), are recruiting paid Beach Rangers for the event they’re doing with us on 22 July and also a later event in Skegness.  They’ll need volunteers too. Below please […]

Volunteer at the Ramsgate Festival, 28 June 2017

How to find out about volunteering at the festival

This Wednesday evening we have a meet-up at The Churchill for anyone who’s curious about what’s involved in being a volunteer at this year’s festival. Here are the details. Or here’s the form to volunteer.