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You are viewing the 2016 Ramsgate Festival website

This sub-site is the archive of the 2016 Ramsgate Festival, on the wind and the waves the sea brings us life. Here you can view the full range of events that formed the festival that year, or use the tags — see foot of page — to browse the different categories of event. Also on this […]

Chihiro Yoshikura

Littoral Light: the record

Here are some photographs of the spectacular installations that formed part of the Littoral Light exhibition on the beach between Ramsgate and Dumpton Gap on the eve of the Festival. Click on each photo to enlarge it.

Ramsgate Festival’s fundraising appeal needs you….

Our Kickstarter campaign to raise a vital £3000 towards the costs of this year’s Ramsgate Festival is getting close to its goal…but not close enough. It closes at midnight tonight Sat 30 July….please, please can you give a little help? If we fail to reach the goal, none of the pledges are downloaded and we […]

Printed Festival programme available Friday 22nd

Pick up a programme sheet for the Ramsgate Festival 2016 at the Visitor Information Centre on Harbour Parade and Festival venues around town — see list below. We hope you’ll make a £1 donation for a copy.  Download the diary page. Vinyl Head, Addington Street The Falstaff, Addington Street Queen Charlotte, Addington Street The Link, […]

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Help us to continue the Festival into the future

Yesterday we launched a Kickstarter appeal to raise £3,000, towards the outstanding £10,000 for this year’s festival. We’d love you to help. Donations of any size, from £1 to £250 or more, are all welcome — and they come with a range of rewards that you can enjoy at the festival! See also other ways […]

Volunteers needed, please!

With less than six weeks to go, there’s lots to be done and we need extra pairs of hands, even if it’s just for 2 hours… Ramsgate Festival Needs You! Right now, we need help taking flyers around Thanet. Contact us via info@ramsgatearts.org if you can spare a few hours. Next week (20 June onwards) […]

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Press reviews for Garsington Opera’s Eugene Onegin

We are thrilled to be bringing FREE screenings of the new production of Eugene Onegin from Garsington Opera to Ramsgate beach on 23rd July. Now we’re even more excited – look at what the national, London and theatrical press are saying about it since the very first performance which took place on 3rd June at […]

Ramsgate Festival 2015, photo credit David Jennings

Festival Highlights

This year Ramsgate Festival runs in the last week of July (23rd – 31st). Events will take place all over Ramsgate in parallel with the Ramsgate Week regatta. ‘On the wind and the waves, the sea brings us life…’ Something strange is happening in Ramsgate, you could say something fishy is going on. Sea Creatures start appearing […]

Teresa Askew at the Great British Carnival 2014

Teresa Askew is the creative producer for the Ramsgate Festival

Ramsgate Arts are pleased to announce the appointment of Teresa Askew as the new creative producer for the Ramsgate festival. Teresa brings a wealth of experience to the role. She is the artistic director of a Ramsgate based, Arts Production House, Artaha Productions. Prior to starting Artaha, Teresa had a varied and exciting working life. […]