You are viewing the 2017 Ramsgate Festival website

This sub-site is the archive of the 2017 Ramsgate Festival. 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 archive: the news items we posted; what we said about supporting […]

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 — […]

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.

Perfugium Miseris

Looking ahead to the 2017 festival and back to 2016

This site will be updated over the coming months as details of the 2017 Ramsgate Festival are confirmed. For now it’s just the dates — 22-30 July — so please put them in your diary. Meanwhile you still enjoy all the details and records of the 2016 festival.