Festival news

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.

Garsington Opera for All Singing Workshops

Advance Wedding Party Come and join in a series of FREE singing workshops, inspired by Handel’s Semele, Garsington Opera’s new production which is screening on the launch day of the Ramsgate Festival on Ramsgate Main Sands. You will work with Garsington Opera for All singers and musicians over a number of afternoons in June and July culminating in Pop-Up Opera […]

Nozomi Watanabe

Calling All Artists and Makers

There are a number of great call outs for artists and makers to get involved in Festival events.  These include Littoral Light, Habitat and an Invitation to a hi! level meeting with the Tyran of Cardboardia.  Deadlines are soon … Check out full details here: http://mailchi.mp/dfff0f7f5e41/get-involved-in-the-ramsgate-festival-2017 Image of Nozomi Watanabe installation at Littoral Light, 2016

photo of pirates at the Ramsgate Festival

Funding announcement

We are delighted to announce that Ramsgate Festival has won £48k funding from Arts Council England for 2017 – well done everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen! With this and the support of the many other organisations and individuals who care so much and are generously giving their time and money […]

Opera on the Beach is Back for 2017!

The Ramsgate Festival team are delighted to be working with Garsington Opera for All for a second year running with an outdoor screening of ‘Handel’s sparkling masterpiece Semele‘ on Saturday 22 July, the opening weekend of the festival. Ramsgate is one of four UK locations taking part in the project, alongside Skegness, Bridgewater and Grimsby. The Opera for […]

Dream Marine 2017

We’re really excited to announce the theme for this years’ Ramsgate Festival, Dream Marine produced by Terry Askew. This year Ramsgate Festival is planning to celebrate all things maritime, in partnership with the Ramsgate Week yacht races. We will really push the boat out with a week-long experience of extraordinary art in unexpected places. Look out […]

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.