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Ramsgate Through the Senses Friday 18th - Sunday 20th March 2022

Ramsgate Through the Senses is a new weekend festival designed to complement the Ramsgate Festival of Sound with a range of events to inspire each of your 5 senses. Creators Gemma Dempsey and Helen Emler have between them over 40 years of experience in hospitality, events, music, theatre and radio production. Their concept for an experiential event was selected by Visit Kent to be part of the #ExperienceKent initiative. Ramsgate Through the Senses features a fantastic array of activities and experiences, brought to you by brilliant chefs, artists, and practitioners, guaranteed to activate the senses and inspire the soul!

Events taking place March 18th - 20th

Friday 18th March “Four by Four”

Royal Harbour Brasserie 6.30 – 10pm

“Four by Four’ is a unique opportunity to sample signature dishes by three of Ramsgate’s premiere chefs – Marc-Pierre of Marc-Pierre’s Kitchen, Bruce Stratford, Nomada Chef and Harbour Brasserie’s own Adrian Mowl. Each dish is designed to celebrate local produce and will be paired with a Kent beverage by Clive Barlow MW of Presse Wine Services, The Goods Shed Canterbury.

Saturday 19th March 2022

Daytime Workshops and Talks

A series of talks and workshops; an opportunity to learn something new, put your creative hat on and trust your senses.

  • Immersive Theatre for families, courtesy of The Snottledogs.

  • Melanie King demonstrates how photographs can be developed using seaweed

  • Fun food science and molecular gastronomy 

  • Newington’s Mike Spackman presents healthy cooking on a limited budget

  • Georgia Brown will offer massages to target tension in the body & quieten the mind

  • Exploring finds on the beach with Pale Blue Dot Collective Louise Beer + John Hooper

Saturday Evening 19th March 2022

In the Dark 7 – 10pm; Chef Bruce Stratford with Clive Barlow, MW

n the Dark has been described as an ‘amplified’ way to enjoy food.  Hosted in a unique Ramsgate location, this special event promises to take your senses to a whole new level with darkened surroundings that leave just you, your taste buds, and your sense of smell to enjoy a dining experience with a difference.  The event will feature additional audio sensory activities to complement the culinary aspect of the evening. Tickets limited to 30 people!

The Snottledogs & Friends 7-10 pm

If you fancy a sea shanty or two, come and join The Snottledogs, a locally based folk band who are guaranteed to take you on a Saturday night adventure using their “uplifting, accessible and rollicking good songs”.

Sunday 20th March

‘Dredgerman’s Breakfast’ 9am- 11.30 am at Marc-Pierre’s Kitchen

Chef Marc-Pierre will create a special ‘Dredgerman’s Breakfast’ as part of Ramsgate Through   The Senses – places are limited and should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment!

Guided Foraging Walk and lunch

Hosted by Nick Robinson of The Oast Smokehouse, Sandwich. Join Nick to learn about the do’s and don’ts of foraging while walking along Ramsgate’s beautiful coastline. Having worked up an appetite, Nick will provide lunch with locally sourced ingredients.

‘The Secret Art of Inviting Happiness’

Reiki Master teacher Diana Cox will take you through a guided meditation

More activities to be announced!

Ramsgate Festival of Sound CIC will launch its website in January and tickets will go on sale later that month. For more information and to be added to the mailing list, contact [email protected]