Inevitably, the Ramsgate Music Hall has been hard hit by the cessation of indoor live entertainment. While not out of the woods it is gratifying that this award-winning local venue has this month been awarded Cultural Relief Funding – enough they say to keep the venue alive until April 2021 and to allow planning for the future.
The mysterious arrival of ‘Ramsgreat’ painted on a row of doors outside the Leopold St Car Park looks to have inspired Ramsgate Arts and Ramsgate Town Council to launch a ‘Ramsgreat Week’ of activities from Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November. The mostly free programme includes ‘Introduction to Circus Skills’ for families and support bubbles at Archive Cafe, Thanet’s first pumpkin trail, a spooky Screaming Alley Halloween event, and nine public exhibitions including three artist homes as part of East Kent Artists’ Open Houses.
Ramsgreat Week is one of twelve coastal town festivals as part of a Back & Fill national effort to encourage people to visit coastal towns and support small seaside economies affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. https://backandfill.uk
To find out more about the programme, go to http://www.visitramsgate.co.uk/ramsgreatweek/
On October 10th we held a walk-in event at the Custom House to share our plans for 2020 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Ramsgate Town conservation area.
To celebrate this the Ramsgate Society is planning to plant 50 trees within the conservation area for future generations to enjoy. We will be planting the trees during National Tree Week on Saturday 28th November - if social distancing rules allow.
Here's a copy of the October newsletter sent to members.
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Many of our members will recall that the Society Committee carried out an online survey of our members to inform their response to the TDC Public Consultation on the WSP Feasibility Study on the Future of the Port and Harbour.The deadline for submissions was 2nd October and following an analysis of Members responses, the Society submitted its response on 23rd September. Our full submission is below.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ramsgate Town conservation area. To celebrate this the Ramsgate Society would like to plant 50 trees within the conservation area for future generations to enjoy. We will be planting the trees during National Tree Week on Saturday 28th November - if social distancing rules allow.