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Regenerating Margate

29 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 24 August 2013

Towns and cities all over the world are looking to culture to help them rejuvenate themselves. Two years ago Margate in Kent in the UK joined the trend when it opened the £17million Turner Contemporary gallery. Can art (plus shopping) change the fortunes of a struggling community? Peter Day finds out.

  • Contributors to this programme

    Victoria Pomery

    Director, Turner Contemporary Gallery



    Lauren Wright

    Co-Curator Turner Contemporary Gallery



    Conrad Bigham

    Director, Sands Hotel, Margate



    Wendy James

    Owner, Crafted Naturally 



    Mark Hicks

    Director, Hairology, Margate



    Ben Jones

    Owner, Ozaru Publishers 



    Jan Leandro

    Heritage and Engagement Manager, Dreamland Trust



    Madeline Homer

    Community Services Director at Thanet Council



    Councillor Iris Johnston

    Cabinet Member for Tourism and Community Safety



    Martin Skeet

    Kent Fire and Rescue Service

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