Regenerating Margate

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.

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Thu 29 Aug 2013 03:32 GMT

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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