Various locations will display this years selected work, which if I digress for a moment is something neglected by Turner critics, the various locations being, galleries and "spaces" which wouldn't exist without the Contemporary or eateries and pubs for that matter.
Anyhow for more details, click here or make yourself available to enjoy the delights of this festival by wandering around Margate town during the weekend of 13th & 14th maybe with your camera.
I understand acceptance for submissions has closed, which is a bit of a disappointment as I have just stumbled upon the above image, which on one level might look like an out of focus shot of my hi-viz work gear however it was inspired by my struggle to make just one flippin phone call with my smart phone (why can't they make these easier to use).
Hopefully I will have time to take a gander myself, usually I have work at the weekends so miss some of the great events, like this weekends "Middle age blokes with War Memorabilia" in Ramsgate, still there are more great events like the one above and of course the biggy for Broadstairs the "Folk Week" a festival of middle aged beardy guys in odd rustic clothing who've dragged and cajoled the partners and kids to immerse themselves in music and spend a week under canvass in a school field at the back of the town.
Although I might be facetious, events particularly of the grass roots type, do much to enhance the area, one omission this year has been the popular Thanet Pride event which I understand will take place next year after talks with the council secure the event for three years from 2012.
Thanks to those who work hard to arrange events in these parts, particularly those of the organic variety, that being from enthusiasts, myself I'm thinking of the Thanet Blogging and Alternative Media Fest however this would be a multi venue event connected in cyberspace.