NEWS

A BIG thank you from everyone involved in BLINK

19/09/2011

Thousand of people turned up on 27 August to see BLINK. The creative team, performers and production team would all like to say a big thank you to everyone for coming. It was a hugely ambitious event but because of the hugely talented people involved and the massive amount of local support BLINK was a great success.

Blink in the news

25/08/2011

Loads of news pieces are popping up in support of the big event THIS SATURDAY! Will you be there? Have a look through some of the news:

Thanet Extra picture preview

Margate Architecture Blog

IsleOne mention

Thanet College piece on BLINK Tower

Kent On Sunday news piece on page 9

Mysterious Structures on Margate Seafront

25/08/2011

What are these strange white structures that mysteriously appeared on the beach and seafront at Margate at the weekend, resembling miniature versions of the Turner Contemporary? All will become clear on Saturday night when they reappear as a feature of the BLINK Margate event. Next time you see them, venture near and have a listen – are they speaking to you? What are they saying? Keep an eye on BLINK, only 5 days to go. Be there.

Blink Preview in BA Highlife Magazine

15/08/2011

As Blink draws nearer, the excitement continues to build. BA Highlife Magazine has included a great preview of the event.

View the preview here

EK One Magazine highlights Blink

03/08/2011

EK One magazine highlights Blink in it's latest issue. Check out the article for comments from some of those involved in the creative process.

View the full article on page 23

A Music Preview from Scanner

01/08/2011

For a sneak peek into the sounds of BLINK, listen to the newest piece from Scanner. Produced just for this big event! Blink Finale by scanner

Blink Margate Trailer

01/08/2011

IsleOne Knows All About Margate

01/08/2011

If you're looking to include BLINK into a fun weekend, check out IsleOne's blog for all things Thanet. You won't find a more comprehensive list. We've even included a few of their photos in our 'places to' sections.

Check it out here!!

Dance spectacular will light up seaside

29/07/2011

KentNews.co.uk discusses the dance spectacular that will take place during Blink. Read about the progressing workshops and check out the picture of our participants hard at work.

View the full article here

Picture It: The Blink Video Trailer

20/07/2011

Have a sneak peek into Blink! Watch the video to see and hear the artists putting the spectacle together.

View the full video here

Spectacular Show on the Seafront

19/07/2011

Great news piece in The Isle of Thanet Gazette discussing the upcoming summer spectacle that is Blink.

Read the full article and view the pictures!!

Wayne McGregor works magic in Margate

19/07/2011

Renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor and his company Random Dance have begun working with local people in Margate who will take part in the performance at BLINK. Read some of the coverage in the local press:

Interview with Wayne McGregor in Kent Messenger (page 6)

Feature on the Blink dance rehearsals in Kent News.

Prepare for a Summer Squall with BLINK

13/07/2011

Ramsgate Arts is preparing for a fantastic weekend of events during their Summer Squall Festival on 26-29 August. View the full programme for a myriad of things to do and see if you can spot BLINK!!

Exploring Outdoor Arts

06/07/2011

In addition to the outdoor artistic spectacle that BLINK Margate will create at the end of August, PANeK (Performing Arts Network Kent) is offering a free series of workshops for artists interested in working outdoors. View the workshop schedule and check out other offerings from PANeK on their website .

Continuing Professional Development Opportunities available with Blink

24/06/2011

BLINK Margate is seeking technicians interested in the delivery of large scale outdoor performance events. View the full list and requirements for opportunities here .

Workshops with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance begin

18/06/2011

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance have officially started their exclusive series of dance workshops for Blink! There are still opportunities to get involved and try something new! The workshops are open for people of all backgrounds (aged 12 and over), with no dance experience necessary. Click here to find out more!

Thanet College students win campaign

18/06/2011

The Isle of Thanet Gazette highlights a group of year one BTEC film and TV students who have won the opportunity to produce their idea for promoting Blink Margate. Read the full article here.

The World's Eyes are on Margate!

18/06/2011

This Easter it seems all eyes are on Margate for the opening of the Turner Contemporary art gallery.

There has been enormous national press coverage and recognition of this significant step in Margate's cultural regeneration is leading many to see the town in a new, brighter light. Read some of the features in The Evening Standard and Independent

Blink Artists' Meeting

31/05/2011

Our incredible artists Pan Optikum and Wayne McGregor met last week to work on their plans for Blink. This extraordinary collaboration calls for months of planning and some serious coordination and we're happy to say that the work so far is looking very, very exciting! Join our mailing list on the right to keep up-to-date with their progress.

Blink is a 'Must See' this Summer

31/05/2011

The Sunday Times has recommended BLINK as an alfresco arts highlight this summer, describing it as a “breathtaking one-off event” – read the full list here.