A BIG thank you from everyone involved in BLINK
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
Mysterious Structures on Margate Seafront
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
As Blink draws nearer, the excitement continues to build. BA Highlife Magazine has included a great preview of the event.
EK One Magazine highlights Blink
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.
A Music Preview from Scanner
Blink Margate Trailer
IsleOne Knows All About Margate
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.
Dance spectacular will light up seaside
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.
Picture It: The Blink Video Trailer
Have a sneak peek into Blink! Watch the video to see and hear the artists putting the spectacle together.
Spectacular Show on the Seafront
Great news piece in The Isle of Thanet Gazette discussing the upcoming summer spectacle that is Blink.
Wayne McGregor works magic in Margate
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:
Prepare for a Summer Squall with BLINK
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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.