One long summer in Margate.
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Somehow you’re beautiful even when you’re ugly, Margate.Posted 8 months ago with 5 notes
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Like, brutal. Arlington House, Margate.
Say no to the Tesco superstore on Margate’s seafront. Thanet District Council: now’s your time to make a stand against the greedy multinationals and preserve our beautiful seafront. Shame on you if you don’t.
With the Public Inquiry looming, it’s time to get the No To Tesco posters reprinted and shown with pride.
Aygness Deyn and Ash Stymest photographed for Doc. Martens in (or just above) the Market Street car park, Margate Old Town.Posted 11 months ago with 36 notes
Google Anayltics is great, isn’t it. You get a pretty interesting idea of the breadth of interest regarding the Mary Portas story.
Visitors to Margate Never Runs over the past two days include:
Yellowdor Creative Marketing (Ms. Portas’ agency)
Department for Communities and Local Government (Shapps, p’raps)
Kent County Council and numerous other county and local councils (including the majority of successful Portas Pilot towns).
At least the fuss has reached the right people.
Since posting my transcript and recording of Mary Portas in Margate on Tuesday it’s been fascinating to watch how this ‘story’ has taken speed. Two days later the ‘story’ has reached BBC and ITV news:
Judging from calls received this morning (I’ve refrained to comment, might I add), we’re going to see this appear elsewhere.
Sir David Chipperfield’s sketches for Turner Contemporary.
Winifred Robinson, reporter Shari Vahl and Dan Thompson (@artistsmakers) discuss Mary Portas and Margate on ‘You and Yours’, BBC Radio 4 (13/06/12).
Someone at the meeting recorded her. The sound quality isn’t great, but here it is.
I’ll try not to take offence, Winifred.
The 2012 Festival wrap that appeared on Turner Contemporary today.Posted 1 year ago with 2 notes
In the wake of last night’s Twitter storm surrounding what Mary Portas did (or didn’t) say at yesterday’s Margate Town Team meeting, Marcus Leroux, Retail Correspondent for The Times writes:
One of the towns chosen by the Government as a “Portas Pilot” high street rejuvenation project has attacked a deal to turn its scheme into a Mary Portas television series.
…Ms Portas said last night that she had asked her team to examine the contracts and would ask for any overly restrictive clauses to be removed. “Anything which prevents shopkeepers from sharing is bonkers,” she said, adding that she wanted to spread the lessons of the pilot towns “through every possible communication channel”.
A DCLG spokesman said: “There is no requirement for any town or individual to take part in any TV programme in order to be a Portas Pilot.”
Time will tell if a revised contract meets the demands of both sides.