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East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

Posted on Sep 8, 2017

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

Now in its 16th year, EKOH has gone from strength to strength with more artists than ever, over 200 spread over 67 houses and studios. This year, Deal, Margate & Cliftonville are included. Houses will be open 14th/15th, 21st/22nd & 28th/29th October 2017 between 11am - 5pm (unless otherwise stated)

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Beer in the Community

Posted on Sep 8, 2017

Beer in the Community

The Ripple Steam Artisan Brewery has teamed up with Deal With It to set up the Deal Hop Farm Project. Picture from EKM Deal With It, the local green community group, launched Deal Hop Farm – a community hop-growing project – in January this year. Now the voluntary group has grown to a farm of 130 sites in peoples’ gardens, allotments and community spaces, including English Heritage’s kitchen garden at Walmer Castle. David Cliff, head brewer at Ripple Steam Brewery, said: “We are very supportive of this fantastic community hop-growing scheme and are looking forward to be brewing a...

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South East Artists Open Studios

Posted on May 21, 2017

South East Artists Open Studios

On three weekends in July, artists based in Deal and Walmer on the Kent coast open their studios to the public and invite you to meet them, view and discuss their work. There are a total of 18 artists whose sculpture, paintings, conceptual art, screen prints, jewellery, photography, ceramics, fused glass are all part of these eclectic, festive occasions.

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Harold Chapman at 90

Posted on May 5, 2017

This article appeared in The Times Literary Supplement on April 14th 2017. It is reproduced here by kind permission of the author. See credit below. From a pile of second-hand books at a Saturday market in the seaside town of Deal, I bought a tattered copy of Aldous Huxley’s little book The Art of Seeing for a pound. According to Huxley, the deterioration of our eyesight is caused by lack of regular training and happens in the same way as loss of muscle power without exercise. You can sharpen your eyesight by varying the distance of the object, moving your eyeball from side to side,...

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Live webcam from the Waterfront Hotel, Deal, Kent

Posted on Apr 3, 2017

Live view of Deal’s seafront promenade and Pier from the Waterfront Hotel in Deal, Kent. Tweet

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Deal Crocus Walk 2017

Posted on Feb 21, 2017

Deal Crocus Walk 2017

Get your walking boots dusted off and register now for Deal's Annual Crocus Walk in aid of Breast cancer Now which is being held on Saturday, 25th March. It starts at 10:00am from the large Gravel Car Park, Kingsdown.

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Save the Goodwin Sands film

Posted on Jan 25, 2017

Save the Goodwin Sands film

Watch Nick Mount's film on the campaign to save the Goodwin Sands from dredging by Dover Harbour Board. The film concentrates on the losses of airmen during WWII.

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