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Experience Kent’s Creative Isle: 48 hours in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

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Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, collectively known as the Isle of Thanet, is inviting visitors to embark on a 48-hour creative journey, exploring the inspiring landscapes and rich artistic heritage of this enchanting corner of Kent.

With a plethora of creative workshops, art galleries, public art trails and delectable culinary experiences, visitors are sure to discover their inner creative while enjoying the breathtaking coastal landscape.

The 48-hour itinerary offers a ‘pick and mix’ approach to creativity with workshops ranging from glass fusing, ceramics and cookery, to art classes, candle making, photography, leatherwork and music lessons.

There are independent galleries and studios to explore, meeting artists and makers along the way, plus a public art trail in Ramsgate and a Margate Art Trail e-bike tour for those who prefer guided exploration.

Creative adventures turn into culinary delights by indulging in the local award-winning food and drink.

Whether it’s brunch in a converted bus, seafood overlooking golden sands, or sampling locally brewed ale in one of the many micropubs.

There’s a feast of options, including allergen-friendly, veggie and vegan choices.

The Isle comes alive after dark with performances at Ramsgate’s Granville Theatre and the tiny Tom Thumb Theatre in Margate.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the vibrant music scene, from intimate venues such as Ramsgate Music Hall and Where Else? to Dreamland Margate, which is fast becoming one of the coolest music venues in the county.

Comedy nights and music, literary and film festivals add to the diverse entertainment options.

Even some of the Isle’s accommodation has an artistic flair, highlights include the Fort Road Hotel and the Falstaff, which feature work by local artists; The Albion Rooms which is owned by The Libertines and which encourages guests to “relax, write, record and explore in a living art space”; Rosslyn Court which houses an intimate acoustic music venue on the ground floor and hosts occasional workshops, plus Albion House, which overlooks the country’s only Royal Harbour, where you can enjoy regular ‘You Had To Be There’ storytelling nights.

Just 70 minutes from London via Southeastern’s highspeed rail service, Kent’s creative Isle is an easily accessible haven for those seeking creative inspiration and relaxation.

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