Browsing All posts tagged under »margate«

Heritage, Tourism and Economic Development in Seaside Towns

March 18, 2015


Yesterday, I gave this presentation at a fascinating event at Turner Contemporary in Margate on local lists and the heritage sector.  I was invited to speak by the Margate Neighbourhood Plan Forum and Margate Civic Society, about the relationship between heritage, tourism and economic development.  This was great opportunity for me to return to Margate, […]

Back the bid: East Kent City of Culture 2017

April 29, 2013


East Kent, the area that I grew up in and where I’ve spent most of my life, is bidding to become the UK City of Culture in 2017.  This is an innovative, exciting attempt to bring together the areas of Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Thanet as a single ‘city’ for the bid. Over the […]

Dreamland, tourism and the regeneration of Margate

March 22, 2013


This week, a battle has been taking place in the High Court over the future of the Dreamland theme park site in Margate, Kent.  The Local Authority for Margate, Thanet District Council, has been granted a Compulsory Purchase Order for the site, because it wants to develop it in what it sees as the best […]

Social media and tourism marketing: Margate vs. Easyjet

January 15, 2013


Last week, I posted a photo on twitter. I took it on a Southeastern train that was going from London to Kent. This is the photo: Within an hour or so, my tweet was being re-tweeted and the photo was popping up on twitter and Facebook. When I woke up the next day, it was […]

Rediscovering cultural tourism: cultural regeneration in seaside towns

February 24, 2011


UPDATE: This article is now available for free download from here. I’ve just had this article published in the Journal of Town and City Management. The abstract is below.  If you’d like to know more about this paper and don’t have access to read it online, please get in touch. “British seaside towns have been […]

Social Seaside

March 8, 2010


I have started a new blog and a new twitter account to record the progress of my PhD research into the cultural regeneration of seaside towns in the UK.  I’ll be posting fairly regular updates on my research, which is now into its last 12 months, and also using them as a forum for discussion […]

SeaScape conference

September 7, 2009


I’m planning on going to this conference in October,which for some reason I only found out about today! SeaScape Conference – Butlins, Skegness, PE25 1NJ Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd October 2009 This is a two-day international conference exploring culture as a regenerative force for coastal communities. Bringing together cultural strategists, architects, and regeneration experts […]