Films, music, food and Seaside Photographed at after-hours Turner Contemporary event

Seaside: Photographed - Down to the Beach, 1959. Photographer Raymond C Lawson (Loaned by Nicholas D Cordès)

An after-hours event of one-off evening of film screenings, live music and creative workshops, alongside the  Seaside: Photographed exhibition, will be held at Turner Contemporary this month.

The event will include a DJ take-over, I Mambo Margate film, photographers exhibiting in the Seaside: Photographed display and a chance to have your picture taken by celebrated photographer Grace Lau.

There will also be a barbecue on the terrace, creative workshops and a book signing by those involved with the Seaside exhibition.

The after-hours event takes place on June 22 from 6pm-10pm.

Tickets are £5 and can be bought by clicking here

A night of events

DJ-Producer BREESE takes over the Sunley Gallery

Enjoy a chilled Ibiza soundtrack brought to you by DJ-Producer BREESE.

Meet the artists in Seaside: Photographed

Meet the photographer’s featured in the summer exhibition in an exclusive book signing in the Sunley Gallery.

Pre-order your book with your ticket and get your entry to the Late Night Live for free.

Films in the Foyles

The Foyle Rooms will be transformed into a cinema, screening some incredible work filmed in Margate:
I MAMBO MARGATE by Round in Circles Productions
Taking the Waters by Kathryn Ferguson and Anna Hart

Book Signing Schedule

7pm – 7:15pm | Danielle Peck – Dreamland
Dreamland is set in Margate, a seaside resort town in South-East England that has seen great highs and lows. The series covers themes of regeneration and nostalgia. The hotels, boarding houses and schools have been converted into bedsits with a cacophony of doorbells in varying states of disrepair – the images have been matched with the original text of classified ads declaring the buildings’ former lives as thriving businesses.

7:15pm – 7:30pm | Vinca Petersen – Future Fantasy – Second Edition
Future Fantasy uses the archive of Vinca Petersen spanning the 1990s to tell the story of an adolescent growing up in a world of contradictions. The book features unseen work by Corinne Day, a close friend of Vinca’s, along with archive material including flyers, letters and other ephemera. Future Fantasy is reprinted for a second edition of 1150. It is printed on a variety of papers and with special inks, and has inserts, a poster and a screen printed cover.

7:30pm – 7:45pm | Rob Ball –  FUNLAND
From Blackpool to Brighton, and Barry Island to Brightlingsea, these richly-detailed photographs capture the candyfloss colours and faded nostalgia of a seaside culture that is peculiarly (yet wonderfully) British.

Grace Lau photos

Grace Lau, 21st Century Types, 2005

Have your photo taken by, Grace Lau, one of the photographers featured in Seaside: Photographed

Grace will be bringing her Chinese Studio to Turner Contemporary. You are invited to pose for a portrait, alone or with family and friends, in a temporary photographic studio directed by Grace. All sitters will receive a digital print of their portrait following the session.

Grace Lau: Portrait Studio tickets must be purchased separately.

Buy a ticket to the Portrait Studio during Late Night Live (between 6pm – 10pm on Saturday, June 22) and receive free entry to the whole event.


Get creative with friends and family by taking part in a unique cyanotypes workshop, where you’ll be able to create a work of art exposing light onto photographic paper!
Optional workshop included in your ticket.

BBQ on the Terrace

Take a moment to enjoy Margate’s glorious sunset on the terrace with locally-sourced food cooked on the BBQ.
8oz 100% Beef burger in a brioche bun with salad  –  £7.00
Lamb meat balls, yoghurt and mint dressing, pitta bread  –  £6.50
Mixed bean and harissa burger in a brioche bun with chipotle mayo and spinach  –  £6.50
Kentish Sausage with caramelised onions  –  £5.50
Gadd’s no.5 ale for £3.00 when bought with a BBQ main
Sides  – all £2.50
Corn on the cob with paprika butter | House slaw | Potato salad

If you have any access requirements or queries, call 01843 233 000 or email [email protected]