Photos Frank Leppard
Libertines co-frontman Carl Barât, partner Edie Langley – of The Cruel Hearts – and DJ Woody, son of DJ Fatboy Slim, have been among those heading up the first day of a fundraising gig for The Margate School.
The two day event, which resumes today (March 5) from 2pm aims to help the art school raise more funds for its running costs.
In January TMS successfully raised £50,000 to save the venue from immediate closure.
The independent, postgraduate arts school faced threat of imminent shut down after several recent funding bids failed to materialise.
The arts school launched a fundraiser to secure its short-term future and a swell of public support resulted in £41,106 by direct donations and an additional £12,500 sent by cheque from a long term supporter of Margate and its environs.
The Margate School No Surrender benefit gig features music, DJ’s, comedy, and art installations.
SUNDAY 5TH MARCH
Doors open at 2pm, event from 3pm to 10pm
MC Kinky + more
3:00 Gunga Din
4:00 Falle Nioke
5:00 Harriet Rock
6:00 Jan Nolan / Dominic McGovern / Sapphire McIntosh
7:00 Pink Suits
8:00 Centurian Sect
9:00 Woody Cook DJ
Jen Nolan and friends
Book tickets for NO SURRENDER
Help us to continue bringing you Thanet news with a donation towards our running costs https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=YF7BH2EF4UG2N
There were more people listening to the DJ and band in Fez!
Surely the best way to run a school is to have a good business plan.
Relying on grants, go fund me and pop gigs is not the way to run a school/college.
Totally agree, the Margate school ,more tutors than students,no wonder money goes down the drain fast,no business plan, no idea ,will these people keep coming back ,every year ,free of charge,mind you I have never heard of 99% of the musicians,try doing real art ,people might buy it
Whats real art?