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Heritage Lab CIC has joined forces with the Ramsgate Arts Barge CIC, to turn a 130-year old, 51-metre Dutch barge into a floating arts space to benefit the Ramsgate community and its visitors.  Ramsgate Arts Barge CIC purchased the vessel earlier this year and has launched a Crowdfunder campaign to raise vital funds to begin...
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For the past two years Heritage Lab CIC has been trying to save Pugin’s Grade II listed Granville Hotel in Ramsgate, Kent from disappearing into obscurity.  Heritage Lab has a legal agreement [which comes to an end later this month], with the owner to buy the 999-year leasehold to the seafront Granville Bars. We has...
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Thoughts and reflections on the creation, challenges and discoveries during the making of the commissioned video piece I remember you as you were.Helga Dorothea, Filmmaker I was thrilled to get the opportunity to create a moving image piece for the Heritage lab for the Pugin Studios project at the Granville Hotel, especially as I would be...
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We know that with your help, this incredible Grade II listed Pugin building can be saved for ever, have a productive future and once again be the focal point for the community http://heritagelab.org.uk/projects/pugins-chambers/ Throughout this #CuriouslyCreative project there will be opportunities for people to get involved. Right now, our focus is on raising £485k to...
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We’ve done it! Thanet District Council said “YES” The Granville represents the last remaining publicly owned performance space in Ramsgate. When we wrote about this in July, we had heard a number of conflicting stories about the potential viability of the building and its future. One of the best ways to give the building some...
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What’s this research all about?We want to make sure that Ramsgate is well and truly on the map of creative hubs for funders, investors, visitors, customers and local and national decision makers. This will help local creative people to be in a better position to apply for funding, network with others and enable the sector...
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This AEIDL’s 30th Anniversary event was a genuine opportunity to launch a pan-European community of like-minded individuals who are involved in the revival of historic buildings and cultural places that get off the beaten track of conventional heritage preservation, going beyond established frameworks. It took place at See U in Brussels. The Campbase is building...
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Ramsgate is steeped in cultural heritage. World-renowned authors, artists and architects such as Jane Austen, Wilkie Collins, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mary Townley, Vincent Van Gogh, Karl Marx and Augustus and Edward Pugin have all lived and thrived in Ramsgate. The Romans, Vikings and birth of Christianity in the UK all arrived via Ramsgate. It was...
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