Margate's Turner Contemporary has finally opened its doors after a decade of twists and turns. The £17 million art gallery features an eye-catching painting by JMW Turner himself, 'The Eruption of the Soufriere Mountains in the Island of St. Vincent', as well modern art from six up-and-coming artists, including Daniel Buren, Ellen Harvey and Conrad Shawcross. Take a look inside Kent's latest landmark and meet some of the Turner Contemporary staff working tirelessly to make the gallery a success. Produced by Martin Jefferies for KM Group, April 2011.
It's one of the biggest regeneration projects ever undertaken in Thanet - and the £17 million Turner Contemporary art gallery is already starting to offer the economic opportunities Margate so desperately needs. With a renewed sense of optimism around the town and a host of new businesses finding their feet, is this rundown corner of Kent finally starting to turn a corner? Produced by Martin Jefferies for KM Group, April 2011.
Much of Margate's regeneration rests of the success of Turner Contemporary, the town's eye-catching new art gallery. But can this £17 million building really breathe new life into this once bustling seaside town? Here, students and teachers at Hartsdown Technology College, Margate, reveal their hopes for the town's future, while Turner Contemporary's head of learning explains how young people can get involved in the gallery. Produced by Martin Jefferies for KM Group, April 2011.
To celebrate the opening of Turner Contemporary, Margate's £17 million art gallery, look back over the life of the artist JMW Turner, from his place of birth in Covent Garden to his place of rest at St Paul's Cathedral. Includes an interview with Dr Susan Foister, director of collections at the National Gallery, where many of Turner's works are displayed. Produced by Martin Jefferies for KM Group, April 2011.
Thanet Disabled Riding Centre, near Broadstairs, is the Thanet Extra and kmfm for Thanet's Charity of the Year 2010. Nora Setterfield and her team of volunteers work with dozens of local schoolchildren, all of whom have physical or mental disabilities or learning difficulties.