Margate Photo Fest
Margate Photo Fest (MPF) promotes socially engaged photography.
We are building a community of artists/curators/educators/ activists to explore photography's role as an active force for change within contemporary society. The aim is to showcase exciting and innovative approaches to social art and develop programs with a real impact.
To this end projects selected will deal with social/political issues affecting contemporary society, work with communities, social projects (and audience participation) or some mix thereof. Projects involving mixed media, talks or workshops are not only allowed but actively encouraged.
About: We’re a contemporary photography festival which promotes socially engaged art. Currently entering our 3rd year the aim of the event is to create fun and exciting ways to bring people together and to showcase the most innovative approaches to social art and issues.
Money: We’re an ultra low budget festival and it’s the way we intend to keep it. Curators are given £250 pounds, irrespective of status or experience, to print and design their space. Effectively this levels the playing field, creating a reliance on conceptual content and curatorial innovation rather than the name of the artists or quality of the prints. Funding is also reduced to a minimum to keep as much control in the hands of the festival and the people we work with. It’s our ultimate intention to become completely self-funded.
Warpole Bay Hotel:
From the moment you enter the Walpole Bay Hotel and Museum, you step back in time to the ambience of a bygone era. This historic Margate hotel was built for discerning guests in 1914, extended in 1927 and is now being lovingly restored to her former glory by the Bishop family.
The Walpole is a family run hotel that strives to achieve a friendly home from home atmosphere combined with a warmth and timeless elegance.
From the relaxing flower decked terrace with sea views, to the Edwardian style restaurant, you will rediscover a passion for the finer things in life. And to make your visit complete enjoy a ride in our 1927 Otis trellis gated lift, that services every floor.
So if you are looking for hotels in margate, you will not find a more welcoming, warm, charming experience anywhere else, so come and enjoy your time in Margate, Kent and reserve your room at the Walpole Bay Hotel.