A VESSEL FOR THE PEOPLE

Inside the restoration project of one of the last oyster yawls

 
 

ADJUVATE ADVENAS

Never has Deal’s motto been more relevant than today, as refugees fleeing war and persecution flock to our shores for sanctuary. Fay Franklin reports from the “front line” one of the busiest days for channel crossings

 
 

MEET THE MUSICIAN: SABINA DESIR

Unable to tour, celebrated jazz vocalist Sabina Desir tells us about how she has found another way to bring her work to a wider audience.

 
 

VOICING THE UNHEARD

How the artists of Margate are talking about race.

 
 

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR RAMSGATE MARKET?

Ramsgate market has been trading for half a century, but could a relocation due to social distancing measures spell the end for this much loved mainstay of life on our High Street?
Kate Walters investigates.

 
 

THE MANE EVENT

Dale Shaw meets the 80-year-old, MBE-awarded founder of the Thanet Disabled Riding Centre, an organisation which has been helping disabled children in Thanet and beyond for over 40 years.

 
 

GOOD MORNING RAMSGATE!

As Ramsgate Radio prepares to launch we meet its creator Filipe Gomez.

 
 

SAVE OUR SHUL

We highlight a new and urgent campaign to preserve an important local cultural treasure for the community.

 
 

ALL SEWN UP

Parties and pantos and club nights may be going online, but dressing up remains essential.
With dressmaking for the male shape in demand, we meet some of this boom industry’s local makers and wearers.

 
 

THE MUSIC MAKERS

Hurdy-gurdies, ukes and viola - Ramsgate is a hot-bed of artisans hand-making instruments.
We meet four talented locals hitting the high notes with their craft.

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free community magazines about modern-day seaside stories

THE MARGATE MERCURY

A quarterly magazine about Margate, launched in June 2016.

THE RAMSGATE RECORDER

A quarterly magazine about Ramsgate, launched in November 2018.

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THE BROADSTAIRS BEACON

A bi-annual magazine about Broadstairs, launched in Summer 2019.

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THE WHISTABLE WHISTLER

A quarterly magazine about Whitstable, launched in April 2021

THE DEAL DESPATCH

A magazine about Deal, launched in July 2021

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