Outdoor photography exhibition to celebrate Ramsgate’s heritage
A pop up outdoor exhibition of photographs of Ramsgate’s incredible architectural legacy, taken from Historic England’s new book Ramsgate: The Town and its Seaside Heritage, opens on 7 September.
- New book charts the growth of Ramsgate from quiet fishing village to a prosperous port and popular seaside resort, now available in local bookshops
- Free online book launch event with the author and special guests – Friday 11 September, 3pm – register here
- In partnership with the Ramsgate Festival of Sound and the Ramsgate Society – Part of Ramsgate’s successful Heritage Action Zone initiative
Ramsgate locals can keep an eye out for large prints of beautiful professional photographs of their town popping up as part of ‘Picturing Ramsgate’ – an outdoor exhibition celebrating Ramsgate’s rich architectural legacy, as explored in new Historic England book, Ramsgate: The Town and its Seaside Heritage.
The images will be on show in shop windows and on information boards in the high street and around the town centre for all to enjoy from 7 September 2020. The book from which they’re drawn charts the changing face of Ramsgate and its transformation from quiet fishing village to a prosperous port and popular seaside resort. It contains over 100 stunning photographs from Historic England photographer Chris Redgrave.
Ramsgate: The Town and its Seaside Heritage is being launched with a free, informative online event at 3pm on Friday 11 September. In partnership with the Ramsgate Festival of Sound and the Ramsgate Society, author Geraint Franklin and contributors Nick Dermott and Allan Brodie will be discussing the book along with special guests. Join them online as they delve into Ramsgate’s rich history over the past 300 years. Register here.
Produced as part of the Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone and published in April this year, a physical book launch was not possible due to the coronavirus pandemic. People are now invited to come together virtually to launch the publication in an online live-streamed event, introduced by Sir Laurie Magnus (Chairman, Historic England) and compered by Ramsgate local Janet Fielding. Attendees are welcome to submit questions for the panel in advance.
Ramsgate: The Town and its Seaside Heritage is available to purchase from the Liverpool University Press website for £14.99.
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