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Stories of lost and forgotten Margate

PUBLISHED: 14:28 11 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:28 11 March 2014

Story Hunt in Margate

Story Hunt in Margate

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Join a theatrical walking tour in Margate

Story Hunt is a theatrical walking tour: on 12 April, Dan Bye will lead one-hour walks round central Margate, telling his favourite stories in his own unique way, taking audiences on a journey into the past, present and future of the town. Story Hunt celebrates the impact ordinary people have had on the course of history, telling the kinds of stories that don’t always make it onto blue plaques or bronze statues.

Stories are collected from library books, museums and archives – but also by talking to as many locals as possible. Everyone has a story about their home town, from the shop your Mum used to visit before it got knocked down; the dance hall that’s now unrecognisable; the local hero who deserves to be better known – everything that makes Margate what it is today.

Ways you could get involved:

1. Look out for the Story Hunt booth in town in April. Join the organisers for free tea and biscuits, and a chat about lost and forgotten Margate.

2. Submit a story via email to storyhunt2014@gmail.com. It don’t need to be long and it doesn’t matter if you’re a published writer or this is the first time you’ve shared anything you have written: it could be about a building, a person, or an event in Margate.

3. If you’re feeling creative, write your story down as a poem or fictionalised account. Pick a building or an event, choose a point of view and describe what you see, feel, hear, and smell – and why it matters. You could describe the moment from your own point of view, if it happened to you, or you could imagine yourself into the shoes of a Margate resident of 200 years ago. The only rules are that it must be based firmly in Margate – a specific street or building – and it must be no more than 300 words long. Submit your poems and stories to storyhunt2014@gmail.com by 8 April.

Date: Saturday 12 April 2014

Times: 11AM / 12.30PM / 2.30PM / 4PM / 6PM

Contact: 01843 292795 www.theatreroyalmargate.com

Tickets £5 (Limited capacity of 15 per show) Booking fee 50p per ticket in person/phone, £1.50 per ticket online

Story Hunt will be taking place on Saturday 12 April, departing from Theatre Royal Margate. Tickets are £5 and you can find out more and book your tickets here http://theatreroyalmargate.com/event/story-hunt

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