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Grayson Perry previews Margate exhibition

He won the prestigous Turner Prize for art in 2003 so it seems only right that he should have a display in Turner's home town. Yes, Grayson Perry is putting on a show in Margate. The exhibition, called "provincial punk" features works from the 1980s onwards including some that have never been seen in public before.

David Johns went for a preview, speaking to Grayson Perry and the Turner Contemporary's Victoria Pomery.

Bed, Breakfast and amazing art

Plans for the regeneration of Margate have continued with proposals for a multimillion pound hotel on the town's seafront. Local businesses and some tourists say there's not enough hotel accommodation for the resort - and that today's scheme will help address the problem.

The County Council, which backs the plans, sees today's development as supporting the tourist numbers for the Turner Contemporary Gallery which opened two years ago.

John Ryall has been speaking to architect Guy Hallaway, hotelier Jane Bishop and Paul Carter from Kent County Council.


Welcome to the Hotel Turner Contemporary

Plans to build a multi-million hotel, near the Turner Contemporary in Margate have been unveiled today. The proposals include a six floor-building with sixty-bedrooms and eighteen serviced apartments.

It's being built as part of the project to regenerate the town's historic seafront. The plans will be submitted to the council by the end of this year.

Turner Contemporary's millionth visitor

The millionth visitor, Sue Lewis, with a bottle of champagne Credit: ITV Meridian

The Turner Contemporary in Margate is celebrating welcoming its millionth visitor this morning.

The Kent art gallery opened in April 2011 and was originally expected to receive around 300,000 visitors over the first two years.

The millionth visitor receives cupcakes and champagne to celebrate Credit: ITV Meridian
The Turner Contemporary welcomed its millionth visitor this morning Credit: ITV Meridian


New funding for Turner Contemporary?

Judges will visit Turner Contemporary Gallery Credit: Meridian

A group of judges is visiting Turner Contemporary this afternoon. They're travelling to Margate to see if the venue could make the short list for the prestigious Art Fund Prize. The award's given to galleries that demonstrate originality. The winner will be announced in June.

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