We’re over the moon to announce that Coney will be landing in Margate this Autumn, delivering the first phase of The Arcade. This is a brand new project, seeded by Farnham Maltings and made in collaboration with Theatre Royal Margate.
The Arcade is a reflection on leisure and place, and the future of a seaside town. We’ll create a suite of games devised and delivered for, by and with the people of Margate, creating a meaningful exchange between different groups of people. To do this, we’ll make relationships with residents to find out about local stories and local people. We’ll sit in cafés, drink cups of tea, have lunch on benches and shake hands with strangers – and follow where conversations lead.
Then together we will celebrate the local distinctiveness and loveliness of the place, through We The People (of Margate), a version of the good ol’ pub quiz which has previously landed in Liverpool and Folkestone. There will be an invitation to take part in something a little more secretive and playful too…
And if you live locally, we’d love to hear from you. To get involved in advance, give us a knock.