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McMcArts: Blink // Margate, Saturday 27 August 2011

by william. Average Reading Time: less than a minute.

This summer, for one very special night in August, Margate will undergo a miraculous transformation. McMcArts latest project is Blink. On Saturday 27 August, for one night only, the seaside town of Margate in Kent will undergo a miraculous transformation. Multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor, extraordinary theatre ensemble Pan Optikum and innovative soundscape artist Scanner will collaborate to create a one-off, spectacular night-time event, BLINK.

Thousands are expected to gather along the seafront as buildings come alive, people take to the streets, stunning fire structures appear on the beach and the spectacle unfolds. Blink is a celebratory event that will re-imagine not only the seafront, but also the sea and sky beyond.

Co-produced with Canterbury Festival, it’s a major collaboration involving Kent County Council, South East Dance, Thanet College, Thanet District Council,Theatre Royal, Margate, Turner Contemporary and the University of Kent.

McMcArts is a London and Brighton-based producing company focussed on working with outstanding artists, cultural organisations and communities. We develop ideas, seek funding, and deliver high quality, unique arts events. We are particularly passionate about developing site specific, outdoor, cross art-form and large scale performance.