Art Circle Country/Beach Walk: Viking Bay to Margate

  • 05 Oct 2019
  • 8:50 AM - 6:00 PM
  • meet at London St Pancras Station to catch the 9:09 am train to Broadstairs


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Country Beach Walk

Viking Bay to Margate
Thanet Coast, Kent


Join the YCL Art Circle for a country walk, seaside lunch,
and a viewing of the Turner Prize 2019 nominee exhibition
at Turner Contemporary

with contemporary artist Emily Allchurch 

Saturday, 5 October 2019

 Meet 8:50 am at London St Pan
cras to catch the 9:09 am train to Broadstairs, Kent
(journey time ~1.5 hrs)

Walk along the Thanet coastline from Viking Bay to Margate

At Margate, pop in to see the Turner Prize 2019 exhibition at Turner Contemporary 
with contemporary artist Emily Allchurch 

end: Return to London from 6:00 pm onwards
(end time depends on weather, speed of walking/eating/drinking, &c.)

Please note: Wear sensible solid shoes suitable for varied terrain (sand, rocks, paved footpaths). 
Children are welcome!


YCL General Admission:
The walk is free, but registration is required
Transportation (rail from London St Pancras - Broadstairs, then from Margate - London St Pancras
costs £13.60 advance each way; Oyster cards are not valid),
lunch, and refreshments along the way are at your own expense.


About the Event: 
This is a relaxed coastal ramble atop and below the 20- to 30-metre-high cliffsides from Broadstairs to Margate, Kent. Our walk will pass through seaside resorts, secluded coves, and coastal emplacements, and will end at the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate: see more details here.

The annual Turner Prize, named after J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851), goes to an outstanding British contemporary artist picked by a jury of gallery directors, curators, and art critics. Past winners include Damian Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, and, in 2018, Charlotte Prodger. The 2019 winner will be announced in December, so this is your opportunity to assess the four nominees and place your bets early....

Emily Allchurch obtained her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 1999 and has since been collected and exhibited widely abroad and in Britain, most recently at the 2019 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Her recent work revisualises cityscapes, landscapes, and worldscapes as mediated by art-historical representation (e.g., Renaissance pictures and Edo prints) and contemporary perception.

The walk is roughly 6 km long, normally a two-hour straight shot, but on this day with leisurely allowance for lunch at a local pub, we could arrive at Margate around 3 pm. Escape with fellow Yalies to visit two of 'the best seaside towns to visit near London' and the iconic Turner Contemporary. As usual, check the forecast and wear sensible walking shoes.

Click here to register for this event. 

Contact: Nixi Cura or Victoria Stainsby

Please note: Photos and other forms of recording may be taken at the event and used by the YCL website from time to time.

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