From Margate Station ends at The Turner Contemporary
Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:00 AM
Margate Station
South East England
Elspeth Penfold

with Turner Contemporary ‘Walking the Waste Land’ Research group and invited artists :
Jennifer Deakin
Judy Dermott
Margaret Hall
Trish Scott
Julia Riddiough
Richard Turney
Collaborating with Margate Bookie and hosted by Turner Contemporary in August 2017 an artist led walk ‘Walking with The Waste Land’ responding to a selection of artists and artworks chosen by the Turner Contemporary Research Group for next year’s exhibition Journeys with The Waste Land opening at The Turner Contemporary in 2018; celebrating TS Eliot and the writing of ‘The Waste Land’ partly written in Margate.
Starting at Margate Station at 10 am, taking in the seafront the walk will connect with well-known Margate locations that resonate with the poem and the chosen artworks. The walk is about three-quarters of a mile on flat terrain and will last two and a half hours.
We will end the walk at The Turner Contemporary at 12 pm with a slide presentation and discussion about the research process and selection of works.
This event is free and open to all, but numbers will be limited, Ticketed on Eventbrite :
Walking with The Waste Land is a community group founded by artist Elspeth Penfold in 2014. The group uses walking as a research tool for locating T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and selected other poems in Margate.
For more about :
The group works closely with the Turner Contemporary Research group who are developing Journeys with The Waste Land, Turner Contemporary’s first major exhibition of 2018 (from 3 February to 20 May 2018) which will focus on connections between Eliot’s poem and the visual arts.

Following the walk you might like to stay at The Turner Contemporary for more events offered by Margate Bookie, Margate’s very own annual literary festival, with events by Felicia Yap, Barney Hoskyns and the Unbound Pledge Party.