Friday, July 06, 2007

Exodus Genesis

With all the excitement over the Ramsgate Powerboat Weekend, I clean forgot to mention a couple of things happening on the north side.

The Margate Jazz Festival starts tonight, and goes on (and on) until the 22nd of July. And tomorrow sees the premiere of Exodus at the Dreamland cinema. The film, which was shot in Margate, features an enormous statue, constructed from old tut by internationally renowned sculptor Antony Gormley, burning to the ground.

Ticket holders only, I'm afraid to say, but no doubt if you're that keen to see something burn to the ground in Margate you won't be disappointed if you just hang around on the high street for a couple of hours.


Lucy Mail said...

Power Boat weekend for me! I'll be straight to the beer tent for a guzzle (I hear through the grapevine that they have some of that Cobbs' stuff) followed by a big, fat burger, a go on that Rotor thing (where you stand in a big, spinnng drum and the floor drops away), maybe a little chuck and then find me a good man and raise some kids.
Should be a fun-packed day!

Anonymous said...

If youre drinking Cobbs you might want to stock up on the immodium for the morning after.

Pete Feebly said...

The Exodus screening was interesting, with a free pint for all at the Mechanical Elephant for all involved.
The bods behind it went to the Harbour Cafe instead, reflecting perfectly the quasi-apartheid theme in the film.
Art reflecting life indeed.

Eastcliff Richard said...

That figures. Was it a blockbuster, though, Pete? Are we likely to see it in the DVD charts? Will Johnny Depp watch it and think: 'Yep, I'm making my next movie in Margate'?