Arts & Elbows

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Subtle Turner of Events

Having appointed David Chipperfield as the latest architect for the incredibly slow but suddenly revamped Turner Centre scheme it's only natural for them to hold a meeting to update eager followers of the project. Unfortunately you'd have to be madly eager, or being paid to attend, to manage turning up tomorrow at 7.30am at Solutions Coffee Lounge in Margate High Street. Of course cash being short it'll cost you a fiver to get in as well.
It's the usual less-than-engaging approach from all involved although it'll be a unique chance to have marketing director John Haywood talk at you, and interesting to see what regen head honcho Sam "I'm not here to answer questions" Thomas makes of coming this far into town. You might not have heard about the meeting not least because careful efforts have been taken to invite folk at the very last moment. Could this be so that KCC et al might claim the locals are apathetic when offered the chance to go to meetings?
There could also be a chance to meet David Chipperfield, although given the poor track record for the whole regeneration agenda it might have been better to have given the job to David Copperfield, as a touch of magic could really help.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupendous arrogance, and thoroughly insulting to us, the taxpayers who are having to fund this.

I'm actually very much in favour of the Turner Centre per se, but the way the whole scheme has been managed beggars belief.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Snailspace said...

What do you expect from a bunch of clowns.
I'm suprised they didn't hold the meetin in a tent.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A fiver to get an update??? You are joking!

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dark side is winning, unfortunately. These people are paid tens of thousands in salaries to justify their 'jobs'. They then spend all week organising public money for their own whims, whilst disrespecting the very people they claim to 'serve'. WHERE IS THE SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE NOW? Oh yeah, its been disbanded......

9:40 AM  

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