Arts & Elbows

A catalogue of commentary on events in Thanet and occassionally the rest of the world.

Monday, September 25, 2006

The Sound of Silence

Nothing succeeds like failure, and there's a deafening roar of silent failure over the all-new Turner Centre. The plans for the latest building might be available for the end of the year, but judging by the consistant tardiness that's another deadline not likely to be realised. The most consistant feature of the new way is how Council leader Ezekiel mentions words connected to speed, haste or rapidity whenever questioned over the scheme by the press. The sorry part being the media doesn't question this, not even after almost a decade and £10 million down the line.
The re-opening of the Droit House in April never happened, and shows little sign of activity, rather than use that expensive space they've refitted the substation which they'll soon abandon, then we've have two expensive empty spaces.
The Turner's next jolly jape is an exhibition from France, for which they intend to erect sixteen banners along Margate High Street. The designs, sub-standard scribblings are on display at the planning office at Thanet District Council, oddly enough an O level art student would have them rejected, but they're apparently good enough for a planning application. Business as usual then.


Blogger tony flaig bignews said...

Blimey thought you had spoken out once often on council matters and maybe be held hostage by the council, since they adopted a hard line on blogging councillors.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Adrian said...

'This is boredom you can afford from Cyril Lord'. Bonzos

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yes Margate, (read; funders) it will be finished by 2009 but you cannot use it until 2010 because it will be so good. It will be so great, we (the architects) think.


Off and counting (the money & time)

12:45 PM  

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