Monday, 28 January 2013

Margate's launch celebration at Turner Contemporary for GEEK 2013 on February 21st

On Thursday 21 February there will be  two special events as part of Margate's GEEK 2013 gaming festival (21 - 24 February).

At 3pm, engineer and cartoonist Tim Hunkin (tickets £6) gives a talk about the amusement arcade at Turner Contemporary, then join the GEEK launch evening in Margate Old Town from 6 to 9pm. 

GEEK is an extravaganza of fun and games. During February half term (21 - 24 February ) the Winter Gardens in Margate will be filled with puzzles, tournaments, consoles and pinball machines. There will be retro computer games and current card and computer games as well as lots to make and do. Other venues in Margate are also hosting GEEK events, including Turner Contemporary.


Punch the Custard
GEEK preview event, Margate Old Town 21 Feb 6 - 9pmDesigned by George Buckenham, players have to punch a bowl of custard against the clock; punch it just right and the (perfectly ordinary) custard bounces your hand back as though it's a hard surface.

The Dreamland Trust presents...
Under the Pier Show 
Turner Contemporary
Thu 21 Feb, 3pm
As part of GEEK2013, engineer and cartoonist Tim Hunkin talks about the history of the amusement arcade and his ten year obsession with creating his own arcade of homemade machines on Southwold Pier. Free cup of tea with every ticket.
Tickets: £6 / £5 concessions
Book online or call 01843 233000.

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