hope 6a


Dear Theatre Royal Margate audiences,

As Rebecca Solnit writes “hope is only a beginning; it’s not a substitute for action, only a basis for it.”  So, we thought it’d be nice to ask local residents to recommend organisations, initiatives and groups that engage in hopeful activities and projects. Below is a little list of local opportunities you could get involved in. It’s by no means exhaustive, it’s is only a beginning. If you know of any other schemes you’d like to see listed on this page, please get in touch!

All the best,

Daisy and Pablo x

Thanet Volunteer Bureau is a charity that actively promotes, supports and develops volunteering across Thanet.  They now successfully manage a variety of projects, and you can search volunteering opportunities according to location or particular interests and skills.

The Garden Gate Project is a community garden working with people with mental ill health and/or learning disabilities.

The King Street Gardening Project is a street gardening scheme connecting people, plants and place. They run wonderful things like the Love Wall and the Help Yourself Herb Garden.

Windmill Community Garden is a community food growing project. They have two sites which were formerly derelict land consisting of community plots and wildlife habitats.

Pie Factory Music is a charity set up to provide free accessible music and related arts workshops for young people across East Kent. These are primarily but not exclusively for people aged between 0-25 years.

Broadstairs Town Team is a charity run entirely by volunteers who work to improve their town through one offs and ongoing projects and activities.

Music for Change is a charity that helps all members of the community fulfil their creative potential whilst respecting and celebrating cultural diversity. They run a whole variety of projects, and have recently set up a communtiy choir in Cliftonville.