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Gallery & Events

Wine Tasting - English Sparkling Wine
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Wine Tasting - English Sparkling Wine

What:

Join us for an evening tasting a selection of English Sparkling wines.

English wine makers are going from strength to strength, we will be showcasing some of our favourites from 2018 - local Kentish wines included.

6 glasses of sparkling wine, each introduced with a bit of background behind them.

Informal tasting, so you don't feel like you have to sit there studying.

£20.00 Per person

 

Where:

Urchin Wines, 235 Northdown road, Margate, Kent, CT9 2PJ

 

When: 

Thursday 10th May 7.30pm - 9.00PM

 

Over 18's only 

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Wine Tasting - American wine
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Wine Tasting - American wine

What:

Join us for an evening tasting a selection of amazing wines from America.

There are lots of outstanding winemakers emerging from the US at moment, including our favourite.... Chad Stock of Minimus wines.

A mix of reds and whites, hand selected by Urchin.

6 glasses

Informal tasting, so you don't feel like you have to sit there studying.

£20.00 Per person

 

Where:

Urchin Wines, 235 Northdown road, Margate, Kent, CT9 2PJ

 

When: 

Thursday 5th April 7.30pm - 9.00PM

 

Over 18's only 

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Wine Tasting - International Women Winemakers
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Wine Tasting - International Women Winemakers

What:

Women are amazing and they make amazing wine!

Join us this international women's day for an evening of tasting wines made by women all over the world.

A mix of reds and whites, hand selected by Urchin.

6 glasses

Informal tasting, so you don't feel like you have to sit there studying.

 

Where:

Urchin Wines, 235 Northdown road, Margate, Kent, CT9 2PJ

 

When: 

Thursday 8th March 7.30pm - 9.00PM

 

Over 18's only 

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Sunday service - JAKL live at Urchin Wines
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday service - JAKL live at Urchin Wines

What:

Lovely local musician JAKL will be kicking off Sunday service with an acoustic performance of his upcoming album. Live music in a wine shop on a Sunday...

Margate based artist JAKL burst onto the scene as one of Glastonbury's emerging talents in 2016. His ethereal and emotionally raw music lead to several sold-out headline shows and radio support. After releasing 'Shadows' and touring Europe with Air Traffic, he ended last year by recording a live album at Hackney's Paper Dress Vintage. 

Born into a family of musicians, his influences range from John Martyn, Bon Iver and Jeff Buckley to the music of his opera singing father.  He has secured national radio airplay from a Huw Stephens session to Jo Good (XFM), BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music. The upcoming album is to be released by Lookout Mountain Records in April.

When:

Sunday 25th February 2-3pm

Where:

Urchin Wines, 235 Northdown road, Margate, CT9 2QN

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Wine tasting - New season wines
Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

Wine tasting - New season wines

What:

Join us for an evening of tasting new and delicious wines just in.

A mix of reds and whites, all new, hand selected by Urchin.

6 glasses

Informal tasting, so you don't feel like you have to sit there studying.

 

Where:

Urchin Wines, 235 Northdown road, Margate, Kent, CT9 2PJ

 

When: 

Thursday 8th February 7.30pm - 9.00PM

 

Over 18's only 

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Sea Shanties & Stew - RNLI fundraiser
Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

Sea Shanties & Stew - RNLI fundraiser

Join us on the 8th of October for some hearty Autumnal entertainment from our local sea shanty group, 'The Snottledogs'.

Warming & delicious stews (Meat & Vegan option) will be served. All profit from food will go to the Margate RNLI Lifeboat station.

Come down and show your support for our local sea heroes whilst having a jolly good time.

The Snottledogs will be performing from 3-5PM

Food served from 12-6PM

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Twist or Stick - Wine tasting of unusual grape varieties
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Twist or Stick - Wine tasting of unusual grape varieties

What:

Join us for an evening of tasting unusual and delicious grape varieties - Shake up your wine palate and try something different, you might find a new favourite wine.

6 new wines on offer for you to try.

Informal tasting, so you don't feel like you have to sit there studying.

 

Where:

Urchin Wines, 235 Northdown road, Margate, Kent, CT9 2PJ

 

When: 

Friday 6th October 7.30pm - 9.00PM

Over 18s only

 

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Gabrielle Hall Photography exhibition
Oct
5
to Nov 6

Gabrielle Hall Photography exhibition

October's artist is local photographer Gabrielle Hall.

Gabrielle has been documenting Kentish seaside towns, focusing on the people in and around Margate - everyday life, from the beaches to the streets.

This beautiful collection of photographs will be on show for the whole of October at Urchin Wines.

Private View - Thursday 5th October 6-9PM

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Juno Calypso Photography Exhibition
Aug
31
to Oct 2

Juno Calypso Photography Exhibition

September's artist is photographer Juno Calypso

Series of self portraits featuring Calypso's alter ego, Joyce. Beautifully constructed and art directed photographs exploring femininity. Using plush pinks and dusty greens, they are an aesthetic dream to make you sigh a deep sigh of delight.

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Guest Chef Friday 11th August : Annie Nichols Margate Pride
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Guest Chef Friday 11th August : Annie Nichols Margate Pride

Annie Nichol's is back, with a special Pride Margate menu

Come fuel your boots and enjoy some fine wines before Margate Pride kicks off!

Friday 11th August 6-9PM

Saturday 12th August 3-9PM

Menu

Proud power puffs - homemade puff pastries with/without cheese

 

Polpette di Pesce spada – Little Sicilian Swordfish meatballs mixed with currants, pine nuts

and pecorino and served with roast whole tomatoes.

 

Caponata – Sicilian sweet and sour aubergine stew – served with or without fresh ricotta

 

Potato and chilli tart – served with garden gate leaves

 

'Up the Kaiser' A really good Caesar salad – Romaine lettuce, Parmesan, Anchovies, croutons and garlic

 

Walking on the Beaches looking at the Baked Peaches with Marsala and Clotted Cream

 

Pearl Necklace Ice lollies

 

No Booking necessary, served until it runs out

235 Northdown road, Margate, CT9 2QN

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Ciara Sturgess & Alan Coulson Exhibition - Wed 26th July - Mon 28th August
Jul
26
to Aug 28

Ciara Sturgess & Alan Coulson Exhibition - Wed 26th July - Mon 28th August

August's two exhibiting artists are Alan Coulson & Ciara Sturgess, husband & wife from West Yorkshire. 

Alan's paintings are almost photo realistic portraits of people against simple backgrounds. The detail in Alan's painting is absolutely outstanding, from hair to tattoos, realised and relayed with care and precision.

Ciara's screen prints have a beautiful aesthetic to them, combining geometric shapes with both bright and tonal colours to create contemporary and original artworks. (click event for more info)

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Guest Chef Friday 14th July : Annie Nichols
Jul
14
6:30 PM18:30

Guest Chef Friday 14th July : Annie Nichols

She's back ! ... Annie Nichols, is joining us tomorrow (Friday 14th July) with an amazing summery menu of delicious plates.

No booking required, first come first served. Just turn up, take a seat and order away.

6.30 onwards (last orders 9PM)


Menu 'Hot Meals Now' X Urchin Friday 14th July

Small Plates
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Chilled Gooseberry & Almond savoury Gazpacho, flavoured with Sherry vinegar
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Yellow Pepper & Roast Garlic Tart served with dressed leaves
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Courgette and Butterbean stew
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Margate Larb - (Dish from Laos, but this one is mostly from Margate)
Minced meat cooked with lemon grass, garlic, shallot, chilli, peanuts, lime juice & fish sauce. Served in Garden Gate leaves, with homemade pickled fresh ginger & radishes
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Fig leaf choc ices

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Mark Evans & Rebecca Strickson Exhibition - Thursday 29th June - Monday 24th July
Jun
29
to Jul 24

Mark Evans & Rebecca Strickson Exhibition - Thursday 29th June - Monday 24th July

July' exhibition is formed of two brilliantly talented artists. Stone mason & sculptor, Mark Evans and illustrator Rebecca Strickson.

Private view Thursday 29th June 6-8PM

Onward opening times

Friday 29th June - Monday 24th July

Wed-Sat 12-9

Sun-Mon 12-5

Tues Closed

 

Rebecca Strickson

We came across Rebecca's work recently, via instagram. Initially drawn to her work by a series of political illustrations, beautifully aesthetically designed, urging people to vote.

"Rebecca Strickson works an illustrator and do-er of things, based in Peckham. Working mostly in illustration, she combines an intricate hand-rendered aesthetic with an equally detailed choice of subject." Rebecca Strickson website

"This truly is an election when people woke up, it seems. The youth vote galvanised! An electorate that again, in keeping with the theme of the last 12 months that hasn’t played ball with anyone’s forecasts. It really feels like the rulebook has been drawn all over, ripped up, stamped on, burnt, picked up, burnt a bit more, stamped on again and then maybe chucked in a bin. Then sent to landfill. Twice.

As an illustrator, and especially when working in editorial, the job is adding nuanced visuals to someone else words. But this election I wanted to try my own words, and say what I thinking. Ive always been political, and unashamedly so. I think it’s probably telling when your Valentines gift from your partner is a visual history of the Miner’s strike. But I’ve not made work before now thats been really about ‘my’ politics. And this new super-charged people driven political landscape has really galvanised me to do so.

I will never demonise the older voter for what has happened in politics lately - long chats with my own mother about her fears as she reaches later life and all that will hold keep me balanced. Her fears and hopes in a Lincolnshire village are very different to mine, in a city. But fear - FEAR (for it always feels capitalised) has been such a dark and horrible presence in this campaign that has threatened to colour everything before it. The divisive politics practised for so long has to stop.

This feels like a whole new political landscape now and we are creating the politician’s dialogue. Jeremy Corbyn, regardless of how you feel about him, has fundamentally shifted the dusty Westminster institutions and created something new and interesting. There is a chink in the heavy velvet curtains through which people can see that something different may not only just be possible but palpable - politicians that listen, and act, and stick to their principles. And that those principles aren’t self serving. It sounds so simple and great because... it is.

We talk about ‘change’, and wanting it, on the left - and we’ve had it with Brexit and Trump. It just wasn’t the change ‘we’ wanted. Angry, disenfranchised voters who think that everything is the same and nothing they say matters - are finding it actually can, and does. But they’ve lacked an actual politician who gets it. Who really actually seems to understand that things don’t have to be this way; which is not to say things are perfect. There is huge amount of work to do. But this feels like a real start." Rebecca Strickson for The Huffington Post

Rebecca Strickson prints will be available to buy framed or unframed

 

Mark Evans

Mark Evans is Minnie's step-grand father. As a child, I remember running around the farmhouse called 'The Glopper", where Mark lived. I was always completely fascinated by the stone carvings and sculptures that were scattered around. Sometimes half created, sometimes finished. There was always something quite mystical, historical, tactile and story telling about Mark's stone pieces, I found them utterly charming. I particuarly remember a boat piece, like the image below.

"My sculptural work is concerned with subjects that have preoccupied me all my life. In part these are philosophical and relate to a search for meaning and completeness in paradox & opposites, and they also represent attempts in 3D form to find ways of expressing intimations of loss, time, memory, & imagined histories.

In a practical sense the work is informed by my training as a stone mason and architectural carver. It utilises the disciplines and geometry of the craft that has formed my life for many years; carving and incising stone is the art of manipulating light and shade upon a solid surface. The work is also coloured by travel, particularly on the Mediterranean coast and islands, and the South Western states of the US.

Literature is also important, I don’t make work to depict but to evoke, rather as poetry seeks not to describe but rather to resonate. The short story in its honed and polished completeness also plays a part.

The pieces often contrast highly finished surfaces with the broken edges of ruin; a form of ambiguity. Archaeology, artefact, patina, myth, implied narrative are also all informative. It seems both more poignant and increasingly urgent to create by eye and hand at a time of accelerating change. The work I make resembles, without being homiletic or proscriptive, a form of memento mori and evokes time, loss & passing.

I think of my work as something made with discipline, purpose and consideration, that together enable it to act as more than decoration." Mark Evan's website

Marks work will be available to buy direct from Urchin Wines shop

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Bottega Caruso Italian Supper Club 22nd June
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Bottega Caruso Italian Supper Club 22nd June

We are extremely excited to be hosting a supper club with Bottega Caruso on the 22nd June

Amazing home-cooked Italian food from Simona and Harry served around Urchin's marble table, paired with some delicious italian wine from our friends at Passione Vino.

5 courses including wine pairing... £45.00 per person

7.30PM start

 

Antipasti

Cured sausages, mountain cheese, pickles

Tre Dame, Lambrusco, Ca' De Noci, Emilia Romagna, 2016
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Seppie e piselli
Squid & pea stew

Gavi, La Raia, Piemonte, 2016
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Salmone marinato e zucchine a scapece

Marinated salmon & courgette

Cabernet Franc delle Venezie, Le Pianure, 2016
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Maccheroni all'antica

Ancient grains spaghetti alla chitarra with lamb & orange ragu

Vigneto Sant'Eusanio, Montepulciano, Valle Reale, Abruzzo, 2011
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Fragole allo Strega

Strawberries & Strega

Filari Corti, Moscato D'Asti, Carussin, Piemonte

 

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Guest Chef Thursday 15th June - Annie Nichols 'Hot Meals Now'
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Guest Chef Thursday 15th June - Annie Nichols 'Hot Meals Now'

One of our favourites, Annie Nichols, is joining us on Thursday 15th June to cook up a brilliant selection of small seasonal plates.

No booking required, just turn up and order as many as you like.

6.30 onwards (last orders 9PM)

Menu 'Hot Meals Now' X Urchin Thursday 15th June

Pea and Parmesan Custards with Asparagus dipping soldiers (with or

without prosciutto).

Sarde Alla Beccaficu – Sardines stuffed to look like little Fig Peckers

Stuffed with breadcrumbs, currants, pine nuts, capers and parsley.

Whole slow roast Thanet tomatoes and bay

Lamb cutlets with Skorthalia

Fresh broad bean and Kentish new potato cakes with almond and parsley pesto w/ creme fraiche

Wilted ruby chard

Watermelon and feta salad with fresh leaves and strawberry dressing.

Petit pot au chocolate with fresh cherries..

Baguettes

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Charlie Russell - House Goddess Exhibition
May
31
to Jun 26

Charlie Russell - House Goddess Exhibition

House Goddess

"My ceramic work is based on wish making and manifestation, personal power and our connection to others.

House Goddesses are created to bring love and light; to be a colourful, playful channel for the hopes and wishes of our inner lives and for the everyday.  They are intended to speak to our ancient inner wisdom, where instinct and love reside. They are modern, female, mother/sister power objects made to help us draw on our own nature, tradition and personal magic in all its forms.

I am inspired by the personal shrines we quietly and subconsciously make in our homes; special items, objects and collections that hold memory, connect us to others, anchor us in nature, represent desire and make us feel safe. House Goddesses are made to live among these things, they celebrate, they remind, they are gifts between loved ones and for ourselves. Each one is entirely individual, no two Goddesses are the same.

The Goddess is original, she has always been with us. She is unearthed, rediscovered, hidden, forgotten, reinvented, feared, cherished, enduring and evolving. 

My House Goddesses are a continuation and celebration of the legacy of the Goddess in her many forms and cultures."

Charlie Russell

@charlierusselldesign

 

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Frederick Lowis
May
3
to May 29

Frederick Lowis

Bold, bright and confident would be an understatement when it comes to Frederick Lowis' artwork. Creating beautifully detailed paintings using car paint splattered onto canvases, Lowis creates intricate abstract images that look other worldly.

There is a sumptuous aesthetic pleasure the viewer gets from observing Lowis' canvases, enhanced by the rich highly pigmented colours.

Influence for the work is derived in part from great masters such as Dali and Rothko. "Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision." ― Salvador Dalí

http://www.fredericklowis.com/

 

Frederick Lowis:

Studied art foundation at Salisbury college, with a HND in graphic design, I went on to work as a self employed muralist and specialist painter form the age of 20, on anything from night clubs to stately homes painting a multitude of various art works, paint finishes, designs and commissions I have lost count of the places I have held a worked.

I had my first studio in Southwark London in 2013 which was a an old factory split into tiny windowless uninspired boxes where I started experimenting painting in as many different styles to try and find one that fitted me, I have a certain love for oil on canvas and the working process is an addiction which only gets better with time.

In 2014 I expanded to a much larger purpose built studio in Hampshire where I painted on commission mainly for interior designers and private homes. A friend of mine bought a shipping container full of industrial paint, I started experimenting with these on large board and had my first solo show at The Palm Gallery in Notting hill in June 2016, my second in November 2016 at Luminaire Art Gallery in Belgravia.

I currently have a studio in Shepard's bush and a contract with Art in Offices where I currently have six paintings on rent for a twelve month basis and sell my prints online. My art is soon to feature on the album cover for The Dirty Youth on marshal records label. I'm currently living and working in margate and London. Inspiration comes from the masters like Dali and Rothko"

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