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Gallery & Events

'By the Light of a Silvery Moon' - Jon Spencer & Alessandro Cripsta exhibition
Jul
6
to Jul 29

'By the Light of a Silvery Moon' - Jon Spencer & Alessandro Cripsta exhibition

'By the Light of a Silvery Moon' is an exhibition of artwork by both Jon Spencer & Alessandro Cripsta. With an air of mystical, spiritual, historical and nostalgic ghostliness.

"Alessandro Cripsta is an Illustrator and Graphic Artist. He creates suspended images that echo the collective unconscious, taking inspiration from ancient symbols and metaphysical paintings. Wide horizons where long shadows fall."

Jon Spencer’s work is concerned with ideas of the layering of history; physically, emotionally and in terms of memories. He looks to tease out stories hidden in the fabric and collective memory of our urban environment, retelling them and prompting the viewer to look at their surrounds anew. For this show at Urchin, Jon is showing a set of his Bandstand Series. These layered, painterly images are created through a systematic process which plays on the symmetrical form of the Bandstands. Their ethereal nature creates a tangible sense of the passage of time, with contemporary figures appearing as ghosts of their Victorian or Edwardian forebears. Here we see the bandstands absorbing and reflecting the changes in their surroundings, whether as active centres of attention, or as dis-used and perhaps mis-used relics of the past.

“Jon Spencer has created photographs that are ethereal, at once very specific and yet so universal that the connection with the viewer is multifarious. The bandstands are indeed “silent sentinels”, but they also call out ever so majestically.” - Debra Klomp Ching, The Klompching Gallery, New York, writing in Troika Editions

Jon will also be showing a few pieces from his new work, By the Light of a Silvery Moon. Here original black & white postcards of traditional English seaside resorts are inter-inlaid with bejewelled & saturated versions of the same image created by the commercial retoucher's brush a few years distant. We jump between a straightforward day time view and one where windows glow, festoons light up or are invented and more often than not a silvery moon appears in the sky.

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John Hegley - 'New & Selected Tales of Kent Gwent Lent' Edinburgh Fringe Preview
Jul
29
7:30 PM19:30

John Hegley - 'New & Selected Tales of Kent Gwent Lent' Edinburgh Fringe Preview

North London poet John Hegley, will be performing a preview of his Edinburgh fringe show at Urchin Wines on Sunday 29th July.

Entertaining and thought-providing with some joining in. Devised largely for adults, but 9 year olds can come.

http://www.johnhegley.co.uk/

Tickets are available here for the astonishingly great price of £10 per person.

The show is set to be popular so purchasing tickets in advance is recommended to ensure entry. 

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'Between the Sheets' food pop-up
Aug
2
to Sep 2

'Between the Sheets' food pop-up

For the whole of August, every Wednesday to Sunday we will be hosting 'Between the Sheets'.

Serving lasagne and other layered delights, chef and ex-Chiltern firehouse sommelier Robbie White will be hitting you with a massive dose of home comfort that will be paired perfectly with our wines….

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Totem Wines & Provisions take-over
Aug
18
1:00 PM13:00

Totem Wines & Provisions take-over

Totem Wines & Provisions from Holloway road, North London, will be taking over Urchin Wines on Saturday 18th August.

Expect loads of delicious cheese & wine of the highest standard.

Live music from Falle Nioke - West African musician Falle incorporates modern styles into his music building on a cultural background. He grew up in Guinea, speaking many tribal languages;  Mandinka, Susu, Fulani, Konagi, Bambara, therefore his lyrics cross the borders of West Africa. He plays the instruments of the Guinean culture; Gongoma, Bolon, Cassis and Djembe. Falle will be playing an acoustic set with his instruments.

Evening DJ set from Louise Dooey of Choon! Really bloody fun dancing music

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Adamski & Sony Ericsson Live at Urchin Wines
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Adamski & Sony Ericsson Live at Urchin Wines

Join us on Friday the 13th of July for a live DJ set from acid house pioneer Adamski, known for his hit 'Killer' with Seal.

Expect nostalgic dance tunes to kick off your Saturday night.

Followed by a live performance from Sony Ericsson, Adamski's eccentric alter-ego.

Free entry but limited space so get here early to make sure you catch it.

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Wine Tasting - First of the Summer Wine
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Wine Tasting - First of the Summer Wine

What:

Join us for an evening tasting a selection of wines drinking well right now. From light reds, to minerally dry whites...

6 glasses of 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: 

Friday 15th June 7.30pm - 9.00PM

 

Over 18's only 

To buy tickets, click here.

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Charlie Evaristo Boyce & Gus Sharpe Exhibition - Start Your New Life Today
Jun
8
to Jul 4

Charlie Evaristo Boyce & Gus Sharpe Exhibition - Start Your New Life Today

‘Start Your New Life Today’ - collaborative exhibition between Charlie Evaristo Boyce and Gus Sharpe. 
Showcasing a new range of works by both artists. 
Exploring pathways of portraiture and printing methods along side reinvention of popular imagery, with some twists to the works. 
The work will be utilising the exhibition space at Urchin like no other before..... 

Join us for the Private view (all welcome) - Friday 8th June 6-9PM

Exhibition runs from 8th June - 4th July

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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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Hayden Kays Exhibition - Sobering Thoughts
May
4
to Jun 6

Hayden Kays Exhibition - Sobering Thoughts

What:

Margate Artist Hayden Kays will be our exhibiting artist for May with a collection of prints called 'Sobering Thoughts'.

Following on from 'Drink Drawings' that was exhibited at For. Fuk. Sake last month, wherby all work was made whilst under the influence.

When:

Private view  - Friday 4th May 2018 6-9PM (All welcome)

Ongoing from Friday 4th May - Wednesday 30th May

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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 

To buy tickets, click here.

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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 

To buy tickets, click here.

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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

 

Buy Tickets online

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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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