May - June 2008
Following the recent arson attack on Margate's much-loved Scenic Railway, Limbo Arts has teamed up with the Save Dreamland Campaign to stage a community exhibition celebrating Dreamland's heritage and inviting the public to share their memories of the park.
The public were invited to come along to the Substation to help build the Dream Coaster, a huge wooden model made out of donated scrap timber and based on the layout of the Scenic Railway.
Our Dream Coaster became the focal point of a week-long exhibition when visitors were invited to share their memories, hopes and dreams. We also displayed some very rare posters and memorabilia and showed some old film footage of the park. Supported by The Shell Grotto, Margate, Save Dreamland Campaign, the Whoopee Agency and Stromboli’s Circus, the Greatest Shop on Earth, Soho, London.
Talks given by Nick Evans, author of ‘Dreamland Remembered’ and Iain Aitch, Margate born author and journalist. Family Workshops with artist/teacher Sarah Wicks Make your own train and memory chain.
Performances from the famous Whoopee Agency.