Author Archives: danthompson33

Margate; where art and windfarms come together

Here’s an interesting view of Margate, which takes in two things that we love here at Revolutionary Arts HQ – art and green energy. Which one can save a seaside town? It was a tricky proposition for struggling seaside town Margate. The rise in cheap foreign package holidays, local employers facing a precarious future and […]

Creative Networks in Swale and Medway

‘Everything starts with a conversation’ is the idea that underpins the work of Revolutionary Arts. And a series of 15 events across Sittingbourne, Rochester and Chatham will prove that conversations work. The events will be hosted by social artists Dan Thompson and Lloyd Davis. They’ve been commissioned by the Recreate project as part of a wider programme which […]

From the Archives: Worthing Arts Manifesto

Going back through the Revolutionary Arts archives, we sometimes find a forgotten gem. Here’s something we wrote to place the arts, heritage and creative industries at the heart of Worthing: A Manifesto for the Arts in Worthing Written by Dan Thompson Published by the Revolutionary Arts Group Introduction In October 2000, the Revolutionary Arts Group […]

She Makes War in Coventry

Ahead of a support slot on The Levellers’ Greatest Hits tour this autumn, gloom-pop solo artist She Makes War is bringing her established independent music night Breakfast With Apollo to The Tin, Coventry on 20th September. She Makes War is a good friend of Revolutionary Arts and a regular on the office stereo, since collaborating […]

London Road commission: #chumbrella

Inspired by the act of sharing an umbrella with a stranger, artist Sarah Nadin imagined a place where a distinctive hashtagged umbrella was a sign that the person was willing to share it with a stranger.  #chumbrella is a yellow and white design, the umbrella split in half rather than the more conventional segments, produced in a […]

Tracey Thompson Q&A

Tracey is a founder of Revolutionary Arts, and a painter who’s exhibited in Brighton, Canterbury, London, Littlehampton and Worthing. Who do you admire the most? My husband for having the courage of his convictions and like Madonna, always changing to stay interesting. What’s the best piece of advice you received? Trust your own instincts Which […]

Fleurie Forbes-Martin Q&A

Fleurie Forbes-Martin is a digital storyteller for Folk, a creative agency based in Bournemouth, and she recently asked Revolutionary Arts founder Dan Thompson to talk at an event which aimed to inspire their clients. We’ve turned the tables, as we ask her the questions. Who do you admire the most? My boss, who I also consider to […]

The Britpop Show

Twenty years on, what did Britpop really mean? The musical movement started in the early 1990s, and this stage show brought together three people who were there; Dodgy’s drummer Mathew Priest, Paul Weller bassist and former Blow Up DJ Andy Lewis, and artist, former roadie and ex-Blow Up tour DJ Dan Thompson. Around a box of 7″ […]

The Margate Big Busk

A Facebook thread, a coffee with Keith from the Black Cat Club – and a new project. The Margate Big Busk takes place on 6th September, from 11am-4pm. The Margate Big Busk is a simple idea, a one-day event bringing buskers, street performers, poets and performance artists to the town. Participating venues will organise their […]

Face Up!

50 years ago on Margate Sands, the mods and rockers clashed. The events were immortalised in the film Quadrophenia, which moved them to Brighton. To celebrate the anniversary, the Revolutionary Arts decks were dusted off and DJs Happiness Dan, Andy Lewis and Stockie played a mixed selection of Mod tunes, classic soul, psych and Northern […]