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Cliftonville Cultural Space


Cliftonville Voices is an oral history project and exhibition which documents how Cliftonville has changed over the past century, and how the diversity of its residents is what makes Northdown Road and the surrounding streets Thanet’s most vibrant and multicultural neighbourhood. 



Our interviewers met with Cliftonville residents between May and November 2022 to record people’s thoughts and memories about what makes this part of Margate so special.



Designed by former Margate resident Arnold Schwartzman and Claire-Beth Gibson, the exhibition was hosted at Cliftonville Cultural Space (the former synagogue) in December 2022. There will also be an exhibition at the Margate Museum in Spring 2023.

"The exhibition catches the spirit of Cliftonville so beautifully."

"This is a real treat. So interesting and inspiring"

“Fascinating and beautiful reminder that there is more that unites us than divides us!”

"truly fascinating. Such a rich history presented with such style"

"Wonderful exhibition! Hidden gems of history and delightful stories"

“This has been a highlight of festivals and exhibitions for me.”

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