Let’s Talk About Social Cohesion with Darren McGarvey


This offsite event will be taking place at:
St Johns Church Community Centre
Victoria Road
Margate, CT9 1LN

Accessibility info
This event takes place in a venue on ground level. Parking is restricted but can be found on surrounding streets. We can record parts of the session if there is a demand. Please send an email to info@openschooleast.org if you are interested.

This event is free but you must book your place by claiming a free ticket here.

In this session facilitated by Darren McGarvey (aka Loki the Scottish Rapper – winner of the Orwell Prize for Poverty Safari in 2018) we will come together to discuss regeneration in Margate, social tensions and the wider political context.

Margate is regenerating at an alarming rate and, much like in society at large, there is increasingly widening inequality between those who have, and those who do not. Those at the top are so far removed and so isolated from the experiences of those at the bottom end that this has created parallel realities. But Darren ensures us that we are not helpless, and calls for social cohesion, encouraging those on the left and the right to talk and to listen to each other.

This evening will offer an opportunity to get together with different local communities and have a conversation together about the future and what you may be able to achieve to make a change.

About the artist
Born in Pollock on the South-side of Glasgow, Darren has experienced poverty and its devastating effects first-hand. He draws on his own personal experience to write on a widening inequality in society, and why people from deprived communities all around Britain feel angry and unheard.