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COaST is a research and knowledge exchange group based at Canterbury Christ Church University, bringing together a range of researchers and stakeholders who have a shared interest in the cultural dynamics of the seaside towns.


We consider culture and creativity in the widest sense, including gentrification, architecture & design, heritage, tourism, the visual arts, literature, performance, festivals & events and, of course, food and drink.


COaST Directors:

Dr Andrew Jackson and Dr Jane Lovell

The conference brings together a range of key researchers, artists and speakers for a stimulating discussion of the role of culture in coastal towns.


The 2014 Folkestone Triennial and Whitstable Biennale and the bold "East Kent: A City Imagined" City of Culture bid demonstrate that culture is central to the region's wellbeing. The conference offers a chance for delegates to get an early glimpse of Turner Contemporary's major new Mondrian exhibition, which is the centrepiece of Margate's Summer of Colour event.


View the details of our speakers here


View the abstracts here

Seascapes: The Cultural Life of Seaside Towns




28th May 2014

One-day conference, Turner Contemporary


COaST (Cultural Offers at Seaside Towns) research group

Canterbury Christ Church University

Coast Conference

Part of Canterbury Christ Church University Business School

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