‘Voices’ exhibition traces 100 years of Cliftonville – The Isle Of Thanet News

A look at the history of Cliftonville and its synagogue Credit Arnold_Schwartzman

An exhibition of a project bringing together the history and memories of 100 years in Cliftonville will be presented in December.

The Cliftonville Voices project was launched in May and involved collecting interviews from people across the community about their experiences living in the area.

The project was commissioned by Cliftonville Cultural Space – the group that took over the old synagogue in Margate with plans for renovation.

The result is an immersive multimedia exhibit curated by Oscar-winning graphic designer and filmmaker Arnold Schwartzman OBE.

Credit Nathan Jones

Cliftonville Voices celebrates the region’s rich history and diversity. Bringing together soundscapes, videos and infographics, it takes visitors on a 100-year journey through Cliftonville’s past and present.

The exhibit provides a fascinating insight into the history of the Synagogue building at the corner of Albion and Godwin Roads and the Jewish residents and visitors who

made Cliftonville such a prosperous area at the start of the 20th century. It also brings together testimonies from people whose memories span generations, as well as recent arrivals from Cyprus, Latvia, Kosovo, the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy and Iraq.

Cliftonville Voices has been supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust,

Exhibition Dates

Credit Nathan Jones

Friday 2, 9, 16 December 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.;

Saturday 3, 10, 17 December 2 p.m.-6 p.m.;

Sunday 4, 11, 18 December from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Opening – Thursday, December 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There will also be an exhibition at the Margate Museum in spring 2023.

James C. Tibbs