Four years after starting this research, I’m finally embarking on its final stages. I should be taking a sabbatical from my work to finish writing this up from July and then hopefully submitting in December.
Apart from a few interviews, the final bit of work that I have to do is about capturing the perspectives of residents of the areas that have been subject to cultural regeneration in Whitstable, Folkestone and Margate. I’m planning to do this through a series of small, informal focus groups in each town.
If you live in or around Whitstable Harbour and Town Centre, Folkestone’s Creative Quarter or Margate’s Old Town and are interested in being involved in these focus groups please do let me know – leave a comment on here or contact me via the contact page.
I want to hold these groups to get a snapshot of local people’s views, and also to get an insight into the kind of debates that local people are having about the impacts of regeneration on their lives and their communities.
Hopefully I’ll be setting these focus groups up from the end of February and then into March. If you’d like to get involved, please do get in touch!