Fizzing in February: Hard Times and Great Expectations! December 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

February’s FizzBuzzJazz saw the launch of The Culture Awards 2012 and our biggest FBJ yet with guests from right across East Kent creating some serious Buzz.

This FizzBuzzJazz took us back to Augustine House’s fabulous third floor café with delicious food made by Garry and the CCCU team who were on hand to make sure things ran like clockwork.

Tim launched The Culture Awards half way through the evening with (very) quick speech saying:

“This is an amazing time to be part of the cultural landscape in Canterbury and East Kent with newly launched Turner Contemporary and New Marlowe Theatre, the growing success of the Folkestone Triennial and Whitstable Biennale, and the reopening of the Beaney to look forward to as well as the range of internationally renowned festivals, attractions, museums and heritage sites that have long made this part of Kent a cultural hub for the county.

The aim of The Culture Awards is to celebrate that, and to showcase the events, projects and people that make Canterbury and East Kent such an amazing place to be.

Make sure that you take a look at for information, entry forms and details of how to apply.”

Madam Molotoff made their third appearance at FBJ providing a perfect soundtrack of Balkan influenced Jazz.  Joining the party for the first time were new sponsors The Foundry Brew Pub who bought some brilliant beer brewed within the City walls; as ever Chapel Down was enjoyed by all.

Congratulations go to filmmaker and photographer Hope Fitzgerald from Creek Creative who won a bottle of Chapel Down’s finest Pinot Reserve for winning our ‘What the Dickens?’ competition, answers are below:

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” – Tale of Two Cities

“In the year 1775 there stood upon the borders of Epping Forest…a house of public entertainment called the maypole…” – Barnaby Rudge

“Now what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but facts. Facts alone are wanted in life.” – Hard Times

“Among other public buildings in a certain town… there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse… ” – Oliver Twist

“Thirty years ago Marseilles lay burning in the sun, one day.” – Little Dorrit


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