Sunday, 8 August 2010

Perfect Ports of Call

St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex

For an arty seaside alternative to Margate, try St Leonards-on-Sea. From the hip seafront Zanzibar International boutique hotel you can explore the galleries at the base of Marine Court, the art deco ocean-liner-styled apartment block, and the boutiques along Norman Road, before lunch at St Clements restaurant (01424 200355, stclementsrestaurant.co.uk). The annual Coastal Currents arts festival (coastalcurrents.org.uk) runs from 28 August to the end of September: don't miss "Internal States", a caravan installation by Julia Riddiough and Kati Saqui (14-16 September, Railway Station Forecourt, and 25 September) outside the De La Warr Pavilion, in nearby Bexhill-on-Sea, which was a hit at this year's Whitstable Biennale.

For full article in the Guardian