Margate Bookie

Reaching new audiences and engaging through co-creation.

Book signing at Margate Bookie 2018
Margate Bookie Poetry Slam
Talking about books in The Margate Bookshop pop up shop
Dean Atta runs a writing workshop
Audience applauds
Typewriter in action

Margate Bookie

Co-relate is working with the charity Margate Bookie to bring people together through books. Margate Bookie is an annual literary festival with readings, workshops and interactive sessions at venues on Margate's harbour and in the Old Town, including the Turner Contemporary. 

From November 2019 to November 2021, Co-relate worked in partnership with the Margate Bookie to pilot the Margate Bookie Young Producers. This was an opportunity for young people to work with Bookie to produce their own literary events, gaining valuable experience, contacts and work for their portfolios. Find out more on the young producers' page. We also worked with them to showcase a new project - The Feedback Machine - at Disrupt Festival 2021.

In 2019 we connected with schools and a range of community groups to bring a diverse range of audiences to an incredibly exciting live November Bookie, coinciding with the Turner Prize coming to Margate. 

In 2018 we produced a brochure to promote the Bookie's Poetry Journey workshops to new audiences and delivered a zine-making workshop to young people working with the Princes Trust.

Find out more about our co-creation services and find out more on the Margate Bookie website.


  • Workshops, design and copy
  • illustration, pens and ink
    Encouraging young people's creativity
  • young people taking part in a workshop
    Zine-making workshop for Poetry Journey
  • paints and painting in progress
    Building confidence through arts and media
  • Carly Maling handing out a prize
    Supporting local performers
  • Putting on events
  • Awarding prizes
  • Making connections
Co-relate worked with Margate Bookie's Kat Lewis and videographer Jack Rowe to produce this video for Disrupt 2021.