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Who's Who

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Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson is a keen forager and cook.

Nick’s fascination for food stems from his childhood.  His mother had attended the Cordon Bleu School in Paris and was a great cook, making her own yoghurt, granola and bread. The family also grew their own vegetables and kept chickens, making them practically self-sufficient. 

Having recently moved to the Kent coast after a successful publishing career, Nick is now enjoying foraging in the local area, not just for mushrooms, but wild asparagus, sea beet, wild garlic, seaweed and wild oysters. 

Nick shares his knowledge and passion for food via his foraging tours and artisan smoked products at “The Oast Smokehouse”.

For more information on Nick please visit 

The Oast Smokehouse | Sandwich | Facebook

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Bruce Stratford

Bruce is currently chef at Union Café, Queen Street and also runs Nomada which cooks
up feasts for parties, events and pop-ups around Ramsgate.

He began working for his fathers catering company at the age of 15, then working in and
around the Canterbury area. Having moving to Ramsgate in 2010 he has worked at:

Wyatt & Jones, Broadstairs;

The Hop & Huffkin, Sandwich (finalists in the 2018 Taste of Kent awards);

Harbour Street Tapas, Whitstable;

Bottega Caruso, Margate;

Frog & Scot, Deal
(recognised in the 2020 Michelin, Good Food and Hardens guides).

For more info please visit

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Jessica Leah

I’m Jess, chef and owner of Jessica Leah Catering. I’ve been a professional chef for over 18 years now, working in restaurants for 13 of them, and running my own catering business for the last 5. I’ve been a great lover of all things edible from a very young age.


Always wanting to try new foods, as well as new ways to create something special with the basics. Very excited to be a part of ‘Ramsgate Through the Senses’. There has never been a better time to support our local talent. 

For more about Jessica and her work please visit

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Melanie King

Melanie King is a visual artist and practice-based researcher at the Royal College of Art and Lecturer In Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University.

She is interested in the relationship between starlight, photography and materiality.


Melanie aims to demonstrate the intimate connection between celestial objects (sun, moon, stars), photographic material and the natural world.


Melanie works with sustainable photographic processes, to minimise the environmental impact of her artistic practice.


To find out more about Melanie, please visit

Photo credit  ITV/Theo Deproost


Willow Kail

Willow qualified in Beauty Therapy at the London College of Fashion and has
worked as a holistic therapist, specialising in facials, for 30 years.
Treatments are carried out with Neal’s Yard Remedies which as well as using
ingredients that are safe, ethical and organic, feel and smell amazing.
She has many longstanding clients and loves welcoming new people who leave, not
only with radiant skin, but feeling thoroughly rested and revived!

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Mike Spackman

Mike has been part of the Kent Community Chef project since 2008 and was acknowledged in 2017 as BBC Food & Farming Awards: Cook of the Year.


He devotes his time to helping families cook on a budget by providing easy-to-cook meals and giving hands-on advice on how to cook on a shoestring.


His signature dish is paella. "It’s colourful, cheap to cook, tastes good and is always a crowd-pleaser”.


He is currently working with Newington Big Local and the wider resident community to improve community food culture on the Newington Estate, Ramsgate

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James Frost

James Frost is an artist, theatre designer and educator.

He teaches theatre design at Canterbury Christ Church University and makes and performs puppet shows and folk theatre.


James works with a number of community-focussed companies including Parrot Theatre Company, Post Workers Theatre and Looping the Loop.

​More information at:

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Georgia Brown

With over 15 years working in the spa industry, Georgia is an experienced and intuitive therapist.  As part of Ramsgate Through the Senses Festival, she will be offering bespoke massage treatments that target tension in the body and quieten the mind. 


Each treatment is tailored to the individual's needs and is accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack and wonderful scents to help you switch off, relax and unwind. 


 please contact her directly to book by emailing


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The Sound of a Billion Souls

Pablo Hussey


In 2014 stricken with an aggressive stage 4b Lymphoma, suffering kidney failure, cachexia and the realisation he was dying, Pablo ad a profound life changing near death spiritual experience.


Miraculously, aided by the wonders of medical science Pablo made a full recovery and was guided by spirit to re-take up the Flute.


Having always worked behind the scenes in music as a Sound Engineer and Producer for artists including UB40, Toots & The Maytals, Sly & Robbie and Dave Stewart, Pablo Hussey is now taking centre stage with the Xiao, a traditional Chinese front blown bamboo Flute.


Andrew Waterworth DIP TCL 


A classically trained multi instrumentalist, composer, arranger and conductor well known from playing double bass in The Penguin Cafe and London Elektricity, amongst many others.

Andrew has worked across the spectrum of music from techno to Bollywood, ambient to classical. 

Currently running his new venture The Mascot gallery in Ramsgate.  A venue for grass roots works to develop and be viewed, working in collaboration with CERN on a solo double bass project and writing music for an audio book.

F: Andy Waterworth @rgm_themascotgallery



Charlotte Ellis 


New York, London, Ramsgate! 

Agent, Consultant, Editor at Large!

From the dizzy heights of the Empire State, to digging my sandy heels in deep to the body of the earth.. Transformation is real!


Covid saw me depart a path well-traveled, having me abruptly exit the world of photography, advertising & fine art as I had known it and found me exploring the life of a teacher! (...upon reflection, all roads have been leading to Ramsgate).


In 2010 tragedy struck, my beautiful Blythe, she died, leaving me heavy, in complete darkness and oh so broken hearted! As life inevitably grows around us and ignoring a decade of self enquiry, personal exploration, metamorphosis and healing, thanks to a global pandemic, I am now officially a 300+hr yoga teacher, year round sea swimmer, cold water therapy advocate, breath work and Reiki practitioner! 


Looking back I can see the tectonic plates of existence shifting in ways that only make sense as we evolve. Nothing is ever futile and is always with great precision. No coincidences just universal divinity.


I look forward to sharing with you.



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Patrick George

Patrick George is a Ramsgate based freelance illustrator and children’s book creator.

As the designer of our logo it has been a pleasure working with him from concept to execution.

To find out more about Patrick, please visit

To be part of our next event, please email

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