Original article from Kent Live
Proposals have been lodged for a series of events on Dover seafront this summer, including outdoor bars, music and dance.
Dover Marina Hotel has applied for a series of licence variations, which could see more action on the beautiful seafront.
The hotel sits in a prominent spot in the middle of Waterloo Crescent overlooking the Port of Dover and the English Channel.
In recent months the large outdoor area has been enhanced with new seating and two outside bars.
The licence application lodged with Dover District Council looks to reflect the changes on a permanent basis.
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As well as two additional bars outside, the hotel has also applied for films and indoor sports events to be shown between 12 and 11pm Monday to Sunday.
They want to be able to play recorded music 11am until midnight Monday to Saturday, and 11am until 11.30pm on Sunday.
There's also request to allow dance performance Monday to Saturday between midday and midnight and from Sunday between until 11.30pm.
Finally there's a request for live music and dancing facilities for the same times.
General manager Thusitha told MyDover they are hoping to make the changes to deliver more events at the hotel over the summer.
He said: "We are looking to put on more events over the summer for sure.
"We already do live music outside Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
"We were waiting for Mr Johnson to allow us to open up a little bit more and now we will start to look at what more we can do.
"It looks like we've got more opportunity to do that and we are really looking forward to an exciting summer here."
As well as the hotel events, things look likely to be getting busier across Dover seafront in the coming weeks.
Last week we reported how Breakwater Brewery is due to open a bar on the new Marina Curve.
Meanwhile two other businesses have also submitted licence application to sell alcohol on Clock Tower Square.
The development is part of the Western Docks Revival project, which in the long term involves moving the old marina next to the A20 to the main seafront.
At the moment however the new marina remains empty, because it's too dangerous to moor boats there due to a swell in the harbour.
Tidal modelling carried out prior to the development turned out to be inaccurate.