Artist Open House

Artists' Open Houses 2021

Artists wishing to take part in Open Houses on the 9th & 10th /16th & 17th / 23rd & 24th October 2021

Please contact your area organiser (listed below)

Mandy Troughton is the local representative for Herne Bay, based here at Beach Creative.

Contact: 07890065046


Mandy Troughton

Sound Lines: Spoken Word

via zoom

Fourth Sunday of every month! 6.30pm - 8.30pm

available via ZOOM! Contact Gary using the email below

Open Mic for poetry, drama and short-prose, suitable for performers of any experience level and those who love to listen. 4th Sunday of each month* (*except December) from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. £5 for entertainment and refreshments, payable on entry. For more details, contact compere, Gary Studley c/o


Gary Studley

Easy like a Sunday Story..

While the doors of TOAST have sadly been closed, Sherry has been being creative with her time. 


In a bid to find some pleasant escapism from the pandemic, Sherry is writing a short story each week, which she performs on You Tube every Sunday. The nature of the ‘easiness’ of the stories aptly lends its name to the series; 'Easy Like a Sunday Story’. There have been six episodes so far, with a new one tomorrow.


Or if you prefer, the stories are repeated every Tuesday after the 7pm news on CabinFM and again on Sunday mornings at 8am.  The ‘Cabin Stories’ are a few weeks behind, tomorrow’s will be Episode 2.


You can catch up here:



The Big Art Exhibition

Beach Creative is joining in with The Great Big Art Exhibition by using its front windows as an art display space.

The Great Big Art Exhibition is an initiative run by Firstsite who are based in Colchester. It is encouraging artists, young and old, amateur and professional to display their work in windows, on balconies or in gardens, while all our galleries and Art Centres are closed.


Go to the website: and download an introduction pack.

See the Facebook page: The Great Big Art Exhibition.

Or Twitter @firstsite and Instagram @firstsitecolchester


To show in the Beach Creative window:

• We need artwork no bigger than A4.

• It needs to be able to go through the letterbox (rolled or folded).

• To be unframed, it can be mounted though.

• Share it on one of the social media sites listed above.

Every week we will go through the letterbox submissions and make selections to show in our windows. First selections in by Sat Feb 13th.

Current themes: The Future


Please remember to put your name and contact details on the back of your artwork.

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First Site