Herne Bay Jazz and Swing

20th, 21st, 22nd August

See the full programme here!

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Get involved with Baytheatreco!

(instagram: @baytheatreco )

Baytheatre co are on the search for volunteers!

  • stage managers

  • technical support

  • marketing

  • costume and props making

  • set up / seating / take down

  • stewarding

if you are interested please email and tell us what elements you would be interested in helping with.

We can offer refreshments on show days as a thank you and a Bay theatre momento!

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Pip the Magic Clown

8 Aug and 19 August - 11am-1pm


Pip the Magic Clown - Punch & Judy and Magic show.


Booking required 0300 111 1913 -

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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 Youtube 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:



Herne Bay Festival 2021

31st July-29th August

Lots of events & workshops are scheduled!


Head to the website for full details!

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Theatre on the Pier

Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th July

Doors open 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Pier link encompassing all Bay Theatre shows, plus other pier events:


Wednesday 18th August:-

Thursday 19th August:-

Friday 20th August:-

An evening of five short pays about life:

Super smashing great: Erin lets us in on her strategy to win bullseye, she's leaving nothing to chance when it's time to gamble!

Paint: Purple arts centre is under threat, can a creativity-fuelled community prevail?

Body Pump with Trump: Kim argues with a barista whilst sharing stories of her pop career. Seems it eroded as fast as it began, if it ever began at all.

Woman Band: Mel's holding auditions in a cafe for a new woman band, it's like a boy band or girl band, but it's got women instead...

Welcome to not-band-practise: A place for you to be with your instruments without expectations or pressure. No experience needed or wanted.

social media: @baytheatreco

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Art Builders 2021

Animate Arts wants you and your school to get involved!

June is Art Builders month and we are proud to offer another year of events, projects and resources for primary and SEN schools across the UK. Art Builders is an action campaign programme, led by Animate Arts, to champion more art in schools. We passionately believe that children have the right to access rich, cultural learning as part of their everyday school life. Over 200 schools are pledging to take part this year - will you join them?


Register your school:

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

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival

Take to the waves!

Live event on the pier - Sunday 1st August from 12 noon!

This year’s title and theme is Herne Bay Cartoon Festival Takes to the Waves. We are expecting a flood of cartoons about the oceans with the kind of jokes we have come to expect from our cartoonist contributors.

Cartooning Live will once again be on Herne Bay Pier on Sunday 1 August from 12 noon. Amongst those involved are PCO members Martin Rowson, Rob Murray, Clive Goddard, The Surreal McCoy, Jeremy Banx, Chris Burke, Kathryn Lamb, Alex Hughes, Des Buckley, poster boy Royston Robertson plus last and least Glenn Marshall.


(See Royston Robertson‘s fabulous poster for examples)  Our exhibition of new work and old jokes will be open at Beach Creative, Beach Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5PT from 23 July until 19 August.



Full info:

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The Giles Family at Home

The Giles Family at Home


10th July - 7th August at The Seaside Museum


Celebrating their 75th Anniversary, as part of the Herne Bay cartoon festival.

In 2020 the popular Giles family celebrated its 75th birthday. From the start the Daily Express family enjoyed many holidays together and days out. In a year when we are all encouraged to take a staycation, our exhibition The Giles Family Holidays at Home explores some of the joys of the British seaside holiday - whatever the weather.

The exhibition is part of the 2021 Herne Bay Cartoon Festival, supported by Herne Bay Festival, Canterbury City Council, The British
Cartoon Archive and The University of Kent.

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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