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?



June is Art Builders month and we have lined-up a month of activities, resources and events especially for you and your school. Throughout the month, we will be promoting creativity, wellbeing and inviting you to join the collective voice (of 200+ schools, as this is written!) speaking-up for the value of arts and culture in education!

The official Art Builders Programme will be sent to you via email. Here are some highlights:

  • Art Builders Day - 25 June presents LIVE storytelling with published children's author Lucy Strange, Art Assemblies and #ArtBuilders social media campaign

  • Messy Monday Lunchtime Art Club  - Free weekly activities for kids

  • Wellbeing Wednesdays for Teachers - After-school, craft sessions 

  • Friend Fridays - Weekly bulletins with free resources and opportunities 

  • Plus talks, workshops and big, end-of-the-month celebrations


Register your school:

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:



Kai Hoffman - at the King's Hall

June 11th

In aid of Herne Bay Jazz & Swing Festival

Tickets £10pp, booking via The King's Hall website


Booking here:

Scarecrow Trail 2021

Get involved!

Family workshops at Beach Creative

Sunday 25th July – 2-4pm

Monday 26th July – 11am – 1pm

Tuesday 27th July – 11am – 1pm

Places are free of charge but limited

  0300 111 1913

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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

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