Since 2012, Beach Creative has collaborated with a wealth of schools, community projects and art organisations. We believe that community is at the heart and soul of what we do and would love to showcase the community spirit and celebrate everyone who has taken part along the way! 

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"I am not dead... I am in Herne Bay", wrote Marcel Duchamp on a postcard in 1913. The Summer of 2013 celebrated 100 years of this unlikely visit with a three week festival which embraced the whole town.

Production Credits: Directed, Filmed and Edited by , Music By Odinn Hilmarsson The Steering Group of the Marcel Duchamp in Herne Bay Festival 2013 wishes to thank all their many supporters, volunteers and friends, without whom none of this would have been possible. Exhibition curated by Beach Creative director David Cross


TOAST is based within the walls of the Beach Creative art gallery and studio space and both are an integral part of the community. We have missed that connection during the pandemic.

Seeing the gallery walls empty for so long gave us the idea to fill them with colour and bring them to the people via film.

​Creativity is such a lifeline for so many and this project is a great example of that. We have loved being connected with the community again and to creativity. It’s our thank you, to give something back and we hope that everyone involved and everyone watching finds some joy in it.


In the Summer of 2019, Emily Rose Parris (of The Darkroom at Beach Creative) delivered a series of cyanotype workshops at Hersden Community Centre as part of the Canterbury Festival.


The project 'New Tricks' aimed to tackle social isolation, enabling individuals who struggle to visit the City Centre to take part in arts activities. Through working in groups, participants had the opportunity to get creative and forge new friendships with members of their community. This project was delivered in Hersden, Barham, Querns and Chartham Community Centres.

Video credits to Spark Film & Production