Working in new ways!

COVID-19 has made us more creative! See what is on offer via online sources below!


SUBSTANCE: creative writing course

via zoom

29.01.21 - 05.03.21* : Fridays, 14.00 - 16.00

In an ideal world our homes are a safe place - warm, private and where we go to relax and be
ourselves. They are full of what we need and have collected over the years, and whether these objects are made
of wood, metal, plastic or other, they have a use, memory and connection associated with them. By focusing on
a material each week, SUBSTANCE offers writers opportunities to explore, remember and invent, whilst drawing
inspiration from a rich source they know inside out.

Who for?

novice or experienced writers of all disciplines wishing to begin, improve or experiment. Whether new
to this or a little out of practice, we are a friendly, relaxed and safe group who are very welcoming towards new

non-refundable £90, payable on confirmation of booking. NB: If a session is missed, you will be sent class notes, resources and associated offline tasks so that you don't miss out.

contact Gary Studley on Facebook or via email:


Alternate Tuesdays

Coastal Creative

via zoom

Coastal Creative: Take Off

Currently being delivered via Zoom

Fortnightly on Tuesday's from 2pm-4pm

A free course aimed at those who face mental health difficulties and isolation- to attend please contact

About Take Off:

Take Off provides ready-made social networks and also provide other peer support services as needed. When a need is identified, we will endeavour to design, develop and deliver a service to fill that void. We have a large group of sessional workers spread across East Kent. We believe peer support is a significant part of our recovery process and therefore has an economic value.


Last Sunday Each Month

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


Cyanotype Kits

by The Darkroom at Beach Creative

Emily from The Darkroom at Beach Creative adapted her business during COVID by creating cyanotype kits, so you can enjoy analogue photographic processes from your home! Emily has now sold over 300 cyanotype kits, so don't miss out, click the link below to read more

Emily Parris



Beach House

Beach Street

Herne Bay



Tel: 0300 111 1913

opening times




Wednesday-Saturday 10am-3pm





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