Pip[ the Magic Clown

Sun 8th and Sun 29th August 11am - 1pm.
For booking: 0300 111 1913 - 

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"Three Fingers to Myanmar"
Cartoon Workshop

Sat 31st  July 2pm


As part of the Cartoon Festival - an exciting workshop with The Surreal McCoy!

Full info:


For booking . 0300 111 1913 - 

Cartoonist, illustrator
As seen in the Sunday Times, the Independent, the London Evening Standard, the Hampstead Village Voice; the Spectator, Readers’ Digest, Fortean Times, The Oldie, Prospect and Saga magazines, and other unlikely places.
Held the post of Cartoonist-In-Residence on Sandi Toksvig’s daily radio show for LBC in London, drawing a topical cartoon live on air and posting to the station’s website.

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Children's book reading & activity!

Wednesday  21st August


An interactive storytelling of the picture book 'Busy, Buzzy Berty' - by Author and illustrator Katherine Turner!

This is a FREE Event, but booking is essential

book here

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Sewing Course (4 weeks)

With Angela at The Sewing Club - for adults

(for children's see the children's section)


What can I make on the 4 week courses?

You can make anything you want and get the help you need with any project: there is no set curriculum.   Just let us know your ideas and we'll help you achieve them and realise your sewing potential!



Course 1:

WEDNESDAY'S 10am - 12.30pm  

14/07/21 - 04/08/21 


Course 2:

THURSDAY'S 10am - 12.30pm

15/07/21 - 05/08/21

Course 3:

FRIDAY'S 10am - 12.30pm

16/07/21 - 06/08/21


Full info & other Sewing Club courses:

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Printing & Book Illustration workshop

Sat 7 & Sun 8 August 2-4pm  

"Escape" Monoprint and Collage working from Literature.

Workshop for Adults of any experience and ability. 

£15 to cover both days. Book  0300 111 1913 or 

Theme :  Would suit artists, writers, poets and anyone wishing to explore ideas around escape, confinement, or freedom with drawings.  The finished work will be in print form and could include text and collage.

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Photogram Evening Sessions

Thursday 19th August 6:30pm-8pm 

Friday 17th September 6:30pm-8pm

Join The Darkroom at Beach Creative for an evening photogram workshop!

Only 3 spaces are available per session! 

This workshop is aimed at young adults & adults who have an interest in print making, photography and art in general! No experience necessary!


What is a photogram?

A photogram is a camera-less photographic process, using light sensitive paper, a light source and developing chemicals! It's an instant process making it perfect fulfilling that creative urge!




Cyanotype Workshop
Bayfest 2021

Wednesday 11th August 

11am-2pm (book a 30 minute time slot)

Book here:

Join Emily Parris from The Darkroom at Beach Creative for a fun, hands on cyanotype printing workshop!

What is a cyanotype?

The cyanotype printing technique is one of the earliest forms of photography, invented in 1842 by Sir John Herschel.

A cyanotype print is created by exposing UV senstive paper to UV light, which is found in the sunshine! First, objects are laid on top of the UV sensitive paper and exposed to UV light. Once the print has been exposed to the sunshine for enough time, the print is washed in water to fix the image to the page. The outcome is a striking blue & white silhouette image of the object you laid on top!

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is aimed at beginners, no previous experience is needed. The workshops are aimed at families as a Summer Holiday activity, but feel free to book if you are also a beginner.

Why is it free?

This workshop is funded by the 2021 Herne Bay Festival - please only book a space if you are able to turn up. If your circumstances change and you need to cancel your free time slot, please get in touch so we can make space for other people


Do I need to bring anything along?

Materials and equipment are provided for this session, however feel free to bring along a small selection of objects to use on your prints to make them personal to you. Here's some ideas of what to bring:





-small toys eg: lego, toy animals



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