Coffee Shop Art Trail @ Participating Herne Bay Cafes, Tearooms and Coffee Shops
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

On all through August at participating venues

A map of all coffee shops taking part will be available to the public and each café participating will display work from individual members of the Made in Herne Bay group. They will include prints, photographs, ceramics, jewellery, paintings, textiles and enamel art.

Opening times as per individual venues.

Eaten Fish @ Beach Creative
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm

Beach Creative is closed on Mondays.

Cartoonists around the world have been drawing fish in support of refugee cartoonists #EatenFish. This exhibition features some of the drawings, many by cartoonists attending this years Herne Bay Cartoonist festival

End of the Pier Show – Exhibition @ Beach Creative
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm

Once again the professional cartoonists will be exhibiting new work at Beach Creative Galleries as part of our annual celebration of the art of cartooning. Our theme this year is “The End of the Pier Show”.


Exhibition of Martin Rowson Cartoons @ Bay Art Gallery
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm
Sole People @ Studd Hill Slopes
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm

Studd Hill Slope, Studd Hill, Herne Bay, CT6 8EH, United Kingdom

An Outdoor Installation on the slope of Studd Hill, on the Oyster bay Trail between Herne Bay and Whitstable.

Sole People are created from beachcombed shoes mostly found on the Studd Hill/Hampton stretch of beach.
Where have they come from, how far have they travelled, what are their stories?
you decide Twitter & Instagram @flotsamweave #solepeople #hernebayfestival

Flogging a Dead Horse @ Herne Bay Hockey Club
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm

Workshops 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm — to book go to http/

Dates and times are subject to weather conditions and availability of artists
Help to create the UK’s largest painting on the astro turf of Herne Bay Hockey Club. Artist led workshops will help all age groups make a giant painting celebrating Herne Bay’s amazing DAWN HORSE. For more details contact This is a FREE event but donations are gratefully accepted at Beach Creative. Workshops start on August 5th through to August 27th with The Grand opening on Monday August 28th at 11am.

Pavement Art Competition @ Herne Bay Pier Entrance
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pavement Art Competition at Pier Entrance Register at 5pm create at 6pm

Herne Bay Art Group Summer Exhibition @ Baptist Church
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm

Herne Bay Art Group Summer Exhibition at Baptist Church An annual exhibition is held during the Herne Bay Festival week at the Baptist Church in the High Street, for which members can submit up to 4 paintings. A hanging fee is charged and commission of 10% is taken for all artworks sold. A judge is appointed to assess the paintings, with cups and certificates awarded to the winners in each category.

Watercolourist Exhibition by Bob Male @ Bay Art Gallery
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm
  • At Bay Art Gallery an exhibition of Watercolourist by Bob Male until August 27th

Chris Millbank presents Original Prints @ Beach Creative
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm
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  • At Beach Creative Chris Millbank presents Original Prints of well-known artists  until August 27th
Seaside Slam & Mini Lit Fest @ Beach Creative
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm


Neanderthal Bard and Connor Sansby – Word Stuff have come together with Beach Creative to bring you a Seaside Slam and Mini-LitFest.
FREE Workshops begin at 11am and are suitable for ages 13+

The Hero’s Journey – An introduction to plots

Often the hardest part of writing is making sure your story flows, instead of meandering through a series of disconnected scenes. This workshop is designed to demonstrate the role of plot structures as well as familiarising yourself with one of the most common frames for a story, as well as teaching you how it can be applied to your writing. A great workshop for writers starting their first steps as well as those who are looking to take their work to the next level.

Writing a Short Story – Fighting the Empty Page.

A crash course in short stories, this workshop helps battle writer’s block by shifting stories around a group. A wonderful opportunity to overcome the fear of the blank page, led by an experienced author taking you through plot structure and how to stay focused on the road to writing your first short story.

Land, Sea & Air Poetry

A highly interactive experience, writing a simple poem with the Poet-in-Residence of the Whitefriars Shopping Centre, designed to open up your mind to the possibilities of poetry and take your poetry up a gear, with an eye on performance and exploring imagery, rhythm and the power of silence

All followed by Seaside Slam from 3.30 onwards.

For a place in one of our workshops email
For a place in our Seaside Slam email

Other Horses of Different Colours @ Beach Creative
Aug 28 – Aug 31 all-day

Tues – Sat 10-4, Sun 10-1, Mondays closed.

An exhibition examining the horse and its evolution and interactions with humans. The history of the horse from the earliest named horse fossil found in the Studd Hill cliffs in 1838 until the present day and the future. The horse – artistically, practically, in myth, in language and metaphorically. A fascinating exhibition which will appeal to all.
Talks and special events. Keep a look out, they will be well publicised.


Flogging a Dead Horse -Grand Opening @ Herne Bay Hockey Club
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Grand Opening — after 4 weeks creative work come and see the final result celebrating Herne Bay’s amazing DAWN HORSE  painted on the Hockey pitch.