Today at BayFest 2017

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Aug
1
Tue
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.

Rotary Treasure Hunt Challenge @ Various across Herne Bay locations
Aug 1 – Aug 26 all-day

Collect your FREE entry form for each weeks event and hope to win the £25 weekly prize. Forms are available from — The Whitehouse on Herne Bay Pier Makcari’s in the Bandstand Kids Corner 98 Mortimer Street Beach Creative  in Beach Street Herne Bay Seaside Museum in William street The Kings Hall.

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”.

https://www.facebook.com/HBCartoonFest
https://twitter.com/hbcartoonfest


 

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


https://www.facebook.com/ShoreisaLoadofRubbish/

https://shoreisaloadofrubbish.blogspot.co.uk/

Aug
2
Wed
Balloon Modelling Practical Show with Pip the Clown @ Beach Creative
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Balloon Modelling Practical Show for Children 5+ with
Pip the Magic Clown at Beach Creative 10am Free entry.

Craft activity @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

 

 

Drop in anytime today between 10am and 3.30pm and make your very own Pirate face mask! £1 per child.

 

Wednesday Morning Printing Workshop @ Studio
Aug 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

 


A creative fun experience learning how to print using Herne Bay as inspiration. Using cyanotypes, solar printing, relief and collage techniques everyone can make a unique print to take home.

Wednesday Afternoon Printing Workshop @ Studio
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 


A creative fun experience learning how to print using Herne Bay as inspiration. Using cyanotypes, solar printing, relief and collage techniques everyone can make a unique print to take home.

Aug
4
Fri
Sweet Sol Good Coffee & Tea Morning @ Sweet Sol Ltd
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 


Kick start your day & enjoy a FREE piece of cake (hand selected from a
local business source) & tea or coffee with ANY purchase. Get
the inspiration for cake making, gift ideas for birthdays & special occasions.

https://www.facebook.com/sweetsolshop
https://www.twitter.com/sweetsweetsol


sweetsolshop@gmail.com
http://sweetsol.co.uk

Storytelling! @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Come along today for our Friday morning summer holiday storytelling!
Today we will be reading a pirate story, with a craft to follow!

This is a free event but due to limited seating PLEASE book your places!

This activity is for children aged 3 – 6 years old.

 

Curb Pilots – Theater in the Park @ Theater in the Park
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

 

Curb Pilots – A SKA…tastic night!

The Curb Pilots are an exciting mix of two-tone ska and reggae. Formed in 2014 they have forged a huge fan base due to their unwavering dedication to the genre. A powerful mix of melodic vocals, driving guitar, retro keyboards and ska horn section featuring original material and songs by The Specials, Madness, The Beat, UB40

Hot food vendor and licenced bar on site

Box Office – 01227 373292
www.strodepark.org.uk/index.php/tip/

 https://www.facebook.com/StrodeParkFoundation/
https://www.facebook.com/events/669897696532617/

Aug
5
Sat
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/flogging-a-dead-horse-the-big-picture.eventbrite.com

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 info@beachcreative.org 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.

Cartoon Workshop @ Beach Creative
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This is a free event where pre-booking is essential.  Please contact the organisers.

https://www.facebook.com/HBCartoonFesthttps://twitter.com/hbcartoonfest

https://twitter.com/hbcartoonfest

 

Rowson on Rowson @ The Kings Hall
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Reggae Evening On The Pier @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Live music from the wonderful Ben Russell and The Charmers. Authentic food available on the night. Fancy dress is optional but there will be a prize for the best dressed on the evening.

BEN RUSSELL AND THE CHARMERS are one of the most respected, feel good, reggae bands in South East England, renowned for their unique and vibrant earthy sounds, a blended style of where European and Australasian reggae meet.
Front man Ben Russell, is on a musical mission to spread positive vibes across the UK after moving from his native land Australia. Since forming in 2010, BRC has become Kent’s most high-profile reggae band, performing hundreds of gigs and festivals throughout the UK, steadily gathering a loyal following.
In 2013 and 2015, BEN RUSSELL AND THE CHARMERS supported New Zealand reggae band Katchafire, marking an important step in their career. As well as sharing a stage with internationally renowned artists such as By The Rivers (UK), The Banyans (FR), The Dualers (UK) to name a few…
Lined up with exciting new projects and more shows every year, Ben Russell and The Charmers are becoming a well-established band in the UK Reggae scene.

“Great band, really enjoyed your sound. With f*#$ amazing vocals from Ben and a great blend of harmonies from Mel. Keep up the good work!”
Sir Bob Geldof

“They are a wicked band, seriously soo talented”.
Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Australia – New Zealand X Factor Judge

“Enigmatic uplifting reggae band with some really nice self-penned tunes”.
Tyber Cranstoun, The Dualers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu8jrQn-EW0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWYGdGIM54A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtoxP9lmb6I

http://www.benrussellandthecharmers.com/
https://www.facebook.com/BenRussellAndTheCharmers/
https://twitter.com/BRCreggae
https://soundcloud.com/benrussellandthecharmers

Aug
6
Sun
Cartooning Live @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartooning Live returns to Herne Bay for the fifth year. This very popular annual event will take place on Herne Bay Pier this year. We are welcoming back the professional cartoonists who love to show how they create amazing artwork and draw unique caricatures for you.


https://www.facebook.com/HBCartoonFest
https://twitter.com/hbcartoonfest

Beach Creative Writer in Residence Launch Event @ Beach Creative
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

 

 

Beach Creative is pleased to welcome Nicky Thompson as their Writer in Residence for a month of Creative Writing.
Join us at our Free launch event to share poems about the seaside, bring along a poem to read aloud, either one you’ve written, or one you love, or come along just to listen.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/290787234699980
https://www.facebook.com/pebblepoetry/


nicky@pebblepoetry.co.uk
http://www.beachcreative.org/

Aug
7
Mon
Beach Walk & Cyanotype Workshop @ Beach Creative
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

£5 per person, £18 family group of four.

 

Join Beach Creative for a walk along Studd Hill beach to the vegetated beach, collecting leaves, flowers, feathers etc. on the way back to Hampton Green to create lovely Cyanotype Prints.

 


https://www.facebook.com/events/1884125968537031


karen@beachcreative.org
http://www.beachcreative.org

Waterworks Writing for Well-Being Workshop @ Beach Creative
Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

£12 per session, £30 for all 3 sessions. Concessions available

 

Part of the Beach Creative Writer in Residence programme, Nicky Thompson is offering this 3 week writing for well-being course by giving you a safe, non-judgmental space to express yourself and develop self-awareness.

No writing experience necessary.

the other two sessions are
Monday 14 Aug 2017 – 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Monday 21 Aug 2017 – 6.30pm to 8.30pm

 


https://www.facebook.com/events/311274512635020
https://www.facebook.com/pebblepoetry/


nicky@pebblepoetry.co.uk
http://www.beachcreative.org

Aug
8
Tue
Seaside Inspirations – Creative Writing @ Beach Creative (Check with organisers)
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

£12 per session or £30 for all three, concessions available.

These workshops are part of the Beach Creative Writer in Residence programme. Please note location to be confirmed – we may move one of them to the beach.

Join Pebble Poetry for creative writing sessions designed to spark new ideas and creativity in your writing. The focus is on fun, informal writing to generate new ideas, using our wonderful seaside as inspiration. No writing experience necessary.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1923744601191851
https://www.facebook.com/pebblepoetry/


http://www.beachcreative.org

Beach Inspired Necklaces @ Beach Creative
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Come and make a beach inspired necklace which would make a lovely treat for yourself or a wonderful gift.  Using soft summery colours and featuring gorgeous pearls, shells and semi-precious gemstones this multi layered necklace is surprisingly easy to make.

Aug
9
Wed
Craft activity! @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Drop in anytimebetween 10am and 3.30pm and make a bouncing octopus!

This activity is for children aged 3 – 8 years old.

£1 per activity, per child.

 

Wednesday Morning Printing Workshop @ Studio
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

 


A creative fun experience learning how to print using Herne Bay as inspiration. Using cyanotypes, solar printing, relief and collage techniques everyone can make a unique print to take home.

Pirates and mermaids @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pirates and mermaids @ The Seaside Museum | England | United Kingdom

Story time and Craft at the Seaside Museum – Make wooden spoon pirates and mermaids

Wednesday Afternoon Printing Workshop @ Studio
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 


A creative fun experience learning how to print using Herne Bay as inspiration. Using cyanotypes, solar printing, relief and collage techniques everyone can make a unique print to take home.

The Magic Show @ Herne Bay Pier
Aug 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Magic Show with Pip the Magic Clown at Pier
entrance at 3.30pm.

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

Aug
10
Thu
Natures Paint Brushes & Paints @ Beach Creative
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

£3 per person/ £10 family group of 4, must include one adult.

Have fun making and using paint brushes from twigs and feathers to use with vegetable, berry & soil paints and inks.
Family Session.

 


https://www.facebook.com/events/672701082925792


karen@beachcreative.org
http://www.beachcreative.org

Dress up in Victorian costumes @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 10 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Dress up in Victorian costumes at the Seaside Museum

Aug
11
Fri
Storytelling! @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Come along to our summer holiday Friday storytelling!

Today we will be reading ‘Message in a Bottle’ by Matt Hunt! There will also be a craft activity to follow.

This event is for children aged 3 – 6 years.

This is a free event but due to limited space PLEASE book your seats!

The Rossetti’s in Kent @ Beach Creative
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Pre-booking essential.  Please contact the organisers.

 

A talk by Valerie Martin about the many connections, the Rossetti family had with Kent, including Dante Gabriels’ association with Herne Bay and his sister Christina who visited several times.


https://www.facebook.com/events/422837921447874


info@beachcreative.org
http://www.beachcreative.org

Ben Russell on the Pier @ Herne Bay Pier Stage
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Seaside Sessions –Ben Russell on the Pier 7.30pm –blues/reggae and current chart covers Entrance fee £3

Aug
12
Sat
Historical Records Society History Day @ Heritage Centre
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Historical records society history day at the Heritage Centre 81 Central Parade – Costumed History Walk-Carnivals past exhibition- Bring your old carnival photos

Sea Monsters and Mermaids @ Beach Creative
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

£5 per person or £18 for a family of four (children must be accompanied by an adult).


 

Part of the Beach Creative Writer in Residence programme, a story writing and art workshop for families.
Join Pebble Poetry to explore the wonders of mythical sea creatures, and make your own book to take home.
(children must be accompanied by an adult).

 


https://www.facebook.com/events/1825174724399901
https://www.facebook.com/pebblepoetry/


nicky@pebblepoetry.co.uk
http://www.beachcreative.org

Local Smuggling Tales @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Local Smuggling Tales with Storyteller Rob Masters Family activity at the Seaside Museum. Take part in a story about smugglers and smuggling.

Herne Bay Carnival @ Route through Herne Bay
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm

Further details from organiser’s website at http://www.hernebaycarnival.weebly.com

Carnival Fireworks @ Neptune's Arm
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Carnival Fireworks Display

Aug
13
Sun
The Small Business Showcase & Picnic on the Plaza @ Clock Tower Plaza
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Showcasing some of Herne Bay’s best small businesses in a family friendly market style setting, complete with entertainment and hopefully lots of summer sunshine. Enjoy a drink or a snack at The Clock Tower and browse through an exciting range of arts and crafts, food and other great products.

  • Music and Dance Performances
  • Lily The Cocktail Campervan
  • Local Arts and Craft Businesses

https://www.facebook.com/events/115594819031306/

 

Plus …

A great free day of events to raise money for the charity Reverse Rett UK. Starting with a Craft Market and art display at 11am continuing with a great variety of live music & entertainment MC’d by Bay Crooner Martin Farbrother.
Bring your own blanket, chair and picnic for a front-row seat for lots of fun for everyone!
featuring some great acts including headliners The Rockin/ Decades supported by Roxanne Chester-Brazier, Paul Maple. Reg – E – Mental & more
Your donations in the buckets are most welcome

Beach Hut Day @ Beach Huts
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Beach Hut Day and Pebble Art Competition noon to 3.30 supported by Nikki Chapman

Jazz & Swing Fest @ Herne Bay Pier Stage
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

The event is free from 4-6pm. From 6 pm there is a £5 charge.

The first ever Herne Bay Jazz & Swing Fest will feature some of the UK’s top jazz and swing performers including Digby Fairweather (Great British Jazz Band), Jim Mullen (Average White Band, Kokomo), Kai Hoffman (Ronnie Scott’s), Paul Booth (Steve Winwood, BBC Big Band) and more!

 

Aug
14
Mon
Beach crawl @ The Kings Hall
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Beach crawl – Meet at the King’s Hall Children must be accompanied by an adult Limited numbers, please book in advance at the Seaside Museum.

Waterworks Writing for Well-Being Workshop @ Beach Creative
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 

Part of the Beach Creative Writer in Residence programme, Nicky Thompson is offering this 3 week writing for well-being course by giving you a safe, non-judgmental space to express yourself and develop self-awareness.

No writing experience necessary.

the other two sessions are
Monday 21 Aug 2017 – 6.30pm to 8.30pm

 


https://www.facebook.com/events/311274512635020
https://www.facebook.com/pebblepoetry/


nicky@pebblepoetry.co.uk
http://www.beachcreative.org

Aug
15
Tue
Drawings on Poetry @ Beach Creative
Aug 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Two-day event

 

A two-day workshop at which participants will make a unique concertina book using printed illustrations,
drawings and collage which folds out to reveal the poem “A Birthday” by Christina Rossetti.
Please note the second day is Wednesday 16th August 9.30-3.30.

https://www.facebook.com/events/244258642645200
https://www.facebook.com/HBaystudio/


catherinefrancisuk@yahoo.co.uk
http://www.beachcreative.org

Seaside Inspirations – Creative Writing @ Beach Creative (Check with organisers)
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

£12 per session or £30 for all three, concessions available.

These workshops are part of the Beach Creative Writer in Residence programme. Please note location to be confirmed – we may move one of them to the beach.

Join Pebble Poetry for creative writing sessions designed to spark new ideas and creativity in your writing. The focus is on fun, informal writing to generate new ideas, using our wonderful seaside as inspiration. No writing experience necessary.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1923744601191851
https://www.facebook.com/pebblepoetry/


http://www.beachcreative.org

Sandcastle competition @ Herne Bay Beach, West of the pier
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Bayfest’s Sandcastle Competition is an afternoon of fun for everyone. Come along and register at the beach area west of The Pier. Great fun, prizes, giveaways and this year we have added a competition for dads and granddads. This event is sponsored by Boss Custom Construction, Mitcham Building Supplies and Cain’s Amusements.

  • 12pm Registration for 3-5 & 6-8yrs
  • 12.30-1pm 3-5 yrs
  • 1.15-1.45pm 6-8 yrs
  • 2pm Registration for 9-11yrs and super dads
  • 2.30-3.15pm 9-11 yrs
  • 3.30-4.15pm super dads
  • 4.30pm Finish
Aug
16
Wed
Craft activity! @ A Bundle of Books
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Drop in anytime between 10 am and 3.30pm and make a sun catcher!

Recommended for children aged 3 – 8 years old.

£1 per child, per activity.

 

 


 

Wednesday Morning Printing Workshop @ Studio
Aug 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

 


A creative fun experience learning how to print using Herne Bay as inspiration. Using cyanotypes, solar printing, relief and collage techniques everyone can make a unique print to take home.

Punch and Judy with Pip the Clown @ The Seaside Museum
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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