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Herne Bay Festival
29th July to 26th August 2023

The Bad Poets Parade

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Welcome to The Bad Poets Parade! Free poetry workshops for people who ‘don’t write’. This is put into inverted commas, to interpret however you wish. The Bad Poets Parade knows that everybody is innately creative, and has the right to express it. The Bad Poets Parade knows poetry can be tedious, difficult and brain-rotting. The […]

Spoken by the Sea

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Join us as as we celebrate the essence of summer with our first seasonal open mic night. Stay tuned for the announcement of our featured poets… We are pleased to offer open mic spaces for those who wish to share their own summer-themed pieces. Feel free to bring your poetry or prose to life and […]

Tiny Tales for Toddlers

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Join Stuart Heritage as he reads from his new fantastic picture book, Don’t Say Elephant! Join Stuart’s super-fun craft session including decorating your own pizza box (provided!), and get stuck into Don’t Say Elephant’s interactive activity sheets.

Duchamp & The Cartoonists

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An exhibition, marking ten years since the Duchamp arts festival from which #HBCartoonFest sprang. This is at The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay. Cartoons, photos and artefacts from the 2013 event plus new stuff.

Herne Bay Folk Festival – Kings Hall Bar Stage

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12.45 to 13.20  Up the Creek Ukulele band 14.40 to 15.20  Sam Brothers-solo singer songwriter 16.00 to 16.40  Trevor Giles- solo popular covers 17.40 to 18.30  The Foster Family duo great guitar and harmonies 19.40 to 20.00 Laura Grimwood lovely acapella singer

Herne Bay Folk Festival – Kings Hall Main Stage

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Cajun Session with band Crisis 13.20 to 13.50 Cajun workshop  followed by 13.50 to 14.50  Cajun Dance– Includes  Appalachian clogging by Kay Anderson & Taproots 15.20 to 16.00  Gumbo trio an eclectic range of toe-tapping covers and originals 16.40 to 17.40  Bellibone Rigg 4-piece folk band with a range of tunes and songs 18.40 to […]

The Life and Death of Amy Johnson

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  Amy Johnson was an iconic figure in 1930s aviation. Record-breaking pilot and engineer, she captured the world and became a national heroine and international celebrity. She died tragically while serving her country during WWII at the age of just 37. Jane Priston is founder and Director of the Amy Johnson Project and has dedicated […]

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