Events

“Take to the Skies” Open Exhibition

13/08/2014 - 02/09/2014 at 10:00 AM - Beach Creative

Open show linked to the Herne Bay Festival theme “Take to the Skies” and will run for three weeks from 13th August to 2nd September. Click on the poster below to enlarge it.

Take to Skies exhbition flyer

Take to the Skies Lantern Making Workshop

21/08/2014 at 10:00 AM - Retreat Hall

Join Animate Art in this FREE workshop to make rocket, butterfly and hot air balloon lanterns for the annual Lantern Parade on Saturday 23rd August!

Book in advance – click through to this event to book online.

25 workshop spaces available – all participants must be accompanied by an adult and must be available to take part in the parade on 23rd August (starting at 8.15pm). Please bring a packed lunch.

Once fully booked, you can add your name to the waiting list in case spaces become available nearer the time. Please email info@continentaldrifts.co.uk to be added to the list.

Sponsored by The Saxon Shore – J.D.Wetherspoons. Central Parade, Herne Bay.

Wetherspoons

Herne Bay Rocks – The First Heat

21/08/2014 at 7:30 PM - VIVID Nightclub

The opening heat of the towns biggest music event as 4 acts from the best local talent battle it out for the chance to win a slot on the main stage, 2 days recording, a global release, and an on location photo shoot! Free Entry.

Having proven to be one of the most popular and successful events of the festival in the past, Herne Bay Rocks returns for over a week’s worth of free live music all over town!

Local bands and musicians compete for the chance to win a slot on the main stage of the festival, 2 days in a recording studio, a global release on 250+ download sites, and a professional on-location photo shoot. NEW FOR 2014; there is a separate acoustic category for the chance to win a slot on the main stage and a day’s recording. All styles and genres welcome; 7 heats in 7 venues, culminating in the final at the magnificent Kings Hall on Friday 29th August, all free entry!

To enter your band email: tastysound@aol.com.

Please visit Herne Bay Rocks 2014 on Facebook for information and updates.

In partnership with The Kings Hall & David Shepherd

In association with: Macs Music Store, Mick Capewell, Garry Northwood, Black Flag, MixingMastering.co.uk.

Funded and Sponsored by: Macs Music Store, Hyde & Hyde Photography, Independent Music Productions, MixingMastering.co.uk, Garry Northwood, Arco Training, Oyster Financial Services, Charladys Cleaning Services, Hadfield & Co Solicitors, Automated Training, Pro-ethica, B’side the C’side, Café Latino.

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Herne Bay Rocks – Heat 2

22/08/2014 at 7:30 PM - The Heron

Another exciting heat of the towns biggest music event as 4 acts from the best local talent battle it out for the chance to win a slot on the main stage, 2 days recording, a global release, and an on location photo shoot! Free Entry.

Click here for more competition details and how to enter!

Barnes Wallis & the Bouncing Bomb – Story Telling

23/08/2014 - 30/08/2014 at 9:00 AM - Herne Bay Library

The Herne Bay Library will be storytelling for ages 0-2 from a local author.

Excludes 24th

Beach Hut Cosy Project and Workshop

23/08/2014 - 24/08/2014 at 10:00 AM - People’s United Beach Hut – 136

Knitting and crocheting has made a comeback in recent times! Learn how to master these crafts in the workshop offered at the People’s United Beach Hut, and make your mark by contributing to the efforts to create a giant tea cosy for a beach hut!

Herne Bay Arts Group Exhibition

23/08/2014 - 31/08/2014 at 10:00 AM - United Reform Church

Art exhibition based on the theme of “Take to the Skies”.

History Day

23/08/2014 at 10:00 AM - Beach Creative

Herne Bay Historical Records Society will showcase some of their projects, and a ‘who lived in your house’ event.

National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) – Open Day

23/08/2014 - 25/08/2014 at 10:00 AM - Watch Station

Open days to see what NCI does in support of search and rescue. You can learn to tie knots and communicate using flags. There will also be stalls and refreshments.

Origami Workshop

23/08/2014 at 10:00 AM - Beach Creative

Drop in workshops at Beach Creative for all ages!

Learn and take part in the traditional Japanese art of origami. Following the festival’s theme of Take to The Skies, Beach Creative will be teaching you how to make beautiful origami birds of all sizes!

Why not illuminate your bird with tiny lights and show it off in the Lantern Parade at 8.15pm on Saturday 23rd August, just after the workshops? Lights will be provided.

Or you can add your bird to the Origami Bird Tree Installation at the Giant Picnic on Sunday 31st August!

Want to be part of the Lantern Parade, but can’t attend the workshops? Want to create a whole flock of birds for the Giant Picnic? Get started now!

Download instructions to make your very own bird at home. It’s great to learn new things!

Click here: Origami Bird Instructions

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