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Wednesday 29 January 2020 – 10am-12pm
Off the Wall – a creative writing workshop inspired by the Built in Herne Bay photographic competition
£8, includes entry to museum & refreshments

Using this year’s photography exhibition at The Seaside Museum as inspiration, join facilitator Gary Studley of Dead Hoarse Writers, to explore the environment & buildings of Herne Bay; share our sense of belonging & community; and celebrate where we live.
With photographs, prompts & exercises designed for both poetry & prose, this workshop will be suitable for new or experienced writers alike (age, 14+)

Facilitator:  Gary Studley is a writer, artist, performer & mentor with 25+ years experience. As well as providing courses at Beach Creative CIC, Gary leads writing groups; spoken word events; & has worked with The Marlowe Theatre; Canterbury Festival; English Heritage & Porchlight. His Writing For Life service offers support in writing; editing; & creativity to promote good mental health.

Saturday 23 May, 11.30am to 3.30pm
People and Beasts of the Ice Ages
Pop Up Exhibition for All Ages

Travel back in time to learn about the different human species and mega beasts that have lived in the Herne Bay area over the last million years.

Handle real tools made by our prehistoric ancestors. Find out more from researcher Pete Knowles about how the museum’s collection is contributing to the understanding of the early human occupation of our corner of the North West Europe.
Normal museum charges apply Adults £3/Concessions £2, children under 16 accompanied by an adult FREE

6.30pm for 7pm start
£6/£5 concessions
Please book by emailing or by phoning the museum 01227 367368

Wednesday 4 March – Herne Bay’s Villages, Mike Bundock

Wednesday 15 April – Dalziel Brothers, Douglas Downing

May (date to be confirmed) – Seashore Life and Non-native Species, Ian Tittley

Friday 5 June – History of Herne Bay’s Railways, Mark Jones

Wednesday 7 October – Stones of Herne Bay, Geoff Downer