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  • Gala Night At The Proms at The Marlowe TheatreSat 30 Aug 2014This rousing concert features all of your ‘last night’ favourites including Land Of Hope And Glory, Jerusalem and Henry Wood’s Sea Songs. Conducted by John Perkins, the orchestra is joined by the soprano Kathryn Jenkin.
    365: a year in the life of Whitstable at Whitstable Museum and GalleryThu 26 Jun - Sat 30 Aug 2014Showcasing 365 photographs of Whitstable taken everyday of the year in 2013 by residents and visitors. In partnership with Kent Creative Arts. A Whitstable Oyster Festival exhibition.
    Bat Walk at Westgate GardensSat 30 Aug 2014Discover the Park after Dark. Join Kent Bat group for an evening walk looking for bats. Learn how to use a bat detector to identify which bats you have seen or heard!
    The Haunting Of Hill House at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableSat 30 Aug 2014A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of psychically receptive people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of eveil and contained ill will.
    Rubber Biscuit at Strode Park HouseSat 30 Aug 2014Back by popular demand! Kent's favourite rhythm 'n' blues and soul band are coming back to get you on the dance floor.
    bOing 2014 at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 30 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Let us take you on a very special journey of imagination with a weekend of amazing theatre, dance, music, films and fun for all the family.
    Herne Bay FestivalSat 23 - Sun 31 Aug 2014The Herne Bay Festival is a celebration of Herne Bay's vibrant community and beautiful coastline. With nine days of live music, entertainment, workshops, performances and demonstrations - there's something for everyone to enjoy!
    Investigating Portraits family trail at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 17 Jan - Sun 31 Aug 2014Take part in a fun, self-guided family trail investigating portraits in the People and Places gallery led by the Little Girl at the Door (a favourite character in one of the paintings).
    Urban Obsession at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 27 Aug - Tue 2 Sep 2014Stencil, graffiti, photography, sand A collection of artists with 'Urban Obsession' expressed in their own unique ways and styles from Graffiti to Geometry.
    Beverley Fisher at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 27 Aug - Tue 2 Sep 2014Mixed Media Beverley is back for another year, this time on her own. A mix of abstract and florals, this exhibition promises to be another exciting show bursting with colour and style.
    Take to the Skies at Beach CreativeWed 13 Aug - Tue 2 Sep 2014Our next Open Show has the same theme as this year's Herne Bay Festival - Take to the Skies.We welcome entries on the show's theme from everyone. Please check back for details on the handing in dates.
    French Dressing at 50 at Herne Bay Museum and GalleryThu 7 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014Director Ken Russell's first ever feature film was set in Herne Bay, and came out 50 years ago. The beach, bandstand and pier recognisably starred in the film, and many Herne Bay residents were extras.
    Diane Smalley at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 30 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014This exhibition is an artist's response to 'The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge'. The paintings and drawings will all have connections to the Beaney's art and artefacts displayed in the Garden Room and upstairs galleries.
    Taylor Wessing Photographic Protrait Prize 2013 at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 9 Aug - Sun 2 Nov 2014A unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.
    Armchair Artist Residency at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 1 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014Holder and Lamoon, practicing artists, will be working together to make new works in response to the eclectic objects to be found in the galleries.
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01 August 2014 to 01 August 2014

Sand Martins and Their Fleas! at Reculver Country Park & Reculver TowersFri 1 Aug 2014Hannah Wickenden, PhD student at Oxford Brookes University, presents her research into the parasites that will help us better understand and protect an iconic and well-loved species at Reculver - sand martins.

01 August 2014 to 01 August 2014

Brian Baker's Harbour Trail at Whitstable HarbourFri 1 Aug 2014How did Whitstable Harbour become the world's first railway connected port? Find out on this walk with Brian Baker, discovering the evidence of its past history and how it has developed over the years.

01 August 2014 to 01 August 2014

Children's Craft Workshop: Masquerade Mask Making at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreFri 1 Aug 2014Get ready for the beach-side Venetian Carnival, where Whitstable will be donning exquiste masks to celebrate the finale fireworks! These workshops will give children the chance to make their own unique mask for this special occasion.

26 July 2014 to 01 August 2014

Whitstable Oyster FestivalSat 26 Jul - Fri 1 Aug 2014A week of festivity celebrating Whitstable's fascinating history and unique heritage alongside its contemporary talent and enthusiasm for fun.

01 August 2014 to 01 August 2014

Building of the Grotters at WhitstableFri 1 Aug 2014Families collect a bucket of shells (one each) and create Grotters, a special brand of Oyster Shell Sand-Castle. Illumintation time is sunset.

01 August 2014 to 01 August 2014

Venetian Carnival at WhitstableFri 1 Aug 2014New for 2014 - full details of this fantastic finale evening event will be announced soon! Watch this space!

01 August 2014 to 01 August 2014

Firework Finale at WhitstableFri 1 Aug 2014The bar was raised last year as Whitstable Bay was lit up with a kaleidoscopic display - and that was just the sunset!

26 July 2014 to 01 August 2014

Textile Exhibition of Margo Selby & Tracie Peisley at WhitstableSat 26 Jul - Fri 1 Aug 2014A textile exhibition of Margo Selby's latest jackets, rugs and hand-woven pieces plus guest artist Tracie Peisley will be launching her wearable art. All visitors welcome.

01 August 2014 to 01 August 2014

Archives Tour and Afternoon Tea at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeFri 1 Aug 2014Enjoy a full afternoon tea in our restaurant that overlooks a beautiful courtyard garden. Afterwards, experience a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Cathedral Archives and Library.

26 July 2014 to 01 August 2014

Oyster Lacemakers at The Whitstable ShopSat 26 Jul - Fri 1 Aug 2014The gentle and intricate art of bobbin lace-making is on display with Whitstable's Oyster Lacemakers in the Whitstable Shop Garden. A chance for the nimble-fingered to have a go.

28 July 2014 to 02 August 2014

Tonight's The Night at The Marlowe TheatreMon 28 Jul - Sat 2 Aug 2014Tonight's The Night, the smash-hit West End musical inspired by the hit songs of Rod Stewart, is an all-singing, all-dancing feel-good show that has played to sell-out audiences across the country.

01 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Modern Heresies at The Marlowe TheatreFri 1 - Sat 2 Aug 2014Six plays from six writers will be performed as rehearsed readings by The Marlowe Senior and People's Companies.

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Dormouse Handling & Surveying Workshop at WildwoodSat 2 Aug 2014This course is aimed at ecological consultants and those in training for their dormouse handling licence. A classroom session on survey methods followed by handling, sexing and weighing captive dormice under supervision.

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Spot the Difference Roman Trail at Westgate GardensSat 2 Aug 2014As part of the 'Love Parks' week, take part in our spotter trail. Look out for pictures of Roman artefacts from the past and try and match them to the items we use today.

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

An Evening of Street Rock & Roll at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreSat 2 Aug 2014Three great bands one great night! Centurion Sect, The Lords of Lonesome and The Warriors.

29 July 2014 to 02 August 2014

Grand-Guignol Theatre of Film at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableTue 29 Jul - Sat 2 Aug 2014An evening of classic tales, reliving the spirit of Grand-Guignol, the infamous turn-of-the-century Parisian theatre that captivated and terrified audiences with its tales of the macabre, of mystery, suspense, and horror and of bawdy comedy

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Disco Inferno at Strode Park HouseSat 2 Aug 2014Whipping up the audience into a 70's style frenzy of crazy disco dancing, this high energy live band perfrom classic disco party songs the way they were meant to be.

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

Lounge on the Farm at Merton FarmSat 2 Aug 2014Lounge on the Farm is Canterbury’s biggest annual music event and is one of the homegrown gems of the city. This year we’re preparing to say goodbye to our old home, Merton Farm, with a big one day bash featuring all the best in music.

02 August 2014 to 02 August 2014

It'll Be Over by Christmas at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 2 Aug 2014Local and family history event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

03 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Jazz On A Summer Night at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableSun 3 Aug 2014This annual and popular show is now in its 30th year - Trad Jazz at its best - a six-piece traditional Jazz Band with vocalist Lyn Falvey who puts the 'icing on the cake' as they say.

03 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Hog Roast & Jazz with the Galvin Quartet at Charlton Park FoundationSun 3 Aug 2014Hog roast and jazz with the Galvin Quartet. In aid of RELATE Youth Counselling.

03 August 2014 to 03 August 2014

Cartoonists Beside the Surreal Side! at Herne Bay BandstandSun 3 Aug 2014Cartoonists Beside the Surreal Side! Live event at Herne Bay Bandstand. Cartoon Exhibition at Beach Creative, Beach Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5PT. Cartoon Exhibition 30 July to 5 August 2014.

04 August 2014 to 04 August 2014

Marvellous Marine Day - Family Event at Reculver Country Park & Reculver TowersMon 4 Aug 2014Join in a day of marine activities, dress up as your favourite marine creature, includes rock pooling at 11.30am. For rock pooling, wellies or sturdy footwear (you may get wet), uneven slope to shore, shingle, slippery rocks.

05 August 2014 to 05 August 2014

Comic Book Club at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreTue 5 Aug 2014For current, new and lapsed lovers of comics and graphic novels. Geek it up, talk comics and help add to the club's reading list. Over 18s.

30 July 2014 to 05 August 2014

Bend One's Steps III at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 30 Jul - Tue 5 Aug 2014Jude Kingshott and Penny Watts Mixed Media Jude and Penny return to the Horsebridge with a collaborative and diverse exhibition of mixed media fine art.

23 July 2014 to 05 August 2014

MAHL at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 23 Jul - Tue 5 Aug 2014Watercolours, Acrylics, Oils, Paints, Sculptures. Malone, Gadenne, Hughes & Livesey provide the acronym for this eclectic array of art, a Mahlstick being the rest tool for artists working at their easels.

06 August 2014 to 06 August 2014

Snake Day! at WildwoodWed 6 Aug 2014Find out all about slithering snakes! Meet one of our biggest snakes, make snake crafts to take home and watch our adders being fed.

30 July 2014 to 06 August 2014

Your Fishy Whitstable at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 30 Jul - Wed 6 Aug 2014The University of Greenwich is running an exciting and innovative photo project called Your Fishy Whitstable. For full details of how to enter work please see the Horsebridge website.

06 August 2014 to 06 August 2014

Summer Fun Days at Dane John GardensWed 6 Aug 2014Bring your own picnic and enjoy a huge range of activities suitable for all the family.

06 August 2014 to 06 August 2014

Martin Farbrother AKA The Crooner at Herne Bay BandstandWed 6 Aug 2014Martin Farbrother AKA The Crooner makes another seasonal return to Herne Bay Bandstand performing a selection of popular songs to raise money for his favourite charities this summer with a series of Wednesday afternoon shows.

08 August 2014 to 08 August 2014

Yarn Spinning Demonstration at Reculver Country Park & Reculver TowersFri 8 Aug 2014Local artist, Maggie Harris will be at Reculver all day as she demonstrates how yarn is spun using a spinning wheel and a drop spindle.

08 August 2014 to 08 August 2014

Country Superstars at Strode Park HouseFri 8 Aug 2014Featuring Europe's leading Dolly Parton Tribute, Sarah-Jayne Tribute performances of your favourite Country Superstars including Pasty Cline, Johnny Cash, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and John Denver.

04 August 2014 to 09 August 2014

Arsenic And Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring at Gulbenkian TheatreMon 4 - Sat 9 Aug 2014One of the first and funniest comedies of multiple murder, Arsenic and Old Lace was the play that put black comedy well and truly back on the historical map.

09 August 2014 to 09 August 2014

Yarn Spinning Demonstration at Reculver Country Park & Reculver TowersSat 9 Aug 2014Local artist, Maggie Harris will be at Reculver all day as she demonstrates how yarn is spun using a spinning wheel and a drop spindle.

09 August 2014 to 09 August 2014

Whitstable Harbour Open DaySat 9 Aug 2014Whitstable Harbour Open Day takes place on Saturday 9th August 2014. A free day out for all the family.

05 August 2014 to 09 August 2014

WestEnd World Summer School 2014 at WhitstableTue 5 - Sat 9 Aug 20145 days of Singing, Dancing and Acting with top West End Performers ending with a final showcase performance. Open to ages 6 - 21years.

09 August 2014 to 09 August 2014

Herne Bay Concert Band return to the Bandstand at Herne Bay BandstandSat 9 Aug 2014A vareity of music from ancient to modern, classical, military and pop.

10 August 2014 to 10 August 2014

Teddy Bears Picnic at WildwoodSun 10 Aug 2014Bring your favourite teddy for a grand day out at our fun-filled teddy bears' picnic. Enjoy stories, games and a bear hunt, followed by a teddy bear cupcake and a drink. Everyone (young and old) must bring a teddy for a teddy-tastic time!

10 August 2014 to 10 August 2014

Grain Moon Night Tour at WildwoodSun 10 Aug 2014See our animals under the moonlight on a guided tour to coincide with the full moon.

10 August 2014 to 10 August 2014

Herne Bay Bus RallySun 10 Aug 2014Display of old and new buses. Free rides on some vehicles. Pilgrims Hospice bus on display. Various stalls selling models, books, photos and memorabilia. All monies raised going to Pilgrims Hospice.

10 August 2014 to 10 August 2014

Glyndebourne - La traviata (Live) at Gulbenkian CinemaSun 10 Aug 2014New production of the Verdi's opera, conducted by Sir Mark Elder and directed by Tom Cairns.

11 August 2014 to 11 August 2014

That'll Be The Day at The Marlowe TheatreMon 11 Aug 2014Prepare to party with the nation’s favourite rock‘n’roll variety show.

12 August 2014 to 12 August 2014

That'll Be The Day at The Marlowe TheatreTue 12 Aug 2014Prepare to party with the nation’s favourite rock‘n’roll variety show.

06 August 2014 to 12 August 2014

Whitstable Works at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 6 - Tue 12 Aug 2014Daphne Stanley Acrylics Vibrant, bold and colourful acrylic paintings on box edge canvases, mainly of Whitstable and the local area.

06 August 2014 to 12 August 2014

The Locals at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 6 - Tue 12 Aug 2014Group Show Ron Chadwick, Catman, Ann Diggens Preview Sunday 10 August 2pm to 5pm, everyone welcome.

13 August 2014 to 13 August 2014

Cafe Live - Digibury at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 13 Aug 2014Digibury is Kent's monthly meet-up event for digital and creative types.

13 August 2014 to 13 August 2014

Junior Zoo Keeper at WildwoodWed 13 Aug 2014Do you know a budding zoo keeper? Let them discover what it's like to work as a Wildwood animal keeper and how we care for our animals to keep them happy and healthy.

14 August 2014 to 14 August 2014

Faulty Towers Dining Experience at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 14 Aug 2014Following a tremendous year that included sold-out seasons in Canada, Sydney Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe, Australia's much feted tribute to the BBC’s best-loved sitcom continues to tour the world.

14 August 2014 to 14 August 2014

The Glenn Miller Orchestra at The Marlowe TheatreThu 14 Aug 2014On the 70th anniversary of Glenn Miller's visit to UK, Ray McVay invites you to get In The Mood as he leads the world's greatest big band in concert.

13 August 2014 to 14 August 2014

Mini Farmers' Market at WildwoodWed 13 - Thu 14 Aug 2014Ready your taste buds to sample a variety of Kentish fare from local suppliers with lots of opportunities to buy tasty treats for home or as gifts. Bring a bag and stock up!

11 August 2014 to 15 August 2014

Gulbenkian and Wide Eyed Present The Play Factory at Gulbenkian TheatreMon 11 - Fri 15 Aug 2014Make a play in a week - starting from scratch you will spend a week in Gulbenkian, on stage and back stage, with Wide Eyed Theatre making a performance from scratch.

15 August 2014 to 15 August 2014

Kit Curtis & the B3s at Strode Park HouseFri 15 Aug 2014Let's go back to the swinging 60s! This band truly captures the excitement and the passio of this classic era with their Hammond led blue-eyed soul, from the classic Stax sound of Memphis up to the motor city of Motown.

15 August 2014 to 15 August 2014

Archives Tour and Afternoon Tea at Canterbury Cathedral LodgeFri 15 Aug 2014Enjoy a full afternoon tea in our restaurant that overlooks a beautiful courtyard garden. Afterwards, experience a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the Cathedral Archives and Library.

16 August 2014 to 16 August 2014

What The Ladybird Heard at The Marlowe TheatreSat 16 Aug 2014From the author of The Gruffalo.

16 August 2014 to 16 August 2014

Dormouse Ecology & Conservation at WildwoodSat 16 Aug 2014This one day course is recognised as the definitive course on dormouse ecology and monitoring. It is ideal for those with a general interest or those working towards their dormouse Handling Licence.

16 August 2014 to 16 August 2014

The Ragdolls tribute to The Jersey Boys at The Kings HallSat 16 Aug 2014The Ragdolls will take you on a musical journey through the well known career of one of the most successful bands of all time Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, recreating the iconic sound of the Jersey Boys.

17 August 2014 to 17 August 2014

What The Ladybird Heard at The Marlowe TheatreSun 17 Aug 2014From the author of The Gruffalo.

17 August 2014 to 17 August 2014

Teddy Bears Picnic at WildwoodSun 17 Aug 2014Bring your favourite teddy for a grand day out at our fun-filled teddy bears' picnic. Enjoy stories, games and a bear hunt, followed by a teddy bear cupcake and a drink. Everyone (young and old) must bring a teddy for a teddy-tastic time!

17 August 2014 to 17 August 2014

Bay Day Air Display at Herne BaySun 17 Aug 2014Bay Day Air Display. Lancaster | Hurricane | Spitfire | Typhoon | Parachute Display. Herne Bay Seafront. Start time to be confirmed.

17 August 2014 to 17 August 2014

Martin Farbrother & Dutch entertainer at Herne Bay BandstandSun 17 Aug 2014Popular local entertainer Martin Farbrother and Dutch entertainer Ray Martin 'Two of a Kind bring you the Las Vegas Variety Show for an afternoon of fun and classic songs from the big band era.

19 August 2014 to 19 August 2014

Extreme Stunt Show at CanterburyTue 19 Aug 2014The Extreme Stunt Show will be performing in Canterbury - Kingsmead Playing fields, Kingsmead Road, (opp Leisure Centre) CT2 7PH on Tue 19th Aug at 7.30pm.

19 August 2014 to 19 August 2014

Café Booking Signing Event at The BallroomTue 19 Aug 2014This event will take place from 8:00-10:00pm on Tuesday, 19 August at The Ballroom.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Film @ The Horsebridge: Frozen at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 20 Aug 20142013 | 1 hour and 58 minutes Walt Disney Animation Studios present Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Canterbury Short Film Festival at Canterbury Christ Church UniversityWed 20 Aug 2014This event will take place on Wednesday evening of 20 August at Canterbury ChristChurch University. Show times will be announced.

20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Martin Farbrother AKA The Crooner at Herne Bay BandstandWed 20 Aug 2014Martin Farbrother AKA The Crooner makes another seasonal return to Herne Bay Bandstand performing a selection of popular songs to raise money for his favourite charities this summer with a series of Wednesday afternoon shows.

21 August 2014 to 21 August 2014

Bioblitz! at WildwoodThu 21 Aug 2014Bring the family and join our annual challenge to record as many plants and animals as we can at Wildwood in just one day. Help us find and identify as many birds, animals, trees, plants, flowers and insect as possible.

18 August 2014 to 21 August 2014

2014 Conference on the Arts at CanterburyMon 18 - Thu 21 Aug 2014Warnborough College Conference on the Arts (WCCA) will bring international artists, filmmakers, screenwriters, authors and art historians to Canterbury this August.

18 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

The Canterbury Rock School at Gulbenkian TheatreMon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014Specialist workshops for song-writing, singing, running a band, performance and jamming for vocalists and all instrumentalists run by top music educators and professional musicians.

22 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

Jumping Beaneys: Marvellous Minibeasts at Canterbury Heritage MuseumFri 22 Aug 2014Enjoy a fun minibeast storytime, create your own minibeast to take home and join in a fun minibeast hunt around the nearby Greyfriars Garden!

11 July 2014 to 22 August 2014

Beyond the View at Sidney Cooper GalleryFri 11 Jul - Fri 22 Aug 2014Beyond the View: Reframing the Sunbeam Photographic Collection. The photographs document life in the South East of England from 1917 to 1976 and capture social history through political, civic and ceremonial events.

23 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Live in Concert 2 & Live recording at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 23 Aug 2014Formed in 2009, the choir's tight accapella harmonies with a fusion of Southern African humble Spirit, and love for God.

23 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Community Archaeological Dig at Westgate GardensSat 23 Aug 2014Celebrate the history of the Parks by helping us to find evidence of the first Roman Canterbury.

23 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

ABBA 40th Anniversary Tribute at The Kings HallSat 23 Aug 2014Join Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny & Anni-Frid as we celebrate music from one of the world’s biggest ever bands with Abalicious, one of the UK’s top Abba tribute bands.

23 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

One Day Show - Heritage Open Day at Beach CreativeSat 23 Aug 2014Herne Bay Historical Records Society will be holding a Heritage Open Day in the main galleries as part of this year's Herne Bay Festival. With exhibits from their collections and experts available to answer questions on Herne Bay's history.

24 August 2014 to 24 August 2014

Community Archaeological Dig at Westgate GardensSun 24 Aug 2014Celebrate the history of the Parks by helping us to find evidence of the first Roman Canterbury.

26 July 2014 to 24 August 2014

Display Space at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 26 Jul - Sun 24 Aug 2014The Beaney Front Room takes you on a journey into the infinite void with a group exhibition by local artists that interprets the great unknown, exploring planets, stars, alien landscapes and black holes.

12 July 2014 to 24 August 2014

Robert Jarvis: aroundNorth at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 12 Jul - Sun 24 Aug 2014Inspired by a visit to Armagh Observatory, Robert Jarvis created this sound installation.

25 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

The Tempest at Mount Ephraim GardensMon 25 Aug 2014The Pantaloons will be back at Mount Ephraim performing their original take on Shakespeare's The Tempest.

25 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

Community Archaeological Dig at Westgate GardensMon 25 Aug 2014Celebrate the history of the Parks by helping us to find evidence of the first Roman Canterbury.

25 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

Kent Festival of Bees at Bee BarnMon 25 Aug 2014Are you interested in finding out more about the world of bees? The Kent Festival of Bees will be held on 25th August this year and is a great time out for all the family.

26 August 2014 to 26 August 2014

Photo Day at WildwoodTue 26 Aug 2014A day of wildlife photography with expert tuition from our resident photographer. Gift vouchers also available.

13 August 2014 to 26 August 2014

I Love Where I Live at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 13 - Tue 26 Aug 2014Locus Arts Group Various Mediums '... This year, our artists will respond in painting, print, ceramics, drawing, photography and sculpture to the title 'I Love Where I Live'.

13 August 2014 to 26 August 2014

Colourful Seaside at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 13 - Tue 26 Aug 2014Rhiannon Roberts Watercolours, Acrylics, Card, Coasters, Placemats Rhiannon uses her vivd imagination and bright vibrant colours to create various sceneries. She mixes reality with fantasy to make others feel happy.

27 August 2014 to 27 August 2014

Gulbenkian and Wide Eyed Present Play In A Day at Gulbenkian TheatreWed 27 Aug 2014Make a play in one day on Gulbenkian stage. Suitable for ages 5 to 11 years.

27 August 2014 to 27 August 2014

Junior Zoo Keeper at WildwoodWed 27 Aug 2014Do you know a budding zoo keeper? Let them discover what it's like to work as a Wildwood animal keeper and how we care for our animals to keep them happy and healthy.

27 August 2014 to 27 August 2014

Summer Fun Days at The Whitstable Castle and GardensWed 27 Aug 2014Bring your own picnic and enjoy a huge range of activities suitable for all the family.

27 August 2014 to 27 August 2014

Gardeners' Question Time at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableWed 27 Aug 2014We are delighted to welcome BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time who will be recording their show at the Playhouse Theatre.

27 August 2014 to 27 August 2014

Origami Workshops at Beach CreativeWed 27 Aug 2014Following the theme of the Herne Bay Festival, 'Take to the Skies' there will be free origami workshops for adults and children at Beach Creative on Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th August.

28 August 2014 to 28 August 2014

This is the Kit at Gulbenkian TheatreThu 28 Aug 2014This Is The Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris, though the heart of their musical community remains in Bristol, UK.

29 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

Sing-A-Long-Grease at The Marlowe TheatreFri 29 Aug 2014This fully interactive screening of the classic film is The One That You Want. Your host will lead a vocal warm-up before showing you how to use your magic moments fun pack. You’ll even get a chance to hand-jive!

29 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

Film @ The Horsebridge: Blue Jasmine at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreFri 29 Aug 2014Film @ The Horsebridge - Blue Jasmine. Director: Woody Allen | 2013 | 1 hour 38 minutes.

29 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

Herne Bay Rocks final 2014 at The Kings HallFri 29 Aug 2014Having 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, culminating in the final right here at The King’s Hall!

29 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

Origami Workshops at Beach CreativeFri 29 Aug 2014Following the theme of the Herne Bay Festival, 'Take to the Skies' there will be free origami workshops for adults and children at Beach Creative on Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th August.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Gala Night At The Proms at The Marlowe TheatreSat 30 Aug 2014This rousing concert features all of your ‘last night’ favourites including Land Of Hope And Glory, Jerusalem and Henry Wood’s Sea Songs. Conducted by John Perkins, the orchestra is joined by the soprano Kathryn Jenkin.

26 June 2014 to 30 August 2014

365: a year in the life of Whitstable at Whitstable Museum and GalleryThu 26 Jun - Sat 30 Aug 2014Showcasing 365 photographs of Whitstable taken everyday of the year in 2013 by residents and visitors. In partnership with Kent Creative Arts. A Whitstable Oyster Festival exhibition.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Bat Walk at Westgate GardensSat 30 Aug 2014Discover the Park after Dark. Join Kent Bat group for an evening walk looking for bats. Learn how to use a bat detector to identify which bats you have seen or heard!

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

The Haunting Of Hill House at Playhouse Theatre WhitstableSat 30 Aug 2014A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of psychically receptive people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of eveil and contained ill will.

30 August 2014 to 30 August 2014

Rubber Biscuit at Strode Park HouseSat 30 Aug 2014Back by popular demand! Kent's favourite rhythm 'n' blues and soul band are coming back to get you on the dance floor.

30 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

bOing 2014 at Gulbenkian TheatreSat 30 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Let us take you on a very special journey of imagination with a weekend of amazing theatre, dance, music, films and fun for all the family.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Seashore Foraging at WildwoodSun 31 Aug 2014A chance to experience the ancient hunter-gather pursuit of coastal foraging. Learn to identify edible seaweeds, shellfish and shore plants and the best ways to prepare them.

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Herne Bay Collectors Fair at The Kings HallSun 31 Aug 2014Come along and take a look around our collectors fair.

23 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Herne Bay FestivalSat 23 - Sun 31 Aug 2014The Herne Bay Festival is a celebration of Herne Bay's vibrant community and beautiful coastline. With nine days of live music, entertainment, workshops, performances and demonstrations - there's something for everyone to enjoy!

17 January 2014 to 31 August 2014

Investigating Portraits family trail at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeFri 17 Jan - Sun 31 Aug 2014Take part in a fun, self-guided family trail investigating portraits in the People and Places gallery led by the Little Girl at the Door (a favourite character in one of the paintings).

31 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Kent Coastal Concert Band at Herne Bay BandstandSun 31 Aug 2014As part of the Herne Bay Festival, Herne Bay's own Kent Coastal Band will help you enjoy a sunny afternoon at the Central Bandstand.

27 August 2014 to 02 September 2014

Urban Obsession at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 27 Aug - Tue 2 Sep 2014Stencil, graffiti, photography, sand A collection of artists with 'Urban Obsession' expressed in their own unique ways and styles from Graffiti to Geometry.

27 August 2014 to 02 September 2014

Beverley Fisher at Horsebridge Arts and Community CentreWed 27 Aug - Tue 2 Sep 2014Mixed Media Beverley is back for another year, this time on her own. A mix of abstract and florals, this exhibition promises to be another exciting show bursting with colour and style.

13 August 2014 to 02 September 2014

Take to the Skies at Beach CreativeWed 13 Aug - Tue 2 Sep 2014Our next Open Show has the same theme as this year's Herne Bay Festival - Take to the Skies.We welcome entries on the show's theme from everyone. Please check back for details on the handing in dates.

07 August 2014 to 28 September 2014

French Dressing at 50 at Herne Bay Museum and GalleryThu 7 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014Director Ken Russell's first ever feature film was set in Herne Bay, and came out 50 years ago. The beach, bandstand and pier recognisably starred in the film, and many Herne Bay residents were extras.

30 August 2014 to 28 September 2014

Diane Smalley at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 30 Aug - Sun 28 Sep 2014This exhibition is an artist's response to 'The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge'. The paintings and drawings will all have connections to the Beaney's art and artefacts displayed in the Garden Room and upstairs galleries.

09 August 2014 to 02 November 2014

Taylor Wessing Photographic Protrait Prize 2013 at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeSat 9 Aug - Sun 2 Nov 2014A unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

01 May 2014 to 31 December 2014

Armchair Artist Residency at The Beaney House of Art & KnowledgeThu 1 May - Wed 31 Dec 2014Holder and Lamoon, practicing artists, will be working together to make new works in response to the eclectic objects to be found in the galleries.

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