May 21, 2013

Artist Karen Simpson is spending time at our beach hut in Herne Bay. Here she describes the start of her project and how everyone can get involved.

Hut 136 is all set up to become the Beach Art Hut for six days 23rd -28th May. During which time I will be inviting people to participate in my Urban Beach project, thinking about our stretch of coastline and what it means to them, the environmental impact of beach and marine litter on wildlife and engaging them to participate in art at the same time by decorating a Plaster of Paris ‘Pebble’ and making art from beach-combed litter.

Hut Pebbles 1

A few friends joined me on Sunday for a private preview and we created some art in memory of our late friend Poppy whilst enjoying the calming influence of the shoreline.

Shore is a load of rubbish 7

To find out more about Karen’s project go to

The beach is available for individuals and community groups to use. Please visit our Beach Hut page for more information.

  1. Hello
    I was painting my beech hut just along from 136 on Saturday afternoon.
    I lost count of the number of curious, bemused, amused people coming to your hut, everyone snapping away.
    It gave so much pleasure, absolutely brilliant.
    Thank you
    Adrian Webb

    Adrian Webb

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