September 7, 2016

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A fresh coat of paint, shiny new numbers and a new roof for Hut 136

People United’s Beach Hut 136 in Herne Bay has been frequented by artists, community groups, organisations and individuals for the past 6 years. It’s been yarn bombed by the Herne Bay Cosy Crew, served as a pop-up gallery during the Duchamp festival and for the Postcard Museum. Drama students from local school, Herne Bay High, visited every Tuesday for a term of theatre on the beach. Some artists have used it as a space to reflect and think, like 2015 Love commission artist Sarah Carne or poet Nicky Thompson. Adventurer Leon McCarron plotted his next journey and artists Al Reffell and Nicholas Godsell collaborated for the first time here.

Clockwise from top left: Friends of Herne Bay Museum Saucy Postcard ExhibitionAl Reffell and Nicholas GodsellHerne Bay Cosy Crew and Leon McCarron


After all of these exciting visitors, and a few years of bracing the winter coast our beach hut was in need of some well deserved TLC. People United’s project and admin assistant, Becky, along with her willing family of volunteers have recently replaced the weather-worn wood, re-felted the roof and spruced up the paintwork. Of course keeping to the blue colour chosen by the people of Herne Bay during our We All Do Good Things project.

Beach Hut 136 is now ready to receive new visitors. Anyone who needs a space to think and reflect is welcome to apply- you don’t have to be an artist! You might be an organisation in need of an unplugged space to brainstorm a new project, a youth group in need of a creative space for inspiration or an individual who wants to reflect on a recent venture.

To apply, simply give us a brief outline of your project or idea telling us why you think you’d benefit from using the space. You can apply to use the hut for just one day, regularly or much longer.

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