In this blog environmental artist & experimental photographer Karen Simpson and filmmaker / photographer / artist Nicholas Godsell contemplate their recent stay at Hut 136, which was a bid to step away from their hectic everyday lives and take time to investigate slower and more considered creative pursuits… Teatime and Tide Part 4 – Inside […]

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Graduate, Trang Pham, explains how her time at Hut 136 helped her to slow down and take stock, before moving into the next phase of her life after completing her degree.       Every day for three days, in August 2017, I have taken the train from London Victoria to Herne Bay. Before the […]

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Our Project Assistant Becky Vincer gives ten People United inspired acts of kindness you can do this World Kindness Day. World Kindness Day might inspire you to have the confidence to do something extra special for someone else, but I wonder- can we go further? Here at People United we know that the arts activate […]

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In this blog filmmaker/photographer/artist Nicholas Godsell reflects back on his time spent at People United’s Beach Hut 136 in September 2016. Make sure you watch his short film Such Tidings as These at the end of the post. My September residency as Teatime and Tide at People United’s BeachHut 136 was both an exciting and a […]

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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 […]

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Beach Hut Blog by Sarah Carne Part 1: After my LOVE commission last year, which took the form of videos about moments of public communication as interventions in the information screens of the Royal Festival Hall, I spent time thinking about whether the resulting artwork, This is a Public Service Announcement, had had the effect I […]

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The second of Nicky Thompson’s beach hut reflections. On Sunday the sun set on Hut 136 at the end of a wonderful two weeks. This time has given me space to breathe. The first week I had Swedish Quilt Artist Tamara Schultz with me for company, we spent lots of time throwing creative ideas backwards […]

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Nicky Thompson reflects on her time at Hut 136. I spent Thursday evening finishing planning for Write on the Beach on Friday morning, all the time looking anxiously at the sky and hoping the next day would be sunny. I’d looked at the size of Hut 136 and figured we could only fit everyone in […]

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Chasing Shadows A collaboration between artist/photographer Nicholas Godsell and artist/filmmaker Al Reffell Nicholas: Beneath the cold blanket of autumnal night, Stuffed thick with intention and unknowing, The engagement begins; A dialogue between light and dark, An empty hut filled with nothing but brilliance, Which bursts through the seams, Dances around the landscape, And sprints to […]

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A collaboration between artist/photographer Nicholas Godsell and artist/film maker Al Reffell Nicholas and Al are keen to investigate some themes which have came up from an original starting point of Time and Tide. In the video below you can see them drawing in the hut, using the space for small and large-scale mark-making enquires into […]

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