Wish I Were Here.. postcards from the present By artist Al Reffel On being present – arrival at Hut 136 Mindfulness practice teaches that we can learn to live with equanimity in the present moment instead of getting lost in the past or worrying about the future. This equanimity, and the compassion and respect […]

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By artist Sara Worley The main mission of this project was to smother a beach hut in marvellous multi-coloured knitting and crochet made by the craftspeople of Herne Bay for the towns festival on August 23rd and 24th 2014. I origianally put the idea on Twitter on New Years Day and the immediate response was […]

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As part of the Duchamp Festival taking place in Herne Bay until 17th August, local artists Karen Simpson and Jenny Samuels have created an Inside Out installation at Hut 136. The installation aims to challenge perceptions of what we expect to see and what happens when we are confronted with something out of context with […]

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Second blog from Karen Simpson who created art out of litter found on the beach at Hut 136. Wow what a great time I’ve had at the Beach Art Hut, over 60 people came along and either decorated a ‘pebble’ for my Community Art Installation or made some Beach Litter Art or both in some […]

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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 […]

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The Friends of Herne Bay Museum were delighted to have Hut 136 for a couple of days over the Carnival weekend in August 2012. On the Saturday, we went down and dressed the inside of the hut with the seaside postcard exhibition. I was surprised at how much we could get in a beach hut, […]

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The Children’s Centre in Herne Bay organised a Picnic at the beach hut for local families. We first went for a long walk by the sea and then went to the hut to have our picnic and play time. The families and the members of the Poppy team brought a picnic, we also provided some […]

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Being in contact with real nature seems to be nearly impossible in our busy city lives. Finding a natural place where humans haven’t intervened is not possible, in fact it is known that the only places on earth where it is untouched by humans are some parts at the bottom of the ocean. This came […]

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It was the first day of winter where snow was forecast for the United Kingdom – and it sure felt like it too! We decided, however, to pack up all of our jumpers and persevere with our plan no matter what – a day for reflection by the sea, courtesy of People United. Dragging ourselves […]

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A bright blue autumn sky. Perfect for blue skies thinking and to inspire thoughts for our new Bright Skies drama clubs. Bright Shadow knows what its priorities are so as soon as we arrived at the hut and before we got going on the serious work we cracked out the camping stove and made a […]

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