Since 2011 People United have welcomed individuals, organisations and community groups to Hut 136 in Herne Bay to contemplate, create and simply get away from it all.

The hut – located on Herne Bay’s West Beach – has provided space for artists, writers and community groups alike to develop ideas, collaborate and finish existing projects in a beautiful setting.

Hut 136 has now been sold by Canterbury City Council after 7 years of People United residencies and it is with fond memories that we round up this incredible project. Here’s what a few of our residents had to say:

“…it was such a great little space in a lovely setting which lent itself to a variety of uses.  It has been a privilege being able to use it while it was available and I had a great time with the various residencies I have taken part in there.” Artist, Herne Bay

“You read all of the guestbook entries and realise that this beach hut allows you to think and just be” GCSE Student, Herne Bay High School

“I know from several writer friends that the hut residency made a huge difference to their ability to concentrate and get high-quality work done/published, that might not otherwise have happened.” Writer, Canterbury







We thank everyone who participated in residencies at Hut 136 and would be interested to hear your personal stories. Please get in touch at [email protected]  or use #artsandkindness #hut136

To discover the stories and experiences of previous residencies please visit the Hut 136 blog.

People United would like to thank Canterbury City Council for allowing us to use the hut. It has provided rich experiences and helped develop strong relationships for Herne Bay residents and beyond.