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Duchamp festival scores a hat-trick

Bay homage to artist wins the people’s vote IT WAS a hat trick for Herne Bay at the East Kent Culture Awards ceremony on Thursday. Last year’s Marcel Duchamp festival won three of the four categories it was nominated for in an evening that also saw Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom named Kent’s Cultural Icon. The winners were announced at a …

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Vote Herne Bay! Vote Duchamp!!

Vote for the Duchamp Festival in the Canterbury 4 Culture awards Herne Bay arts and culture lovers are being urged to vote for the town in the Canterbury 4 Culture awards. The Marcel Duchamp Festival has been nominated for four of the top accolades, and the public has their chance to vote in the category of People’s Award. Last summer …

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The colourful history of Beach House landmark

STANDING alone on the corner of Beach Street and Kings Road, Beach House is now a busy arts centre, run by Beach Creative and home to artists, community groups, a theatre company and exhibitions of all kinds. But the building itself has a colourful history and has played an important part in Herne Bay’s development. Beach House was built in …

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IN BRIEF

Studios to rent close to beach HERNE BAY: Two studios are available to rent at Beach House in Beach Street. One is on the first floor and suitable for an artist, while the other is on the top floor and would be ideal for writing, sewing or jewellery making. The larger one costs £210 a month and the smaller £45, …

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Canterbury spouts nonsense, Herne Bay fountain of wisdom. Nobody surprised.

#FUCCC Our Council’s Culture & Enterprise bureaucrats seem to think they know what Guardian readers are interested in (how?), but I put it to you, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, that Guardian journalists have a much clearer picture of what interests their readers. In fact, they’ve already said that they’ll be coming to Herne Bay to cover this summer’s …

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This really pisses me off

Tourism chiefs say Herne Bay won’t tempt Guardian readers after leaving it out of national advert for the district Tourism bosses have been accused of overlooking Herne Bay after promoting Whitstable and Canterbury in a national newspaper. Officials at Visit Canterbury paid up to £10,000 for the full-page advertising feature in the Guardian Travel Guide, with a mention for the …

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Inspirational Herne Bay

How Herne Bay reinvigorated a famous French artist When influential French artist Marcel Duchamp arrived in Herne Bay, he was considering giving up art, but after four weeks in the town he returned to Europe full of new ideas. His time in Herne Bay will be celebrated with a three-week festival starting at the end of July, featuring exhibitions, talks, …

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Plans to celebrate artist Duchamp

Artist Marcel Duchamp wrote “I am not dead, I am staying in Herne Bay” during a visit to the town 100 years ago this year. To mark the centenary, Sue Austen and Jason Hollingsworth, who run Bayguide.co.uk, are planning a three-week, town-wide celebration. It would feature exhibitions, a film festival and history walks and the pair are hoping people will …

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News from the end of the Pier

Herne Bay Pier Trust Newsletter

Spring 2012

Hello members,

Well, we have had a lot of coverage about the future of the pier in the local press over the last few weeks – some of it correct and some… rather misleading. So we thought our members would like to have the facts from the horse’s mouth.

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