After Art selects work from an exclusive group of artists who breathe perfectionism and passion in equal measure. They include award winners & those with qualifications from prestigious organisations such as the Royal Photographic Society. Many are emerging artists but all are dedicated and totally committed to producing excellence in their art.
Festival on the Hill is now firmly established as Canterbury’s summer arts festival that offers something for everyone with a week of concerts from world-renowned musicians, community workshops, drama productions and much more.
The Festival is a week-long celebration of music, art and theatrical performances featuring world-renowned artists. The programme also includes community and sporting events with fun for all the family.
Since its launch in 2017, the St Edmund’s Festival has developed a strong local presence and a reputation for attracting outstanding professional performers including the classical brother-and-sister duo, Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, jazz legend Courtney Pine, American singer/songwriter and rock legend Curtis Stigers, concert pianist Freddie Kempf, award-wining saxophonist Jess Gillam and world-famous violinist Tasmin Little.
Rochester Art Fair is a new and exciting event providing art lovers, art collectors and the local community based in Kent, Surrey, Sussex, London and the surrounding areas, with the opportunity to browse and buy beautiful, original artwork and interact directly with artists from across the UK and Europe.
Set against the lavish backdrop of the 18th Century Rochester Corn Exchange in the historic town of Rochester, Kent. The Fair showcases a wide variety of visual art including 2D and 3D works, created by both established and emerging artists.
Private View Friday 6th October 2023
5 - 9pm
Saturday 7th October 2023
10am - 6pm
Sunday 8th October 2023
Our friendly and helpful staff have more than 30 years experience and are on hand to assist with all of your framing requirements, including:
Photographs & Paintings
Prints & Canvases
Sports Shirts & Memorabilia
As a completely independent gallery based in Canterbury, Lilford Gallery is a taste of eclectic artworks from all over the world. We work directly with most of our artists, making it so that we know the ins and outs of their pieces, processes, and stories. Since opening our doors in 2000, we have held works from Banksy, Tracy Emin, Billy Childish, JMW Turner, Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, and David Hockney. Family owned and operated, we do our best to ensure that every visit to our gallery is memorable and special.
A creative community arts hub set in the historic grounds of the 12th Century Old Church at Murston. The remains of the Old Church have been sympathetically restored and now is a beautiful space to hire out and showcase creative works.
The new building has been specifically designed for the creative industries, with 6 studio spaces which are available to rent on flexible lease agreements . The community room can be hired on an hourly basis.
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We have toilets and an on site café – “The Hub” All are disable friendly. We also have a small car park.
The grounds of the old graveyard are looked after by our team of volunteers. The whole site is enclosed by a Victorian brick wall and the surrounding trees creating a safe, calm and peaceful oasis.
Please check our website and facebook page for opening times, arts programming and events. The grounds are open to the public 24/7.
Our hours vary please check our website for workshop hours and events
or visit by appointment - email@example.com
"Such a beautiful space"
"This is such an important building and glad that it has been bought back into use for the community"
We work with artists, creative organisations and those who want to make the world better through cultural engagement.
We’re a small family business with big ambition! Founded and run by Medway residents Heather and Ed, Sun Pier House is an evolving project that started by chance in 2012. We’re now over 10 years in and still have a long list of ideas for the space that we’re working towards…
A creative arts space and venue split across 3 floors; we are home to an exhibition gallery, 26 artist studios, a Community Hire Room and a cafe with a view.
We are a vibrant creative hub, right in the heart of Herne Bay offering to try new things, to meet new people, to share your ideas and talents, a a space to hire.
We support people on their creative journey and give artists and makers space to create and show their work and bring people together through creative activities. Our exhibitions, events and learning opportunities make a real difference to people’s lives in Herne Bay.
We are open Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 including bank holidays
'Lovely and bright an oasis in the town centre nice drinks with cakes and food in the tea rooms artist's studios and display galleries' Duncan Gill
'Beach Creative is a truly lovely place, everyone is so kind and friendly and there is a real community feel about it. The cultural ambassadors course encouraged me to undertake and complete an illustration and animation degree course.' Selma C Ben Ayed
'So much going on there and such a variety of ideas where learning is concerned. The place is an old building and so interesting with a lot of different studios, a different art installation every one to two weeks. Great staff too. A great cafe with yummy homemade cakes. Go and see for yourself' Valerie Brandon
Art gallery at Nucleus Arts in Chatham. Sister gallery to Halpern Pop in Rochester.
The Halpern Gallery is a dedicated gallery space for hire in the Medway towns offering artists, designers, students, schools and graduates a chance to present their work in a self-curated, contemporary exhibition space. Our hanging system ensures that shows are quick and easy to hang, guaranteeing you a professional platform from which to showcase your talent.
A superb Victorian hall, the Faversham Assembly Rooms is a versatile venue that is ideal for a wide variety of events such as concerts, wedding receptions, corporate hospitality, rehearsals, exhibitions, drama clubs parties, yoga and pilates classes, bridge drives, children’s parties, recordings, and photoshoots.
The exterior of this historic building disguises a beautiful interior, that has been brought back to some of its original splendour.
Sitting in the heart of the town on Preston Street, it is just a few minutes walk from the mainline railway station with fast trains (approx. 1 hour) to London St. Pancras and Victoria. Canterbury and Whitstable are only 15 minutes away by car.
The Faversham Assembly Rooms are administered by the Faversham Buildings Preservation Trust.
Read a feature about the Assembly Rooms in Faversham Life.
Fruitworks offers event space hire, conference and meeting room hire, Coworking Space, PrivateOffice Studios and coffee shop, all within Canterbury City Centre.
We run regular events and parter with others to host events such as Free Range, Yoga, Quiz Nights, Comedy Nights and private functions.
Coffee Shop hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays
Office Hours for Coworking, Event Space Hire, Studio Office and Meeting Room Hire enquiries - 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
Event Space Hire available from 8am until 11pm 7 days a week.
Meeting Room Hire available from 9am until 5pm, Monday-Friday.
Coworking Space members use from 8:30am - 7pm, Monday-Friday.
Studio Office membership access 24/7.
Coworking Day Pass Usage (Pre booking required) - 9am-5pm.
Big Trouble is a quarterly poetry night hosted by local poets David Dykes and Bethany Goodwill at the 12 Degrees Micropub in Rochester. It has 2 featured performers plus a free-for-all open mic section where we encourage anyone to take the stage to share their poems, short stories, rants, monologues or ideas.
We encourage the use of the space by poets who want to try something new or perform something they’ve been working on that they would like to test out.
Big Trouble is a pay-what-you feel event; any money we receive goes towards publicising future nights.
Big Trouble runs from 8pm - 10pm.
Regretfully, this event is not wheelchair accessible.