This year the festival is adopting an overarching theme of Creatures of the Deep. Expect a bursting programme with 9 days of events and activities, with two weekends packed with live music, street theatre, performances, workshops, competitions, parades and fireworks.
On the opening weekend discover a world of underwater wonders with street theatre popping up in unexpected places! A fabulous Creatures of the Deep lantern parade swims its way from Lane End to the Clock Tower, with a myriad of coastal critters including crabs, cuttlefish, squid, sharks and much more! The parade leads to The Big Burn on the beach giving us a roasting fiery finale. Lantern making workshops will be available in the run up to the festival…. Look out for details coming in the summer….
On the closing weekend expect to see established festival favourites like the Monster Crab Catching Competition alongside Herne Bay Live, a jazz, swing and blues event at the clock tower and more fishy street theatre. The Giant Picnic will be spread out in the sunshine (hopefully!) of Memorial Park, and fantastic fireworks will top off the Saturday night in traditional festival style.
Only 5 days left to submit your event partner forms! Don’t miss this fantastic chance to be part of the Herne Bay Festival this summer. Don’t forget all forms need to be in by the 30th April 2013. Can you come up with an event idea and apply to present it as part of the [...]
Can you help us?
Would you like to be the official Herne Bay Festival photographer? We are looking for a lover of local events to help us capture the myriad of activity throughout the festival. Have a look at the Photography Brief for more information. Are you crazy about social media? Spend all your time on Facebook and Twitter? We [...]
New delivery Partner for Herne Bay Festival
Canterbury City Council have contracted Same Sky, a south east based community arts charity to deliver the 2013 festival working with local partners. Their work includes everything from street parades to water-based theatre, carnivals to choreography; sculpture trails to fire and light spectaculars; creative workshops and training opportunities. You can find out more about them [...]