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Munch Bunch Extreme

May 15, 2012

The Munch Bunch latest excursion was, perhaps, our biggest adventure yet. Instead of visiting local galleries or exploring the landscape of Dungeness and the local countryside Mike Tedder, Ken Morley and Roberta Harrold took to the road and, after a seven hours of motorways, left the M6 for narrow winding roads where guided by botanical artist Audrey Tucker they did a whistle stop tour of the Lake District and Alston Moor.

Read more about our adventures here…

The Munch Bunch is an informal group of artists that meets every Sunday about 10.30am in the Cabin Cafe, Folkestone Harbour for breakfast. They show their work, plan activities and enjoy the food. If you would like to join us please come along an introduce yourselves. You can contact them through:-


A New Beginning

March 24, 2012

A leaking roof caused so many problems at the Charlton Art Centre that it all but closed. The roof is now repaired, the mess cleared away and with the old furniture refurbished or replaced it now has a new beginning. The brainchild of Ken Morley, the front studio, has become a bright showroom where artists can display and, hopefully, sell their work. Ken has built display stands that will hold around 100 pictures. Old shop counters have been lovingly cleaned and polished for sculpture, textiles and other small items. Display cases are ready for jewellery. Stands are waiting for cards to fill them. Everything on sale is priced below £40 to make this area an ideal place to shop for gifts. There is space for artists to come and meet each other, spend some time drawing or painting and talking to the public.

There’s still space to fill…

There is still space for paintings, photographs and prints on the gallery walls but Ken would particularly like to encourage anyone working in ceramics, wood or metal to put their work in. The items can be priced at up to £40, there is no entry fee but if an item sells he would like 10% commission to go the centre.

What happens next?

There is still a great deal of work to be done to make the best of the space available in the front studio. There is also a large exhibition area behind the studio and work is starting there to create a space for showing larger works, hold craft fairs, artists workshops and one day events.

Who else is involved?

Ken is best known for his paintings of animals but he has proved himself an able carpenter in the work he has done to create a gallery space. He seeks the advice of other people in the creative field as he works to build this up. They are Anita Luckett, Sue Homer, Phyllis McDowell, Mike Tedder and Roberta Harrold.

When will it open?

The Charlton Art Centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is going to be an official Open Day on Saturday 7th April. To find out more information please call in to the centre.

You can contact us at:-
The Charlton Arts Centre, First Floor, The Charlton Centre, London Road, Dover
or call Ken on 01303 894072

FAC Xmas Bite Size

November 11, 2011

The 6×8, cash, grab & go exhibition!

A one day opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their work.
Saturday 10.12.11
10am – 5pm
The Burlington, Earls Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2HR

The concept of bite size is to create a grid system of 6”x8” pieces
of art work. Cash sales only with a set selling price of £40 per

Open to all artists; painters, illustrators, photographers, multimedia,
sculptors, textile artists, printmakers. We are inviting artists local
to the Shepway area, no matter which genre or medium they prefer, to
submit their art work. The art work should be on paper or fabric; they will be framed, hung on exhibition stands, easily taken down, paid for and popped into a paper bag. Invigilation not necessary, just publicise, make known, broadcast, advertise and bring friends, family, royalty and neighbours.

For any more details please contact Kamilla or 07813877295

SEAS Winter Open Studios 2011

October 31, 2011


SEAS Winter Open Studios

13 artists from Deal and the surrounding area throw open the doors of their studios and welcome visitors throughout the weekend. Winter open studios encourages you to follow our circular art trail that begins in Deal and finishes back in Walmer, taking in artists located in Hacklinge, Eastry, Dover and Martin Mill.


To download the SEAS winter trail guide in pdf format, please visit our website:
or click: download the studio art trail here

SEAS (South East ArtistS) are a group of artists and craftmakers from Deal and surrounding areas. Our aim is to actively promote the visual arts and crafts in the local community. We began as a small group of artists in January 2005 and now we have a membership of around fifty members. Anyone is welcome to join us, whether they are a practicing artist or just take an interest in the Arts.

South East Open Studios 2012

October 30, 2011


Enjoy the ‘year round’ membership benefits of the most extensive Arts Network in the South East. Find a wealth of information in photos and interviews on our website about the unique Open Studios experience.

Email Felicity Flutter: before the application deadline of January 31st to be put in touch with your local Area Co-ordinator.


Entry ONLINE from December or to enter by POST send an A4 sae to: SEOS, The White House, Dixter Road, Northiam, East Sussex TN31 6PF

Folkestone Art Society Autumn Exhibition

October 30, 2011

Folkestone Art Society Autumn Exhibition:

Wednesday 9 to Sunday 20 November 2011.

Grand on The Leas (, Folkestone.  

The exhibition opens at 10am and closes at 5pm each day. The Autumn Exhibition usually has up to 250 paintings and works of art on display and the majority of the work is for sale. The exhibition is rightly considered an important event in the arts calendar of the south-east and our previous exhibitions have drawn praise for the high standard of work exhibited.

For more than eighty years members, past and present, have been pivotal in promoting the visual arts in Folkestone and the south east. In that time we have grown both in number of members as well as in the number and quality of the works exhibited.
Many eminent artists have been past members and the membership today includes professional and semi-professional artists as well as many talented amateurs.

Entrance to the Exhibitions is free and there is ample free parking. A nominal charge is made for catalogues.
Refreshments are available: ( 01303 222222)

SEAS Festive Arts and Crafts Fair

October 30, 2011

South East Artists (SEAS)

Festive Arts & Crafts Fair

Ringwould Village Hall, Ringwould and at 25 The Strand, Walmer, Kent
Saturday November 26th and Sunday November 27th
10am until 4pm
Free Entry and refreshments available.

For further information please contact 01304 363237

SEAS (South East ArtistS) are a group of artists and craftmakers from Deal and surrounding areas. Our aim is to actively promote the visual arts and crafts in the local community. We began as a small group of artists in January 2005 and now we have a membership of around fifty members. Anyone is welcome to join us, whether they are a practising artist or just take an interest in the Arts.