The Festival Programme

Saturday 13th July 2019, 10.37am – 11.01pm

All events are at Harbour Books, 21 Harbour Street, Whitstable CT5 1AQ unless otherwise stated.

10.37am: Join us for a swim at high tide to mark the opening of the festival*.

Please assemble at Harbour Books (where you can leave bags) by 10.20, or join us directly on the beach, 3rd section east of the horse bridge/Oyster Stores (see map here). You’re welcome to use the bathrooms at the Horsebridge Centre to change.

Coffee and cake will be served at Harbour Books from 11.00am

11.30: Tanya Shadrick

12.30 – 13.30: Zine-making workshop with Sukie Hayes-Watkins. Venue: The Goldfinch Gallery, Sea Wall, Whitstable (next to the Yacht Club and behind The Forge)

13.30 – 14.30: Zine-making workshop with Sukie Hayes-Watkins. Venue: The Goldfinch Gallery, Sea Wall, Whitstable (next to the Yacht Club and behind The Forge)

13.30 – 15.00: Creative Writing Masterclass with Zoe Gilbert. Venue: Workshop 5, The Horsebridge Centre, 11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, CT5 1AF.

15.00: Emily Hasler

16.00: Alexandra Heminsley

18.00: Libby Page and Katie May

19.30: Kate Fox

20.30: Gathering on the beach with music from Relig Oran. If you wish to join us directly on the beach, it’s the 3rd section east of the horse bridge/Oyster Stores (see map here).

Please feel free to bring food and drink onto the beach – check out this guide to eating and drinking in Whitstable for great takeaway options.

23.01: Festival close. Nightswim*.

*Disclaimer: This is an informal meet up at a suggested time, not an organised swim. Swimming is at your own risk and the burden of safety is entirely your own. You judge when to get in and out the water, and how deep or far you will go out. There is no lifeguard (or first-aid kit) and if this is a concern for you then think carefully about whether you wish to enter the water. We strongly advise against swimming after the consumption of alcohol.