Herne Bay’s award-winning Cartoon Festival celebrating all aspects of the art from caricaturists to editorial cartoons and everything in between, returns for a fifth year until Sunday, August 13.
Giving professional cartoonists a golden opportunity to present their work, there will be events, workshops, talks, parades and five different exhibitions of original cartoons.
Sunday, August 6 will be renamed Cartoon Sunday as Herne Bay Pier is the setting for a show between noon and 5pm, with more than 20 of the UK’s top cartoonists drawing big-board cartoons, seaside peep boards and caricatures plus plenty of surprises and the chance for visitors to get involved with the drawing.
Organisers have pulled off something of a cultural coup with an exhibition by the political cartoonist Martin Rowson, being held at the Bay Art Gallery, until Sunday, August 13, plus a talk by the celebrated Guardian cartoonist, hosted by Rosie Duffield MP – who will be wearing her other hat as a comedy writer and satirist – at the King’s Hall on Saturday, August 5.
An exhibition of work by cartoonists from all over the world supporting the plight of the Iranian cartoonist and political refugee known as Eaten Fish, will be held at Beach Creative’s Rossetti Room until Sunday, August 13.
The Seaside Museum is also holding Cartoonists All At Sea, a selection of cartoons from the British Cartoon Archive in Canterbury, which runs through to Sunday, September 10.
For details of all events, go to the Facebook page facebook.com/HBCartoonFest
Herne Bay’s seaside festival is back with a bang this weekend with a new name, BayFest.
The community-run festival runs throughout August, with its first weekend packed with activities including on Friday, August 4, storytelling at A Bundle Of Books with a pirate theme and crafts, live music on the pier on Saturday, August 5, with a reggae evening bringing some chilled sounds from 5.30pm.
On Saturday, August 12, the Herne Bay Carnival comes to town and there will be a sandcastle competition on Herne Bay Beach on Tuesday, August 15.