Kent's Coastal Week 2013
This popular events programme will take place from 26 October to
3 November - during half term. “Changing Coast” is this year’s
It will be an opportunity to explore the 350 miles of Kent coast
line through guided walks, talks, boat trips, exhibitions and
workshops; the events are free or subsidised by the programme.
Coastal Week will be launched with “Changing Coast at Margate” on
Sunday 27 October.
Coastal Week events are currently being developed by partner
organisations. Downlaod the
Guidance notes for partners in 2013 (PDF, 128KB) for all the
information event organisers need to become part of this
year’s programme. Proposals need to be submitted by 31 May.
The full programme will be available in September, but these
pages will be updated with details throughout the year.
Details of last year’s programme
Kent's Coastal Week took place between the 27 October and 4
November. The theme this year was ‘Historic Coast’ and all the
events and activities that took place gave visitors the chance to
discover the amazing history that has taken place around Kent’s
coast over the centuries.
One of the highlights was “Historic Coast at Ramsgate” which was
the county wide launch event which took place next to Ramsgate
Royal Harbour on Sunday 28 October. 2000 people turned out to meet
the organisations which look after our coastal heritage and learn
about everything from shipwrecks and the historic harbour to
characters from Ramsgate’s maritime past. The event was supported
by London Array and Ramsgate Town Council.
Over 100 families and children joined Osbert to take part in the
Forgotten Frontline Cartoon workshop at Whitstable Castle.
Historian Victor Smith gave people exclusive access with a tour
of the old Slough Fort in Allhallows. Mark who took
part shared his
photos on Flickr.
Towards the end of the week Light Vessal 21 moored off
Gillingham pier gave visitors a chance to test their nautical
skills including knotting, soldering and morse code.
The week finished with Owen Leyshon from the Romney Marsh
Countryside Partnership showing 167 people from all over the south
east and even as far as Yorkshire and Devon the
Sound Mirrors (concreate dishes) or 'Ears at Greatstone' on 4
Novemeber. World expert Dr Richard Scarf was on hand to answer any
questions about these fascinating structures.
About our sponsors
Kent’s Coastal Week 2013 is sponsored by
London Array and Southern Water with support from Coastal
Communities 2150 (Interreg IVA) and Kent County Council.
Watch a video about Kent's Coastal Week from 2011
Take a look at this
short coastal week film featuring rock pooling and beach
theatre in at Dumpton Gap in Thanet – a real reminder of how
special the coast is to us all!