Artisan Shop Takeover 2020
Local Makers & Artists
Expanded Artisan Shop (Upper Gallery)
Sat 4 Jan 2020 to Sun 2 Feb 2020
10am - 1pm & 2 - 5pm Mondays
10.30am - 12.30/3.15pm Saturdays/Sundays dates on poster (limited availability)
10 - 12.30 | 1.30 - 4pm Saturdays 11th & 25th January
10am - 12.30pm Tuesdays 28 January, 4, 11, 25 February, 3, 10 March
10am - 3.30pm Sunday 9th February
(Times on image) Tuesdays - Thursdays & Saturday 8th & Sunday 16th
9.30am - 5.30pm Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th March
11am - 2pm Saturdays 29th February & 14th March
10am - 4pm Sundays 29th March, 17th May, 20th September & 8th November
This is the last week to grab something unusual and handmade in our Artisan Shop Upper Gallery January Takeover (Saturday 4th January to Sunday 2nd February). For all forthcoming Upper & Lower Gallery exhibition bookings please see our online calendar.
A triple whammy! An album, memoir of sorts and exhibition. The songs are all triggered by the contents of the book. The exhibition has evolved out of both. At once interwoven they can each stand alone. Prepare to be inspired, uplifted, at times moved and amused by this most extraordinary of creative adventures. Exhibition dates: Tuesday 18th February – Sunday 1st March (Upper Gallery), plus a live music and “creative” book readings event on Friday 28th February.
“Get inside the head of someone who has lived a bit and who tells the tale in fearless and frank singing and writing with Jude Adams’ double whammy ‘The Window to My Soul’. In print and beautiful music.” (Rosie Millard OBE)
Currently there is no exhibition in the lower Gallery, see below for hire information.
Wheelchair users please note that we do have #WheelchairAccess on both levels, but for the Lower Gallery access is from the back (on Belvedere Road): Cafe or Shop staff will need to be alerted (via the main Abbey Street entrance) to go down and open the double Fire Doors for the rear ramp, then guide people through the corridor.
If you are interested in exhibiting in the Lower Gallery currently the cost is £160 per week (+ 20% sales commission), with plenty of gaps in the calendar! Please note there are two rooms: the main room as shown in the photos, and the second, which currently still suffers water intrusion, but is uniquely atmospheric and includes an amazing 30m tunnel (ideal for unusual installations). The Lower Gallery is favoured by those exhibitors wishing for a dedicated space (with higher ceiling in the main room), more flexible layout, and peaceful atmosphere in contrast with the busy Upper Gallery.
The panoramic photos below show the Kent County photographic Association ‘Annual Print & PDI Exhibition’ 2019, which occupied both the Upper & Lower Galleries for three weeks from Tuesday 30th April to Sunday 19th May.
This KCPA exhibition was their fifth consecutive ‘Annual Print & PDI Exhibition’ here at Creek and included an excellent range of high quality photography submitted by Camera Club members, shortlisted from the many clubs based in the South East.
Creek Creative were #KentCreativeAwards finalists in ‘Cultural Venue’ + ‘Arts Organisation’ categories in 2017, and in November 2018 Lorraine and her Gallery Kitchen Cafe team earned a Gold Award for the second year running at the Freefrom Eating Out Awards 2018 in the ‘Cafés & Teashops’ category (see also FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2017). Prior to that our GKC was shortlisted again for ‘Customer Service of the Year’ in 2017, having been a top three Finalist in both ‘Cafe of the Year’ and ‘Customer Service of the Year’ categories at the ‘Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards 2016‘. Back in 2015 our Gallery Kitchen Cafe had received a ‘Kent Life and Kent on Sunday Food & Drink Awards 2015‘ Highly Commended for ‘Cafe of the Year’ .
If you have enjoyed visiting us recently please help us by completing our ONLINE SURVEY kindly designed for us by Georgie Anderson. This feedback guides future management decisions and may be a crucial factor in obtaining significant funding for us to help improve the facilities here at Creek.
Please consider donating to Creek Creative CIC using our PayPal DONATE BUTTON on the ‘About’ page. We guarantee that any funds received will be spent carefully on improvements to our artists’ facilities and to subsidise various exhibitions or promotional activities to support them. We are happy to hear specific suggestions if you have interesting ideas on how your money might be best deployed as Creek Creative continues to evolve.
If you are interested in an art/design discipline but can’t find a course let us know – especially if you are a small group of friends thinking of learning together in an informal class – as we may be able to set up a new class just for you. Call Anne on 01795 535515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a Community Interest Company supporting a wide range of artists and creatives by providing an affordable, friendly and productive environment in which to create and showcase work. As a not-for-profit organisation, any surplus income not spent on overheads goes towards improving the facilities.
Unusual Art Galleries (choice of Upper & Lower), Print Room and Teaching / Project Spaces for hire, with easy access, all conveniently close to Faversham town centre, where Abbey Street meets Court Street near the creek.
Our Café offers delicious light lunches, fabulous cakes and quality coffee or teas every day except Monday. All food is cooked by our chef Lorraine, with many gluten-free and dairy-free options available. Larger groups please book ahead: special occasions catered for in style.
A flexible arts facility arranged over 3 floors of a former Victorian brewery, we are home to 37 artists and designer-makers in 28 separate studios and workshops and 8 deskspaces in our co-working zone.
A tempting range of affordable, hand-crafted local designer-makers’ work, including a unique selection of high quality silver jewellery, ceramics, prints, paintings and unusual gifts.