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Strode Park Foundation

Theatre in the Park
The foundation offers a unique opportunity to enjoy live theatre and music in the open air. Set within 14 acres of beautiful gardens, it is the only amphitheatre in Kent that is purpose built to offer total access to able-bodied and disabled people both as audience and performers. The theatre is run entirely by volunteers and profits from ticket sales, raffles and refreshments are donated to the Strode Park Foundation for Disabled People, an independent voluntary organisation and registered charity no 227794.

The Lindley Players

Formed by Ralph Lindley in 1946 and performing in local church halls, The Lindley Players eventually realised a long held dream when they purchased their current home, formerly the United Reformed Church, in 1980. A year of hard work by members converted the church into a beautiful theatre seating 186, The Playhouse. Since then a continuing programme of improvements has seen major developments in all areas of the theatre, most recently with a major update of the lighting and sound box and associated systems. The Lindley Players put on a range of productions throughout the year - drama, comedy, pantomime and musical shows. The Playhouse also hired out to local theatre groups as well as visiting productions and events. A coffee morning is held each Saturday from 10am to 12noon. If you would like to join, please write to: The Membership Secretary, The Playhouse, 104 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1AZ or call in on any Saturday morning.

The Really Promising Company

The Really Promising Company was formed in early 2007 by several members of the cast of Promised Land which opened the Canterbury Festival in 2006. It is a community arts company open to actors, dancers and singers of all ages who are privileged to work alongside professional singers, musicians, directors, etc several of whom have worked for television, sung at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden or directed shows that have travelled abroad. The Company performed Kentish Tales, also as part of the Canterbury Festival, in October 2007.

Theatrecraft

Theatrecraft is a thriving amateur society, affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA). With three productions a year, including a summer musical, a pantomime and a play, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. A society for all seasons!

Threads

An artist led D.I.Y. Gallery and social enterprise, providing opportunities for artists,by showcasing work outside of London. Threads' objectives are to provide regular exhibition opportunities to encourage the production of work; boost exposure, confidence and creativity for isolated artists. Existing venues are recycled by hosting collaborative pop up exhibitions, screenings and work-in-progress events. More recently, partnerships with local Universities have been formed to create community projects.

University for the Creative Arts

WhitLit Community Interest Group

Whitstable Art Society

We are a friendly Art Group that meets every two weeks on a Thursday afternoon, between 2.00 and 4.00pm, at the Parish Social Centre, Castle Road, Whitstable. All abilities are welcome. As well as having 'themed' afternoons we have demonstrations, workshops, indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Anyone is welcome to come along one Thursday afternoon and see what goes on. Details of membership and the programme of our activities may be found on our web-site www.whitstableartsociety.co.uk.