About Marine Studios

We stage our own events and work with creatives to take ideas to communities.

Marine Studios is a community-interest company. That means we focus on projects that benefit the community rather than make profits for shareholders.

We stage events that range from First Fridays (exhibits, talks and more), to GEEK (a festival of games of the past, present and future), and Adventures in Comics (a 2 page comic challenge).
We put up the money for our ideas and sometimes (as with GEEK) we find funding from other organisations so that we can take our events to larger audiences.

We’re a seaside sandbox for ideas that get communities talking.

We work with artists and creatives of all stripes. We work with them to create ideas and take them to different communities. We love ideas that get people and communities talking to each other.

Our coworking space is another way to work with – and build –
a community.












In our parallel corporate life we’re HKD, award-winning designers of museums and exhibitions.


HKD creates spaces which extend cultural access and social interaction, which allow museums to have an ongoing communication with their audiences.

Join us

Do you want to be part of a First Friday or join us in our coworking space?

We’d like to hear from you if you want to:

• Be part of a First Friday, whether you have a book to launch, artwork to exhibit or a performance to give. Check out our PDF to give examples of the range of events our First Fridays encompass.

• Arrange a visit to our studios to check out our bright and friendly coworking space.

• Host a meeting in our spacious meeting room that boasts spectacular sea-views.


Don't forget First Fridays are free events open to the public, so check out our events page to see what's happening next month. We look forward to seeing you soon.


E: info@marinestudios.co.uk

T: 01843 282 219



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