We are Marine Studios.

What is Marine Studios?

Marine Studios is both a coworking space and a Community Interest Company. Our aim is to support creative and cultural participation in Margate.

Where is Marine Studios?

We are conveniently located between the Old Town and the train station, right near the town beach. For full details please see the contact page.

What do we do?

Currently, we are focusing on the provision of coworking facilities to Margate’s thriving creative community. In the past we’ve commissioned artists, run festivals and plenty more. For details of our past projects keep scrolling.

Our CIC Work

Marine Studios is a community interest company committed to developing projects which extend cultural participation. We create opportunities for skill sharing, knowledge exchange and supporting creative practice.

See some of our CIC projects below…

Back & Fill


In response to the coronavirus crisis we created Back & Fill – a movement of seaside festivals all around the UK. This was inspired by a need to support the fragile economy of seaside towns. Read more about it here.

First Fridays


First Fridays was a monthly events programme at Marine Studios that included exhibitions, talks, games nights, workshops and much, much more. For the archive of events please click here.


Various dates

HKD and Marine Studios created GEEK to unleash and celebrate the power of games and play within the realm of museums, galleries, heritage, science centres and more. Part museum, part lab, it is a platform to meet, make and play. Over 30 GEEK events have taken place worldwide, in venues from Margate to Singapore. Read all about it here.

Adventures In Comics


Adventures in Comics brought the excitement of graphic novels to Margate. Through open submission exhibitions and publications, we showcased work from a number of artists working within comics, graphic novels and sequential art. These were local and international, the experienced professionals as well as emerging new talent. The project archive can be found here.