Our projects

Marine Studios building from the street

First Fridays


First Fridays are an ongoing monthly event programme at Marine Studios includes exhibitions, talks, games nights, workshops and much more.

For details of upcoming events, see our events page.

For past events view the archive.

The Writers’ Room

Housed at Marine Studios in Margate, the Writers’ Room provides a hub for writers of all backgrounds and means. Bringing together writers and members of the wider creative community, the Writers’ Room offers a poetry library, regular development and support programming, as well as subsidised desk spaces for low-income writers. 

Past projects

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.


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.