Kent Miner’s Festival drawing event


Louisa Love will be holding a WW1-inspired community drawing event at this year’s Kent Miners’ Festival, Bank Holiday Monday 31st July at Betteshanger Community Park.

Join in with helping to create a large WW1-inspired commemorative community drawing that will be displayed at Aylesham Heritage Centre amongst the Kent Coalfield archives. The drawing activity will be a unique take on the experiences endured by miners during WW1, taking inspiration from photographs and stories which Louisa has collated through her research into the local and national coalfield history whilst working with the ex-miners community at Aylesham.

The annual Kent Miners’ Festival brings together the extensive displays recording the history of the Kent Coalfields as well as a range of community events & activities, with representatives from Elvington & Eythorne Heritage Group, Aylesham Heritage Group, Betteshanger Heritage Group and Chislet Heritage. This year’s highlights include an impressive reconstruction of a miners’ family kitchen.

Participants are also invited to experiment with creating their own smaller drawings, which could be featured on the construction hoardings of the new Kent Mining Museum at Betteshanger.

It is a drop-in event running 10am – 4pm and entry to both the festival and the drawing is FREE. All materials will be provided.

All abilities are welcome though participation in creating the community drawing is best suited to those age 7+.