We chatted to Pat about her knitting, projects for charity and of course, life in Deal.Read More
This week we spoke to Steve Thomas, artist and designer about being a voice of reason to Paul McCartney and designing album artwork for The Rolling Stones. It’s still a bit of a longer read than usual, but trust us it’s worth it.Read More
The Lighthouse on The Strand in Walmer have just celebrated 4 years of trading. It's most known for its live music, playing host to local bands several times each week. They also host quiz evenings and have started to throw stand up nights, where you can see a line up of comedians perform throughout one evening. Find out more about one of Deals best live in this weeks blogRead More
Nick Robinson cures and smokes his own bacon at his home in Sandwich. A keen forager and cook, Nick has ambitions to start his own supper club. Having moved from London and a job in publishing he’s now enjoying foraging in the local area and sharing his love for food with others. Nick was kind enough to invite us round to taste his famous bacon and to chat with us.Read More
Nicki Vowls is a Deal based artist who takes inspiration from the sea and local maritime history. Her wood cuts and lino works are recognisable for their expressive marks and striking nautical scenes. We spoke to Nicki about her background as a teacher, her life as an artist and the process behind her works.Read More
Emily Ward creates and sells unique items of pottery for the home, making use of bright colours and natural forms, each item of Yatsar pottery is full of charm and eccentricity. We met Emily at her home and studio in Canterbury. We chatted about getting started in clay work and recreating the “ghost moment”Read More
Lyndsey from Deal runs a popular Instagram page as Girl Friday By The Sea, where she documents her passion for interior design. As a mum of two young children its great to see how she balances a home that's thought out and styled as well as one that's functional and lived in. Find out about her inspiration and for some tips on styling the home.Read More
Squidoodle is an artist and illustrator based in Deal. His work takes inspiration from doodle art and steampunk, consisting of highly detailed black and white outlines drawn by hand. Steve’s subject matter varies from natural imagery, tattoos, architecture and local scenes.
We spoke to Steve about his success through social media and his passion for drawing.Read More
Nigel Wallace from White One Sugar uses recognisable images from local places to create modern travel posters. It’s the distinctive style and bright familiar imagery, that has earned White One Sugar such popularity. Their designs can be seen all over Kent and in other areas of the country.
We spoke to Nigel, about his love for drawing and the idea behind his modern travel posters.Read More
Myles Corley is gallery director at Linden Hall Studios. The gallery puts on monthly exhibitions showcasing the best of British contemporary art. Myles spoke to us about the gallery and his approach to curating.Read More
If you’re on instagram it’s hard to avoid Brad’s presence on the platform, as a local photographer he’s constantly posting new shots of familiar local places. Having first picked up a camera aged 12, Brad has worked for major publications and lived in London and New York. Brad has returned to his hometown to focus on what’s next.Read More
Neil Kelly is an artist living and working in Deal. He was approached to do a group show at the Royal College of Art, where his work sold out within an hour with his work having being sold to Tracey Emin, Johnny Depp, and Morrissey. We spoke to Neil, about life as an artist and his new gallery in town.Read More