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The Seaside Series
Part 1: Margate

12-15 March 2024

£1895 All Inclusive*

(10% deposit, balance 4-weeks from start)


3 Nights Bed, Breakfast, Snack lunch and Evening meal*

3 Leaders, 6 clients

The Seaside Series

We have created a series of workshops with a common theme and a common outcome. You can join us on one or more of these workshops and enjoy creating your unique response to these wonderful locations in the form of stab bound books.

The Great British Seaside has been a popular holiday destination for generations of people during the summer months, whatever the weather. Out of season, these familiar resorts provide a treasure trove of evocative scenes and fascinating details.


In this sequence of 3 workshops, Paul, Adrian and Clea will support you in seeking out and capturing the shabby, jaded beauty of each of the destinations. After gathering words and images to reflect your authentic experience of the location, we will work together to create pages to fill stab bound books. In the final workshop of this series, we will also teach you to make a simple box style container for your book/books. You can choose whether to join one, two or all three of the workshops in this series.


All materials needed for book and box making will be provided along with use of the necessary tools and equipment. Clea will also send you comprehensive set of written instructions and a list of suppliers after you attend the workshop(s).


Part 1 Margate

Margate has been a popular holiday destination since the 18th century. It labels itself ‘The Original Seaside’ and the advertising around the town calls out that ‘There is more to Margate!’ The town has a rich history of entertainment, Dreamland the iconic amusement park and dance has recently been the star of ‘Empire of Light’ starring Olivia Coleman. The seafront is a wide-open space on one side you have the sandy beach with a seawater swimming pool, on the other amusement arcades and cafes. Taking shelter from the elements in the narrow streets of the old town reveals a quirky variety of architecture and shop fronts. If it is contemporary building The Turner Contemporary Gallery makes an excellent subject. Of course, it wouldn’t be right to not mention the artists Turner and Tracey Emin who both lived in the town, poet T.S Eliot was inspired by the Margate Sands while convalescing in the 1920’s.

Margate has the air of a down at heel town that inspires through curiosity; it is a gold mine for photographers. 

Location, Accommodation, Transport

The workshop is based in Margate.

You can reach Margate by train from London Victoria (1hr 50min). It's a 6 min taxi ride from station to hotel.

You will be staying at the Walpole Bay Hotel and Museum on single occupancy B&B basis.

We will use our feet for the whole of the workshop.


We will be walking to capture our images, there will be no minibus between locations.

Start and End timing

The workshop starts at 2pm on the first day and finishes at 4pm on the last to allow for travel and de-stress. The first session will involve personal introductions, introduction to the workshop and schedule, and an orientation walk without cameras, followed by an evening meal.



Breakfast, snack lunch and two-course evening meals are included.



  • No previous experience is needed, especially for the editing, printing and book making elements. Training and tools will be provided during the workshop.

  • You need to bring a computer for the editing and selection session. If you do not have a suitable computer, we may be able to loan one but please check with us before booking.

  • Please make sure you have suitable travel and equipment insurance.


  • Tuition by Paul Sanders, Adrian Beasley and Clea Beasley

  • All paper, ink, book making materials and loan of tools

  • Book making guide with recommended material suppliers

  • 3-night accommodation on a single occupancy basis

  • All meals listed above

Not Included

  • Travel to and from the workshop

  • Travel and equipment Insurance

  • Computer and editing software

  • Alcoholic drinks

Contact Details

Adrian Beasley 07785926738

Address and travel details will be provided after booking.

Booking and Cancellation Policy for Residentials

We require a 10% deposit when you book to secure your place, final balance will be due 4-weeks before the start of the workshop. If you cancel at any time, please understand that I may need to retain some of your monies to cover incurred costs that I cannot recover, unless I am able to re-sell your place. In general, if I am able to re-sell the place, I will refund you so please contact me as quickly as possible.

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