Art In Romney Marsh

Arts and Culture

The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust has supported arts charity, Art in Romney Marsh (AiRM) in bringing creative, partnership and educational opportunities, including Hop Hub to isolated rural communities on Romney Marsh.

AiRM ( delivers free workshops throughout the year and projects are aimed at engaging adults who have limited access to learning and childcare. Its projects include an annual Visual Arts Festival that commissions exciting site-specific artworks that are exhibited at eight medieval churches located on Denge and Walland Marsh.

Hop Hub is a mobile heritage hub working with community groups and primary schools to deliver traditional skills workshops on skills such as willow weaving, making natural dyes and felt making. In 2017 RDHCT funding supported an exhibition by primary school children in Tontine Street, Folkestone.

In 2019, RDHCT’s donation supported AiRM to make 15 new creative commissions, including young artists from Margate such as Emily Whitebread who is a recent graduate from Open School East, and an exciting new sound installation from Kent’s award-winning composer Emily Peasgood.