Whitstable Biennale 2012. Photo: Simon Steven

Visitor Information

This year’s Whitstable Biennale takes place from Saturday 11 June to Sunday 19 June 2022, with events and exhibitions every day throughout the festival. Visit any of our exhibition venues to pick up a festival guide and speak to one of the team.

Opening Day Bus

Our special bus service will be running from London to Whitstable on Saturday 11 June for the first day of the festival.

The bus will leave from Bethnal Green Underground station in the morning to take you to Whitstable and return you back at the same place in Bethnal Green in the evening. The return journey will also stop off in Seasalter, near Whitstable, for a performance of Nicole Bachmann’s shell of hope, in cycles on the beach.

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We strongly recommend that you use public transport where possible, as car parking in Whitstable cannot be guaranteed during the festival.

Direct trains run regularly to Whitstable from London (St Pancras International & London Victoria) and from Margate, Ramsgate, and Folkestone. National Express coach services leave regularly from London Victoria and local buses will be in operation around Kent.

Event booking

Some events may require advance booking. For details on how to book, see individual listings or contact us at info@whitstablebiennale.com


If you have any questions about access, contact us at info@whitstablebiennale.com and we will be happy to help.

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Whitstable Satellite

The Satellite is a fringe programme for events happening in and around Whitstable during the Biennale. Open to all and free to join, this non-selected programme is designed to provide artists with an opportunity to test new ideas or share existing work alongside the main festival programme.

Participating artists this year include: Annie Taylor, Emily Driver, Eunice Lo, Greig Burgoyne, Helen Nattrass & Bruce Williams, Joel Cahen, Magz Hall Radio Arts, Marcus Leadley & David Rogers, Margo Selby, Mathilda Oosthuizen, Nina Telegina, Shahina Jaffer, Sofia Caselli, Triona Holden, and Zhen Feng Ang.

To see what’s on, visit the Satellite website at satellite.whitstablebiennale.com.