Film @ The Horsebridge: Blue Jasmine

29 Aug 201429 Aug 2014

Film @ The Horsebridge Presents:

The Great American Double

Two outstandingly beautiful American movies. Blue Jasmine on Friday 29 August and Dallas Buyers Club on Friday 26 September. Blue Jasmine is the latest instalment in a body of work unparalleled in the industry by the irrepressible Woody Allen. Match that with the film that won Mathew McConaughey best actor in a leading role at the 2014 Oscars and you have The Great American Double!

Film @ The Horsebridge are committed to supporting independent filmmakers. With this in mind we will endeavour to show independent short films before main features whenever possible.

Film @ The Horsebridge
Blue Jasmine
Friday 29 August 7.30pm (doors/bar 6.30pm)
Tickets £5

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Wealthy socialite wife Jasmine Francis (Cate Blanchett) has lost everything after her businessman husband Hal (Alec Baldwin) was caught by the FBI stealing money from investors, so she has moved to San Francisco to stay with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins) and a series of men Jasmine deems bad for her. As she adjusts to her new lifestyle Jasmine reflects back on her past in New York City and what went wrong, particularly with her cheating husband.

Cast includes
Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg

Cert: 12A | Year: 2013 | Country: USA
Running Time: 1 hour and 38 minutes
Director: Woody Allen


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WhitLit @ The Horsebridge: Kathy Lette

12 Sep 201412 Sep 2014
Book now Friday 12 September 2014 7:30pm
Tickets: £10 advance | £12 door
WhitLit is delighted to announce its first 'WhitLit @ The Horsebridge' fundraiser featuring bestselling author, journalist and commentator Kathy Lette. Kathy will be in conversation with Jane Wenham Jones discussing her hilarious new novel 'Courting Trouble'. Please come and support us - all proceeds will go to the Horsebridge Centre and the WhitLit festival funds.


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Film @ Horsebridge: The Grand Budapest Hotel

13 Sep 201413 Sep 2014

Film @ The Horsebridge Presents: The Grand Budapest Hotel

A second screening! by popular demand

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Saturday 13 September 7.30pm (doors/bar 6.30pm)
Cert: 15
Year: 2014
Country: USA/Germany
Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes

Director: Wes Anderson

Recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune, all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Cast includes

Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, Tony Revolori

Film @ The Horsebridge are committed to supporting independent film-makers. With this in mind we will endeavour to show an independent short film before the main feature whenever possible.


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Horsebridge Comedy: Rory McGrath & Philip Pope - Bridge Over Troubled Lager

20 Sep 201420 Sep 2014
Book now Saturday 20 September 8:00pm
Tickets: £12 advance | £14 on the door door | £10 concessions

After their hit dad-rock album Dark Side of the Moob, Rory and Philip return to touring with an evening of sophisticated comedy and song. Expect wit, elegance and clever musical pastiche (but don't worry there's also silence and filth). This is the show where music and comedy meet, have a few drinks, fight, then stagger home singing hits from the 60s. Something to offend everybody.

Over 18’s only


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Horsebridge Programme July - September 2014

Please click on the above image to view the Horsebridge Programme for July - September 2014

Take an advert in our printed programme

Quarter page £45 for three months (book 12 months and pay for only 9 months, that's £2.60 per week)

Half page £90 for three months (book 12 months and pay for only 9 months, that's £5.16 per week)

Full page £165 for three months (book 12 months and pay for only 9 months, that's £9.52 per week)

The Horsebridge programme has a print run of 8,000 and is distributed to local business, libraries, and to the book bags of all children in nine local schools as well as to people on our mailing list.

The Horsebridge Centre

11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1AF

01227 281174
01227 281255 (cafe)

Fully accessible
Free Wi-Fi

Open 7 days a week
Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Bank Holidays 10am - 5pm
Open up to 9pm Monday - Thursday for room bookings
Open from 7pm Friday - Saturday for box office events

Charity Number: 1099570
Company Number: 4727071

The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre is located in the heart of Whitstable on a site which has a long tradition of community and cultural activity. Since its launch in April 2004, the Horsebridge has established itself as a quality venue at the heart of arts, social, learning and leisure activities in Whitstable and the wider north east Kent area.

The Horsebridge Centre has a packed programme of events all year round that includes ground floor galleries, workshops, cafe with balcony and a large performance space for theatre, screenings, talks and live music.

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"I remember the days before Whitstable Horsebridge Centre had been built, so can now fully appreciate what it adds to the town.

The centre has numerous weekly classes such as yoga, mediation and dancing, as well as one-off workshop courses. It always has some kind of art exhibition that is free to go and view, a bar/cafe for food and refreshments, as well as a packed evening entertainment calendar such as live music and comedy nights.

It really gives Whitstable a community feel and I always enjoy my visits there." Via Tripadvisor

"This is what a community centre should be all about. There is art on the ground floor, a nice family friendly cafe with locally made cakes on the first floor and we attended an amazing baby group on the top floor. I can't fault the concept, the staff or the layout. Really nice experience." Via Tripadvisor

"What a gem this place is! It was one of the reasons I moved to Whitstable and I use it every week." Via Tripadvisor

"We find ourselves in there most weeks, all year round. It has been a huge success. The staff are friendly and efficient, they are also truly engaged in the desire to bring art to the community and visitors to the town alike." Via Tripadvisor

We have several rooms of various sizes accommodating small workshops to large conferences, parties and markets. Please see our room hire page for full details.

Become a 'Friend of the Horsebridge' and receive a membership card entitling you to a 15% discount in our cafe and bar, concessionary rates on selected events and quarterly mail out of our printed programme. Please see our page on joining for more details.

If you are interested in the many varied voluntary roles at the Horsebridge Centre please contact Hannah Wenn on 01227 281174 or email for more details.

We are a registered charity and rely on the local community to support us.



A History of the Horsebridge

The name itself comes from the jetty used by the horses taking the catch from the boats. Later, the first railway in Kent, the Canterbury & Whitstable (aka Crab and Winkle),took the place of the horses.

The Horsebridge area has played a key part in the varied history of Whitstable.

Whitstable has a long tradition of community and cultural activity including community and arts groups operating on the Horsebridge site itself. Canterbury City Council was committed to a building that reflects this activity and seeking to create a focal point for the town.

The project was a public / private sector partnership between Canterbury City Council, who owned the land, and the local developer Banbury Estates.

Four schemes for the re-development of the Horsebridge site were shortlisted and were featured in a public exhibition in April 2000. Over 600 comments were received from local people with 62% favouring an “upturned boat” design submitted by architects Clague.

The Centre opened to the public on Saturday 10 April 2004, and is run as a Company Limited by Guarantee and with Charitable status.