Film @ The Horsebridge - Sunshine on Leith
Saturday 26 April 7.30pm (doors/bar 6.30pm)
Running Time: 1 hours and 40 minutes
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Film @ The Horsebridge Presents Brit Flick April celebrating a year in classic British filmmaking with two of the most popular British films of the past 12 months.
Dexter Fletcher directs Sunshine on Leith; a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. It is the tale of one tight-knit family, and the three couples bound to it, as they experience the joys and heartache that punctuate all relationships and they do it all while singing to the euphoric music of The Proclaimers.
Horsebridge Comedy Club - Virginia Ironside – Growing Old Disgracefully
Saturday 17 May 8pm (doors/bar 7pm)
Tickets £10 in advance / £12 on the door / £8 concessions
When an agony aunt reaches sixty, she can lie like a trooper, jump off a bridge or take to the stage.
In Virginia Ironside’s case, she’s still an agony columnist, for the Independent and writes a column for the Oldie, but she also performs her own one-woman show, ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’. The show arose from performing at literary festivals to publicise her book, ‘No! I Don’t Want to Join a Bookclub!’ but now, a few years later, her new book has come out, ‘No! I Don’t Need Reading Glasses!’ and she’s still on the road.
In her show she explains why unlimited free drugs, fun funerals, grandchildren and sex, or even better, no sex, make the sixties the best (and funniest) time of your life.
Directed by Nigel Planer
“Funny, sensible and smart... an absolute delight” The Scotsman
“Life-affirming ramble through the joys of being a sexagenarian, delightfully refreshing addition to the scene... beautifully judged… sharpness of observation and writing… This is a witty show for all ages” Independent
“Honest, irreverent, frank charm. Beautiful humour and perfect poise. This is a five-star show” British Theatre Guide
Greek Night Pop-up Restaurant at the Horsebridge Cafe
Tuesday 13 May 7.30pm for 8pm
Three course menu for £18 per head
For one night only the Horsebridge is taken over by Temple Foods Greek Night. For starters there’s spanakopitta (spinach & feta pie), a main course of Moussaka (lamb with aubergines, vegetarian option available) served with lemon potatoes, stuffed tomatoes and Greek beans. Dessert is a platter of fresh fruit & home-made pastries. The bar will be serving wines, beers, soft drinks and coffee.
Our fourth annual postcard exhibition. This year we ask you to simply post art. In 2011 we had the very first Post Nude show and exhibited 700 postcards from around the world and locally. In 2012 Post View attracted 800 postcards. Last year in 2013 we brought back Post Nude and were overwhelmed with 900 nudes on postcards.
We are now asking you all to submit your art, be it painted, photographed, etched, sketched, knitted, collaged, sculpted, written, screenprinted, ceramic, any medium of art at all! The theme is as broad as it can be, we just want you to send us your own work in it's original form on a postcard in the post. We will exhibit the cards during May and June in Gallery 3 and expect record numbers of visitors. Be part of this phenomenally successful and beautifully simple show.
What is Post Art?
An exhibition of postcards sent through Royal Mail from all over the world and locally. This year's theme is beautifully straightforward. Send us your art, any medium, on a postcard in the post. Guidelines available from the Horsebridge centre and website.
The incredible, unprecedented success of Post Nude in 2013 saw almost 1000 perfect naked postcards sent to the exhibition, trusted to the safe handling of Royal Mail. The show was enormously popular with artists and visitors, and was a celebration of the nude in art, the postal process and the fading tradition of sending postcards. We had nudes in every artistic medium: knitted, painted, wooden, textile, etched, wire, drawn, photographs, 3D, sculptural all were completely unique and quite honestly beautiful in their own right. We had cards from India, France, America, the Netherlands, Mexico, Spain, Iceland, Canada, Ireland, and locally too. It was a powerful expression of the creative ability of humans, the incredible wonder of the human form and the trust people have in our postal system.
We are again calling you all to post us your art, in all it's many forms, by the 27 April to be part of Post Art 2014.
So, how can you take part this year? The Horsebridge need your postcards, we need your support more than ever and being part of free open exhibitions like this one is a great way of showing us you need us, and it gives us a chance to offer the visitor and local community a fantastic artistic experience. Simply make your art on a postcard, any subject, any medium as long as it is in it's original form, post it to us and come and see the exhibition. Guidelines available at The Horsebridge or via the website.
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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.
"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
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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.
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