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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Film @ The Horsebridge : Dallas Buyers Club

26 Sep 201426 Sep 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
Dallas Buyers Club
Friday 26 September
7.30pm (doors/bar 6.30pm)
Tickets £5

Cert: 15 | Year: 2014 | Country: USA | Running Time: 1 hour and 56 minutes
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
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Matthew McConaughey stars as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts - who he once would have shunned - and established a hugely successful ‘buyers’ club.’ Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience.

Cast includes:
Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Jane McNeill, James DuMont, Bradford Cox, Denis O'Hare, Kevin Rankin


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Horsebridge Autumn Market

21 Sep 201421 Sep 2014

Horsebridge Autumn Market
Sunday 21 September 10am - 4pm

Free entry

Our annual autumn market will be bursting with handmade treasures and vintage finds from local makers. With over twenty stalls to browse why not spoil yourself and then pop in to the Horsebridge Cafe for some home baked cake and a cup of tea, what a lovely way to spend an afternoon.


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The Bubble Club Presents: Nine Below Zero

27 Sep 201427 Sep 2014


The Bubble Club Presents: Nine Below Zero
Saturday 27 September
8.15pm (doors/bar 7pm)
Tickets £15 / £13 concessions

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A welcome return from Britain's coolest mod-minded blues rockers who sold out their last Bubble Club gig and then proceeded to raise the roof with an amazing set that included most of their classic 1979 Live At The Marquee album.

Nine Below Zero’s career has been peppered with amazing highlights; supporting Brian May, Bruce Willis, Gary Moore, Chuck Berry and Eric Clapton (for 12 nights at the Albert Hall). Front man Dennis Greaves marries powerful vocals with virtuoso lead guitar and legendary harmonica player and fellow founder member Mark Feltham has moonlighted with Talk Talk, Rory Gallagher, Texas and Roger Daltrey.


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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.