The Waste Line: Exploring the effects of waste on our town


The Horsebridge

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19 - 29 July
Whitstable is a town passionate about its marine and beach
environment. This summer the Horsebridge has devised a series of exciting
events to reveal how waste has shaped the town over the years and look at how
we can work together now and in the future to protect our local environment.

How you can get involved?
Support the community beach cleans. For dates and times visit and

Donate Materials
We are looking for materials we can upcycle into marine creatures for the Oyster Festival
Parade. We are creating some fabulous costumes, props and builds. Wherever possible these
are going to be made from reused and upcycled materials. If you have any of the following
we would love you to pop them into the centre (as soon as possible please).

Shiny buttons
Lightweight netting or shiny fabric
Old backpacks
Leftover spray paint

Take part in FREE Oyster Festival parade workshops
Help us create large sea creatures and individual carnival props for the Festival Parade.
Drop in Family sessions: Saturday 7 July 10- 4 & Sunday 15 July 11 – 4pm
After school kids club sessions: Thursday 5, 11, 19 July 4 – 5pm
IO Arts, History & Disability Workshops: Monday 9 & Wednesday 11 July 10am - 12pm
To register your interest contact Lauren at

Visit The Waste Line Exhibition 19 - 29 July
Discover a huge sculptural historical waste map of Whitstable created from beach clean
& domestic rubbish, exploring how waste has impacted our environment over the years.

Join the Oyster Festival parade
Contact the Horsebridge to find out how you or your organisation can get involved with
the parade on Saturday 21 July