What’s on

Defending Our Shores

01 July - 01 December at Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Threats to Whitstable from wars, floods and smugglers. Whitstable is situated on the coast of the Thames Estuary, which brings great advantages of fishing, trade and world-wide connections on which the people have created industry and commerce. Being relatively near continental Europe, Kent had a tradition of smuggling: goods, spies, money and prisoners, all of which make fascinating stories revealed in our latest exhibition. Weapons and a Smugglers Hut are complemented by sketches, newspaper reports and a poem. Much of Whitstable, Seasalter and Swalecliffe is below high-tide level and the fight against storm and flood has been traced for 800 years, more recently illustrated by 120 years of remarkable photographs, verbatim stories and newspaper reports. Whitstable’s contribution to wartime defence is told in maps, quotations, photographs and artefacts. The origin and deployment of the innovative Thames Estuary sea forts is explained. Newly discovered maps drawn up by the home guard explain how the coast was protected from invasion in the Second World War, including detection by radar of enemy ships and low-flying aircraft. Children, defence buffs and story lovers will all enjoy our new exhibition.

Defending Our Shores

Queens of Art

08 November - 21 November at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

Angela and her daughter Steffany have created a beautiful collection of affordable artwork, to celebrate 10 years working together as artists. Ceramics prints and paintings not to be missed. Angela is an award winning sculptor with some pieces having been on display at the British Museum in London. She taught Steffany to paint and they both graduated from the University of Creative Arts Canterbury, sharing a year at uni together. Steffany has shown her detailed portraits in the Lapada art and antiques fair in Berkley Square London and was short listed for the Curwen art prize also. On a trip to Liberty’s, after one of Steffany’s hospital appointments both ladies were looking through wallpaper sample books for inspiration. The title for the show ‘Queens of Art’ came from Christian Lacroix’s wallpaper ‘Maisonettes de Jeu’. This collection of work is a showcase for the combination of delicate details and bold design. Angela’s modern botanical watercolours and Steffany’s oil paintings in sheet metal, creates art like that on the pages of Vogue.

Queens of Art

Impact of Colour and Reflection

15 November - 21 November at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

Daphne Candler & Barbara Drinkwater Work related to our natural habitat, the world of sea, shore and natural growth around us. Reflections on living by the sea, producing vibrant paintings in mixed media using acrylic, water colour, pastels, materials, paper and ink.

Impact of Colour and Reflection

Crochet Christmas

22 November - 22 November at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

Knitting workshops with Linda Tiley M.Des(RCA). A fun workshop for developing skills, you will be guided through basics needed to complete the project. A basic knowledge of crochet would be an advantage. Materials available on the day or from Whitknits beforehand.

Crochet Christmas

Made in Whitstable Christmas Exhibition

22 November - 28 November at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

Made in Whitstable are a group of local artists who live and work in the Whitstable, Tankerton and Seasalter area. It was established in 2010 and is run by the membership on a voluntary basis.

Made in Whitstable Christmas Exhibition

The Rose and Other Stories

22 November - 28 November at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

Julia Groves I have a multidisciplinary approach inspired by the historical and contemporary traditions of botanical art and contemporary fine art practices. I employ both traditional and non-traditional techniques.

The Rose and Other Stories

Horsebridge Film: Churchill (PG)

23 November - 23 November at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

A biographical drama about Sir Winston Churchill in the days immediately before the D-Day Landings. Director: Jonathan Teplitzky Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery

Horsebridge Film: Churchill (PG)

Lampshade Making Workshop

25 November - 25 November at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

Would you like o learn how to make your own lampshade? Using digitally printed fabric from Print & Press, London (or bring your own fabric), you will learn the tips and tricks to make your own professional quality drum lampshade. Your finished lampshade can be used on ceiling pendants or table lamps, and will measure approximately 30cm diameter by 21cm high. Complete beginners welcome, this will be a fun, relaxed class (with lots of cake!) and all materials will be provided. There will be a selection of fabrics available for you to use, or you can contact Beki in advance if you would like a particular designer fabric from Print & Press to be printed for you (view the collection) http://www.printandpresslondon.co.uk/shop/ You are also welcome to bring your own lightweight fabric to use (please bring at least 100cm x 30cm).

Lampshade Making Workshop

Stained Glass Taster Days with Stephen Harries

26 November - 26 November at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre

Learn the basics of how to cut glass and solder lead and make your own small stained glass panel to take home at the end of the day. All tools and materials are provided with a choice of patterns to follow and colours to use.

Stained Glass Taster Days with Stephen Harries

Whitstable & Tankerton Christmas Market

26 November - 26 November at Whitstable Junior School

This year's Whitstable & Tankerton Christmas Market (usually known as Tankerton Christmas Market) is due to be held on Sunday 26 November 2017 at Whitstable Junior School. This is an historic, beautiful school in Oxford St, Whitstable. Vehicle & pedestrian access is via the short road between the public library & the Coach & Horses Public House. The school is very close to the bus stops for Canterbury & Herne Bay. Also there should be no problems with parking as the Charity Car Park held regularly at the school will be open. The Christmas Market will feature a varied selection of craft, trade & charity stalls enabling visitors to do shopping for Christmas presents. Stallholders include Kent Wildlife Trust, Utility Warehouse, Whitstable & Herne Bay Beekeepers with their honey & hive products; Hi-Kent with their wooden Xmas gifts and Christmas cards; Headway with their tombola & East Kent MS Society witheir crafts, gifts & books. Other stalls will be selling Handmade textiles,cushions, candles, gifts and soap, luxury skincare products, teddy bears, toys, bows, gothic accessories, ladies clothes. A new feature this year is the presence of Barretts Motor Company who will be displaying a latest model Citroen & a DS Automobile. Why not treat yourself to new car? A bar-b-que will be selling hot food & drink. More information is available from the organiser on 01227 263595.

Whitstable & Tankerton Christmas Market

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News

Harbour Board Meeting

Published: Monday 25 September

If you would like to come along, the details are here.

Events

Defending Our Shores

01 July - 01 December

Threats to Whitstable from wars, floods and smugglers Whitstable is situated on the coast of the Thames Estuary, which brings great advantages of... at Whitstable Museum and Gallery

Queens of Art

08 November - 21 November

Angela and her daughter Steffany have created a beautiful collection of affordable artwork, to celebrate 10 years working together as artists Ceramics... at Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre