13 things to do and see in Thanet this weekend

Wild at Lovelys Gallery

The county election is over, it’s Friday and it’s time to have some fun.

Here’s our list of some great Thanet events that might take your fancy this weekend

Saturday (May 6)

International festival of choirs – featuring Male Voice Choir

Admission FREE

Margate Winter Gardens

Call 01843 292795

Keeping Up With The Joneses at Olby’s Soul Café, Margate

Smiths tribute band

Doors open at 8pm. The Joneses will be playing two sets at 9pm and 11pm DJ Richi will be playing the best if Indie music throughout the night starting at 8pm and the night will run until 1pm.

This is a ticketed event at £5 available from the Olby’s Soul Café website or on the door http://olbyssoulcafe.co.uk

The Fureys at Theatre Royal Margate

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’ and ‘Red rose café’

Tickets Standard £20.50, Concs £18.50
Booking fee applies: 50p per ticket holder in person/phone, £1.50 per ticket holder online

Show starts at 7.30pm

Call 01843 292795

Titter Ye Not at the Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

To celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of Britain’s greatest comedians, Paul Harris tours his one man play about Frankie Howerd.

He takes an affectionate look at the man, his life and his work. It takes us from his army days, through the highs and lows of his career with glimpses into his, sometimes traumatic, personal life.

See Paul Harris as Frankie Howerd at the Sarah Thorne Theatre on Saturday 6th May at 7.30pm . £14 paid in Advance/Friends. £16 on the doors.

Book by calling the Box Office on 01843 863701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm) or go to the web site www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk

Wild! Lovely’s Gallery, Northdown Road, Cliftonville

Lovelys Gallery goes WILD! in May with a wildlife themed spring exhibition. Including original paintings, limited.edition prints, ceramics, sculptures, textiles and wood turnings.

Featuring acclaimed local and international artists Steve Dell, Peter Firmin, Heather Mathieson, Margaret Percival, David Shepherd, Aaminah Snowden & Kate Wyatt.

Opening hours 9am to 5pm

Sunday (May 7)

A Spectacular Variety Show, Winter Gardens Margate

Bobby Davro – Comedian, Impressionist, star of stage & TV

Steve Hewlett – International Ventriloquist, BGT’s very own “wild card”

Freddie (Parrot Face) Davies – A Man of Mirth

Miki Travis – Comedy Magician your host & Compere for the evening.

Steve Rawlings – International Comedy Juggler “A Very Skilful & Funny Act”

Sarah Jayne – UK’s No.1 Dolly Parton Tribute, Currently on a UK Tour

Andy Crust – “The Man of Many Voices” performing tonight as UK’s No.1 Frankie Valli

Daniel Dean – International Illusionist “A world class act”

Plus the Reach Youth Theatre Dancers

Tickets: All Seats £20 – £15 for under 16’s

All profits from this show will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
This show has been produced by East Kent Freemasons to celebrate 300 years of Freemasonry.

Margate Winter Gardens

Call 01843 292795

Handmade & Vintage Fair

Harbour Parade, Ramsgate 11am to 5pm

Local and East Kent makers and sellers showing and sharing their work

Stall bookings and info: Janice via marketstalls@yahoo.co.uk or 07946 147032

I Remember You

Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs, 7.30pm

An intimate audience with Frank Ifield and friends.

Australia-based Superstar Frank Ifield returns to the UK to play venues with “I Remember You – An Intimate audience with Frank Ifield and Friends”. This is a chance to meet and greet the legendary star himself and learn more about his music, his life and his amazing career.

£14 Advance/Friends, £16 doors

Call 01843 863701

Palm Bay boot fair

Palm Bay Avenue


UK Paper Band

Broadstairs Bandstand, Victoria Parade


Ramsgate Blitz Walks

Relive the dark days of the war in the heaviest bombed seaside town in the country. Hear the stories, visit the places.

Ramsgate Blitz Walks run first Sunday of the month at 10am and Fridays July and August at 7pm

The tour takes approximately 2 hours and is free with donations welcome.

Meet at Ramsgate Library


Films at the Palace in Broadstairs

The Sense of an Ending (15) Directed by Ritesh Batra

Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Dockery and Emily Mortimer

Friday 5 May  7.30pm

Saturday 6 May  6pm, 8.30pm

Sunday 7 May  6pm

Monday 8 May  5.30pm

Tuesday 9 May  3.00pm

Wednesday 10 May  7.30pm

Thursday 11 May  8.30pm

Tony Webster (Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Adapted from the Booker Prize winning novel by Julian Barnes.

I Am Not Your Negro (12A) Directed by Raoul Peck, Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson

Sunday 7 May  8.30pm

Tuesday 9 May  6pm

In 1979, James Baldwin began a book intended as a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

Call 01843 865726.

Don’t miss the Open School East open day in Cliftonville

Check out the screening on Tatara Samurai

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