It is almost the end of the working week and the sun is shining (hopefully for a bit longer).
Here are 19 things going on in Thanet this weekend to keep you amused
Friday, June 2
Micro Museum Space adventure
Mike and Carol Deer, owners of The Micro Museum, are delighted to announce that visitors to the Museum for the Space weekend, which runs from Friday, June 2 to Sunday June 4, will be able to enjoy an extra treat.
Not only will they be able to play games in fictional space on the many consoles, they will also be able to see and explore the real universe using Stellarium.
Nick Thompson, volunteer at the museum and organiser of this fascinating additional feature of the Space weekend, said: “Stellarium is a powerful virtual planetarium that you can use on any computer, tablet or smartphone, allowing you to explore the entire cosmos and locate any object in the night sky. You can see planets, stars and galaxies. We will have a demo set up at the museum so that visitors can get some basic instruction in how to use Stellarium and how to load the app onto their own devices”.
Nick is a keen member of the Thanet Astronomy Group and he and members of the group will be present to talk about Stellarium and other aspects of astronomy.
The Micro Museum is at 11 Church Hill in Ramsgate and will be open from 1pm to 4pm on all three days of the event.
From Wasteland to Wasteland First Friday event
Marine Studios at 6.30pm
Artist Dawn Cole and 4 other Thanet based artists present their research and development of the project exploring the Lochnagar Crater in France and T S Eliot.
The exhibition also runs on Saturday (June 3) from 11am to 3pm.
Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 at 7.30pm and Sunday, June 4 at 2.30pm.
£12 paid in advance/Friends
£14 on the door
Book by calling the box office on 01843 863701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm) or go to www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk
Dean Spinks photography exhibition
Isle photographer Dean Spinks holds his first solo exhibition at Bernies Chocolate Lounge Margate. (Part of Imperial building).
There’s a Selection of 32 images on display
June 2-June 29
Race night at The Goose, Ramsgate
A race night to support the dressing of Ramsgate town centre for Ramsgate Week and the Ramsgate Festival!
One of the main activities the business community will doing is raising bunting around the town to give it a great nautical look and showcase our town to the visitors to Ramsgate. The decorations and work will be done by local Ramsgate artists, volunteers and crafters and will focus heavily on recycling.
The Goose, Harbour Street, Ramsgate,7pm.
Saturday, June 3
King Ethelbert School Summer fair
More than 30 stalls, face painting, refreshments, Johnny Meah from Heart Fm and a special guest between 11am – 1pm – an actual Stormtrooper! Have your photo taken for a donation to the Steve Reeve wheelchair fundraiser..
Jungle Book at Theatre Royal Margate
Mowgli the man cub has escaped the clutches of the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, who is intent on revenge. Adopted by wolves Mowgli is taught the ways of the jungle by Baloo the Bear and his friend good Bagheera.
Sticking fairly faithfully to the original storyline, with the introduction of pantomime characters as Jane (the dame) and two mischief makers (Chitter and Chatter), the variety of songs ensure a well-rounded show suitable for all the family.
Saturday 3 June – 6:30pm
Sunday 4 June – 11am & 3pm
Full Price £10
Author Tom Rhattigan at Waterstones
Margate resident and author Tom Rhattigan will be signing copies of his book, 1963-A Slice of Bread and Jam, at Waterstones, Westwood Cross.
The tale is set amid the derelict terraced houses of Manchester’s Hulme, and is one boy’s year of adventure, abuse, crippling poverty and an encounter with The Moors Murderers
He will be at the store from 10.30am to close.
Contact the store on 01843 865254 to reserve a copy.
A Place to Stand, works by Alan Root
Pie Factory Gallery Margate
11am-4.30pm daily or by appointment: 07879 774211
Not very Private View: Friday 2nd June 2017 6pm-8pm
Born in London in 1946 Alan recently moved to the east coast where he fell in with artists of great talent and extraordinary patience. Surrendering his last few pennies on a studio, Alan pursued the creative urge to gain expertise with oils acrylic, wire, coffee makers and daytime television.
Another year has past and again the accumulated body of work has covered most of the available wall space in his home and become a walking hazard in the corridors and the studio and so another exhibition was born.
Val Whitehouse has joined in this year with a series of abstracts based on the seasons and three that aren’t.
5 Broad Street, Margate
DJ Lord Anthony
Scenic Stage at Dreamland
St Augustine visitor centre opening
The new visitor centre and restored church interior will be officially opened and blessed by Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark.
This will consist of a service of Vespers, followed by the opening.
St Augustine and shrine of Pugin
St Augustine Road
Hornets Boxing Academy Boxing Night
Royal Harbour Academy upper school, Stirling Way, Ramsgate
Weigh in 4.30pm, boxing starts 6pm.
Tickets £12 adults, £5 children
Call 07815 002228
Sunday June 4
Craft And Gift Fair
Broadstairs Pavilion Craft and Gift Fair
Open 10am – 4pm
Handmade & Vintage Fair
Local and East Kent makers and sellers showing and sharing their work
Stall bookings and info: Janice via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07946 147032
Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, 11am to 5pm
The Great Bucket And Spade Run
Government Acre, 10am to 4pm
Annual historic classic car run to Government Acre on Ramsgate seafront, now in its 36th year.
Presented by Ramsgate Old Motor and Motor Cycle Club. A display of vehicles dating from 1920 to modern day, varying in makes and models.
Fun day for all the family of any age to enjoy with stalls selling various goods, sideshows and children’s rides.
The ride will start from Challock, Kent with approximately 300 classic vehicles of various types arriving at Government Acre between 10.30am and 12pm
If it is going to be a day down the beach for your family then check out the Thanet council Coastal Explorer packs.
The packs include a trail map showing where you can join in activities such as ‘art on the beach’, ‘seaweed and shell search’, ‘write a postcard’, ‘play hopscotch’ and learn about the weather and clouds.
- Historical photos
- Rock-pooling net
- Marine life identification sheets
- Lightweight waterproof backpack
How to get your packs:
- The Coastal Explorer Packs will be available to hire for £5 from Friday, 26 May.
- Customers will be asked to leave proof of ID such as driving licence or passport as a deposit.
- Available from:
– Thanet Visitor Information Centre, Margate;
– Customs House, Ramsgate;
– Lillyputt Minigolf, Broadstairs.
- Two packs are included in the hire package for the Community Beach Huts, on Margate and Ramsgate Main Sands.
- Coastal Explorers are invited to share their experiences of the pack with @visitthanet on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using #coastalexplorers.
Further information on the Coastal Explorer packs can be found on www.visitthanet.co.uk/coastalexplorers
At the cinema
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (U) at Palace Cinema, Broadstairs
Directed by David Bowers
Starring Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone, Owen Aszatalos and Chris Coppola
Friday 2 June – 3pm
Saturday 3 June – 3pm
Sunday 4 June – 3pm
Based on the record-breaking book series, the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie finds the Heffley family on a zany road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party. Naturally it all goes hilariously off course, mainly thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video game convention and (finally!) become famous.
The Time of Their Lives (12A), Palace Cinema, Broadstairs
Directed by Roger Goldby
Starring Pauline Collins, Joan Collins, Franco Nero & Joely Richardson
Friday 2 June – 7.30pm
Saturday 3 June – 6pm
Sunday 4 June – 7.30pm
Monday 5 June – 5.30pm
Tuesday 6 June – 3pm
Wednesday 7 June – 5.30pm
Thursday 8 June – 6pm
A feel-good character-driven British comedy starring Joan Collins, Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine), and Italian heartthrob Franco Nero. Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral on the glamorous French hideaway of Îe-de-Ré, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a fading marriage. Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road in a race to get to Île-de-Ré, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive Italian millionaire (Franco Nero) along the way.
Frantz (12A), Palace Cinema, Broadstairs
Directed by François Ozon, France
Starring Pierre Niney, Paula Beer and Ernst Stötzner
In French with English subtitles
Saturday 3 June – 8.30pm
Tuesday 6 June – 6pm
Thursday 8 June /-8.30pm
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German woman, bereft after the death of her fiancé, spots mysterious Frenchman Adrien visiting her fiancé’s grave to lay flowers. Who is Adrien? How did he know her fiancé? What was their relationship and what does he want from Anna now?
Harbour Street, Broadstairs