19 things to do and see in Thanet this weekend (July 14-16)

Race for Life is this Sunday

It’s Friday at last and time to plan two days of fun.

Here is our round up of events taking place this weekend.

Friday (July 14)

En Avant Art Exhibition

14 July – 17 September

St Augustine’s Photo John Coverdale

St Augustine & Pugin: Shrine & Visitor Centre,St Augustine’s Road, Ramsgate

En Avant is a new series of clay paintings by artist Robert Dawson, which draw from the visual language and stylised motifs of Gothic Revival architect A.W.N. Pugin (1812-1852). Dawson reimagines Pugin’s designs from both the Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate, which he constructed to be in keeping with the “true principles of Christian architecture” (1845–52) , and The Grange (1843), Pugin’s family home next door.

Free entry

Luca Cupani & Francesco De Carlo – Edinburgh Previews

Theatre Royal, Margate, 7.30pm

The award-winning Italian comedian returns with a new show about life outside your comfort zone. Politics, people and what you discover when you leave your sofa to become a foreigner.

Full Price £10
Booking fees – 50p per ticket in person/phone. £1.50 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795

Raining Stones: The Human Condition

July 14-25

Pie Factory, Margate

Rich Cameron’s exhibition, Raining Stones: The Human Condition is an exhibition of eight artists from across Europe. It explore aspects of human life and misfortunes through contemporary photography, paintings and other media. A challenging exhibition it seeks to explore emotions and issues which are the pertinent to life today.

Artists:  Amel Hodzic, Angela Maasalu, Deborah Humm, Francesco Amorosino, George Striftaris, Helga Dorothea Fannon, Inge Struys and Rich Cameron

Pie Factory, Margate, 5 Broad Street, Margate

Daily 10am to 6pm

Seaside Shuffle Traditional Jazz Festival

14 July- 16 July

Three days of fabulous jazz… The Colrose Seven, Pete Leonard’s Red Hot & Blue, Imperial Jazz Band, Doolaly Tap, Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces… and more! Also a Gospel Programme at The Seaman’s Church, Ramsgate Harbour.

Friday 14th July
8pm-10.30pm – The Culrose Seven at Ramsgate Small Boat Owners Club, Guildford Lawns, Ramsgate.
£15 on the door

Saturday 15th July
11am-1.30pm – Dick Smith’s Temple Jazz Band at the Belgian Bar, Ramsgate Harbour.

3.30pm-6pm – Pete Leonard’s Red Hot & Blue at Ramsgate Small Boat Owner’s Club
£15 on the door

8pm-10.30pm – Robin Bearn’s Imperial Jazz Band at Ramsgate Small Boat Owner’s Club
£15 on the door

Sunday 16th July
10am-11am – Pete Leonard’s Gospel Programme at the Seaman’s Church, Ramsgate Harbour

1pm-1.45pm – Roger Allen’s Memories at Ramsgate Small Boat Owner’s Club

3.30pm-6pm – Doolally Tap at Ramsgate Small Boat Owner’s Club
£15 on the door

8pm-10.30pm – Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces at Ramsgate Small Boat Owner’s Club
£15 on the door

Weekend passes for all events can be purchased for £60. Visit www.jazzandjazz.com

Saturday (July 15)

Channel 5’s Milkshake! Live show, Milkshake! Live

Margate Winter Gardens, at noon.

Milkshake! Live is coming to Margate

Children’s favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Toyland Detective, Fireman Sam, Shimmer and Shine, Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper are coming to Margate’s Winter Gardens.

The character are part of Channel 5’s Milkshake! Live show, Milkshake! Live, The Magic Story Book tour.

The shows include the Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters.

Tickets* Full Price £15, Child £13, Family of 4 £52

Booking fee applies: 50p per ticket holder in person/phone, £1.50 per ticket holder online

Book here 

Kids fun at The Falcon Inn, Westwood

Saturday’s kids fun day with slush puppies, pick and mix and face painting.

Fresh food served all day, book a table by calling 01843 600000

Find out more at https://www.falconinnkent.co.uk/

Baroque And Classical Music

Silverlands Studio,18 Military Road, Ramsgate

Concert starts at 8pm

Baroque and classical music for traverse flute and virginal taking place at Silverland Studios from 8pm

The musicians are Prof.Johannes Geffert –  Virginal and Ulrike Friedrich – Traverse flute.

Performing music by
*Georg Friedrich Handel – German born composer, who crowned his career in Britain, buried in Westminster Abbey
*Anna Bon – one of the few female composers of the baroque period
*Georg Philipp Telemann – 2017 is 250 years since his death

Tickets available on the evening from the studio from 7.15pm
Tickets £8 and includes an after-concert glass of wine

Broadstairs & St.Peter’s Twinning Association Day Trip To Boulogne

Join Broadstairs & St. Peter’s Twinning Association on a Day Trip to Boulogne

See the Fete la Mer, with nautical and seafood stalls, displays, Tall Ships and Les Geants

Coach pick up points: Pierremont 6.30am; Asda 6.35am

Tickets: £25 per person

Contact: Maureen 01843 865840 or Peter 01843 862002


Broadstairs bandstand, Victoria Parade

2.30pm until 4pm

Store Burger opening


A gourmet burger joint will be officially opened in Margate on Saturday (July 15).

Store Burger, at 24 Marine Gardens, is an independent start-up being opened by Mark Beneyto and his partner Charmaine Hawthorne.

Read more here

Margate Collectors Fair

Union Church, Union Crescent, 10am to 3pm

Margate Collectors Fair is run with Margate’s United Church, and is a great opportunity to buy and sell:

Stamps – Postcards – Playing Cards – Militaria – Coins – Phone Cards – Cigarette Cards

Books – Breweriana – Ephemers – Antiques and Small Collectables

Refreshments available

Simply Showbiz

Sarah Thorne theatre, Broadstairs, at 7.30pm

Starring the best in variety entertainment, including, Drew Cameron (Britain’s Got Talent), Daniel Dean (Grand Illusionist), Julie Burnett (Top Vocalist), Alan Simmons (Ventriloquist), Phil Hoyles (Comedy & Magic) and dancers from The Thanet Stage School.

Tickets £12 paid in Advance/Friends. £14 on the doors.

Book at www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk

Sunset Sessions


Start your night or finish your day right here at Dreamland and ride, dine and dance until late every Saturday night.

Open every Saturday evening until 10.30pm  with  live music and entertainment on the Scenic Stage and street food trucks in The Friendliest Food Court Ever.

The food court is like no other and offers the best in street food eats with choice from;

  • Acapulco Taco
  • Fish Shack
  • Pizzolino
  • Birdy Rock
  • Tail Spin Diner

There is also a 5 rides for £5 offerUntil 22nd July, between 7pm and 10pm, you can ride unlimited times for £5 on selected  rides – wristbands are available at the park.

Sunday (July 16)

Race For Life

Palm Bay Avenue, 11am to 2pm

Race for Life is the largest women only fundraising event in the UK. Heroic women come together to take part in a 5km run, walk or jog which raises money for cancer research uk.

Boys (6-12yrs) £10, Girls (6-15yrs) £10, Women (16-17yrs) £14.99, Women (18yrs +) £14.99

Snowdown Colliery Band

Broadstairs bandstand

2.30pm until 4pm

Caring for Connor fun day

Jungle Jims, Quex Park

Former Britain’s Got Talent stars Stavros Flatley and The Voice finalist Lydia Lucy will be the special guests at this year’s Caring for Connor fun day.

The Greek dancing duo and the singer are supporting the charity event being held at Jungle Jims, Quex Park, Birchington.

The fun day, from 11am to 4pm, will also feature a dog show and Disney characters, live music, face painting, food and drink.

Entry is only £1.50.

Read more here

Roast dinners at The Falcon Inn

The Margate Road pub starts serving roasts from Sunday. Beef and lamb roast all day, £10 for adults and £5 for kids. Kronenbourg  at £2.60 a pint for a limited time only.

At the Palace cinema, Broadstairs

Alone in Berlin (12A)

Directed by Vincent Perez

Starring Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl and Brendan Gleeson

Friday 14 July / 8pm

Saturday 15 July / 8.30pm

Sunday 16 July / 8pm

Monday 17 July / 6pm

Tuesday 18 July / 3pm, 6pm

Wednesday 19 July / 6pm

Thursday 20 July / 6pm

1940 Berlin. Otto and Anna’s (Brendan Gleeson and Emma Thompson) son dies fighting at the Front. Their loss drives them to an extraordinary act of defiance against Hitler which, if caught, means certain execution. Adapted from Hans Fallada’s classic novel based on a true story.

The Midwife (12A)

Directed by Martin Prevost

Starring Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot and Olivier Gourmet

In French with English subtitles

Saturday 15 July / 6pm

Tuesday 18 July / 11am (parent with baby), 8.30pm

Thursday 20 July / 8.30pm

Moving and funny: meet Claire whose life is capsized by the arrival of her father’s mistress (the legendary Catherine Deneuve).