Things to do and see in Thanet this weekend (January 12-14)

Margate band Gang will help raise funds for the Oasis service

It is that time again when we look at what Thanet has to offer for the weekend.

Friday, January 12

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Friday 12 January, 7.30pm

Saturday 13 January, 8pm

Sunday 14 January, 7.45pm

Monday 15 January, 7.30pm

Tuesday 16 January, 2.45pm

Wednesday 17 January, 8.15pm

Thursday 18 January, 8pm

Rey (Daisy Ridley) develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

Palace Cinema

Japanese sword session with Nishimon Dojo

St Georges School in Broadstairs – 7.30pm to 9pm

Nishimon Dojo teaches a number of historical Japanese Sword Arts. These arts are over 500 years old and passed down from the battlefields of ancient Japan to the modern dojos around the world today.

First session is free. Over 18s only.

Saturday, January 13

Dada: The Poetry of Hans Arp and Friends

Turner Contemporary, 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Four Isle of Thanet artists invoke the spirit of the Cabaret Voltaire with multilingual performances of poetry by Hans Arp, Hugo Ball, Emmy Hennings and others. Inspired by Turner Contemporary’s exhibition Arp: the Poetry of Forms. Starts in the Sunley Gallery and processes through the main galleries.

Founded in neutral Zurich during WW1, Dada is the deliberate subversion of bourgeois values. Values which led to war and destruction. If war is the result of sense and logic then Dada art seeks to subvert this using non-sense.

Artists at the event are Emile Sercombe, Jay Rechsteiner, Tracey Thompson and Dan Thompson

Art’s Cool music all-dayer

Margate band Gang will help raise funds for the Oasis service

Margate based music promoters Art’s Cool have organised an all-dayer of live music and DJs at Olby’s Soul Cafe to raise funds for local charity and refuge Oasis Domestic Abuse Service.

The event, which makes up the first part of a two-day Scene Swap, will showcase bands and musicians from Margate and Leeds’ DIY music communities on Saturday, January 13.

Margate’s Gang, Inevitable Daydream, Itchy Teeth and Lil Yee Boys will be joined by Leeds groups Much,Treeboy & Arc (pictured below), Chest Pains and Damp, followed by late night DJ sets from Tom Vek and Ghost Culture.

Advance tickets for the fundraiser at Olby’s Soul Cafe are £7 (plus booking fee) and can be bought via See Tickets here

Doors open from 3pm – 1am.
All proceeds raised from the Saturday event will be donated to Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

Angelo Tristan Band

Rock with the isle band at Churchills pub at Paragon, Ramsgate, from 9pm..

Human Flow (12A)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Saturday 13 January, 5pm

Tuesday 16 January, 5.45pm

Thursday 18 January, 5pm

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II.

Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration.

The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left …

Sunday, January 14

Rock The Pav

Bands are lining up an afternoon of blues, rock and country at The Pavilion in Harbour Street Broadstairs in aid of charity on Sunday, January 14.

Rock The Pav is a free concert with donations being collected in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The show runs from 1pm to 5pm and performers include Luna Blues, Free Lunch, Détente, Cold Harbour Blues Band, Norman’s Daughter and more.

Rock The Pav is being presented by Andy Burring and Phil Hunt.

It runs from 1pm to 5pm.