Things to see and do in Thanet this weekend (January 19-21)

Last chance to see The John Downton Award for Young Artists annual exhibition at Turner Contemporary

The weekend is here and most of us will be looking forward to a couple of days of free time with family or friends.

Here are some events taking place on the isle to keep you amused

Friday, January 19

Big Broadstairs Winter Quiz

Sarah Thorne Theatre CompanyMemorial Theatre, Hilderstone, St. Peter’s Road,Broadstairs, 7.30pm

Broadstairs and St. Peter’s Chamber of Commerce event sponsored by the Sarah Thorne Theatre Company.

Tickets: £5 each “unreserved table seating” available from Malcolms or Expressions in the High Street.

Bring your own nibbles and snacks but no alcohol due to licensing.

The licensed theatre bar is available.

Michael Buble Tribute

Comfort Inn,Victoria Parade, Ramsgate. 8.30pm until 11pm

Free Entry

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Friday 19 January, 7.45pm

Saturday 20 January, 6pm

Sunday 21 January, 7.45pm

Monday 22 January, 7.45pm

Tuesday 23 January, 3pm

Wednesday 24 January, 7.45pm

Thursday 25 January, 6pm

A darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Saturday, January 20

I’ve Got Gershwin

Sarah Thorne Theatre CompanyMemorial Theatre, Hilderstone, St. Peter’s Road,Broadstairs

 I’ve Got Gershwin is a slick, sophisticated floorshow in a 1950’s nightclub setting. Some of the most popular songs of the 20th century are plucked from the Great American Songbook to form this fast moving celebration of melody from composers such as Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Harry Warren and Al Dubin, Kurt Weill plus many more. Presented by a talented company comprising Gordon Clarkson, Stacy Young, Tiffany Hemmings and Frank Tucker, with the live musical support of The Paul Stewart Duo.

Show at at 2.30pm.

Tickets £11 paid in advance/Friends or £13 doors. Unreserved table seating.

Book by calling the Box Office on 01843 863701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm) or go to

Jupiter’s Moon

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Saturday 20 January, 8.30pm

Tuesday 23 January, 5.45pm

Thursday 25 January, 8.30pm

The director of the critically acclaimed White God employs his uniquely talented eye to create this riveting Palme d’Or nominated supernatural thriller.

Adorned by beautifully fluid and kinetic camerawork, Kornél Mundruczó brings spectacle that rivals any Hollywood production to tell a timely European story. A young refugee called Aryan is shot while illegally trying to cross the Hungarian border to escape his war-torn home. While tending him back to health, a doctor at a refugee camp discovers that Aryan has gained an extraordinary talent – he can levitate at will. But the doctor has his own predicament that he needs to escape from and offers to smuggle Aryan out of the camp if, in return, he helps him make some money by using his new miraculous gift.

With Jupiter’s Moon, Mundruczó marks himself as one his generation’s most visionary directors by touching on eternally mythic themes and contemporary political issues alike with visually mind-bending aplomb.

Sea Jam

Quarterdeck, Hall By The Sea Road, Margate, 8pm-1am, free entry

From Mary J Blige and Biggie Smalls to General Levy and Beyonce, get your groove on to the classic sounds of 90s-2018 with our DJs Jason Anderson and Steven Welton and slide into our world famous Hip Hop Photo Booth, get snapped and take home a memento from what promises to be an epic night!

Sunday, January 21

The John Downton Award for Young Artists annual exhibition

Turner Contemporary

Last chance to see The John Downton Award for Young Artists annual exhibition which encourages and celebrates the creativity of Kent’s young artists.

Work by students, aged 11 to 18, from schools and colleges across Kent is on display in Turner Contemporary’s Clore Learning Studio.