14 things to see and do in Thanet this weekend (January 26-28)

The Stylistics at Margate Winter Gardens

It’s Friday (hurrah), time to plan what you are going to do with that lovely weekend off!

Here is our round up of things to do and see on the isle

Friday, January 26

Royal Sounds at Ramsgate Music Hall

Royal Sounds deliver their debut LP “Burning Inspiration.” See the band at Ramsgate Music Hall in Turner Street from 7.30pm.

Admission £12

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POW! Thanet festival programme launch

A choir version of Milck’s I Can’t Keep Quiet will launch the festival

Radio Margate, 17 Cliff Terrace, Margate

An introduction to the exciting new line-up for March 2018 from Christina Clark-McQuaid, Festival Director, a complimentary drink and a chance to meet with all the artists and supporters who are contributing to this year’s festival.

More details here

Darkest Hour (PG)

Credit: Jack English / Focus Features

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Friday 26 January, 7.45pm

Saturday 27 January, 8.30pm

Sunday 28 January, 7.45pm

Monday 29 January, 7.45pm

Tuesday 30 January, 3pm

Wednesday 31 January,7.45pm

Thursday 1 February, 8.30pm

From the director of Atonement and the writer of Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything comes this Best Actor Oscar tipped powerhouse biopic of Churchill’s momentous decision to declare war on Hitler.

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.

The Palace Cinema, Harbour Street, Broadstairs

Call 01843 865726

Art100 Preview Party

York Street Gallery and Nice Things, Harbour Street Ramsgate, 6pm

Art100 Preview Party at The Gallery @ Nice Things and York Street Gallery  co-hosting The Art100 Exhibition in aid of Ramsgate Arts. Everyone is welcome to join from 6pm-8pm  in both venues.

Saturday, January 27

Acid Jazz With Eddie Piller

The Dug Out, Olby’s Soul Cafe3-5 King Street, Margate, 9pm

Acid Jazz *Official* is coming to Margate

Eddie Piller – one of the men behind Acid Jazz Records and Terry Matthews, who was head of promotion at Acid Jazz, is coming to The Dug Out.
This is a night of not only Acid Jazz but music that influencd the Acid Jazz Label as well as music it then inspired.

Free entry

An Intimate Evening with Jo Harman

Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs, 7.30pm

Following the impressive critical reaction to their sell out duo show in the Netherlands last year where Jo is signed to V2 records (Adelle, Mumfords etc), they enjoyed the experience so much that she will be playing a limited number of voice and piano shows in the UK at  selected venues. This special, intimate, show will feature soulful, compelling performances featuring not only ‘bare-to-the-bone’ versions of Jo’s own songs but also her take on songs that mean something special to her.

Admission £13 paid in advance/Friends or £15 doors. Unreserved table seating.

Book by calling the Box Office on 01843 863701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm) or go to www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk  There are no booking fees at this theatre.

National Holocaust Memorial Day service

Thanet & District Reform Synagogue ,293a Margate Road, Ramsgate,  4pm

A special memorial service for the victims of genocide, past and present,

Fifty Years Of The Stylistics

Margate Winter Gardens, 8pm

Fifty Years of The Stylistics, arrives in Margate with a show crammed full of hits!

The Stylistics was formed in Philadelphia, PA in 1966 from two groups, “The Percussions” and “The Monarchs”.  When members from each group were drafted, or went on to further their education, the remaining members under the guidance of their English teacher Beverly Hamilton joined forces and changed the name to “The Stylistics”.

Full Price £28
Standing £27
Booking fees – £2 per ticket in person/phone. £3 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here


January 27-28, The Function Suite of Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington, 11am to 4pm

QuExhibition is an exhibition of art inspired by Quex and the Powell-Cotton Museum, past and present work.

Susan Johnson, who has organised the event with the local artists, said ‘It is a delight to see such a vast array of works that have been inspired by the beauty of this unique location. I hope that everyone gets a chance to appreciate the detail and charm within the work of these incredibly talented people’

Free admission to the QuExhibition and half price entry to the Powell-Cotton Museum and Quex Gardens.

Graeme’s Birthday Bash 2018

Beacon Bingo, Margate, 5pm

Entertainment from Crissy Rock and from  £10 all in for your entire night out including all bingo

Walk With Me (PG)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (narrator), Thich Nhát Hanh and Brother Pháp De

English with some French and Vietnamese with English subtitles

Saturday 27 January, 6pm

Tuesday 30 January, 6pm

Thursday 1 February, 6pm

With unprecedented access, ‘Walk With Me’ takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, , and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose – to practice the art of mindfulness.

Filmed over three years, this visceral film is a meditation on a community determined to develop a deep sense of presence, not just for themselves but for all those they love.

As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ inner journey is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Palace Cinema, Harbour Street, Broadstairs

Call 01843 865726

Sunday, January 28

Birchington Silver Band Concert

The Centre, Alpha Road, Brichington, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Enjoy an afternoon concert by Birchington Silver Band including marches, light classics, music from the shows and popular melodies

Free entry (includes a raffle and collection)

Cliftonville Farmers Market

Oval Lawns, eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, 10am to 1pm

Cliftonville Farmers’ Market was established in 2001 by the Cliftonville Residents Association and is run entirely by volunteers.

Award winning Farmers Market where producers will be selling bread, cheese, honey, fruit, vegetables, wild game, fruit juices, fresh meat and much more

Safety Last!(U)

Safety Last! at The Palace Cinema

Harold Lloyd – Sunday Silents event

Palace Cinema Broadstairs, 4.30pm

The Palace Cinema in Broadstairs will be showing Safety Last! In the second of its monthly Sunday Silents events.

Palace Sunday Silents are an opportunity to see classic films from the silent era on the big screen, with live piano accompaniment by Lillian Henley.

Harold Lloyd plays a young country boy new to the big city, all set to make his fortune and marry his loving girlfriend.

He soon discovers that success is harder than it looks, but thinks he may have discovered a short cut when he hears about a competition to win $1000 to anyone who can draw big crowds to a department store… he convinces his pal to climb the building with him and split the prize, but on the big day finds himself on his own!

Palace Sunday Silents are presented by the Palace Cinema in partnership with Wall of Sea.


£6/£5, children age 14 and under £3.50

The Palace Cinema, Harbour Street, Broadstairs

Call 01843 865726