14 things to see and do in Thanet this weekend (February 9-11)

Sparkles belly dancers

It is the weekend again and Thanet has plenty on offer to see and do from films at the cinema to poetry at Turner Contemporary and ‘Elvis’ at Margate Winter Gardens.

Here is our round up.

Friday, February 9

Early Man (U)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

From multi-Oscar winning Bristol based Nick Park, the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, comes a fantastic hijinks adventure for all the family.

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug (Eddie Redmayne – Les MiserablesTheory of Everything), along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston –  The Night ManagerThor) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Friday 9 February, 3pm

Saturday 10 February, 3pm and 5.15pm

Sunday 11 February, 3pm and 5.15pm

Monday 12 February, 3pm

Tuesday 13 February, 5.15pm

Wednesday 14 February, 3pm

Thursday 15 February, 3pm and 5.15pm

Friday 16 February, 3pm and 5.15pm

Saturday 17 February, 3pm and 5.15pm

Sunday 18 February, 3pm and 5.15pm

Find more on the website here

The Post (12a)

Photo Credit: Niko Tavernise.

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

From director Steven Speilberg (Close EncountersBridge off Spies) comes this nail-biting thriller in the vein of All the President’s Men (1976) and 2015 Oscar Best Picture winner, Spotlight.

When analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government’s deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers and eventually lead to the far of President Nixon.

Washington Post owner, Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), is still adjusting to taking over her late husband’s business when editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) discovers the explosive government documents only for the White House to try and gag the young paper with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt of Court.

Streep and Hanks must decide whether to back down for the safety of the paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would see America’s democratic ideals under threat in a way not seen until today’s parallel events.

Friday 9 February, 7.45pm

Saturday 10 February, 7.45pm

Sunday 11 February, 7.45pm

Monday 12 February, 5.45pm

Tuesday 13 February, 2.45pm

Wednesday 14 February, 5.45pm

Thursday 15 February, 7.45pm

That’ll Be The Day

Margate Winter Gardens

Doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start

The UK’s premier Rock & Roll production That’ll Be The Day returns with another brand new show!

Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music.

This latest production features a fantastic new-line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage!

Full Price £24
Concessions £22.50
FOMT £22
Restricted View £22
*Booking fees – 50p per ticket in person/phone. £1.50 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

The Dance With Secretsundaze

Ramsgate Music Hall, 9pm

THE DANCE is proud to kick off with scene veterans, Secretsundaze at Ramsgate Music Hall. It’s one of the best small venues in the UK and is a rare opportunity to experience two of London’s finest selectors Giles Smith and James Priestley in a 140 capacity setting.
Set over two intimate floors, Ramsgate Music Hall has set itself apart with a wide genre offering over a consistently solid programme.

Over 18s, ID required

Tickets £6.50. Click here

Belgian Cafe closure party

Sparkles belly dancers

A farewell party organised by members of belly dancing groups in Thanet, headed up by the Sparkles group. The party starts at 8.30pm.

Saturday, February 10

Cutters Choice

Olby’s Soul Café, King Street, Margate, 10pm

After a fantastic debut in September at The Dug Out, Benny Fonzarelliand Chester Jones from Cutters Choice Radio return with more in the best of Funk, Punk, Soul, House, RnB, Hip Hop, Reggae, Ska and more.

Free entry

Fragments Of The Wasteland And Works By Salty Squid Ink

February 10-18

Pie Factory Gallery, Margate, Noon-6pm

Fragments of the Wasteland
Photographer Eleanor Marriott presents a photographic journey, from London to India and ultimately resting at the shelter on Margate sands. Her images explore themes inherent in The Waste Land – from holiness, to desolation and fragmentation; and of water symbolising both life and death.

Works by Salty Squid Ink.
Concurrently, Eleanor will be showcasing commercial photographic work from her portfolio, which includes portraiture; stills for films and documentaries; and travel commissions.

Eleanor’s work will be shown alongside graphic design by Tony Tooke, which includes artwork for several well known Margate venues – from the Harbour Arms to the Ministry of Pies. Tony will also be showcasing some of his digital animations.

Eleanor, who is also a trained journalist and PR consultant, and Tony, who is also a multi-instrumentalist, music producer, DJ and VJ, will be showcasing their work to launch their digital media and communications company Salty Squid Ink.

Private View & Launch of Salty Squid Ink
The Wastelands private view and official launch of Salty Squid Ink. will take place on Saturday  11 February from 6-9pm. It will include a live loop performance by Tony Tooke using traditional Indian instruments.

For more information regarding the exhibition; the private view; or of Salty Squid, please email eleanormarriott@yahoo.co.uk

From Wasteland To Wasteland – A Walk

The Nayland Rock shelter where TS Eliot wrote part of The Waste Land Photo TDC

February 10, 17 and 24

A guided walk from Margate Station to Lombard Street Gallery

Meet at 11.45 in Margate Station foyer. Walk will last around 1 hour 15 minutes

Seaside architecture, Mick Jagger, the Victorian Circus, seaplanes, Karl Marx, a crashed zeppelin, Eric Morecambe, and the first day of the Somme. Artist and writer Dan Thompson takes you From Wasteland to Wasteland, on a tour which ends with tea, cakes made to a First World War recipe, and an exhibition at Lombard Street Gallery. Each walk’s itinerary is different.

International Showcase

Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

A Celebration of Song featuring The Bradstow Singers and soloists, Sian Woodling, Pam Palmer, Rachel Crane, Louisa Parry,
Jacob Bride and Will Millar.

Music from all genres from around the world.

Tickets: £10 paid in advance/friends. £12 on the doors.

Unreserved seating

Find the website here

Made In Ramsgate

Photo Adam Dark

Custom House, Harbour Parade, 11am to 5pm

Come and see 10 of Ramsgate’s artists and makers in the second annual Made In Ramsgate event at the Custom House, home of the Visitor Information Centre.

Artists and makers will gather to show and sell their products, from printing to jewellery, cushions to pottery. They’re also there to sharing some of what goes behind the work, their fine skills.

  • Spike Martin, metal forged designs and practical everyday objects
  • Ami AB Jewellery, lovely gold & silver creations
  • Andy Johnson, contemporary linocut prints
  • Mike Child, studio potter, teacher, ambassador
  • Ella Wood, stylish contemporary cushions and funky jewellery
  • Ben Sanders, contemporary collage artist
  • Pat Makinson, silversmith and owner of Gallery 98 in Ramsgate
  • Molly Pickles, great fresh printed textiles, pictures and cards

Janice Gibbs, with a workshop to help make Ramsgate’s biggest bunny, for the Easter Parade on 1 April! It’s themed on Alice In Wonderland…

Entry to the event is free with a café in the building so it’s a great way to enjoy a few hours out on Saturday, at this chilly time of year!

The King Is Back

Ben Portsmouth

Margate Winter Gardens, Doors open 7.15pm for 8pm start

Ben Portsmouth the Elvis tribute artist with songs from The King

Premium Seats £31.50
Standard Price £27.50
Restricted View £24.50
FOMT £1.50 off
*Booking fees – 50p per ticket in person/phone. £1.50 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

You’ve Got A Friend

Theatre Royal Margate, 7.30pm

From the creators of the smash hit West End show ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’, ’You’ve Got A Friend’ celebrates two of the World’s greatest songwriters of all time – James Taylor and Carole King.

Full Price £18.50
Concessions £16.50
Restricted View £15
*Booking fees – 50p per ticket in person/phone. £1.50 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Sunday, February 11

Beginner Skate And Scoot

11 February- 18 February

Revolution skate park, Broadstairs

A 2 hour lesson is only £10 with a free half time drink.

Full equipment hire is £5, this includes Skateboard/Scooter, Helmet, Knee and Elbow pads.

More details here

Landing Place – On Margate Sands

Turner Contemporary Foyle Rooms, 1pm to 4pm

Ten poets each perform for ten minutes. Landing Place showcases a range of voices, with new readers alongside experienced performers, and occasional guests give other responses to poetry. Stop for one poet or stay all afternoon.

In partnership with From Wasteland To Wasteland (showing at Lombard Street Gallery), poets will reflect on the First World War, peace, and reconciliation.

Supported by Turner Contemporary, Poet’s Wheel and Dan Thompson Studio.