25 things to see and do in Thanet July 6-8

The weekend is here, the weather is glorious (crosses fingers) and there are a whole heap of things to do and see in Thanet.

Here is our round up for July 6-8

Friday, July 6


July 6-8

Celebrate Margate’s historical connection to skinhead culture and its ongoing love of Ska music at this three day festival.

Enjoy the sounds of original Jamaican 50s & 60s Bluebeat, Rocksteady, Ska & Reggae, with live bands and DJs playing across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The weekender brings together old and new genres with a number of live special guests, as well as fashion and photography.

The fun starts at 2pm on July 6 and all acts will be playing at Olby’s Soul Café and The Dug Out.

Prices are £30 for the weekend or £20 for Friday or Saturday day passes.

Limited weekend tickets are available now from Olby’s website.

When Music Meets Film

Westgate Pavilion

When Music Meets Film comes to the Westgate Pavilion

A 360-degree show themed on film and musicals is coming to Westgate.

When Music Meets Film is a production designed by Malleable Ltd which will take place at the Westgate Pavilion next month.

The immersive cabaret show is not confined to a stage, instead taking place around the audience and even involving them in the performance.

Every audience member has the option to have an interactive wrist band, indicating they are happy to get involved with the show. This allows cast members to get close to the individual, even sitting on their lap with their consent.

When Music Meets Film will feature numbers from The Greatest Showman and a signed performance of This Is Me as well as the voices from many of Thanet best performers.

Thursday, July 5 – Saturday, July 7.
General Admission – £12 in advance | VIP Tickets – £15 in advance

Try out the VIP Experience and get a taster of the award winning Scare Maze : Madhouse Margate and the VIP interval lounge.

Special offer – message your request for tickets with the word showman here  and  get a 10% discount.

Call the Westgate Pavilion on 01843 305053

Ramsgate Blitz Walk

7pm, meet at Ramsgate Library

Relive the dark days of the war in the heaviest bombed seaside town in the country. Hear the stories, visit the places

The tour takes approximately 2 hours and is free with donations welcome.

No need to book. Dogs and children welcome.

Music at York Street concert

York Street Methodist Church in Broadstairs, 7.30pm

Jamie Moore and Steve Ansell perform together in concert as part of the MAYS (Music at York Street) concert series.

Jamie Moore is an accomplished guitarist who has performed throughout the world in a wide variety of settings including television, radio, West End theatre, touring stage productions, summer seasons, recording studios, concert halls and cabaret.

Jamie is well known to music enthusiasts in Kent for his solo performances as well as his role in the chamber jazz ensemble CUBE; his duo with fellow guitarist Dave Reay and his theatre / cabaret work with singer Brigitte Baden-Rennie.

Tickets £5 Advance; £7 on the door
Phone 01843 864969

For more info go to:

Fundraising quiz

Crampton Tower, The Broadway, Broadstairs

7pm for 7.30pm, £5 per head.

Bring your own drinks, glasses and nibbles.

Please call 01843 601091 as soon as possible to book tables of 6-8 persons.

Resort 5th birthday

Resort Studios, 50 Athelstan Road, Cliftonville

6th July marks five years since RESORT first opened it’s doors to the public. It’s been an exciting collaborative journey: hosting events and exhibitions in a wide range of practices, providing making space and workspace for increasing numbers and acting as a welcoming space for new businesses and organisations. Please join us to celebrate RESORT’s achievements over the last five years and allow us to say thank you for all your support!

3pm Talk: Professional Facilities for Different Disciplines
Matt Mapleston | Chanza Chanzo
Anna Symes

4pm Talk: Access to Education and It’s Benefits
Laurence Taylor | OSE
Ayaan Bulale | Despacito
Neil Griffiths | Arts Emergency

5pm Talk: Creative Response to Context | Narratives of Place
Karen Shepherdson | SEAS
Jemma Channing
Karen and Jemma will discuss their practices, drawing on the links in the Margate experience to the wider world

6pm Workshops | Art | Entertainment
Cyanotype postcards with The Darkroom Project
Screenprint with Hello Print Studios
Athelstan Sound with Dan Scott
Drawing Club presents Drawing with Scissors with Hannah Bryan

7pm Tom Adams
Live music and interactives to make instant electronic dance music with a loop station. It will be fun and interactive but gentle and lovely.

View work made at RESORT by members past and present

Postcard raffle of original artworks by RESORT artists and makers

Sunset Yoga Party

Union Margate teams up with Echo  to bring an evening of Yoga, vegan BBQ and sound healing on the beach.

Starting at 6.30pm with nourishing and heart felt flow with Yoga studio boss Amie, followed by Savasana accompanied by Christina’s nourishing singing bowls. Then watch the sun go down whilst scoffing some delicious plant based food & drink.

Walpole Bay Tidal pool, 6:30pm, £20

Bring a Yoga mat or towel, some cosy layers for savasana

Book online at www.unionmargate/events

Inspiration Inclusive Youth Theatre – Trapped: Double Bill

Theatre Royal Margate, July 6, 7pm

First, visit the Cluedo Mansion for a classic ‘who dun’ it…?’

Then be transported to Storyland, where Goldilocks has been arrested… what will happen?

Come out for a night of fun & thrills in support of Inspiration, an inclusive youth theatre, bringing together children from all backgrounds, with and without disability, celebrating their awesome diversity.

Performances are BSL signed.

Full Price £6
Concessions £4

Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

The Bookshop (PG)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

The Bookshop is a sumptuous period adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel, telling the story of Florence Green’s (Emily Mortimer – The Party, Sense of an Ending) attempt to bring the most celebrated literature of the day to her sleepy seaside town in 1950s England. Florence is determined not to let the social and sexual revolutions sweeping Britain pass her by. Through stocking classic contemporary works of fiction such as Nabokov’s Lolita and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, she stirs long buried feelings in the townsfolk and in particular in the reclusive Mr Brundish (Bill Nighy – Love Actually, Their Finest) with whom she subsequently strikes up a deep bond. But her actions bring the wrath of the controlling, vengeful Violet Gamart (Patricia Clarkson – Far From Heaven, Shutter Island), a local socialite who is jealously affronted by the changes Florence is bringing to her town.

Friday 6 July, 7.45pm

Saturday 7 July, 8.30pm

Sunday 8 July, 7.00pm

Monday 9 July, 6.00pm

Tuesday 10 July, 3.00pm and 6.00pm

Wednesday 11 July, 6.00pm

Thursday 12 July, 8.30pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Summer Sessions

Turner Contemporary café

Photo Vinny Whiteman

Live music, barbecues and fish suppers feature at Turner Contemporary’s cafe with the new season of Summer Weekend Late openings.

The café has teamed up with official wine partner Chapel Down for the late opening events from now through to the end of August.

Fish Supper Fridays
Every Friday evening when the fresh catch of the day will be served. Food service will be from 6.30pm-9.30pm.

Saturday Summer Sessions
On Saturdays, enjoy a barbecue and live music on the terrace. The café will be serving their signature Turner Burger, award winning sausages from J & H butchers, lamb burgers, and vegan burgers, as well as pulled pork rolls with apple or BBQ sauce. Food service will be from 6pm-9pm.

Live Music

Saturday 7 July, Swing Noir
Saturday 14 July, Dulcie May Moreno/Stephen Bridgeland
Saturday 28 July, Jonny Hepbir
Saturday 4 August, Project F
Sunday 5 August, Trio manor Manouche
Saturday 11 August, Hotsy Totsy
Saturday 25 August, Jonny Hepbir

To book email leaficafe@turnercontemporary.org

Freaky Friday Party Nights

Rascal Bay adventure golf, Manston Road, Manston, 8pm

Freaky Friday Party Nights at Rascal Bay are strictly for over 18s. Featuring club classics, latest hits as well as your requests. Party into the night around our floodlit course. Bar open all night – half price cocktails and happy hour!

Find the event page here

Saturday, July 7

Best Fest 2018

July 7, 1pm-5pm

​Newington Green by the multi-use games area, Princess Margaret Avenue, Ramsgate

​Best Fest focuses on fun and participation with opportunities for visitors and residents to get    involved in small-scale activities based on the themes of kindness, local improvements and volunteering.

Everything is free and interactive, including food and refreshments

Shakespeare on the Beach

July 7, 7.30pm – 10pm, Margate Main Sands

Changeling Theatre will bring Shakespeare to Margate Main Sands

Shakespeare on the Beach returns to Margate with a production of Measure for Measure.

Changeling Theatre, with funding from county councillors Lesley Game and Barry Lewis, will bring the bawdy and witty play to Margate Main Sands.

The production will tell the tale of Vienna, rife with brothels, loose morality and ludicrous characters. The weak Duke goes undercover, leaving his strict deputy Angelo in charge to clean up the city.

But when Angelo sentences young Claudio to death for sleeping with his wife to be, Claudio’s sister Isobel, a nun, pleads for his life. Angelo agrees to spare him, but the stakes are high. Isobel faces an impossible choice…

Changeling’s Measure for Measure is inspired by the Moulin Rouge with more than a hint of the Burlesque.

Full Price £9
Customers must provide their own chairs
No blankets allowed
Customers can bring their own food & drink
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online.

Book here

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

July 7, Dreamland’s Hall by the Sea – open 6.30pm-10pm

Lee “Scratch” Perry holds status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time. From his early days in the 1960s as a singer and engineer for Coxsone Dodd’s Studio One in Kingston, through his production of the seminal Wailers’ classics African Herbsman and Soul Revolution, Perry’s innovative style marks him as one of reggae’s original treasures. His on the edge creative genius remains evident in his own solo albums of the 1970’s through his steady stream of mind-boggling releases of the 1980’s.

Full line-up:

Lee “Scratch” Perry

Mad Professor ft Dawn Penn

Earl Gateshead and Dan Wiltshire

Tickets from £20 + booking fee in advance.

This is a 16+ event

Tickets are on sale now via www.dreamland.co.uk

Broadstairs bandstand concert

2.30pm-4pm, Enjoy an afternoon bandstand concert by Bisham Band

Overground Underground tour

The tour starts at 4.30pm (finish 6.30pm) from the Sailors Church, Military Road, Royal Harbour, and is guided throughout pointing out places of interest above ground and telling the Tunnels story below ground.

The last half a mile will be underground when you will be following in the footsteps of those who rushed for cover during World War II.

You will then make your way into the Victorian Railway Tunnel to visit Tunnel Town.

Details and to book via the Ramsgate Tunnels website here


July 7-8, Ramsgate Micro Museum, Church Hill,1pm-4pm

A themed-games event when the owners put out all their spookiest and creepiest and most frightful games for visitors to enjoy.

Because nightmares don’t always wait ‘til Halloween.

No extra charge to play the ‘orrible games…all included in the standard admission charge for the Museum.

Adult £5
Child £4
Family (1 or 2 adults and 1 or 2 children) £10
Children 14 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult

Visit www.themicromuseum.org

Wisewoods Dance Show

Winter Gardens, Margate, July 7-8

Wisewoods dancers at a recent competition

Promising to bring an explosive production of dance showcasing cutting-edge choreography and a cast of 275 talented Thanet dancers.

Featuring a foot tapping, feel-good mixed soundtrack, vibrant costumes and powerful projection; we guarantee to have you dancing out of your seats!

Saturday 7 July – 7pm
Sunday 8 July – 12pm & 5pm

Full Price £15
Group of 4 £56
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Suffragettes take over Birchington and Dickens fun

12.00pm – 4.00pm Baptist Church + others Family village trail Geraldine

12.00pm – 4.00pm Various places and times Dicken’s characters & POW women

12.00pm – 4.00pm Church House Exhibition of women

12.00pm – 4.00pm Church House – outside Spitfire Museum exhibition

12.00pm – 4.00pm Baptist Church Baptist Church children’s activities, tea, coffee

12.00pm – 4.00pm Baptist Church Face painting

12.00pm – 1.30pm Station Road Reg E Mental to rove

12.00pm Church House Volunteers on duty to welcome people to the exhibition

12.00pm Church House Volunteers to prepare cream teas

12.00pm (approx) The Square Hog roast arrives TBC

12.00pm – 1.00pm The Square Keelan Layton, acoustic guitar

12.30pm – 1.00pm Baptist Church Talk about Powell Cotton women

1.00pm – 3.00pm The Square Hotsy Totsy

1.30pm – 2.00pm Baptist Church Reg E Mental

2.00pm – 4.00pm Church House Cream teas Christine’s team

2.00pm – 2.30pm Station Road Reg E Mental to rove

2.30pm – 3.00pm Baptist Church Reg E Mental in Baptist Church Vanda / Shirley

3.30pm – 4.00pm The Square Reg E Mental in The Square

In The Fade (18)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

German with English Ssubtitles

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.

Saturday 7 July, 6.00pm

Tuesday 10 July, 8.30pm

Thursday 12 July, 6.00pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Fundraiser in memory of QEQM student midwife Lucy Bannister

The event on Saturday, July 7 will raise cash for a variety of cancer research charities in honour of student midwife Lucy Bannister who died last October aged just 35.

One of the organisers is maternity care assistant Stephanie O’Brien. She said: “We will be holding the memorial fun day at Small Acres in Birchington. There are 22 horses on the field and we will be doing horse rides, there will be a gymkhana, costing £2 a game, a massive barbecue, prices from £1, facepainting, bouncy castle, dog agility and more.

“We are looking for a magician and someone to do balloon models and also anyone who can help us raise more funds. We would like to hear from anyone who wants to take a stall, giving £10 or a percentage of the takings to the charities, and anyone who could offer their services to add something extra.

“We will be running from noon until 4pm but people could just give a couple of hours if they wanted to.”

The event, which Lucy’s mum will be attending, will be free to enter and there is parking. Last year’s fundraiser attracted some 400 people and the organisers are hoping to beat that this year.

Saturday, July 7 from noon until 4pm at Small Acres, Queensdown Road, Birchington

Alfie Gough memorial teddy bears’ picnic

Alfie Gough

King George VI Park, Ramsgate, noon until 5pm

A family fun event, with lots of free entertainment during the day.Traditional fun fair type stalls from hook a duck , lucky dip , coconut shy plus Kent Kite flyers along with their parachuting bears, so don’t forget your teddy!

Sunday, July 8

Broadstairs and St Peter’s Art Group exhibition

Viking Bay Seafront Railings by the lift

Exhibition showcasing wide range of group members’ talents comprising paintings in all media,  embroideries, ceramics and stained glass.

All work for sale – original art at affordable prices

Broadstairs bandstand concert

2.30pm-4pm, Enjoy an afternoon bandstand concert by East Peckham Silver Band

Clay critters

Turner Contemporary, 1pm – 4pm

Drop-in family workshop in the Clore Learning Studio

Choose your favourite animal in the exhibition and sculpt it from your own slab of air-dry clay. Once it’s finished, use the recycled materials to create an environment for it to live in!

£4.50/ Free for CT9 card holders