23 things to see and do in Thanet July 13-15

Battles for Victory Photo Martin Cook

It is the weekend once again and time for some fun. Here is our guide to what is going on across the isle.

Friday, July 13

Seaside Shuffle jazz festival

July 13-15, Ramsgate Small Boat Owners Club

Three days of fabulous jazz… Doolally Tap, Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces, Burt Butler’s Jazz Pilgrims, Frog Island Jazz Band and more!

Weekend passes for all events can be purchased for £60 or £15 on the door.

Gordon Clarkson will be stepping in to fill a slot left by someone who had to back out.

He is at Ramsgate Small Boat Owners club at Guildford Lawn at 1pm -2.30pm on Sunday, July 15.

Although he does not consider himself to be in any way a jazz singer, his renditions of Gershwin favourites such as ‘A Foggy Day’ and ‘Love walked in’ are  much enjoyed by fans of The Great American Songbook, as are his medleys of Cole Porter songs, and much more. He opens with  ‘Ain’t Misbehaving’ and will pack the performance with easy listening popular songs, plus a few stories inbetween!

More details at www.jazzandjazz.com

Quadrophenia Night with the Absolute Kinks

Ramsgate Music Hall, Friday, July 13.

Following a sold out summer event in 2017, Quadrophenia run by DJ Drew Stansall (saxophonist for The Specials & Prince Buster) returns to Ramsgate Music Hall with live music from Absolute Kinks.

Drew joined the reformed The Specials and played two sold out 30th anniversary UK tours in 2009. He played all the major UK festivals with them, including main stage at V-fest and performed to over 100,000 on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, watched by millions on TV. He also toured Australia, New Zealand, Japan and appeared on The Jools Holland Friday night live show with the band.

Drew will be DJing at Quadrophenia, spinning the best in Mod, Ska, Soul, R&B + 2tone.

Tickets: £17.50 in advance + booking fee / £22.50 on the door. Book here

Bongo’s Bingo

July 13, Margate Winter Gardens, 8pm

A night of bingo with a twist is coming to Margate – and organisers say: “Leave your nan at home for this one.”

Bongo’s Bingo starts out as your normal bingo night – pens, books, numbers – but then turns into a rave and heads-down game of bingo, with dance-offs, rave intervals, plenty of heckling, audience participation and countless hands-in-the-air anthems.

Expect big cash prizes as well as other, stranger, winnings along the lines of a fluffy toy or Henry Hoover, but be warned, you may have to take part in a dance off to get them!

Over 18s night only.


General release £6

Final release £7

All plus £2 booking fee

Book here

Ramsgate Blitz Walk

July 13, 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.

Ramsgate Blitz Walks take approximately 2 hours and are free with donations welcome.

No need to book. Dogs and children welcome.

Ramsgate Print School

July 13-August 11, Gallery 98, 98 High Street, Ramsgate

Open Thursday – Saturday 11am-5pm

Prints from local printmakers at DBA Editions in Ramsgate curated by Fiona de Bulat

The Margate Exchange

July 13-15, Turner Contemporary

Exhibition featuring work by Hartsdown Academy students presenting music, animation, poetry, photography and film that is the result of a year long project.

East Kent Art Society

July 13-25, Pie Factory Gallery, Margate, 10am to 5pm (10am to 1pm on July 25)

Not Just For Christmas image by Dai Griffiths

Sunday, July 15: Meet the artists, demonstrations by artists taking part and nibbles available all day.

EKAS is prestigious art society (founded 1902) and the members are elected for the excellence of their work. Covering all genres of art from traditional to contemporary.

Patrick (PG)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

A classic British comedy in the making with Jennifer Saunders and Bernard Cribbins. Sarah is a young woman whose life is a bit of a mess. The last thing she needs is someone else to look after, let alone someone who dribbles, snores and eats from the kitchen bin!! Yet, like it or not, her Grandmother has bequeathed her a very spoilt dog, Patrick – her pug. Surely she must have had her reasons?

Apparently not, as this four-legged interloper proceeds to cause chaos in all aspects of Sarah’s life. But then something remarkable happens. Patrick, with all his stubby, stumpy attitude, begins to turn her life around…

Friday 13 July, 7.45pm

Saturday 14 July, 8.30pm

Sunday 15 July, 7pm

Monday 16 July, 6pm

Tuesday 17 July, 3pm and 6pm

Wednesday 18 July, 6pm

Thursday 19 July, 8.30pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

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

Thee Most Valuable Players and Casual Sect

July 13, 7pm,Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville

Thee Most Valuable Players gig promoted by Art’s Cool and Connect Nothing

Tickets £5. Click here

Saturday, July 14

Margate Made

July 14, 11am to 3pm, Adult Education Centre, Hawley Square, Margate

Makers’ event showcasing unique, affordable handmade products: felted accessories, digitised textiles, prints, ceramics, paintings, toys, woodwork, stonework, upcycled clothing, jewellery and more.

Lots of creative activities to get involved in too, including trying your hand at: die-cut card making and lino or screen-printing. Enjoy one hour taster sessions of Adult Education’s courses in life-drawing, watercolour or mixed media. Watch craft demonstrations or take the kids to have their face painted. Free entry

Vavavoom- Sea-side Jolly

Ramsgate Music Hall, Saturday, July 14 from 8pm

The first Turner Street Soul club at Ramsgate Music Hall, with Vavavoom London, stalwarts of the Northern Soul scene.

Featuring Ady Lupton, Joel Maslin and Yann Vatiste plus The Residents.

A night of 60/70s Northern Soul

Ticket £8 in advance – £10 on the door. Book here

Battles For Victory

July 14-15, Ellington Park, Ramsgate, 10am to 5pm

Photo Martin Cook

Living history event marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Stage and arena events; military vehicles; vintage stalls and vehicles; miniature steam engine;  re-enactor campsites; real ale bar; NAAFI wagon; barbecue and refreshments; vintage fun fair.

£3 per day entry on the gate

Find the facebook event page here

Fun dog show and strawberry tea

July 14, 2pm, (dog show entries taken from 1pm) Thanet Disabled Riding Centre event at Maurice House, Callis Court Road, Broadstairs.

12 fun classes, entries £1 per class. Judging starts at 2pm. Rosettes 1st to 5th place.

Also homemade cake competition, entries from 1pm. £5 entry fee.

Strawberries and cream tea and a glass of Pimms, Fete games, raffle and more. Proceeds to the riding centre.

Broadstairs bandstand concert

July 14, 2.30pm until 4pm

Enjoy an afternoon of Salsa.

Doug Macleod

July 14, 7.30pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

Doug is an acoustic roots master. He has been using guitars and voice to create his own unique musical vision for over 50 years.

Tickets £13 Paid in advance /. Friends £15 on the doors
Book by calling the box office on 01843 863701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm) or go to www.sarahthornetheatre.co.uk

Tickets can be purchased on the night from the internal box office however there may be queues, advance booking advised.

Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Final

July 14, Dreamland outdoor screen

Dreamland will be open 10am-6pm, and showing the Ladies’ Singles Final from 12pm.

The screening will be included in park admission, which starts from £5 for a Day Dreamer ticket.

Book wristbands in advance here 

Edie (12a)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Edie (Sheila Hancock – Boy with the Striped Pyjamas) tells the story of an eighty three year old woman, who sets off to rekindle fond memories of childhood by heading to Scotland to climb a mountain.

83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late – packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have – climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.

Saturday 14 July, 6pm

Tuesday 17 July, 8.30pm

Thursday 19 July, 6pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

KFN-14: Invincible

July 14, 6pm, Margate Winter Gardens

Killacam returns with another explosive night of MMA action from the best combatants around.

Get ready for a hard-hitting night or thrills, spills, title bouts and grudge matches.

Balcony £40
Standard £30 in advance (£35 on the night)
VIP Tables of 10 £650
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online
Under 18’s must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult
Call 01843 292795 or click here
Take 9 Showcase
July 14, Theatre Royal Margate, 6.30pm
Take 9’ is a showcase of talent brought to you by the Star Performers Academy in Canterbury who are now in their 9th year.

It is a chance for the talented SPA Students to showcase their skills in acting, dancing, singing, musical theatre and physical theatre.

It includes self-devised pieces of theatre as well as things they have learnt in their lessons. The Star Performers Academy give students a chance to shine and express themselves.

Tickets £9.50
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Sunday, July 15

Broadstairs Bandstand concert

July 15, 2.30pm until 4pm

Enjoy an afternoon concert from Kent Police Band

Easy Sunday – Print a Zoo

July 15, 1pm-4pm, Turner Contemporary

Drop-in family workshop in the Clore Learning Studio

Create a new mythical beast by creating impressions of body parts on your own reprintable block. How many combinations can you make? Once you have perfected your final design, print it onto a tote bag of your choice and take it home!

Price: £4.50/ Free for CT9 residents

World Cup Final

July 15, Dreamland outdoor screen

Kick-off at 4pm.

The screening will be included in park admission, which starts from £5 for a Day Dreamer ticket.

Find the Dreamland website here