19 things to see and do in Thanet August 31-September 2

Gorilla Circus - Altitude

The last weekend of the school Summer holidays is here. This is our round up of things to do and see in Thanet.

Friday, August 31

Oh Sees

August 31, Margate Winter Gardens, Doors open at 7pm for 7:45pm start.

Oh Sees play their Margate gig on Friday

Oh Sees are an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1997. The band currently consists of primary songwriter and core member John Dwyer (vocals, guitar), alongside Tim Hellman (bass), Dan Rincon (drums) and Paul Quattrone (drums). Oh Sees sound incorporates a wide range of rock genres, including 1960s garage rock and psychedelic rock, punk rock, noise rock, art punk, and 1980s post-punk.

Running Order:

  • Flat Worms 7.45pm-8.15pm
  • Beak> 8.30pm-9.15pm
  • Thee Oh Sees 9.45pm-11pm

Tickets  £20  plus booking fees – £2 per ticket in person/phone. £3 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Outdoor cinema – Titanic

August 31, Dreamland, opening times from 6.30pm to 11pm.

Dreamland will host an outdoor cinema screening

The final outdoor film screening this Summer at Dreamland  will be the box office smash Titanic – and anyone called Jack or Rose will get park entry for free.

It is 20 years since the film, following the romantic tale of Rose and Jack on the ill-fated Titanic, was first released.

Tickets from £5 + booking fee, from £2.50 + booking fee for Dreamland members.

All ages are welcome to attend the PG rated screening but under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (over the age of 18) also holding a valid ticket for the event.

The screening will be signed by BSL interpreters.

Free entry to the film is for the screening only. Ride access not included. Upgrades are available on entry to the event. Valid ID must be presented and there is limited availability.

Book tickets here

Ellington Park quiz night

August 31, St Lawrence parish hall, 7pm

Quiz with supper. Call or text Janice on 07845 929322. £6 pp.

Christopher Robin (PG)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends, Pooh, Eyore, Tigger and Piglet, to venture out into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who still lives inside.

Friday 31 August, 3.00pm

Saturday 1 September, 3.00pm

Sunday 2 September, 3.00pm

Call 01843 8 65 726 or click here

The Children Act (12a)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Adapted from Ian McEwan’s bestselling novel. Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Stanley Tucci) is at a breaking point.

In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Whitehead), a brilliant teenager who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

Friday 31 August, 7.45pm

Saturday 1 September, 8.30pm

Sunday 2 September, 7.00pm

Monday 3 September, 6.00pm

Tuesday 4 September, 3.00pm and 6.00pm

Wednesday 5 September, 6.00pm

Thursday 6 September, 8.30pm

Call 01843 8 65 726 or click here

Saturday, September 1

Joe Pasquale

September 1, Theatre Royal, Margate, 7.30pm

Joe Pasquale burst on to our TV screens 30 years ago on ITV’s New Faces.  Now he’s on his 30th anniversary tour ‘A Few Of His Favourite Things’;

Full Price £17.50
Restricted View £15
FOMT £14

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

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Cliftonville Games

September 1, Noon to 5pm at Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville

Free children’s fun, including bouncy castles and face-painting, dog show, classic car show, live music and more.

Find our guide here

Open Art 2018

September 1-29, Lovelys Gallery, Northdown Road, Clifonville

Open Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm

Lovelys Gallery presents its annual Open Art exhibition. The exhibition, now in its 7th year, provides artist of all ages and abilities the opportunity to display their work to the public; for some it will be the first time! The exhibition features a range of original paintings, photography, ceramics, needlework, mixed media, print work and much more!

Broadstairs bandstand concert

September 1, 2.30pm-4pm

Enjoy an afternoon bandstand concert by UK Paper Band

Redbull Quicksand Challenge

September 1, Margate main sands

Competitors will take part in the challenge on Saturday

Runners will test their mettle against hundreds of other competitors in this innovative and gruelling seaside race.

Red Bull Quicksand could be the most challenging mile you ever run. Competitors will push through the sand in an energy-sapping knockout format, with heats, semi-finals and finals.

Competitors will be split into heats with men (9.30am-10.50am) and women (11.10am-11.50am) in separate heats.

Gorilla Circus -Altitude

Cirque Du Hilarious

To celebrate the end of their residency at Dreamland Margate, Gorilla Circus will be hosting a free night-time performance of their hit show “Altitude”.

Featuring Flying Trapeze, high wire and a host of other high level dare devilry, this 50 minute spectacular for all the family is not to be missed!

Tickets are FREE, but must be booked in advance. Friday 31st August is now sold out but there is availability for September 1.

The event will take place on the Tivoli Gardens at the top of the event site, which is set in an unreserved outdoor picnic-style concert arena, therefore places cannot be reserved, however tickets must be booked in advance.

Book here

Sunday, September 2

Coastal Crafty Crew fair

Quex Small Barn, Quex Park, Birchington, 10am-3pm

Handmade and unique crafts

Broadstairs bandstand concert

Photo Sallyann Harris


Enjoy an afternoon bandstand concert by Gravesend Borough Band

Easy Sunday- Clay Critters

September 2, 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

Dreamland Introducing: The Final

September 2, 3pm – 5pm

Scenic Stage

Young musicians have been performing every Sunday afternoon for a chance of being crowned the inaugural Dreamland Introducing winner, securing the prize of a yearlong mentorship with industry professionals and access to support slots at up and coming Dreamland gigs.

Park entry from £5. Click here

Kent Coastal Marathon and Half Marathon 2018

September 2, Starting at 9.30am

The race starts at Palm Bay and follows the coast to Ramsgate via Broadstairs and King George VI Park before turning around prior to the Granville Theatre and returning via Dumpton Park Drive to Palm Bay.At this point the Half Marathon finishes.

Runners undertaking the Full Marathon continue from Palm Bay along the coast through Margate and on to Grenham Bay, Birchington before turning around and returning to Palm Bay.

Model Boat Show

Ramsgate Boating Pool Photo Andrew Holloway

September 2, Ramsgate boating pool, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate,open from 10am to 4pm

Ramsgate Vikings Model Boat Club present their annual Model Boat Show

Addington Street Revival Fair

September 2,10am – 5pm, Addingston Street, Vale Square, Spencer Square, Nelson Crescent

Photo Adam Dark

The event will host some 80 stalls and take place not just in Addington Street but also Vale Square, Nelson Crescent and Spencer Square.

As well as vintage, antique and craft items on offers, there will be food, music, entertainment, classic cars and bikes and rides.

Find our full guide here

Margate Old Town Market

10am to 4pm

Margate Old Town market featuring vintage and locally produced goods.