15 things to see and do in Thanet October 12-14

The Dreamboys at Margate Winter Gardens

It is the weekend and here is our round up of events in Thanet.

Friday October 12

Rediffusion talk

Crampton Tower museum, The Broadway, Broadstairs, starts at 7pm

Talk regarding Rediffusion, presented by former employee Bob Norris.

Free admission, donations welcome

From The Jam – All Mod Cons and support Nine Below Zero

October 12, Margate Winter Gardens, 7.30pm

From The Jam is comprised of  former The Jam bassist, Bruce Foxton, vocalist & guitarist Russell Hastings, drummer Mike Randon and Andy Fairclough on Hammond and piano.

This Autumn, From the Jam will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Jam’s 3rd studio album, All Mod Cons, playing it in its entirety. As well as classics such as ‘Down In The Tube Station At Midnight’ and ‘A Bomb In Wardour Street’, the band are also excited about playing ‘Billy Hunt’, ‘Mr Clean’ and more.

Arguably Britain’s Leading Rhythm and Blues Bands, Nine Below Zero have shared the stage with some of the worlds most iconic artists including The Who, The Kinks and Chuck Berry. They have multiple chart hits, have sold out Hammersmith Odeon, toured with Eric Clapton and Brian May and even played with Bruce Willis after the premiere of his movie Twelve Monkeys.

Nine Below Zero provide their stellar support.

Full Price £25
Booking fees – £2 per ticket in person/phone. £3 per ticket online

Standing Gig

Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. No under 7s

Call 01843 292795 or click here

The Wife (15)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career. Ignoring infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has put up with his behaviour with undiminished grace and humour. The foundations of their marriage have, however, been built upon a set of uneven compromises and Joan has reached a turning point.

On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel rewarding a spectacular body of work, Joan will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long-buried secrets. Based on the bestselling book by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation, featuring a stunning cast that also includes Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, Elizabeth McGovern and Christian Slater.

Friday 12 October, 7.45pm

Saturday 13 October, 8.30pm

Sunday 14 October, 7.00pm

Monday 15 October, 7.45pm

Tuesday 16 October, 3.00pm

Wednesday 17 October, 6.00pm

Thursday 18 October,6.00pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Saturday, October 13

Friction and Dimension

October 13, Dreamland, 9pm – 1am

Hall By The Sea

Friction presents ‘Connections’ Album Launch with Special Guest Dimension. Friction has been one of the drum & bass scenes most prolific ambassadors and artists for the last 15 years. As a multi award winning artist Friction is revered and respected having built his following in the UK underground scene form the early 2000’s. As well as being a technically skilled DJ he also co-owns the globally renowned Shogun Audio label and has been the proud host of Radio 1’s weekly drum & bass show for the last four years.

Joining him as a special guest is DIMENSION. Since signing to Chase and Status’ MTA label he has released a number of massive hits that have stayed in heavy rotation in the Radio 1 dance chart consistently being at the top of Annie Macs playlists since 2014. With both artists totting up collaborations and remixes with the likes of Childish Gambino, WRETCH 32, Mista Jam, Duke Dumont, this is sure to be a banging night of top notch drum & bass.

Tickets from £15 + booking fee in advance, from £12.50 + booking fee for Dreamland members. This is an 18+ event.

Click here to book

Harpist Lily Neill

October 13, 7:30pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Fordoun Road, Broadstairs

 When she was just three years old Lily told her family that she was going to play the harp, and even made one for herself from a shoebox and rubber bands!  She began her music education on the piano yet her determination to play the harp was unwavering and she soon became proficient at both instruments.  By the time she was 13, Lily had won numerous prizes at music competitions—including the All-Ireland—and given her first solo concert.

Lily’s teenage years were filled with everything from playing the harp in orchestral premieres, to collaborations with dancers and actors, and performances with the legendary Derek Bell and The Chieftains—whose leader, Paddy Moloney, noted her “…tremendous promise”.  Lily also performed for President Bill Clinton in Washington, D.C. and a decade later performed across the world in Moscow for President Mary McAleese, for the first ever visit by an Irish Head of State to Russia.

From there she accumulated awards at numerous music competitions including the All-Ireland harp competition and the US National Scottish Harp Championship. In her teens she performed for Bill Clinton and alongside the Chieftans. Her academic studies earned her a First Class Honours degree in Irish Music and Dance from the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick, and a Master of Music degree from the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

Her performances have taken her to concert halls far and wide as well as appearances on radio and television. She also has a long string of collaborations with various top musicians and regularly gives master-classes.

Her two albums, Without Words and The Habit of a Foreign Sky demonstrate her instrumental mastery and musical versatility. Lily’s performances reflect her passion for music, from the eerily beautiful to the exuberantly playful.

Tickets £10 via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whatson/broadstairs/sarah-thorne-theatre/the-story-of-theharp-lily-neill


October 13- 31 Dreamland

The opening night for Kent’s biggest Halloween attraction, Screamland, takes place this weekend.

The seven interactive scare mazes will be at Dreamland amusement park for seven nights from Saturday, October  13 to October 31  and promise a hair-raising and terrifying after dark thrill experience.

New scare mazes include the Dreamland Sleep Experiment, Mary Decomposed and Upside Down, along with firm favourites such as Dead and Breakfast. With animated actors and top scare creators working across the production, prepare to be scared witless!


Standard – access to each of the 7 scare mazes and unlimited rides.

Fast Track – access to each of the 7 scare mazes via the fast tracked queue lane and unlimited rides (limited numbers).

No Scare – for the scaredy cats! This includes access to the park and unlimited rides.

Groups – believe in safety in numbers? Opt for our group ticket for groups of 10 and over.

More information and tickets can be found here

Plastic Unwrapped

Discovery Planet workshops

October 13 (public), Nayland Rock promenade shelter, Marine Drive,

Thanet-based Discovery Planet is holding free science and creative workshops.

The sessions will be on the theme of plastic and will be delivered by scientists from Kent University’s School of Physical Sciences.

They will begin with a beachside introduction to the problems that plastic can cause, and are followed by three in depth examinations of the issue through hands on activities and experiments, particularly be considering the exciting role of chemistry and chemists in the future of plastic.

Following Discovery Planet’s usual schedule, weekly sessions will be available for pre-booked school groups on a Friday, and for the general public to drop into on a Saturday. Sessions will take place on the hour every hour from 10am to 3pm (the last show starts at 3pm). Thanks to the Royal Society of Chemistry and  support from Dreamland the workshops will be free to attend.

The first public session will be held at the Nayland Rock Promenade Shelter, Marine Drive (opposite Margate Station) on October 13. This incorporates a beach clean and sorting the findings to contribute data to the Marine Conservation Society’s National Survey, ‘Beachwatch’.

The Dreamboys

October 13, Margate Winter Gardens, 7.30pm

The Dreamboys, the UK’s ultimate Magic Mike style show, are back.

With special guest appearances on some of the UK’s biggest TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Loose Women, This Morning, Geordie Shore and The Only Way Is Essex, plus massive sold out worldwide tours, it’s no wonder The Dreamboys are the only show of its kind in history to have celebrity status.

Tier 1 £27.50
Tier 2 £24.50
Tier £22.50
FOMT £3 Off Tier 2&3

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

An event for those aged 18 and over

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Columbus (12a)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Casey lives with her mother, a recovering addict, in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin (Star Trek’s John Cho cast brilliantly), a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his estranged, dying father. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them.

Ravishingly shot in Columbus, Indiana, this tender meditation on love, loss and architecture is the directorial feature debut for writer/director Kogonada. Featuring critically-acclaimed performances from John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson as Jin and Casey, Columbus also features a strong supporting cast which includes Parker Posey, Rory Culkin and Michelle Forbes.

Saturday 13 October, 6.00pm

Tuesday 16 October, 6.00pm

Thursday 18 October, 8.30pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Phil Jupitius – Juplicity

October 13 Theatre Royal Margate, 7.30pm

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.

Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2’s pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and live stand up shows all over the UK, he also appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2) and Alan Davies As yet Untitled (Dave), and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).

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

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Have You Got Soul

October 13, Olby’s Music Rooms & Café, 9pm-2am

DJ Matt from WorldJamGlobal playing the best in real soul music…


Sunday, October 14

Steeleye Span

October 14, Theatre Royal Margate, 7.30pm

With their 50th anniversary approaching and a work rate to put many younger artists to shame, Steeleye Span (featuring their new seven-piece line up) return to the road for an extensive UK autumn tour in support of last year’s Dodgy Bastards album, their eighth album in 12 years. The show will see them perform new gems alongside classics.

Premium £24.50 (1st 8 Rows)
Tier 2 £22.50
Restricted View £20
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra

October 14, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

Programme to include Prokofiev “Peter and the Wolf”, Jacob Bride “American Dances” (world premier)

Unreserved seating £10 Adults in Advance/Friends. £5 Children in Advance/Friends, £12 on the doors

Details here

Coastal Craft Crew October

October 14, Quex Small Barn, Quex estate, Birchington, 10am-3pm

Coastal Crafty Crew present their craft fair with handmade and unique crafts

Free parking, free admission.

Tombola is support of QEQM Hospital, East Kent Hospitals and The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals

Ramsgate Handmade Fair

October 14, open 11am-4pm on Harbour Parade

Around 20 local makers and artists will be showing everything from jewellery to produce, doggy decor to homewares.

Expect some fab little gifts for Christmas and know you’re directly supporting local makers.