21 things to see and do in Thanet November 2-4

Juliet, Naked will be screened at The Palace - one of the locations where the film was shot

It’s that time again -two whole days off work and school (for most of us!) and lots of events going on across the isle.

Here’s our round up for the weekend.

Friday, November 2

 Shivers – Stories from the Book of Darkness and Light

November 2, Theatre Royal Margate, 7.30pm

A trio of delightfully thrilling ghost stories, set to the haunting sounds of the violin.

After their first visit to Margate last November with “The Book of Darkness & Light”, the Storyteller and the Musician return with their brand-new ghost stories show, Shivers.

The Book of Darkness & Light contains within it some of the most chilling tales ever told.

Shivers is a co-production with Square Chapel Arts Centre Halifax, Harrogate Theatres and LittleMighty.

Stories written and performed by Adam Z. Robinson. Music composed and performed by Ben Styles. Dramaturgy by Dick Bonham. Produced by LittleMighty

Full Price £14
Concessions £12
FOMT £10
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Ages 14+

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Fireworks at St Nicholas


November 2. Bell Meadow, from 6.30pm

Sarre Parish Council present St Nicholas-at-Wade annual village firework display

Gates open at 6.30pm with firework display at 7pm. Free entry

Refreshments will be available.

Festival of Remembrance

November 2, Margate Winter Gardens, 7.15pm (doors open at 6pm)

The Royal British Legion leads a Festival of Remembrance with the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas and the Parade of Service Representatives and Standards.

The festival is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave service men and women and remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.

The festival is the largest in the country apart from the Albert Hall event. Terry Whittles, the national Chairman of the RBL, will be guest of honour. There will also be a singalong session and music for dancing.

Tier 1 £8.50
Tier 2 £7.50
Tier 3 £6.50
Booking fees – 50p in person/phone

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Firework display

November 2, St Saviour’s School, Westgate, from 6.30pm

Annual Firework Display on the school playing field

Gates open from 6.30pm for 7pm display

Tickets from School Office

Minster fireworks

November 2, from 6pm, Minster Recreation Ground.

Grand Firework Display

Hot food and drink from 6pm and Fireworks starting at 7pm. Free entry

First Friday – Move over Brighton, It’s Margate Time

November 2, Marine Studios,17 Albert Terrace, Margate, 6.30pm onwards
If you think creative powerhouse by the sea, do you think Margate?

Margate is home to loads of pro’s who are creating brilliant work!

If you get paid to  make stuff, design, market, illustrate, develop tech, write, post, optimise, photograph, (fill in the blank …), you’re part of Margate’s growing professional creative scene.

Marine Studios is putting on a social night to get more of us talking, playing and (future tense) working together!

Show-up for:

Big Screen Multiplayer Gaming.

Ping Pong
Hands-on proper printing – Get inked up with local artist Dan Thompson.

Drinks and nibbles.

Juliet, Naked (15)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Filmed in Broadstairs and at the Palace Cinema! Annie (Rose Byrne – Bridesmaids) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O’Dowd – Molly’s Game, The IT Crowd) – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke – Maudie, First Reformed, Boyhood). When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy), Juliet Naked is a comic account of life’s second chances. Directed by Jesse Perez (Girls, Glow)

The film was shot in Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate last summer.

Friday 2 November, 7.45pm

Saturday 3 November, 6.00pm and 8.30pm

Sunday 4 November, 6.00pm and 8.30pm

Monday 5 November, 6.00pm and 8.30pm

Tuesday 6 November, 3.00pm and 6.00pm

Wednesday 7 November, 6.00pm and 8.30pm

Thursday 8 November, 6.00pm and 8.30pm

Friday 9 November, 7.45pm

Saturday 10 November, 6.00pm

Sunday 11 November, 7.00pm

Monday 12 November, 6.00pm

Tuesday 13 November, 3.00pm

Wednesday 14 November, 6.00pm

Thursday 15 November, 8.30pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Saturday November 3

Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland

Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland will be performed in Margate

November 3-4, Theatre Royal Margate

Summer 1999. Margate’s beaches are packed with day-trippers…. and its hotels filled with Kosovan asylum seekers – including Hanna (Celia Meiras), a survivor of Europe’s most recent genocide. Hannah (Lisa Payne) is from Margate and bored with life in the rundown seaside town – hanging out with her boyfriend Bull and his racist mates. The only things the two sixteen-year-olds have in common are their names and their love of singing along to their favourite pop songs….

Sixteen years later, Hanna returns to Margate – this time in search of a Syrian girl she befriended in Kosovo and who may have succeeded in getting across the Channel. The Calais “Jungle” is close…. attempts by its residents to reach England fill the local media. Hanna hopes her young friend will be welcome in Margate, but although the town has changed, hostility remains.

Just as in 1999, Hanna’s arrival turned Hannah’s life upside down, so her return takes the friends on a journey which Hannah from Margate would not have thought possible.

Saturday 3 November – 7:30pm
Sunday 4 November – 3pm

Full Price £12.50
Concessions £10
Under 18s £7.50
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Ages 14 and over

Call 01843 292795 or click here

 Killacam fight night

November 3, Margate Winter Gardens, 6pm (doors open 5.30pm)

Balcony £40
Standard £30 (advance)
Standard £35 (door price)
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

St Laurence historic church tour

November 3, St Laurence Church, High Street, St Lawrence, 10am

The Grade 1 listed Church is the oldest building in Ramsgate and has a thousand years of history, with many interesting monuments of historic people and events. Exceptionally beautiful stained glass windows

Tour free – Donations welcome

Fireworks at Quex

November 3, Quex Park, Birchington, Gates open from 2pm event closes at 9pm

Marvel themed event

Marvel Characters will be on site and available for photographs in the designated meet and greet area, and donations to nominated charity ‘Beach within Reach’ would be gratefully received.
Attraction and things to do include – fun fair, bars, eateries and gift and crafts marquee.

Gates open from 2pm
1st Display from 6pm
Bonfire lit from 6.30pm
Main Display from 7.15pm
Event closes at 9pm

Adults – £13.50
Children (Under 16) – £11.50
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) – £45.00
Under 5 – Free (Must have a ticket)
1 Registered Carer + 1 Assisted Adult Person (Carer 50% off full entry price) – £20.25
1 Registered Carer + 1 Assisted Child Person (Carer 50% off full entry price) – £18.25

Find out details and ticket availability here

Looping the Loop festival

November 3-11

Looping the Loop Festival – Adventures in Performance. Contemporary theatre and live performance across Thanet, in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre.

Saturday, November 3, 11am-4pm
Stranded Space Cadets
Having left their capsule, the #NearlyNormal Space Cadets are now Lost In Space and floating in a most peculiar way around Thanet, hoping to find their way home. If you see them, will you help them find their ship so they can get back in touch with Ground Control.
Margate Old Town

Saturday, November 3 at Turner Contemporary and Saturday, November 10 at St George’s Church, Ramsgate (11am-4pm)
Adventures in Space
Come and take a trip through the solar system in the #MadVentureVan space rocket. Blast off  to see the stars, dodge meteorites, discover aliens and, hopefully, get back safely to earth.

Find out more www.loopingtheloopfestival.org.uk

The Devil’s Bride

November 3, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs, 7.30pm

Rumpus Theatre Company presents a fiendish new play ‘The Devil’s Bride’ based on the chilling story by classic Victorian Gothic horror author Sheridan Le Fanu

Aspiring 17th Century painter Godfried Schalken seeks an apprenticeship with famous artist Gerald Douw, and falls in love with Douw’s niece Roce. But Douw achieved his fame by making a pact with the Devil, and when Gerard attempts to wed Rose, his evil rival returns to claim his wicked prize.

Advance/Friends £15

Doors £17

Find out more here

Plastic Unwrapped

Discovery Planet workshops

November 3, Dreamland, workshops on the hour every hour 10am-3pm

Scientists from the School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent delivering the workshops full of hands-on activities and experiments on the theme of’Recycling’
There’s no need to book, just turn up on the hour. It’s suitable for anyone from age 8-108

Living Large hip hop party

November 3, The Dug Out, 9pm – 2am, free entry

Classic to cutting edge contemporary, bringing back that original block party vibe and showcasing DJ’s, live acts, breakers and beatboxers.

DJs on rotation.
BABY BAM (Jungle Brothers)
DJ HOOCH (UK B-Boy Championships)
CHU-i (Meeting of Styles UK)

Charity Christmas fair

November 3, Margate Baptist Church, New Street Entrance, 11am to 3pm
Raising funds for The Miscarriage Association and medical care and equipment for baby Bryan.

Trash or Treasure
Handmade Crafts
Christmas Gift Stall
Tea, Coffee & Cake
Light Lunches available

Free entry

Pilgrims Hospices charity dance

November 3, Manston Sports and Social Club, from 7pm

A fun dance featuring a blend of 50s, 60s, 70s and Line Dance music with Steve Lovett singing live, supported by Theo Loyla on Disco.

Fancy dress is welcome! (Plenty of choice, Halloween, Guy Fawkes, 50s, 60s, 70s or whatever takes your fancy! ) Prize for the best. Large raffle.
Licensed bar but please bring “party nibbles”
Tickets £7 in Advance or £8 at the Door, please contact Alan at profplom@yahoo.co.uk or on 07958786151

Project Fear – Screaming Alley Cabaret

November 3, Red Arrows Club, Newington Road, Ramsgate, 7.30pm

Halloween/Guy Fawkes Special
Introducing …. ‘They Don’t Care’
Come as (or with) your favourite monster

£7,50 and £10.50 plus booking fee. Book here

Sunday, November 4

Ramsgate Blitz Walk

November 4, 10am, 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.

Ageless Thanet 50+ Festival

November 4, St George’s School, Broadstairs,  10am-3pm

This is a free event to come along to, to find out what is available for people over 50, living in Thanet.

Healthy stir fries; vintage tea room, Bessie’s Tea Parlour with their homemade food and drink, and Tea and Tiffin Tuk Tuk offering coffee and cake.

Free taster sessions such as Tai Chi, Japanese Drumming, Singing, Samba, Belly Dancing, and Healthy Cooking

There will be a huge variety of stalls, showcasing what they have to offer residents of Thanet who are 50+

Easy Sunday

November 4, Turner Contemporary, 1pm to 4pm

Drop into the Clore Learning Studio on Sundays to create your own masterpiece with our friendly Navigators.

Be inspired by the light and colour in the works of art around you and explore new materials with collage, mirrors and lots of bright colours!

Admission £4.50 per child/ Free for CT9 residents