What’s on in Thanet November 17-18

How to Hide a Lion at Theatre Royal Margate

It’s the weekend and here are a few ideas to keep you amused.

Model railway exhibition

Photo John Horton

November 17-18, doors open 10am, St George’s school, Broadstairs

The Isle of Thanet Model Railway Society will be holding its annual model railway exhibition at St George’s School Broadstairs, this weekend (November 17-18),

Doors open at 10 am and the show will feature more than 18 layouts and many trade stands.

The event is an opportunity to see what can be achieved in the world of model railways, from simple oval layouts to the latest DCC controlled masterpieces.

Full membership details can be given upon request.

Admission: Adults £4.50, concessions £4, Children free when accompanied by an adult.

Circus of Horrors – Psycho Asylum

October 17, 7.30pm, Margate Winter Gardens

Bizarre and fantastic circus acts all woven into a sensational shock/horror story and the darkest of magic.

The Circus of Horrors has created was the only circus ever to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and the first  to perform in London’s West End for over 100 years.

Full Price £26 (1st 5 Rows Centre)
Standard £22
FOMT £3 Off Standard
Restricted View £18
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

 Not suitable for children

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

November 17, 7.30pm, Theatre Royal Margate,

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.

Full Price £20
Concessions £18.50
FOMT £17.50
Restricted View £17

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

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Hustle, Jam and Boogie

October 17, Olby’s Soul Café, King Street, Margate

Fitzroy The Original Soul Survivor returns to Olby’s Soul Cafe & Music Rooms for more of his Soul, Funk, Latin, Jazz and Boogie.
Free entry

Seaside sessions present: Squangey Bobbins

November 17, 7.30pm,Tom Thumb Theatre, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville

Squangey Bobbins unleash their live show at their first ever headline event. Featuring support from the incredible talents of The New Nervous Kind and Kieran Newell.
Squangey Bobbins has developed dramatically over the last couple of years, starting out as a one man singer-songwriter, developing into a full 5-piece rock band.

Taking influences from the likes of Oasis, Bob Dylan, The Kinks, Frank Turner and many others, making a sound that is a unique blend of rip roaring Rock N Roll, Indie & Alt-Folk.

The second Squangey Bobbins album ‘Electric Vinyl’ was released in December of 2017 and is the first full band outing within the Squangey Bobbins project.
The album has been released to fantastic local reviews, which just go to back up the reviews of the live performances from the band.

Entry £5. Click here

Toy Fort Grotto

Westwood Cross, Saturday 17th November – Monday 24th December

Price: £4 per child

Booking is recommended. Visit www.westwoodx.co.uk for details, £1.50 booking fee applies if booked online.

Plastic Unwrapped

Photo Pete Bateson

November 17, Dreamland

Community organisation Discovery Planet’s final Plastic Unwrapped workshop, ‘Plastic Progress’, will give people a chance to find out about cutting edge research taking place at the University of Kent to solve the problem of plastic pollution.

The workshops are free of charge and take place at the Hall by the Sea, Dreamland on Saturday (November 17). There is no need to book, people can just turn up to one of the hourly sessions, starting at 10am and repeated every hour until the last session at 3pm.

Are You Experienced? A Jimi Hendrix Tribute

November 17, doors open at 7.30pm, Olby’s Soul Café, Margate

Food served until 21:00.  Tickets £10 in advance plus a booking fee.

Formed in 1996 by John Campbell, the onstage resemblance is there for all to see. With showmanship that harks back to Jimi’s late 60’s performances, even the most ardent fan would raise a wry smile.

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Hell It’s Us

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November plus Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 12pm-5pm

Limbo, 2 Bilton Square, Margate

“Hell, It’s Us’” is a translation of anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss’ statement “l’enfer c’est nous même”.

Gav Toye and Sara Trillo, both studio holders at Limbo, have shared interests in anthropology, archaeology, magic and myth. They have worked together for the show, attempting to bring discourse elements of each of their practices together, initially by writing postcards to each other on developing their themes and ideas.

Gav has a predominantly painting based practice, whilst Sara uses sculpture, and both have made new work in the project space for the show.

Free entry

Hags Ahoy

The Hags Ahoy theatre company will be showing two new pieces of writing at the Sarah Thorne Theatre in Broadstairs on November 17, 18.

The first, Right of Entitlement, tells the story of Cleo, a bright but troubled girl who finds herself in the office of an educational psychologist. What unfolds is a composite of true experiences gleaned from those who have passed and failed the Kent test, gone to grammar schools and comprehensives, and feel vindicated, or cheated, by the system.

The second, An Aunt Too Many, is a hilarious, high energy romp written in homage to  P G Wodehouse’s Jeeves & Wooster.

An hour each in length, both plays are written by and starring Steven Todd, and also featuring Adrianna Paniak, Geoff Holden, Janice Biggs and Jon Carr.

Performances are 7.30pm on Saturday and 2.30pm on Sunday.

Admission £11 in advance or £13 on the door. To book click here

1918 Voices 2018

Sunday 18 November 3pm-4.15pm, Cartoon Room, The Grange, St. Augustine’s Road, Ramsgate

Sunday 25 November 3pm-4.15pm, The Sailors’ Church, Military Road, Ramsgate

Kent SSAFA Armed Forces Charity presents:

Two live performances of specially-composed cello music to accompany some of the best-loved WW1 poetry, telling the story of the Great War.

Cello music composed and played live by former BBC Orchestra cellist Charles Martin.

Free entry and donations invited to Kent SSAFA.

To reserve tickets, especially for Cartoon Room, where places are limited, email ww1poetryandlivecello@gmail.com

Nancy (12a)

(Samuel Goldwyn Films)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Nancy (Angela Riseborough) becomes increasingly convinced she was kidnapped as a child. When she meets a couple whose daughter went missing 30 years ago, reasonable doubts give way to wilful belief.

Saturday 17 November. 6.00pm

Tuesday 20 November, 6.00pm

Thursday 22 November, 9.00pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Peterloo (12a)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty.

Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Saturday 17 November, 8.00pm

Sunday 18 November, 7.00pm

Monday 19 November, 7.45pm

Tuesday 20 November, 3.00pm

Wednesday 21 November, 5.15pm

Thursday 22 November, 6.00pm

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Christmas craft fair

November 18, 10am to 4pm, Margate Winter Gardens

A wide variety of craftwork, artwork, gifts and collectables on sale, perfect in the run-up to Christmas 2018.

Free entry

How to Hide a Lion

November 18, 2.30pm, Theatre Royal Margate

When a lion is chased out of town, a little girl, Iris, helps him to find somewhere to hide. Iris embarks on a mission to squash her new friend into a variety of sneaky tight spots, as the misinformed town folk try and track him down. Helen Stephens’ magical book, How to Hide a Lion, comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz.

Pigtails Productions, Polka Theatre and Oxford Playhouse present How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens, Directed and Adapted by Peter Glanville and with music and songs by Barb Jungr.

Babes-in-arms go free.

Full Price £8
Concessions £7
Family of 4 £25
Children under 2 years of age may watch a show free, provided they sit on a paying ticket holder’s lap

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

Ages 3-6

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