What’s on in Thanet this weekend November 24-25

Ramsgate Christmas light switch on fun

Looking for ideas to keep everyone amused this weekend? Here is our round up:

Disco Inferno

November 24, 8.30pm, Margate Winter Gardens

Disco Inferno, a mixture of soul and disco music from 70’s and 80’s for another party night with a combination of classic hits and dance floor fillers.

Dig out those boogie shoes and make this a Christmas night to remember!

Fancy Dress optional

Full Price £12
On the Door £14

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

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Little Opry – Old Grey Dogs

November 24, Tom Thumb Theatre, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville

Bar opens at 6.30pm for 7.30pm start

A foot-stomping celebration of bluegrass and old-timey music with Old Grey Dogs plus open mic

Tickets £9. Call 01843 221791 or click here

Thanet Male Voice Christmas Concert

November 24, Holy Trinity Church, Cliftonville, 2.30pm

The Thanet Male Voice Choir perform with the choir of Palm Bay Junior School at a Christmas Concert.

Tickets £5 each, can be purchased by calling Andy Brown on 01843 844625.

Church Office: 01843 221864 / Reception Desk: 01843 294229

The Wind in the Willows

November 24, 2.30pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

The Bourne 2 Perform `Young Theatre Players’ will be staging an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. Will the intelligent and wise Mr Badger, sensible and loyal Mr Mole, kind and caring Mr Ratty, ever be able to change the errors of the boastful and self centred Mr Toad?

£7 Adults
£5 Children

Call 01843 863701 or click here

Toy fair

November 24 10am-2pm, Hornby Hobbies, Ramsgate Road, Margate

Come along to see a range of toys and curiosities from across the ages.

£2 entry to fair or combined Visitor Centre and fair admission available, see website for details.

Thanet Quilters Christmas Fair

November 24, Church House, Kent Gardens, Birchington, Open 10am – 2pm

Thanet Quilters Christmas Fair with  Christmas Decorations, raffle, cards, gifts, jewellery, refreshments and more

Minster Christmas Bazaar

November 24, open 9am-1pm, free entry

Lots of stall with seasonal bargains! Christmas handicraft, tombolas, grand raffle, coffee and mince pies

Minster Village Hall
High Street
Minster

Margate Made: Christmas Makers’ Event

Activities at Margate Made Photo Frank Leppard

November 24, 11am to 4pm

Artisan market with 30+ stalls showcasing locally-made, unique, affordable, artisan gifts and products, including:

Cafe, Live Music, Community Info Stand, Makers’ Christmas Tree Display

Free entry

Margate Adult Education Centre
1-3 Hawley Square

Stars in Their Eyes

Graeme Corner from Beacon Bingo (middle) with Stars in Their Eyes finalists Paul Doody (right) and Steve Cherelle

November 24, Beacon Bingo, Margate

Beacon Bingo Margate will host a Stars in Their Eyes event; bringing together a number of finalists and winners from the successful ITV series for the first time since the 1999 Champion of Champions series.

Stars in Their Eyes ran from 1990 to 2006, attracting over 13 million viewers for each live grand final.

Already confirmed for the evening are Jacquii Cann, Lee Griffiths, Paul Doody, who is from Westgate, and Jason Searle, who won the 1993, 1995, 1996 and 1998 series’ as Alison Moyet, Bobby Darin, Marti Pellow and Neil Diamond respectively.

There will also be seven surprise acts confirmed on the evening, closing the night with their show The event will start at 7pm, with the four grand final winners taken to the stage at 8:30pm and the seven surprise guests performing after the final game of bingo finishes at 10:15pm.

Advanced reserve seating for the event is just £5 a ticket, and can be bought from the club. There will also be a few games of bingo played throughout the evening, with the first game starting at 7pm for a further £5.

Find the event page here

Mandy (18)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Outsiders Red Miller (Nicholas Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roach), Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.

Saturday 24 November, 6.00pm

Tuesday 27 November, 6.00pm

Thursday 29 November, 8.45pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Bohemian Rhapsody (12a)

(Twentieth Century Fox/New Regency)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and particularly their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. Directed by Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle).

The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

Saturday 24 November, 8.30pm

Sunday 25 November, 7.00pm

Monday 26 November, 5.30pm

Tuesday 27 November, 3.00pm

Wednesday 28 November, 5.30pm

Thursday 29 November, 6.00pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Ramsgate Christmas Light Switch On

Ramsgate lights Photo Brian Whitehead

November 25, Town, noon-5pm

Ramsgate’s Christmas light switch on takes place on November 25 in the High Street, King Street and Queen Street from noon-5pm

There will be a land train, elves workshop, live entertainment, lantern parade workshops and more

The switch on is at 4.30pm

Ramsgate Christmas fair also combines with Ramsgate Handmade and Vintage Fair from 11am-5pm with Christmas treats, gifts and decorations, all made locally. Mulled wine and mince pies are on hand to keep you warm!

Cliftonville Farmers Market

10am to 1pm, The Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville.

Award-winning Farmers Market where producers will be selling bread, cheese, honey, fruit, vegetables, wild game, fruit juices, fresh meat and much more.

Charity fundraiser

November 25, The Rodney, Garlinge, from 2pm -10.30pm

Raising funds for Margate Pride 2019, The Thanet Winter Shelter and LGBT history month.

Tombola, raffle, Nikki Red, auction – including signed Warwick photos, with Danny Diamond, Play Your Cards Right, Andy Mack and Grease, Dirty Dancing and Jody and Paul Doody.

Find the event page here

Christmas Fair

November 25, Margate FC, noon until 5pm

Hot food and drinks will be available to purchase throughout the day from the bar and food van.

There will be a bouncy castle outside (weather permitting) that will be £1 per go. Other children’s activities will be available. Stalls.

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (U)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

November 25, 4.30pm

On the last Sunday of each month the Palace Cinema and Wall of Sea present a silent classic with Lillian Henley’slive accompaniment on piano.

In one of the most influential films of the silent era, Werner Krauss plays the title character, a sinister hypnotist who travels the carnival circuit displaying a somnambulist named Cesare (Conrad Veidt). In one tiny German town, a series of murders coincides with Caligari’s visit. When the best friend of hero Francis (Friedrich Feher) is killed, the deed seems to be the outgrowth of a romantic rivalry over the hand of the lovely Jane (Lil Dagover). Francis suspects Caligari, but he is ignored by the police.

Caligari’s Expressionist style ultimately led to the dark shadows and sharp angles of the film noir urban crime dramas of the 1940s, many of which were directed by such German émigrés as Billy Wilder and Robert Siodmak.

A ground-breaking silent classic which set the template for horror to this day.

Call 01843 865 726 or click here