14 things to see and do in Thanet February 1-3

Beauty and the Beast at the Theatre Royal

Friday, February 1

Creedence Clearwater Reimagined

February 1, Theatre Royal Margate, 7.30pm

In the 50th anniversary year of the legendary Woodstock Festival, this new production showcases the Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Creedence Clearwater Reimagined is a celebration of the music of this hugely influential band. Using original vintage gear and authentic costumes, this high energy show faithfully recreates the true sound and feel of CCR in the height of their fame.

With well-known classics such as Fortunate Son, Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Have You Ever Seen The Rain? and many more, Creedence Clearwater Reimagined will transport you back to the birth of roots rock!

Starring Jake Byrom, Patrick Burridge, Brad Brunsdon and Eddie Mann.

Full Price £24
Concessions £22.50
Restricted View £20
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Beans on Toast

February 1, Dreamland, 7.30pm-10.30pm in the Ballroom

Beans on Toast – ‘A Bird In The Hand’ tour

Cult Folk Legend, Beans on Toast is coming to the Ballroom with his new album “A Bird in The Hand’ and he’s bringing a full band with him.

Tickets start from £15 + booking fee in advance.

This is an all ages event, but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

For details click here

Gum Takes Tooth

February 1, Ramsgate Music Hall, 7.30pm

 A consistently blistering live outfit, the duo of Jussi Brightmore and drummer Tom Fug created Gum Takes Tooth in 2009 and quickly established a unique approach with drum-triggered electronics .

Tickets £9. Click here

Rotten Ramsgate Murder Tour

February 1

Find out about Ramsgate’s rotten history in bygone times. Murder, mystery and mayhem abound! During this tour you’ll discover the stories and locations behind at least six murders that took place in the West Cliff side of Ramsgate from 1651 to 1922.

The East Cliff and West Cliff Tours last for approximately 75 minutes, and run on alternate Fridays from The Obelisk in Harbour Parade, Ramsgate at 7pm.

Adult £6
Concession £5
11-16 £3
Family £15 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

For details click here

A Place That Exists Only In Moonlight

Totality by Katie Paterson

Turner Contemporary – runs until May 6

An artist who has worked with NASA and the European Space Agency will be exhibiting work at Turner Contemporary next month.

Katie Paterson will have work alongside JMW Turner for A Place That Exists Only In Moonlight, which opens on January 26 and runs until May 6.

Over the last 10 years, Katie has developed an extraordinary and unique practice. She has worked with NASA to recreate the smell of Saturn’s moon, Titan and the European Space Agency to send a meteorite back into space.

For more details click here

Mary Queen of Scots (15)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

A thrilling starry account of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan – Atonement, Brooklyn, Lady Bird) . Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

Friday 1 February, 7.45pm

Saturday 2 February, 8.15pm

Sunday 3 February, 7.15pm

Monday 4 February, 5.45pm

Tuesday 5 February, 3.00pm

Wednesday 6 February, 5.45pm

Thursday 7 February, 6.00pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Saturday, February 2


February 2, Dreamland, 9.30pm-1am

British electronic music act Leftfield will be playing a DJ set at the Hall By the Sea, Dreamland.

The dance music act headed up by Neil Barnes are well known for their influence in the growth of electronic dance music, emerging publicly in 1990 with ‘Not Forgotten’, a song that established a template for a new strain of British House.

Released in January 1995, their debut album ‘Leftism’ remains one of the defining statements of dance music which was nominated for a Mercury prize and later voted in the top ten greatest albums of all time by readers of Q Magazines.

Supporting Leftfield on the evening is Gerald Simpson better known as ‘A Guy Called Gerald’, a British DJ, Producer and Musician known for his huge hit ‘Voodoo Ray’ which influenced the Manchester acid house scene in the 1980s. 2019 marks his 30th anniversary tour, cementing his reputation as a key figure on the electronic music underground circuit.

Tickets cost between £12.50 – £15. For details click here

Westgate Heritage Talks

February 2, Westgate Heritage Centre at St Saviour’s Church,10.30am

My memories of Westgate over the years. Illustrated talk by Heritage Centre member Jean Cook.

More details here

The King is Back – Ben Portsmouth is Elvis

Ben Portsmouth

February 2, Margate Winter Gardens, 7.30pm

Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis tributeaArtist in 2005 when he formed the “Taking care of Elvis” band.

In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the “Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist”, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title from 2007-2017.

Premium Seats (1st 5 Rows) £31.50
Standard Price £27.50
Restricted View £24.50
FOMT £1.50 off

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

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Dan Lyons

Photo Cindy Sasha

February 2, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville, 7.30pm

A drummer who has performed with Fat White Family, The Libertines, Photophobes and Misty Miller is taking to the stage in Margate as part of Independent Venue Week.

Dan Lyons, who lives in Margate, is now an artist and songwriter and is currently recording his debut album with Chris Haydn from Florence and The Machine and Ash Workman of Christine and The Queens. The album is due to be released later this year.

Dan will perform an intimate gig at the Tom Thumb Theatre. Support will be coming from Human Interest and DJ Spencer Deathwaltz  will be spinning the hottest and hippest tunes until late.

Gig starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 plus 55p booking fee. To book click here

Three Identical Strangers (12a)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Saturday 2 February, 6.00pm

Tuesday 5 February, 6.00pm

Thursday 7 February, 8.30pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Sunday, February 3

Beauty and the Beast

February 3, Theatre Royal Margate, 3pm

Inspired by the original tale, this production tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster.

Little does she know that he is a Prince cursed by a magical Enchantress. The only way the Beast may become human again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. The curse set by the Enchantress is bound by a magical rose. If the final petal falls all hope will be lost and he will remain a Beast forever. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall – will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

Full Price £17
Concessions £15
FOMT £13
Family of 4 £55
Restricted View £10
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Super Bowl Sunday party

Super Bowl Sunday at Dreamland

February 3, Dreamland,

Die hard sports fans big and small can head to the Tail Spin Diner & Bar and Roller Room to enjoy football-themed festivities throughout the day, including film screenings, football displays, and a new American-themed menu.  The game will then be aired on the big screen.

The diner and bar will remain open until 4am so fans can watch all the action in style.

The family events start at 1pm and run until the evening Super Bowl party kicks off at 7pm.

Visitors can watch all the live action from Atlanta from 10pm until 4am (last entry at midnight), and the Tail Spin Diner & Bar will keep churning out American classics and diner favourites to keep fans fuelled up with dirty burgers, crispy chicken, hot dogs, loaded fries and, of course, plenty of BBQ chicken wings.

For more details go to www.dreamland.co.uk/events

Witch Hunt

February 3, Palace Cinema in Broadstairs, 4.30pm

A controversial new film will receive its first ever public screening in Broadstairs on Sunday 3 Feb.

Called Witch Hunt, the film was due to be premiered at the Labour Party conference in October but its screening was called off following a bomb scare.

The film tells the story of Thanet resident Jackie Walker who was suspended from the Labour Party in 2017 after allegations. of antisemitism, which she strongly denies.

Ms Walker, an outspoken anti-racism campaigner, claims to have been the innocent victim of a witch hunt in the Labour Party — which gives the film its title.

The film is the work of political activist film maker, Jon Pullman, who says he made the film out of his concern for the plight of the Palestinian people.

The film will be followed by a question and answer session with the film maker.

Admission £6, concessions £5. pay on the door.

More details 07989070843.