14 things to do in Thanet February 9-10

Vampires Rock with Sam Bailey at the Winter Gardens

L’ Amore open exhibition

Open now until February 18, Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm

Celebrating the season of love with Art from the Heart at the New Kent Art Gallery in Broadstairs.

​The works are selected from a broad range of artists and makers, as always local artists are key to the show and there are regular feature artists as well as some new faces. This year includes work from Libby Cox, Kate Baker, Cath Deeson, John Hughes, Mark Galloway, Mel Chennell, Sarah Stokes and many more.

New Kent Art Gallery
49a Albion Street


Fly high at Fame

There is still a chance to see Off The Hook Productions perform Fame at Margate’s Theatre Royal.

The Thanet-based performance school tells the classic tale of students at the High School of Performing Arts, among them fame-obsessed Carmen, ambitious actress Serena, wisecracking comedian/bad boy Joe, quiet violinist Schlomo, “talented but dyslexic” dancer Tyrone, determined actor Nick, overweight dancer Mabel, and poor dancer Iris.

Follow their individual struggles with life, love, tragedy and, most of all, music. The show is at the Theatre Royal February 9.

Saturday: Tickets On Door £13. Family of 4 on Door £50, VIP Circle Tickets £40 for 2

Booking fee applies.

Book here

Sleeping Beauty

Saturday, February 9 at 7:30pm. Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 at 2:30pm

Come and join Birchington Guild of Players for their annual pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ by Richard Hills at The Centre  in Alpha Road, Birchington.

Tickets £9, concessions £7.50. Call 01843 841522 or email:  [email protected]

Steve Steinman’s Vampires Rock

February 9, Doors open at 6.45pm for 7:30pm start, Margate Winter Gardens

For more than two decades, Steinman and his crew have returned to our stages night after night and delivered exhilarating performances that have been packed with energy, fabulous dance routines, spectacular special effects and of course, amazing music that has had everyone up on their feet. Throwing just the right amount of fun and humour into his script ensures that Steinman always has the audience roaring with laughter.

Vampires Rock is a tongue in cheek story with fire routines, guitar gods and sexy vampettes  and includes tracks from Queen, AC/DC, Meat Loaf, Journey, Guns ‘N’ Roses and many more.

X Factor winner Sam Bailey will be stepping into the shoes of legendary singer and actress Toyah Willcox who played the part for two years performing over 200 shows.

Full Price £28.50
Restricted View £25.50
Under 16’s £20
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Made in Ramsgate 2019

On Saturday 9 February, from 10am to 4pm, a group of 15 local makers and artists get together for this third Made in Ramsgate show.

“We have pottery, textiles, print, art, jewellery, Wild Food, glass, felt and novel practical goods on show. Made in Ramsgate encourages visitors to talk to the makers, find out more about what they do, and it gives emerging makers the chance to test ideas not only with the public, but also with their peers. We have some great people taking part, there will be lots to enjoy.” said Suzy Humphries, who has put the event together with Handmade Fair colleague Janice Gibbs.

The event is being held at Number 26 Harbour Street, Ramsgate, a newly available space in Ramsgate town centre. Entry is free and there will be refreshments being served from the kitchen.

Makers and artists include highly experienced and newly emerging talent. Taking part are Meg Chater; Wild Food’s Eady Timms; Susan McCorkindale; Gillian Farrell; Seahorse Glass; The Plant Lady; Christine May; Julie Westbury; Theresa Smith; Trudi Leach Bag-a-TELuk; A Hint of Print; Molly Pickle Designs; Christine May; EJ Laven; Suzi Stow and Lesley Gray.

Anthony Giles – In Search of Perspicacity

February 9- April 7, Lombard Street Gallery, Margate

Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm and Sunday and Bank Holidays 12noon to 4pm

Private view on Saturday, February 9 2pm – 4pm

Dictionary definition: Perspicacity; a clarity of vision or insight.

Anthony said: “For me, being a painter of landscapes and seascapes, I am always looking for new inspiration in the way light and shadow form depth and structure in a painting. Combined with interesting composition this is all that is required for a satisfying piece of work. Beyond detail and definition the essence of a good painting is its ability to hold the viewer and make them question or discover something that satiates their own perspicacity.”


February 9, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs, 7.30pm

A new play by Simon Downing.

Who was Fagin? Was he Fagin in Dickens’ Oliver Twist, in Oliver the musical, was he based on a real life character?
Join Fagin as he reviews his situation during his final night in prison before being hung. As madness envelops him he is ‘visited’ by some old acquaintances.

Tickets £15 plus booking fee. Book here

Hannah Wants

February 9, Dreamland, 9pm to 2am, last entry 11pm

Following a huge show in December, Southbeats are returning to Dreamland with headliner Hannah Wants at the  Hall By The Sea

Originally from The Midlands, Hannah Wants is now one of the brightest stars in the global electronic scene with a loyal fan base – not to mention a super-busy DJ diary, which has seen her play key slots at Glastonbury, Parklife, SW4, Reading & Leeds, Tomorrowland and countless Ibiza dates.

Tickets from £20 + booking fee in advance. Book here

Steven Alexander at York Street Gallery

Now until February 12

‘Nearly 50 (in fact 49) years of drawing and painting from the subject: Steven Alexander and some friends’ will feature drawings and paintings from 1970 and from every decade since. None of the drawings have ever been framed, let alone exhibited, and most of the watercolours and oils are being shown for the first time too. There are around 120 works, around 50 drawings in a wide range of media – pen, pencil, wash, conté chalk, watercolour pencil; there are landscapes, townscapes, interiors, portraits, figures..

There will be a ‘Meet the perpetrators’ session, with drinks and some bites, on Saturday, February 9, from 1pm until 4pm.

The Mule (15)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Clint Eastwood is Earl, a man in his 80s, broke, alone, and facing losing his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier. He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially. Who would suspect a 90 year old pensioner of drug running? After all, not even Earl himself does… But fate has a way of catching up on us all…

Saturday 9 February, 6.00pm

Sunday 10 February, 7.00pm

Monday 11 February, 6.00pm

Tuesday 12 February, 3.00pm

Wednesday 13 February, 6.00pm

Thursday 14 February, 6.00pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

An Impossible Love (15)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

In late 1950s France, Rachel shares an intense but short-lived romance with wealthy well-connected Phillipe, from which a daughter is born. Over the next 50 years, their lives will be shaped by the unconditional love between a mother and her daughter, but overshadowed by the impossible love of a woman for a man that rejects her. A complex, passionate, moving wonder.

Saturday 9 February, 8.30pm

Tuesday 12 February, 5.30pm

Thursday 14 February, 8.30pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Collectables and craft fair

February 10, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs,  running from 10am to 3pm.

Leah Senior & Special Guests

February 10, Tom Thumb Theatre, eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, 8pm-11pm (doors open 7pm)

Leah Senior silences audiences with her other-worldly presence and unique lyricism. Her breakthrough album Pretty Faces twirls gently in its own form of psych-folk revival. The Melbourne-based folk artist creates fragile but effortlessly nimble melodies that demonstrate a clarity of thought and studied discipline beyond her years.

Entry  £7.70, book here

Easy Sunday – Galaxy Jars

February 10, Turner Contemporary

Join the Navigators in the learning studio to experiment with different potions, materials and substances to creative some cosmics combinations.

Combine your own intergalactic ingredients to create your own galaxy jar to take home!

Drop in session in the Clore Learning Studio from 1pm-4pm

Entry  £4.50/ Free for CT9 Residents (Proof Required)