17 things to do in Thanet February 16-17

The Gruffalo is coming to Dreamland

Art Under £100

Now until February 26, York Street Gallery and The Gallery @ Nice Things, 11am-4pm

Now in its second year, York Street Gallery and The Gallery @ Nice Things have linked up to present Art < £100 (Art Under £100).

Last year’s inaugural event produced a great show of very affordable art, generously submitted by the artists or donated by owners. Profits support the Ramsgate Festival, a summer cultural celebration with its 10th anniversary in July 2019.

With a widely varied show of paintings, prints and photographs, as well as mixed media and textiles, it could be a great way to buy your first original painting or find a unique image to cheer your home or office.

The York Street Gallery is run by artist Mike Samson and he has donated a work to the exhibition,. Suzy Humphries runs the gallery at Nice Things and co-founded Ramsgate Arts in 2009.

The show is curated by both galleries, through a selection process.

The open day on Saturday, February 16 from 1pm – 4pm, with both galleries offering drinks and refreshments. Many of the artists will be there and people are encouraged to come, celebrate and meet the people behind the work on display.

Nice Things – 19-21 Harbour Street, Ramsgate,

York Street Gallery – York Street, Ramsgate

Children’s Book Festival

The Gruffalo is coming to Dreamland

February 16, Dreamland, 10am to 4pm

The festival will include appearances throughout the day of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved character and there will also be screenings of the numerous animated film adaptations by Magic Light Pictures, including Room On The Broom, Stick Man, The Highway Rat, The Gruffalo and their highly-anticipated latest release Zog.

Primary school-aged children will be able to browse a selection of the best new children’s literature, and take part in creative workshops with leading illustrators.

Illustrator and author Emily Rand will host a workshop based on her new book The Lost Property Office, where youngsters can learn how to make their own concertina Lost Book.

There will be stories for little ones from author Julia Jarman, who penned Big Red Bath and Class Two At The Zoo, and visitors can also learn how Julia was inspired to write stories for children aged 7-12.

Dreamland’s indoor spaces including The Roller Room and diner, arcade, and Octopus’s Garden soft play centre will also be open for families to enjoy.

To book  tickets, visit https://www.dreamland.co.uk/events/listings/eventdetail/6121/9/children-s-book-festival

A Salute to Sinatra and a Portrait of Matt

Martin Farbrother

February 16, Sarah Thorne Theatre, 7.30pm

The show with Martin Farbrother celebrates the lives & music of two of popular music’s greatest singers Frank Sinatra and Matt Monro.
£12 on the doors.
Unreserved table seating

The Joneses

February 16, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville, 8pm

The Joneses began life in 2016 with Aidan Sheridan ‘Morrissey’ deciding to form the band because of his life-long love for Smiths music and an uncanny resemblance to Morrissey. Aidan met Matthieu in Camden Town, and while none of the two partners had any prior band experience, both shared similar passion to do justice to the band they loved most.

Soon joined by fellow musicians Neil Batey on bass and Steve Nye on drums, the band considerably improved their profile in the last 19 months to play 20 gigs across 13 venues in London, Margate and Birmingham ]

Entry Price £7 plus 70p booking fee. Call 01843 221791 or click here

Happy Love Shack Party

February 16, Cinque Ports, Marine Terrace, Margate

Join Cinque Ports Margate on Valentine’s weekend for a kitsch party celebrating the music of the B52s.

Free entry,

Hornby Visitor Centre, £2 entry weekend

February 16-17

View the displays, head to the cafe for refreshments or browse the shop


February 16, Sailors Church, Military Road, Ramsgate,Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start

TONDO is the collaboration of three musician friends in their common passion for folk music and visual arts.

Their music could be defined as progressive folk, contemporary, jazzy, mesmerising, dreamlike…. played by 3 highly acclaimed and leading musicians in their own fields.

Entry Price: adult £12, under 16’s £6

Paul Carrack

Paul Carrack Photo by Paul Cox

February 16, Margate Winter Gardens, Doors open at 6.45pm for 7:30pm start

Paul Carrack, a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, will return to the delight his legions of admirers with the new album ‘These Days’. The most accomplished collection of songs in his distinguished career, it features 11 brand new compositions, six of them Carrack solos and five co-writes with his old Squeeze bandmate Chris Difford.

Tier 1 £39.50
Tier 2 £34.50
Booking fees – £2 per ticket in person/phone. £3 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Trash and Treasure sale

February 16, St. Nicholas-at-Wade Church, 9.30am- noon

Tea and coffee available.

All proceeds towards the fabric of St Nicholas at Wade Church.

Cinque Ports Farmer’s Market

Third Saturday of the month, 10am-3pm, Cinque Ports pub, Margate

Fresh, local produce from Mallard’s Farm.

Support a local grower who farms with a keen eye for quality of produce and reducing his impact on the environment.

Magic! The Tour (with Jezo)

February 16, Theatre Royal Margate, Performance starts at 7.30pm

Magic, the ancient art of mystery, is enjoying a renaissance.  Magic! The Tour brings together modern and some rarely seen classic feats of wonder from around the world, presented by two accomplished performers – Doctor Bondini and JezO.

Full Price £15
Concessions £13
Restricted View £10
Family of 4 £48
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Green Book (12a)

Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Oscar and Bafta nominated. America. 1962, Green Book tells the true story of Tony, an Italian-American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali – winner of an Oscar for Moonlight), a world-class Black pianist. The mismatched pair embark on a two-month tour of the racially charged deep south and discover they’re on the same road to a unique friendship.

Saturday 16 February, 8.30pm

Sunday 17 February, 7.30pm

Monday 18 February, 7.30pm

Tuesday 19 February, 2.30pm

Wednesday 20 February, 5.45pm

Thursday 21 February, 6.00pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Lego Movie 2 (U)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

This hugely anticipated sequel, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space are wrecking everything faster than our Lego heroes can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the Lego universe will take Emmet, Lucy, er… Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and mind-bending Master Building skills to the limit.

Saturday 16 February, 3.00pm

Sunday 17 February, 2.30pm and 5.00pm

Monday 18 February 2.30pm and 5.00pm

Tuesday 19 February, 5.15pm

Wednesday 20 February, 3.00pm

Thursday 21 February, 3.00pm

Friday 22 February, 3.00pm

Saturday 23 February, 3.00pm

Sunday 24 February, 3.00pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

House by the Sea (12a)

French with English subtitles

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Director Robert Guediguian again casts French national treasure Jean-Pierre Darroussin (Le Havre, Red Lights) and of course his wife Ariane Ascaride (multi-award winning both for her husband and many other filmmakers – Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers).

This time we are in a small bay near Marseilles at a villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days: Angela, an actress living in Paris, Joseph, who has just fallen in love with a girl half his age and Armand, the only one who stayed behind in Marseilles to run the family’s small restaurant. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community spirit he created in this magical place. The arrival, at a nearby cove, of a group of boat people will throw these moments of reflection into turmoil.

Saturday 16 February, 6.00pm

Thursday 21 February, 8.45pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

LDN Wrestling

February 17,Margate Winter Gardens

The superstars of LDN Wrestling return to Margate for another high-flying main event. Get ready for an evening of high-intensity action in the squared circle.

For the first time ever train with the top stars of LDN Wrestling before the show at the Winter Gardens in Margate kicking off at 3pm.

Learn how to fall, and take bumps in the ring by top professional wrestlers. Open to all ages as class will be split between adults and kids. Training seminar starts 3pm and ends just before 4.30pm. Suitable for all ages

Show from 5pm (doors 4:30pm)

Early Bird £10 (Tickets limited & only sold in pairs)
Full Price £15
Concessions £12.50
Child £12.50
Special Seminar £11 (does not include ticket to the main event)
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Indoor Boot Fair

February 17,Quex Barn, Birchington

Stall holders 8am, public 8.30am £10 per pitch/table. To book call 01843 846103

Refreshments available

Easy Sunday – Painterly Planets

Totality by Katie Paterson

February 17, Turner Contemporary, 1pm to 4pm

Inspired by Katie Patersons explorations of galaxies and cosmos, create your own 3D planet with our friendly Navigators.

Who will live in your new world? What will the inhabitants be called? Take your cosmic creation home after travelling through space and time within the exhibition.

Drop in session in the Clore Learning Studio

£4.50/ Free for CT9 Residents (Proof Required)

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