21 things to do in Thanet February 22-24

Police Panto at the Theatre Royal

Dick Whittington & his Cat Kent Police Panto

February 22-23, Theatre Royal Margate

The boys and girls in blue are back to entertain you with Dick Whittington and his cat Colin. They will be joined on stage by evil King Rat, Sarah the Cook, Idle Jack. Captain Slog, his ship’s mate Mr Muscle and Sam Seaweed.

This pantomime is filled with great costumes, fantastic dance routines, live music, lots of comedy and sing-a-long songs.

Friday 22 February – 2pm & 7pm
Saturday 23 February – 2pm & 7pm


Full Price £10
Children £7
Family of 4 £28
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Phil Taggart presents Slacker with The Magic Gang

February 22, Dreamland, 7.30pm-11pm

Line up
8pm Touts
8.40pm Phil Taggart DJ set
9.35pm The Magic Gang

BBC Radio 1’s number one riot starter Phil Taggart is bringing his hugely successful Slacker club night to Dreamland with fast-rising indie stars The Magic Gang as special guest headliners, plus support from Touts.

Tickets from £15 plus booking fee in advance

This is a 14+ event, under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+.

Book here

Rotten Ramsgate Murder tour

February 22

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 East Cliff side of Ramsgate from 1859 to 1903.

Rotten Ramsgate Tours are perfect for anyone with an interest in local history or a fascination with true crime. Discover the history behind some of the notorious murders around Ramsgate’s East Cliff and West Cliff areas.

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.

Not suitable for children under 11.

Late Night Live ‘A place that exists only in moonlight’

Totality represents 10,000 eclipses Photo: Ben Blackall

February 22, Turner Contemporary, 5pm-9pm

This unique late is programmed by University of Creative Arts Student Union and hosted by Turner Contemporary.
A one-off late event celebrating the work of Katie Paterson & JMW Turner at Turner Contemporary alongside a mix of art, live music, performance and workshops.

Discover emerging local artists, alongside world-class exhibitions, one-off talks, playful performances and hands-on workshops. Enjoy the music, the views of Margate’s skyline and the locally-sourced food and drink offers in our café.

Book your free tickets here

Broadstairs Blues Bash

Blues legends, Zoot Money and the Big Roll Band. Picture by Dave Bell PN NEWS

The festival boasts more than 70 top bands playing at over 20 venues across the town.

Headlining at the Broadstairs Pavilion this year are 1960s rhythm and blues legends, Zoot Money and the Big Roll Band.

Starting out in 1961 their first public performance was at Bournemouth’s Downstairs Club. Before long The Big Roll Band, alongside those other luminaries of the Soho blues scene of the time, Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames and The Animals, had become permanent fixtures at the Flamingo Club in Wardour Street – the epicentre of the Swinging Sixties.

Zoot’s shows were famed far and wide for his combination of outrageous antics, tight musicianship and passionate vocal delivery.

The band will be supported by rock guitarist Troy Redfern. Tickets are £17 from broadstairsbluesbash.com

All other gigs are free and include a stellar line-up of musicians such as Bad Pennies and Katie Bradley.

The festival runs from Friday, February 22 to Sunday, February 24.   Find more details at www.broadstairsbluesbash.com

Dave Gorman- Extra Date

February 22, Margate Winter Gardens. Doors open 7.15pm for 8pm start

Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint.

As the title suggests, he’s bringing his laptop and projector screen with him so expect the ‘King of Powerpoint comedy’ (Guardian) to have more detailed analysis of those parts of life you’ve never stopped to think about before. Hey, not all heroes wear capes.

With support from Nick Doody

Full Price £27.50
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Alphabetical Order by Michael Frayn

February 22,23,24, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

Hilderstone Players present Alphabetical Order by Michael Frayn

Set in the library office of a provincial newspaper, where an announcement is made that the paper is to close, leading to a struggle between chaos and order.

Friday and Saturday performances at 7.30pm, Sunday at 2.30pm.


£11 Advance/Friends

£13 Doors

Email [email protected] call 01843 863701 or click here

Give A Bag Some Life – Bags on Tour

February 22, McGillan & Woodell, 43 Queen Street, Ramsgate 9am-5pm

‘Give A Bag Some Life’ is a creative project to help tackle loneliness and isolation in Thanet.
Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) got the bidding underway during a recent visit to the team at the Thanet Hub of Kent Coast Volunteering after spotting a bag with a coastal scene design.

Since August 2018, plain canvas bags funded by Thanet Rotary have been handed out and snapped up by many people of all ages and abilities, all eager to get creative in aid of the ‘Thanet Good Neighbours Service’.
You may have seen some of the first bags displayed at Dreamland on Silver Sunday and with over 70 designs returned to the Thanet Volunteer Centre they must be seen!

Please make time to see the designs and maybe even bid on your favourite before the official auction.
All funds raised will go towards the Good Neighbours Service and to keep the ‘Give A Bag Some Life’ project running as long as possible. More details at https://bit.ly/2E7VN8U

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.

Friday 22 February, 3.00pm

Saturday 23 February, 3.00pm

Sunday 24 February, 3.00pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

If Beale Street Could Talk (15)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Director Barry Jenkins returns from his triumph winning the Best Picture Oscar for Moonlight with the 1970s Harlem set, If Beale Street Could Talk. It’s a rapturous, angry, gorgeous and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (newcomer KiKi Layne).

A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Friday 22 February, 7.45pm

Saturday 23 February, 8.30pm

Sunday 24 February, 7.00pm

Monday 25 February, 5.45pm

Tuesday 26 February, 3.00pm

Wednesday 27 February, 5.45pm

Thursday 28 February, 6.00pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Burning (15)

In Korean with English subtitles

A spellbinding, richly complex thriller about obsession, class conflict and suppressed rage. The film begins as a romantic triangle of sorts. Jongsu (Yoo Ah-in), an aspiring writer, becomes involved with a woman he knew from childhood, Haemi (newcomer Jun Jong-seo), who is about to embark on a trip to Africa. She returns some weeks later with a fellow Korean, the Gatsby-esque Ben (Steven Yeun – Okja, Sorry to Bother You, The Walking Dead), who has a mysterious source of income and a very  unusual, not to say illegal, hobby.

Adapted from a short story by Haruki Murakami (Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Norwegian Wood), Lee Chang-dong’s (Poetry, Secret Sunshine)

Saturday 23 February, 5.30pm

Tuesday 26 February, 5.30pm

Thursday 28 February, 8.30pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Ex-Display Weekend Sale at Hornby

Photo John Horton

February 23-24, Hornby, Ramsgate Road, Margate, 10am-3pm

Special prices on many items across all brands. Come along and grab yourself a bargain!

Normal Visitor Centre ticket admission charges apply

Jim Davidson – The People Fight Back Tour Spring 2019

February 23, Margate Winter Gardens. Doors open at 6.45pm for 7:30pm start

Comedian Jim Davidson brings his stand-up tour to Margate.

Full Price £23.50
Restricted View £19.50
Booking fees – £1 per ticket in person/phone. £2 per ticket online

Call 01843 292795 or Visit Website

Your England – Workshop

February 23, Dreamland, 2pm-3pm, 4pm-4,45pm

Dan Thompson is writing 100 poems about 100 places that together tell a history of England. What place would you add to his list?

In this hour-long workshop, he’ll explore the archetypal places that make up England – from the semi-detached to the castle, the pier to the historic palace, the canal to the cornershop. We’ll talk about the idea of English-ness, and the country’s connections to the world.

Participants will be asked to talk about the place you’d like to nominate for inclusion in Dan’s 100 places.

Your England is supported by Arts Council England, Dreamland and Turner Contemporary.

Public Viewing Evening

February 23, Monkton Nature Reserve, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Orion will be on show.

Charity quiz night at Café Darcy

February 23, Cafe Darcy, Margate,from 7pm.

In aid of Louie’s Helping Hands. Cost is £10pp and teams are between 4 and 6 people. Price includes Mediterranean Sharing Platter.

To secure a place pop into Cafe Darcy or call 01843 221872.

The 45s Live at WUSC

February 23, Westgate United Services Club, 23 St. Mildreds Road, 9pm

A foot tapping,singing and dancing evening with the 45s. Classic hits that you know all the words to, Non members welcome. Feel free to come and have a look around the club if you have not been before.

Birchington Silver Band Concert

February 24, Birchington Village Centre, Alpha Road, 2.30pm

Enjoy an afternoon concert by Birchington Silver Band including marches, light classics, music from the shows and popular melodies

Free entry (includes a raffle and collection)

Cliftonville Farmers Market

February 24, the Oval, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, 10am-1pm

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

On last Sunday of month except December

Academy FM Thanet coffee morning

February 24, Royal Harbour Academy, Stirling Way, Ramsgate, 10am-2pm

Join the team for coffee/tea and a chat, you can also find out how you can support your local community radio station.

Easy Sunday – Galaxy Jars

February 24, Turner Contemporary, 1pm-4pm

Join the Navigators in our 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

£4.50/ Free for CT9 Residents (Proof Required)