Saturday, March 30
Tom Thumb Theatre, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville
Bar opens at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start
A foot-stomping celebration of bluegrass and old-timey. This time we are delighted to bring to you The Boston Boys Bluegrass Band plus open mic
Afternoon Tea with Lisa Cutts and William Shaw
In the Function Room, (above the Carlton Cinema, St Mildred’s Road, Westgate) From 3pm-6pm
The opportunity to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with Lisa and William as they talk about their careers as authors. Afterwards there will be time for questions and to buy autographed copies of their books.
Tickets are priced at £17 per head and include a full afternoon tea. Prosecco will also be available for purchase as an extra special touch! Spaces are limited so early booking is strongly advised and please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Theatre Royal Margate
Bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience for more than 25 years the Fisherman’s Friends have met on the Platt (harbour) in their native Port Isaac to raise money for charity, singing the traditional songs of the sea handed down to them by their forefathers.
In 2010 they signed a major record deal and their album “Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends” went Gold as they became the first traditional folk act to land a UK top ten album. Since then they’ve been the subject of an ITV documentary, released the hit albums One and All (2013) and Proper Job (2015) and played to hundreds of thousands of fans at home and abroad.
They sang for HM The Queen at her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012, they were selected to sing for Prince Charles & Camilla during their 2016 tour of Cornwall and were honoured with the Good Tradition Award at the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011.
The Fisherman’s Friends are: brothers John & Jeremy Brown, writer and moustachioed MC Jon Cleave, potter Billy Hawkins, smallholder John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge, builder John McDonnell, fisherman Jason Nicholas and film maker Toby Lobb
Single £10 restricted view tickets are available by calling the Box Office on 01843 292795, all other seats sold out
Margate Soul Festival Launch Party 2019
Olby’s Soul Café, King Street, Margate, 9pm-3am
The Margate Soul Festival Launch Party will take place across 3 rooms… Playing Soul, Funk, Jazz, Soulful House, Reggae & Raregroove
Ronnie Herel, Gordon Mac, Grumpy, Bob Masters, Tony Matthews, Mastermind, Calvin Francis, Mistri, Matt Bigg, Natty B, DJ Matt, Terry Matthews, Nigel Watson
Tickets £15 on the door
Mendelssohn ‘Saint Paul’
Holy Trinity Church, Nelson Place, Broadstairs, 7pm
Thanet Festival Choir and Orchestra present Saint Paul, the first of Mendelssohn’s oratorios, written when the composer was in his 26th year.
During Mendelssohn’s lifetime Saint Paul was a popular and frequently performed work, but it is not now often performed in its entirety. It has never previously been performed by Thanet Festival Choir
Advance tickets: £13 for adults (£15 at the door) and £2 for children
Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs, 7.30pm
Written by Alfred Shaughnessy, Directed by Simon Downing and starring Giles Shenton as Herbert Pinnegar
Kick in the Head proudly presents the national touring production of Old Herbaceous – the much loved one-man play starring Giles Shenton as legendary Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar.
Described as ‘Downton Abbey with gardening tips,’ this is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants. This charming one-man play has entranced sell-out audiences all over the country for the last 2 years.
An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. The evening blossoms into tender humour, much in the traditionally understated English style of the early 20th century.
Tickets £15 paid in advance/Friends, £17 doors
Baby & Child Indoor Market
Margate Baptist Church, New Street, 10am to 1pm, free entry
Little Fishes Toddler Group are hosting their first ever Baby & Child Indoor Market.
With lots of new & pre-loved baby and children’s clothes, toys, games and accessories at bargain prices.
All profits from the sale will go towards new equipment for the Little Fishes Toddler Group.
The Worlds #1 Tribute Show to Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons
Beacon Bingo, Margate 5pm to 10.30pm
From only £10 ALL IN including ALL Bingo & Showtime
Kindergarten Teacher (12a)
Palace Cinema Broadstairs
Winner of Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival. Maggie Gyllenhaal (An Honourable Woman, The Dark Knight, Donnie Darko) plays a forty-year old married kindergarten teacher living in New York who is terminally bored with her banal middle-class existence.
Deep in the thrall of her midlife crisis, she becomes convinced that her five-year-old student is a budding poetic genius, and a way for her to express her own frustration at her humdrum existence. She decides to secretly nurture the boy’s talents in a reckless manner. But is she doing this for the boy or for herself?
Saturday 30 March, 6:00pm
Sunday 31 March, 7:00pm
Monday 1 April, 6:00pm
Tuesday 2 April, 3:00pm
Wednesday 3 April, 6:00pm
Thursday 4 April, 6:00pm
Call 01843 865 726 or click here
Palace Cinema Broadstairs
Swedish with subtitles
Tina is a Swedish customs agent with a nose for trouble. She can literally smell human emotions, which is a handy talent for sniffing out suspicious border crossers.
When she finds herself confoundedly attracted to the odour of a scruffy traveller, she slowly realises it’s because all she can smell is trouble… Soon Tina is up to her neck in unsettling insights about who she is, what she is and what she wants.
A multi-layered surreal, emotionally complex and thought provoking mystery fairy tale.
Saturday 30 March, 8:30pm
Tuesday 2 April, 6:00pm
Thursday 4 April, 8:30pm
Call 01843 865 726 or click here
Sunday March 31
A Celebration of Speech and Drama Performances
Sarh Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs, 3pm
Bourne2Perform present the highlights from this years LAMDA examinations and Thanet Festival presentations
Birchington Silver Band Concert
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)
Easy Sunday – Painterly Planets
Turner Contemporary, 1pm to 4pm
Inspired by Katie Patersons explorations of galaxies and cosmos, create your own 3D planet with the 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
Entry Price £4.50/ Free for CT9 Residents (Proof Required)
UB40 40th anniversary tour
Margate Winter Gardens, Doors open 7pm for 8pm start
UB40 celebrate their 40th anniversary!
Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings.
Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can’t Help) Falling in Love With You’ and ‘Red, Red Wine’, amongst many, many others.
Booking fees – £2 per ticket in person/phone. £3 per ticket online
Cliftonville Farmers Market
Oval Lawns, 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.