What’s on in Thanet this weekend March 30-31

The Kindergarten Teacher at Palace Cinema

Saturday, March 30

Little Opry

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

Tickets £9

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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.

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Fisherman’s Friends

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

01843 448595

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

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Advance tickets: £13 for adults (£15 at the door) and £2 for children

Old Herbaceous

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.

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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

Border (15)

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

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£7 Adults
£5 Children

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

01843 233000

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.

01843 292795
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Standing £37.50
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.

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