14 things to do in Thanet May 11-12

Best dressed pugs 2018! Photo Emily Mayer

Alan Welsford exhibition

York Street Gallery, Ramsgate, now until May 22

Alan Welsford is an artist based in Westgate, where he also has a studio. Alan has exhibited for many years with the NEAC and has participated in other prestigious exhibitions in London and nationally.

Gallery Opening Times:

Monday: 10.30 – Noon (afternoons by appointment); Tuesday to Saturday: 10.30am – 4.00pm; Sunday: 11am – 4pm    Or by appointment outside normal hours.

Fez – May Mayhem

Come along and enjoy live music

Friday 10th – DJs Crippsy and Jay

Sunday 12th – Ozzie and the Uglies at 3.30pm and Karaoke Chris at 6.30pm

Thursday 16th – Jon Beetham at 7.45pm

Friday 17th – The Hot House Four at 7.45pm

Sunday 19th – The 45s at 3.30pm

Thursday 23rd – Ryegrass Union at 7.45pm

FEZ , 40 High Street , Margate

Where There’s Water

Nice Things gallery, Harbour Street, Ramsgate, now until May 28

The Gallery open daily 11am-5pm

Mike Morrison’s work is photograph-based and the exhibition features threads including images/reflections from St Petersburg, sunrise in Ramsgate and different expressions of his love of nature’s patterns and colours, including some backlit, like stained glass windows.

Ramsgate RNLI coffee morning fundraiser

Ramsgate RNLI inshore lifeboat. Picture: Mark Stanford.

Ramsgate RNLI station, Ramsgate harbour, 10am to 1pm

The RNLI fundraisers will be holding a coffee morning in support of the RNLI Mayday Campaign at the Lifeboat Station. The RNLI Ramsgate shop will be attending and the visits team will be happy to show people around the station if operational duties allow. Cake stall, bric-a-brac stall etc.
Tickets £2.50, free Coffee or Tea on presentation of ticket, please message the facebook page to obtain tickets.


Work by Anthony Giles

Award winning artists Anthony Giles and Paul Gadenne are hosting an exhibition at the Pie Factory Margate.

Drawings, watercolours, acrylics and oils from the artists studios feature.

Thanet artist Anthony says: “Many of my paintings are started ‘plein air’, even the larger canvasses are often started on a windy beach or marsh in Kent and then taken back to the studio where they are ‘worked-up’, over several weeks or months, into a finished painting.”

Paul  is a Canterbury-based artist who is equally at home working in watercolour, acrylic and oil. He is a Chartered Designer with a background in commercial Interior Architecture and Exhibition Design

The exhibition runs until Wednesday, May 22.

Pie Factory Margate is at 5 Broad Street. Opening times are 10am to 5pm.

Electric Sinclair

Ramsgate Micro Museum, Church Hill, Ramsgate

Sinclair C5

The Micro Museum in Church Hill, Ramsgate, is showcasing an exhibition of the innovative vehicles invented by Sir Clive Sinclair.

Known for his design of the Sinclair computers, including the popular Spectrum, Sir Clive also invented the  C5, along with an electric bike and add-on power devices. Visitors to the museum can see all these vehicles and learn more about them during two weekends this month.

The exhibition is curated and presented by museum volunteer Leigh, who has a wealth of knowledge to share about the subject.

Electric Sinclair is open on May 11-12 and May 18-19

Tickets. Adult or Child £5, Family or Group of 4 people £15

More details at www.themicromuseum.org/

Charity football

A football match in aid of Cancer Research UK takes place at Margate Gootball Club’s Hartsdown ground on Saturday, May 11.

Gates open from 4:30pm with a £2 entry that will go to Cancer Research UK. Kick off is 5pm

Rotary Young Artists exhibition

Thanet Schools Young Artists’ festival 2019.

The Margate School (TMS) are supporting The Rotary Club of Margate exhibiting the 21 competition winners from the Rotary Club of Margate Thanet Schools ‘Young Artists Exhibition, which was hosted by Sansbury’s Westwood.

From ambition to exhibition, the winners artwork will be professionally framed and exhibited in the new Margate School location in Margate High Street.

Special viewing May 11, 3pm to 5pm at Unit 16, The Centre, Margate

Drapers Mill

Drapers Mill Photo Sinead Le Blond

Drapers Windmill Trust, which is responsible for the day to day running and restoration, is taking part in the annual National Mills Weekend on Saturday, May 11 -open noon to 4pm – and Sunday May 12 – open 2pm to 4pm.

The Trust is celebrating the return to windpower of the mill following the major restoration works by Kent County Council during the last two years. There will be two special events during the weekend:

Hilderstone Radio Society will be using the mill as a giant aerial as part of Mills Across the World on both days; local amateur radio enthusiasts will talk over the airwaves to similar enthusiasts in other windmills..

The Trust for Thanet Archaeology will be running a pop-up museum on Saturday, from 2pm-4pm, celebrating the rich archaeological heritage of Thanet, which includes the immediate area close to the mill.

Light refreshments will be available for visitors on Saturday from noon.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs, 7.30pm

The Isosceles Company perform the classic Robert Louis Stevenson story.

Tickets £16 on the door

Greta (15)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz – Suspiria, Clouds of Sils Maria) is a sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City. She doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert – Elle), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends – but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems in this suspense thriller from Academy Award winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Michael Collins).

Friday 10 May, 7:45pm

Saturday 11 May, 8:30pm

Sunday 12 May, 7:00pm

Monday 13 May, 6:00pm

Tuesday 14 May, 3:00pm

Wednesday 15 May, 6:00pm

Thursday 16 May, 8:30pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

3 faces (15)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Persian with English subtitles

In Jafar Panahi’s latest film, which won the Best Screenplay Award in Cannes, actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught when she comes across a young girl’s video plea for help after her family prevents her from taking up her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory.  Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to the filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help her with the young girl’s troubles. They travel by car to the rural, Azeri-speaking Northwest of Iran, where they encounter the charming and generous folk of the girl’s mountain village. But Behnaz and Jafar also discover that old traditions die hard in this uplifting but incisive exploration of contemporary Iran by director Panahi who bravely made this while living under a filmmaking ban from the Iranian government.

Saturday 11 May, 6:00pm

Tuesday 14 May, 6:00pm

Thursday 16 May, 6:00pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Hormonal Housewives

May 12, Margate Winter Gardens, 7:30pm (doors 6:45pm)

Join Vicki Michelle and the Hormonal Housewives as they blast their witty way through a catalogue of women’s bits: weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, moody teenagers, men, zumba, therapy, housework, homework, electrolysis, men, sex, working out, staying in, going out, bikini waxes, celebrity gossip, eating, not eating, chocolate, wine, more chocolate, social media, more wine, and all the other joys of being a 21st century woman!

Full Price £23
Restricted View £21
FOMT £1.50 off

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

Not Suitable for Under 14’s

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Thanet Pugathon

Best dressed pugs 2018! Photo Emily Mayer

Thanet’s Pug-a-thon is back and will be celebrating its fifth birthday this Sunday.

Stalls, food, including veggie and vegan options, raffle, games and, of course, pugs in fancy dress will all be on show at King George VI Park in Ramsgate on Sunday, May 12.

The event runs from 11am to 2pm and will be raising funds for Guardian Angel Dog Rescue.