Festivals, fun days, art, films and more in Thanet July 19-21

The Minster Show Photo Nik Mitchell

Roller Coast Festival

Superheroes, mask making, rainbow-themed mayhem, science, football, BMXs and the crew from Mlkshake Live are all promised in a new summer festival at Dreamland

The Roller Coast Festival runs at the park from today ( July 19) until September 1 and includes free events and incredible entertainment every week throughout the summer holidays to keep those Little Dreamers happy.

Get ready for six weeks of super-charged, brain-bending, back-flipping, song bursting summer, daily entertainment for little ones and grown-ups.

Different themed activities will take place every week, including character appearances, film screenings and games for all ages. The weekly themes are:

Superheroes Week

Unleash your superpowers, dance with heroes, and catch up with Captain Cauliflower and Captain Underpants

Carnival Week

Get ready to samba in your own street parade, celebrate Margate carnival, make a colourful mask and sing your heart out at The Greatest Showman sing-a-long

Rainbow Week

Celebrate all the colours of Pride with rainbow-themed mayhem, including Drag Kween story time, dress up workshops, appearances from Rainbow Care Bear and a trip to see The Wizard of Oz

Street Fest Week

Take your skillz to the streets with dance workshops, BMX stunts, football tournaments, fashion battles and daytime block party with Fun DMC

Science Week

Embrace your inner nerd with live shows all week from Brainiac and cheer on the scientists in Jurassic Park

Milkshake Week

Channel 5’s Milkshake! takes over Dreamland on the final week of the holidays! Expect live shows starring Fireman Sam, Milkshake Monkey, Nella The Princess Knight, Digby Dragon and more!

The park is open daily and free to enter. Visitors who buy ride wristbands in advance online  save 25%.

For details and wristband prices go to https://www.dreamland.co.uk/events

Bell Inn opening

Debbie and Keith hope to bring the values of the Greyhound to The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn at Minster reopens its doors at 4pm today (July 19) under the management of Racing Greyhound pub bosses Keith and Debbie Barnett. Regulars at the Greyhound will be treated to an open top bus ride to Minster at 5.30pm.

A Dream is a Wish – annual showcase

July 19, Theatre Royal Margate, 6pm

Stage Door Arts Academy present their annual showcase, taking you on a journey through all things magical and fairy tale.

Full Price £10, Booking Fee: £1 per ticket

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Minster Show

Photo Nik Mitchell

The 133rd annual Minster Show takes place on Saturday (July 20).

The event will feature children’s rides, games, retail stalls, demonstrations, a baby show and evening family entertainment.

There will also be the parade, chainsaw carving, exhibition marquee, live music, mascots, children’s races, funfair, magician, Pip the Clown, vintage motorcycles, refreshments, stalls and sideshows.

The show is at the Recreation Ground, St Mildred’s Road. Gates open at 1pm, parade arrives at 2pm.

Entry £3, Under 5s free. The Rec is a five minute walk from the train station.

Caremark fun day

Caremark Thanet is holding a charity family fun day on Saturday (July 20) from noon until 4pm at Garlinge Primary School in Westfield Road.

Live entertainment, pony rides and holistic therapies will be on offer.

Entry to the event is free.

Colour Space: Access 10

Pie Factory Margate, 5 broad Street

Friday, July 19 – Wednesday, July 24, 10am-5pm. Closes at 1pm on July 24

Private View on Friday 19th 6pm-8pm

Saturday 20th at 2pm – Trumpeter Gabriel Scott and saxophonist Ivan Thompson will respond to the theme ‘Colour Space’ in Situ.

This is an exhibition to explore responses to the concept of Colour. Artists exhibiting come from a variety of working practices including amination.

The artists exhibiting this year are: Jennifer Wright, Diane Bellamy, Isabel Skinner, Carey Still, Brendon Treeby, Krystyna Lowicz, Sharon Van Diepen, Rose West and Louise Duckworth.

Invited artists: Ruth Franklin, Matthew Swift, Sarah Lankester and Helen Brooker.

Access 10 is a group of Kent artists who exhibit annually, each artist taking turns to curate the show.

Venues have included Limbo in Margate, Linden Hall Studio in Deal and the Horsebridge Gallery in Whitstable.

Pretty Muddy

July 20, Palm Bay Avenue

Margate Pretty Muddy Kids at 9.45am and 10am

Margate Pretty Muddy 5k at 10.30am, 10.45am, 11am and 11.15am

Watch the Race for Life Pretty Muddy brilliant 5k muddy obstacle course.

Margate Collectors Fair

July 20, 10am-3pm, Union Church, Union Crescent, Margate

Margate Collectors Fair is run in conjunction with Margate’s United Church, and is a great opportunity to buy and sell:

Stamps – Postcards – Playing Cards – Militaria – Coins – Phone Cards – Cigarette Cards

Books – Breweriana – Ephemers – Antiques and Small Collectables

Refreshments available

MAYS Concert

July 20, 7.30pm, York Street Methodist Church, Broadstairs
£7 on the door

Helen Crayford – Piano (Rags to Riches) performs in concert as part of the MAYS (Music at York Street) concert series.

Knitting to the Moon

July 20-21,  and July 26-29, Ramsgate Micro Museum, Church Hill

Open from 12.30-4pm

An exhibition telling the story of the computers and software that helped land the first men on the moon.

On July 21, 26, 28 and 29 the museum will be joined by members of the Thanet Astronomy Group. Visitors will have an amazing opportunity to explore the universe using the Group’s Stellarium and to learn more about the Moon, our nearest neighbour in the solar system.

Adult/Child £5
Groups/Families of 4 people £15,
Under 3s Free

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Happily Ever After

July 20, Theatre Royal Margate, 2pm

Join Artists in Motion for an enchanting evening of singing, dance and drama with classic stories and favourite fairy tales old and new in their spectacular annual showcase ‘Happily Ever After’.

A Local Production

£12/£10/£8 + £1 booking fee

Call 01843 292795 or click here

Ramsgate Festival of Sound

Festival headliner: Dame Evelyn Glennie (centre) with jazz group Trio HLK

July 20-28, venues across Ramsgate

This summer is the 10th anniversary of the Ramsgate Festival.

‘Ramsgate Festival of Sound 2019’, features more than 80 artists at various venues around the town

Come on a sonic adventure and explore the landscapes, people and history of the jewel of the Kent Coast, Ramsgate through music, film, art, poetry and performance

Highlights include:

Grammy winner Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Trio HLK,

Jazz from Sabina Desir with Jessica Lauren & DJ Jooch plus Neil Sparkes and Alex Hutton

Children’s theatre plus science, art and creative workshops,

a Sonic Trail featuring over ten sound installations around the town and harbour

World-class cabaret with the howling success that is Screaming Alley

Wall to Wall featuring David McAlmont and Janette Mason

Curated Heritage Talks: Sir Ernest Shackleton, Jack The Ripper, Christies Education lecturer Jacqui Ansell and leading author Maggie Gee

The Thanet SEA (Science Education & Art) project curated by Jasper Sharp

Film screenings including Arcadia, director Paul Wright’s astonishing masterpiece

Works by award-winning artists Emily Peasgood, Nicholas De Carlo and Helga Dorothea

Go to www.ramsgatefestival.org  for a full programme of venues, artists and times

Ramsgate Week

Ramsgate Week

July 21-26, Ramsgate harbour

Ramsgate Week, hosted by Royal Temple Yacht Club.  Watch the Regatta from the Shore.

Visitors are welcome to come and absorb the breathtaking views from the Royal Temple Yacht Club and take a break from all the action

Ramsgate week is often referred to as a friendly alternative to Cowes week which is one of the longest running regular regattas in the world that takes place on the Solent near the Isle of Wight. Royal Temple Yacht Club was founded in 1857 by a group of yachtsmen sailing from the Temple Steps on the river Thames. The first Ramsgate Week regatta was launched in 1898.

Race for Life

July 21, set off at 11am, Palm Bay Avenue

Race for Life is the largest fundraising event in the UK, with everyone coming together to take part in a 5km or 10km run, walk or jog which raises money for Cancer Research UK.

This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone in the area – women, men and children – to join the Race for Life.

Cheers the participant on as they set off from Palm Bay, Palm Bay Avenue

Beach Clean and Litter Survey

July 21, 10am-12pm, Sandwich Road, Cliffsend. Meet on the beach by the former hoverport

Join a Guardians of the Deep beach clean and litter survey. All equipment provided. Please dress appropriately for the activity and weather.

All under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Parking available by the Viking ship cafe or on adjacent roads CT12 5GD. No need to book just turn up on the day..

Silver Slipper Performing Arts School Annual Show

July 21, Theatre Royal Margate, 5.30pm

Join Silver Slipper Performing Arts School in their 3rd revue show taking you back to the fabulous 50s!

Full Price £12

Call 01843 292795 or click here


July 21, Dreamland, 9.30pm

Drum & Bass supergroup SaSaSaS will headline an evening of D&B legends and hard-hitting sounds at Hall By The Sea on Saturday 20th July, with support from Turno + K Motionz.

This is an 18+ event.

Tickets are £22.50 + booking fee in advance. Limited members tickets available in advance at £17.50 + booking fee.

Find more here

The Bradstow Singers and The Bradstow Symphony Orchestra

July 21, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs, 7.30pm

An evening of popular music including the William Tell Overture, excerpts from ‘Carmen’ music from film and musical theatre and rounded off with all the favourites from Last Night at the Proms.   Joined by professional soloists Gemma Atkins (Wicked, Starlight Express, Kinky Boots) and CiCi Howells (Saturday Night Fever, the Greatest Show UK Tour) and local professional mezzo-soprano Sian Woodling.

Entry £12 on the doors

Easy Sunday – Washed Up, Washed Out

July 21, Turner Contemporary, 1pm-4pm drop in

Join the friendly Navigators in the Clore Learning Studio to look into photography techniques found in Seaside: Photgraphed.

Create a Cyanotype print using materials found on our beaches, and have a go at colourising methods which were used before colour photography was invented.

Entry £4.50 / Free for CT9

Westgate Day Celebrations

July 21, noon-9pm at Sea Road, Ethelbert Square and Adrian Square

Westgate on Sea Town Council present a day of celebration to mark the town’s anniversary that fall on Thursday 18th July. The anniversary had been created to acknowledge the unique town

On Sea Road including The Swan and West Bay Cafe you’ll find funfair, performance stage, community stalls, activities, and Academy FM broadcasting

In Adrian Square and Ethelbert Square you’ll find over 50 stalls selling artisan food and handmade products

At 5pm St Saviour’s Church to mark their 135th anniversary are holding a ‘Songs of Praise’ service. The church grounds are open 1pm-4.30pm in celebration

Rosie’s Family Fun Day and Fair

July 21, Newington Community Centre, Princess Margaret Avenue, 10am to 5pm

Dog show, bouncy castle, games, stalls and more.

Our Time (15)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

One of contemporary world cinema’s greatest visual poets, filmmaker Carlos Reygadas turns the camera on himself in this tale of a marriage at breaking point. Real-life couple Reygadas and his wife Natalia play Juan and Esther, who live a peaceful yet unusual existence on a Mexican cattle ranch; unusual insofar as they are in an open relationship and Esther is having an affair with an American horse trainer. Juan, for his part, can handle it as long as he hears how things are going, but when Natalia stops giving him information, the dynamic quickly shifts, forcing Juan to examine his fragile masculinity. Reygadas (Silent Light, Post Tenebras Lux) captures the ecstasy of life in thrillingly beautiful natural sequences, delivering another stunning entry in his already-impressive multi-award winning filmography.

Friday, July 19 at 7.15pm

Sunday, July 21 at 7pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here

Pick of the Litter (PG)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

Saturday, July 20 at 6pm

Tuesday, July 23 at 3pm

Thursday, July 25 at 6pm

Call 01843 865 726 or click here