25 things to see and do in Thanet, July 23-24

Minster Show Photo Frank Leppard

Minster Show

Saturday, July 23 at Minster Rec.

Gates open at 1pm (fancy dress parade arrives 2pm) until 5pm

An afternoon of family fun with attractions including:

Village Parade

Show Tent & Grand Draw

Live music – Native Oysters Band, Rock Choir, Bread & Butter

Over 60 stalls

Funfair, children’s races, chainsaw carving, baby show, Pip the Clown, magician

Refreshments including a licensed bar, BBQ

Races for children, Punch and, VW static display,

£3 entry. children under 5 free.

Evening Ceilidh with Abbey Capers, 7.30pm – £5 – Bring your own food & drink (evening only) For tickets phone 07815 083163


Saturday, July 23, Dreamland, 9pm – 2am

Non-stop smash hits from the 80’s & 90’s.

Fancy dress is welcome.

18+ Event (ID required)

Tickets £10

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Will Whisson at Ramsgate Music Hall

July 23, Doors open: 7:30 PM

All ages event

£12 + £1.50 Booking fee

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Sick Joy at Ramsgate Music Hall

July 24, Doors open: 7:30 PM

All ages event

£8 – Buy One Get One Free

Book now

Broadstairs Summer Fair

The Broadstairs summer fair starts on July 23, ahead of the town’s Water Gala event, and runs until July 27. Fun fair and stalls from Thanet Virtual High Street members on the prom.

Spiderwoman by Laura Mars

Exhibition at The Lido Stores, 2 Ethelbert Terrace, Cliftonville. Opens July 21 until July 31

An exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Canterbury based artist Laura Mars.

The singer and self taught artist  has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. This is her second exhibition at The Lido Stores.

Screenprinting workshop

July 23, The Margate School, 1.30pm – 5pm

Tickets £50

Join local graphic designer, Becky Thomas for a half-day workshop as she teaches the basics of screenprinting in the TMS Print Space.


Regency Summer Showcase

July 23, Margate Winter Gardens

Regency performing arts academy present their summer showcase

Showtime 1pm (doors open 12.30)

Suitable for all ages

Tickets £14.50. Book at https://www.margate-live.com/whats-on/

Antoinette’s Archaeology Adventure

July 23-24, Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex

Follow in Antoinette Powell-Cotton footsteps to gain skills to be an archaeologist

The museum is open 11am -4 pm. All activities are drop-in. £2.50 standard admission includes all activities

Inspired by the career of Antoinette Powell-Cotton, follow in her footsteps and gather all the skills you need to ‘qualify’ as an archaeologist for the day.

Grab your ‘archaeology passport’ and:

Join a short tour to discover Antoinette’s career and contribution to archaeological discovery in Minnis Bay.

Explore the galleries of the museum, identifying colours and patterns as you go.

Measure your grown-up and learn how to use a measuring rod- helpful in scaling images.

Get arty with pottery drawing.

Craft a brooch

Play the ‘archaeology or palaeontology’ quiz.

Book here https://powell-cottonmuseum.org/event/antoinettes-archaeology-adventure/

Summer Family Picnic In The Park

July 23, Ellington Park, Noon until 7pm.

The Friends of Ellington Park are holding a summer Picnic in the Park.

There will be live music and DJs playing on the bandstand and there will be a bar serving bottled beer and prosecco.

Food and soft drinks are available in the cafe.

Cliftonville Walk

July 23, Walk starts at 2pm from Droit House (Margate harbour)

Robin Colyer will be leading a local history walk on behalf of Margate Civic Society looking at Cliftonville.

The walks start at the Droit House (Thanet Visitor Information Centre), The Stone Pier, Margate Harbour

There is no charge for the walks which last approximately an hour and a half but donations are welcome to the Margate Civic Society.

International Moon Day

July 23, Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum, 2pm to 3pm

Monkton Stargazers will be at the Manston Spitfire Museum, where members of the public, young and old, will be given a booklet about the Moon. They will be able to have a go at a Moon quiz and take part in activities such as making craters. The event will raise the profile of Lunar Astronomy and the Gateway mission.

Two theatre shows on Margate Main Sands

Shows are heading to Margate Main Sands with Phoenix Community Events – made up of former Theatre Royal staff – arranging two performances in one day next month.

First up is Theatre Royal Margate favourites, Morgan and West, with a new family friendly show on the morning of Sunday July 24.

Sharpen your swords, lace up your boots, and stick a great big feather in your hat for Morgan and West’s retelling of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers.

Can the marvellous Musketeers retrieve the Queen’s prize diamonds? Will the nefarious Cardinal Richelieu get away with his dastardly scheme? Can three actors play fifteen characters in just about an hour? Find out in Morgan & West present The Three Musketeers For Kids!

Show time: 11.30am, suitable for ages 6+

Tickets: Adults £10, Children £8 plus booking fees. Bring your own chair or hire one on the beach.

Next up is Shakespeare on the beach. Changeling Theatre Company, which has presented Shakespeare’s plays on Margate Main Sands every summer since 2013, will be back on the evening of Sunday July 24 with a production of Othello.

Othello is one of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, exploring the devastating impact of jealousy and suspicion, race, and racism.

The play follows the story of Othello, a recently married man of rank who is enjoying a glittering military career and has a successful future ahead of him. But Othello has enemies. Enemies that will do anything to bring him down. One of them, Iago, devises a sinister plot to undermine Othello’s reputation, tricking him into a jealous rage that ends in tragedy.

Love, jealousy, deception, murder. Othello is an edge-of-the-seat thriller. Think Shakespeare meets Scandi noir, Changeling’s production promises to fizz with passion, intrigue, and dark humour.

Show time: 7.30pm
Tickets (includes deckchair hire): Adults £19.50, Children £12, plus booking fees.

Tickets for both shows are on sale via www.margate-live.com/

Thanet Vintage Bus Road Run

July 24, Ramsgate Boating Pool, from 10am.

Organised by Southern Counties Omnibus Collection and Friends of East Kent

Vintage buses, some dating back to the 1950s, arrive at the boating pool from 10am before making several passes of the harbour in convoy and on to Dumpton Gap, Palm Bay, Margate and Westgate with a stop for lunch (pack a picnic), then along the coastal road to Birchington and Minnis Bay before returning to the boating pool via Acol and Manston.

Free to ride with a collection for Thanet Cats in Crisis.

Big Truck Monster Slam 3

July 24, Quex Park,10:30am – 7pm

One of Europe’s largest with a full-size American body and it returns to Quex Park for 2022! Expect high-adrenaline, action-packed monster mayhem

Not only will Big Pete & The Grim Reaper be back crushing metal and blasting through caravans, but this summer they’re bringing along friends, Swamp Thing & Red Dragon Monster Truck Rides!

Squibb Freestyle will be showcasing the very best of FMX, performing those heart-stopping, high altitude jumps and tricks, and the fire-loving, coffin-exploding Stannage International Stunt Team will be back wowing the crowds with their fiery antics!

This summer you have the choice of morning or afternoon shows, and with a larger arena and slightly reduced capacity prepare for the best day out so far! Children aged 2 and under go free and children aged 3-5 admission £2.50! See ticketing page for all other ticket types including special early entrance tickets for the morning show.

Expect fun fairground rides, mini monster trucks, Junior Driving School (optional, chargeable activities) food court, licensed bar and everything else that makes a fantastic day out for all the family!

Adults £16.95, Child (6-16 years) £11.95, 3-5 years £2.50, 2 and under FREE, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £52, Senior Citizens £13

Click here to book tickets

Anthony Giles Studio

July 23, 3 Lombard Street Margate . from 1pm

First birthday celebrations with cakes and selected very special offers on new paintings

Encanto- open air cinema

July 23, Under 1 Roof Thanet Pysons Road, from 4pm

Watch and sing along to all the smash hit family favourites from the Disney classic Encanto. Playing on a large open air cinema with large outdoor seating area. Purchase tickets, priced £7.06, at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/encanto-outdoor-cinema…

-4K large display screen for all viewers to enjoy from any angle.

-Hot food available to purchase on site

-Fresh Barista made coffee

-Fully licenced bar for 18+

-Bouncy castles (Pay per ride)

Gates open at 4pm with the film starting at 6pm. We strongly advise ticket holders to bring deck chairs, picnic blankets and seating as onsite seating may be limited.

The Oval Lawns and Bandstand

Doors/bar 1pm-5pm, Concert 2pm-4pm

Betty Baker and the Swingtones – swing, jive, and jazz from the 1940s and 50s, together with a vintage take on modern pop classics!

Broadstairs Bandstand

July 23, 2.30pm to 4pm, Oasis fun day with the Jeff Barker Band

July 24, 2.30pm to 4pm, 1st Whitstable Scout Group Band

The Bradstow Singers and Bradstow Symphony Orchestra

July 24, from 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Nelson Place, Broadstairs,

Music from the movies:
Game of Thrones
Downton Abbey
Schindler’s List
Battle of Britain
633 Squadron

Music from the stage:
The Phantom of the Opera
The Magic Flute
The Sound of Music
The Flower Duet
Don Carlos

TICKETS Adults £12 booked in advance & £15 on the door. Under 18’s £5
AVAILABLE FROM https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/…/summer…/e-dxdvok

Il Buco (U)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

In 1961, a group of cavers journey to the bottom of the Italian Bifurto Abyss, 700 meters below the surface of the Earth, for the first time in human history. A visit through unknown depths of life and nature, paralleling the twin voyages to the interior of a lonely shepherd and the Earth itself. From the director Le Quattro Volte.

Sunday 24 July 7pm

Tuesday 26 July 7pm

Book here

Dreamsenses exhibition

Dreamsenses at Dreamland Margate and is a sensory exploration of 100 years of Dreamland and the Scenic Railway. The exhibition is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

It features artwork from the creative industries students from the Canterbury School of Visual Arts at Canterbury College and EKC Broadstairs, who have been working in collaboration with the Dreamland Heritage Trust to create designs based on the history and heritage of the park.

The DreamSenses summer exhibition is in the main entrance concourse at Dreamland and will be open until Sunday 4 September and is open during the parks opening hours. Entry to the exhibition is free.

NOBS at Sugar Rush

A free and inclusive poetry and spoken word event is launching in Ramsgate this weekend.

NOBS (No BS) is a poetry and spoken word event which debuts on this Sunday (July 24) at Sugar Rush in Ramsgate.

Doors open 7pm. There’s a free drink for everyone who attends, plus entertaining performances and the chance to do something a bit different on a Sunday night. Sunday’s event is the launch party for a new regular poetry night, started by two local poets hoping to make poetry more relevant and accessible to people who might not have considered it before.

There will be performances by some established local poets plus new talent, and everyone who attends is encouraged to bring a poem of their own if they’d like a turn on the mic – but no pressure!

It’s also encouraged to turn up, clap and cheer and enjoy a drink in the Sugar Rush venue.

Sugar Rush is at 66 High Street, Ramsgate

And one for tonight…..Ramsgate blitz walks

The sites and places and stories of the heaviest bombed seaside town in the county.

Free. (Donations welcome) dogs welcome

Every Friday evening 7pm in July and August

All from Ramsgate library. No booking needed

Details 01843 599755.

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