22 things to see and do in Thanet, September 24-25

Weekend events

Doctor Dolittle JR

September 24, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

The Ramsgate Operatic Youth Theatre will perform the much loved story of Doctor Dolittle.

1st show 2:30pm

2nd show 7:30pm

Book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting and The Twentieth Century Fox film.

Tickets Adults: £10 / Children: £5 / Family of 4: £25 Book now

Margate Tech Club

September 24, The Margate School, Margate High Street

Margate Tech Club is a free drop-in session to explore and play with tech at The Margate School. Open 10am-12pm

The Tech Club includes a workshop activity, which you can sign up for on the day. Please bring along a laptop if you have one.

Margate Tech Club is free to attend, however, we will kindly ask for donations in order to keep future Tech Clubs running.

We Are Not DEVO! At Elsewhere, Margate!

Doors open 7pm

DJs Fantastic Scott and Sammy Art’s Cool spinning a mutant disco of post-punk, new wave, no-wave and electronic all night long before and after.
This is an 18+ event (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

Tickets from £7.50 Book now

Minster Garage Safari

September 24, 11am to 4pm.

Find the list of properties taking part here

Introduction to Rug Tufting Weekend Workshop

September 24-24, Ellen Russell studio, 151 Northdown Road

Introduction to the wonderful world of tufting with Ellen Russell

Weekend Workshop £195 / 6 spaces per workshop

Ellen Tufts Studio is an independent tufting and textile design studio founded by Ellen Russell.

Ellen specialises in creating joyful and tactile textile art pieces for both domestic and commercial interior spaces. Whether it be crafting mini wall hangings to add colour and texture to a room or constructing large scale immersive installations to transport an audience, she takes the same playful approach.

In this exciting two-day workshop, local textile artist Ellen Russell, will introduce you to the wonderful world of tufting – a textile process whereby yarns are pushed through fabric with a motorised tool to create a rug effect.

Students will learn the basics of how to use a tufting gun and create their own textile artwork in the form of a mini rug or wall hanging (60x60cm)

Book now

Ramsgate Music Hall -Luke J Dorman launch event

A launch for the award winning ‘Daylight’ music video, as awarded from the Ramsgate International TV & Music Awards, taking place September 24 from 7.30pm.

Luke will showcase his new material for next year alongside his band of talented stars and has a few other little treats to share…

Luke J Dorman has been a self taught musician in Broadstairs since playing a one off gig with Doug Hudsons folk outfit Hot Rats at a packed The Albert pub during a Broadstairs Folk Week, when he was just 13 years old.

He’s regularly played in local cover bands on the local circuit. Namely Surf Dude Grandad and the aptly named The Tourists, along with releasing his first solo album back in 2010, Luke J Dorman and The Dark Horses.

This was a huge success locally, and he went on to form and start the Local originals band Meister. Here his world was opened up to touring and playing festivals and after 6 years the band has been put on hold due to members leaving and family lives taking lead. Since the band has been on hold, Luke has been working on his back catalogue of songs and accompanying local musicians to work on these with him.

Tickets £10 plus booking fee

Book here

Candlelight Performance: Vivaldi & Mozart

September 24, Turner Contemporary, 7pm & 9pm (Select during purchase)

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Margate, Kent. Buy your tickets now to discover the music of Vivaldi and Mozart at Turner Contemporary under the gentle glow of candlelight.
Age requirement: 8+. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets Zone A: £40pp / Zone B: £30pp Book now

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Moonage Daydream (15)

A cinematic odyssey exploring David Bowie’s creative and musical journey told through sublime, kaleidoscopic imagery, personal archived footage, unseen performances, and anchored by David Bowie’s own music and words.

Considered one of the greatest artists of our time, David Bowie has been moving culture for over 50 years. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic imagery, personal archived footage, unseen performances, and anchored by David Bowie’s own music and words, Moonage Daydream invites audiences to immerse themselves in the unique world that is “Bowie”.

Screening Saturday 24 September to Thursday 6 October

Book here

York Street Gallery

Exhibition by Lesley Duxbury

Paintings in gouache, watercolours and acrylic. Also on display, collection of wood turning and Wooden Artworks by her husband Gordon.

Lesley will be in the gallery on Saturday between 2-4pm to meet and greet. Refreshments available.

York Street, Ramsgate

Silvers Disney After Dark

59 High Street, Margate, 7.30pm

Disney after Dark over 18s event. Featuring live performances from Silvers Ents Team and non stop Disney, signature cocktails, fancy dress and a whole lot more than the Bare Necessities.

Free entry

Red Arrows Club, Ramsgate

The Spunny Boys will be playing at the Red Arrows Club, Newington Road, on September 24 from 7:30pm.

Baga Chipz & Tanya Hyde at Under 1 Roof Adults Softplay

Under 1 Roof Thanet, Pysons Road

Drag Queens meeting ABBA mania… THE MASH UP!

A full 60 minutes of live singing, drag, costume changes, comedy, and MORE!

Featuring Drag legends Baga Chipz and Tanya Hyde… you will not want to miss this.

18+ event.



SHOW TIME 8:30pmVIP Meet & Greet gets you entry to the pre-show meet and greet with Baga and Tanya, with photograph opportunity. Plus, first chance to purchase official tour merchandise.

Meet & Greet and standard tickets available now:



OhSoRetro revs up for its ninth year with more than 1,500 classic and retro vehicles on show.

The event at Palm Bay on September 25 will have 50 club stands and some 20 show and shine awards plus trade and autojumble as well as live music from 10am to 3.30pm and entertainment.

The OhSoRetro show takes place at The Rec in Palm Bay Avenue on Sunday, September 25, 10am until 4pm.

Entry is £10 on the gate. Under 16s go free with a full paying adult.

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

There is disabled parking on the first part of the show field. Show your blue badge to a marshal on arrival. The green opposite is also available for all day public parking for a £2 donation which will go to charity.

Show and Shine awards and raffle are drawn at 3.30pm. All proceeds from the raffle go to the 1st Margate Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade.

Find out more on the website at http://www.ohsoretro.co.uk/

The Matinee at Ramsgate Music Hall

September 25, 2pm-5pm

Ramsgate Arts Barge launch ‘The Matinee’, a monthly family-friendly live music matinee show.

Line up: Josh Flowers + Jenny Hall + Adam Coney

(Under 14’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian/adult)

Tickets: £5 Children / £10 Adult Book now

Cliftonville Farmers Market

September 25, 10am to 1pm, Walpole Bay Lawns

This Sunday is the market’s 21st birthday and it promises to be the biggest ever had with more thanr40 stalls of great local produce

Come along and join in the fun 10am to 1pm Walpole bay Lawns CT9 3HF

French Connection at Rossyln Court

September 25, noon-4.30pm·

French/Flemish/Breton live music and dance with a caller.

Come and play or dance £5.

62 Sweyn Rd CT9 2DD

Details from Ernestine Lawrence – 07952 382424 or 01843 447132

The Songs of Chas and Dave

September 25, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs, 7pm

The feelgood show of the year bringing to the stage the best loved songs of the legendary Chas and Dave.
Hits include Rabbit, Margate, The Sideboard Song, London Girls, Gertcha and many more.

Tickets £15 in advance / £17 on the door Book now

Comedy at NorthDown Brewery

September 25. Doors Open: 3pm. Start time: 4pm

Plenty of craft beer (wine/soft drinks too) and a bellyful of laughs.
Line Up:

Jamie D’Souza

Sam Williams

Lovell Smith

MC James Lillis

18+ only

Westwood Industrial Estate, Unit J1CA, Channel Rd, Margate CT9 4JS

Tickets £10 Book now

Minster ‘what is a tree’ walk with Peter Hasted

September 25, St Mary the Virgin, 2pm,

After the hugely successful Westgate tree Walk Peter will be following the footsteps of St Mildred’s deer, to walk and talk amongst some of Minster’s finest trees.
the church yard is full of tree life so where better place to start, before a heading to the Abbey to investigate how trees have become an integral part within this historic site.

Margate Caves: Go Create: Introduction to Handbuilt Pottery (September)

September 25, 10am to noon, Margate Caves in Northdown Road

Create your own mug, bowl, vase or ornament…

During the session you can work on your own small bowl, cup, vase or trinket box and be taught teach simple slabbing and coil building techniques as well as basic surface decoration.

Your best two pieces will then be fired and glazed in a colour of your choice (subject to variations in the glaze itself), and should be available for collection approximately 4 weeks later, and will be available for collection from Margate.

This workshop is suitable for adults and children, but all children must be accompanied by a paying adults. There is an additional charge if you would like further pieces fired and glazed – small pieces are usually £1-£2 extra. Medium pieces i.e. mug size £3-4

WHAT TO WEAR: Guests don’t generally get that messy and clay does dust off but do feel free to bring an old shirt to protect your clothes.

Tickets £34 per person Book your place here…

Fish Out of Water

September 25, Turner Contemporary. Performances taking place at 11.30am and 2pm

Explore the fresh new world of Fish Out of Water, where music, dance and sculpture combine to create a unique, fun and interactive performance.

Fish Out of Water is a fresh, family-friendly outdoor dance performance using hip hop, interactive sculptures & responsive music to explore themes of belonging, otherness, displacement & migrancy.

Follow the dancers as they find themselves in a strange new place and help them overcome bizarre, colourful obstacles. By the end of the show, you can help them build a home somewhere new and show them that whatever challenges we face, we are stronger together. Free

Book now

Silver Band Concert

September 25, 2.30pm-4.30pm, The Centre, Birchington

There will be also be a raffle.

Find out more about the band and full of events by visiting www.birchingtonsilverband.co.uk

Free entry


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