25 things to see and do in Thanet, October 15-16

Join Discovery Planet this weekend Photo Pete Bateson

St John’s pop-up charity shop

On Saturday 15th October – 10am to noon – St John’s Community Centre, Victoria Road, Margate, holds its monthly pop-up charity shop.

Find bargain items on stalls in the main hall – Christmas decorations, gifts, toys, children’s books, jewellery, bric a brac, books, CDs, Vinyl, DVDs, hand made crafts, craft materials, household items and linens.  Don’t forget to check out the pre-loved clothing.

Meet friends and make new friends over a cup of tea and treat yourself to cakes and savouries from our cake stall.

London Calling, The Clash tribute

October 15, Dreamland Ballroom, 7pm – 11pm

Released in April 1977, the self-titled debut LP by The Clash reached #12 in the UK charts and is regarded as one of the greatest punk albums of all time.

London Calling will be performing the entire LP in sequence before playing a selection of hits and fan favourites by The Clash.

This is an 18+ event. Tickets £15 + booking fee in advance.

Click here to book tickets

Murder Mystery

The Yarrow Hotel is hosting a James Bond themed Murder Mystery with the fabulous Gumshoe Supper Theatre on October 15. Start time 6:30pm

Set in a hotel during the swinging 60s, James Blond is summoned by M to protect a newly married German scientist who worked for the Nazis during WW2. When the scientist is found dead in the honeymoon suite, Blond has very limited time to discover the murderer before the Cold War becomes even colder! Year 1965.

Do you think you have what is takes to be sleuth of the evening?

£50pp [email protected].

A Perfect Likeness

October 15, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs, 7:30pm

Conn Artists Theatre Company in association with Worthing Theatres and Museum present the UK Premiere of: A Perfect Likeness. A comedy by Daniel Rover Singer. Directed by Nick Young.

­­­­­­­­­­­­­Reclusive writer and photographer Charles Dodgson (also known as Lewis Carroll) invites celebrity author Charles Dickens to his Oxford home to pose for a portrait. Dickens is so intrigued by the whimsical Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland that he accepts.

What ensues is a baring of two creative souls, the one private and fastidious, the other boisterous and irreverent.

Tickets £16 in advance / £18 on the door Book now

St. Peter’s Church Indoor Boot Fair

October 15, 9am-noon, Community Hall in Hopeville Avenue, Broadstairs

Quiz night at Margate Caves with a variety of themed rounds.

October 15, 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Prizes for the winners and excellent wooden spoon prizes!

Teams of up to 6 people with nibbles for the table

Chance to visit the Caves in the interval.

Non-alcoholic refreshments available, BYOB. 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Tickets £25 per table Book now

Ramsgate CSI

October 15, 11am – 3pm, Discovery Planet Ramsgate High Street

Discovery Planet present exciting hands-on science workshops..

Learn how to catch the culprit through science! This workshop is FREE and is suitable for ages 8+

There is a 10am relaxed session for those who need a quieter environment.

Workshops run on the hour every hour (last one starts at 3pm) and is open for anyone to drop in.

A Series of Overwhelming Moments

October 14-23 at The Wooden Box Gallery, 92 High Street, Ramsgate.

A Series of Overwhelming Moments is the title of an exhibition which features oil paintings by artist and musician Lupen Crook who moved to the town this year.

Opening Hours

Mon – Wed: Mixed opening times, check Facebook & Instagram for changes to opening times.

Thurs – Sat 10.30 am – 4pm

​Sunday 11am – 4pm

Tuppenny Bunters at the Tom Thumb Theatre

October 15, 8pm – 9pm

Tuppenny Bunters- A 2-piece piano driven act. Trashy Moon style drums behind an amped up honky tonk piano. A mercurial performance from 2 songwriters with up front tunes that take in music hall, 60s pop, early prog, punk and garage.

Tickets £7. Book now

Reggae By The River

October 15, Olby’s in King Street, Margate, start time 9pm

Pre event Soul Cafe food available 5pm – 9pm

A night of Reggae with a touch of Soul and RnB. With Back2Basics (Throwback Thursdays), Plus Junior B and more. Tickets advance ticket £10+bf Book now

Birchington Quiz Night in aid of the RNLI

October 15, 7.30pm – 10.00 pm, All Saints Church House, Kent Gardens, Birchington

Come along and enjoy a quiz night and help to raise funds for the RNLI

Your quiz master for the evening is Doug Holmes.  There will be 8 teams of 8 people, and please bring your own refreshments!

Tickets £5 each. Contact 07778066655

‘The bomber will always get through…’

Saturday 15th October – 7pm – 8:30pm, Ramsgate Tunnels

Ramsgate Tunnels volunteer and local historian Isaac Naylor will be giving a  series of winter talks over the course of the next few months on a series of topics covering Ramsgate’s wartime story.

Between 1939 and 1945, Ramsgate was subject to the full horrors of total war, from the anticipation of poison gas attacks; to aerial bombing, and even shelling from the coast of France! With Stanley Baldwin’s grim 1932 prophecy that the ‘bomber will always get through’, brought into a stark reality. It is little wonder why the east Kent coast became known as Hellfire Corner. Isaac will describe the preparations for and the impact of, the bombardment of a small coastal resort town, discussing the various facets of life, under the ever-present threat of attack, and exploring what it was like to be a member of the town’s Air Raid Precautions, later Civil Defence Services, to the physical effects of bombs falling and the damage caused.

Booking page at: https://www.ramsgatetunnels.org/home-front-ramsgate/

Softly Softly By the Sea

October 15, Beaches Cafe Bar,49 Albion Street, Broadstairs, 5pm-7pm (doors open 16:45)

After 10 years in London and 2 years on Zoom, SoftlySoftly is back live every third Saturday of the month – and this time by the sea, in Broadstairs. It’s going to be a laid-back, intimate, totally unplugged event as usual with some amazing performers from around the country.





It’s cash only on the door which all goes to the artists playing. Doors open at 4.45pm and music starts soon after and runs till 7pm. The cafe is licensed too!
Tickets  £3 pay on door (cash only)

Pilgrims Fundraiser with Ramin Rezaie plus more

October 15, 9pm-2am, Ramsgate Music Hall

A special event with Ramin Rezaie (Solid Grooves & Silky Records) headlining and supporting the cause with support from some of the best local DJ’s.

Limited free entry tickets for entry before 9:30pm and standard tickets available at  https://fatso.ma/WsTi

All profits go to the Pilgrims Hospice.


Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Juliette Binoche plays a middle-aged woman torn between two lovers, completing an intriguing love triangle made up of a cast of French cinema heavyweights. From possibly France’s greatest living director, Claire Denis.

Saturday 15 October to Tuesday 18 October

Book at https://thepalacecinema.co.uk/whats-on/

Town Team community litter pick

October 15, 10am-11.30am, Pierremont Park, Broadstairs

Join the team in their clean up.

Margate Pride exhibition (Archive As) Quiet Rebellion

October 14-25, at The Margate School, featuring films by Kent artists, performers and film makers

Jake Wood, Robert George Sanders and Harry Evans, as well as performance, music and more from Tommy Poppers.

East Kent Open Houses

October 15-16

The chance to see an array of artists’ works within their homes and studios.

The event also runs over the 22nd & 23rd October.

Venues open 11am-5pm unless otherwise stated.

Throughout the festival, artists and artisans homes, studios and galleries across the Isle open their spaces to visitors for three weekends. This is a great chance to see and buy unique artworks and meet the artists within their creative environment.

Damien Cifelli – Liminal Gallery, 34 Fort Hill, Margate (OPEN SATURDAY ONLY 11am-3pm)

Sarah Manly – Unit 3 Beales Yard, Grotto Hill, Margate (OPEN SATURDAY ONLY)

Deborah Isabella Gilbert – DIG Gallery – 85a Canterbury Road (11.30am-4pm)

Cecilia Bonilla, Matt Lewis, Stuart Leech, Colin Gorry and Pam Tait – 31A Clifton Gardens, Cliftonville

Anthony Giles- 3 Lombard Street, Margate

Govinda Sah ‘Azad’ – 35 Godwin Road, Margate

The Lido Open 2022 – HERA, 2 Ethelbert Terrace, Margate

Jayne Wright – 37 Westbrook Avenue, Margate

Kellie Hogben – 45 Glencoe Road, Margate

Adelphine Newton, Deborah Gilbert, Janis Volckman, Lorraine Kinnear, Maddy Grout, Michele Papageorghiou, Nick Gilbert, Sarah Gibbon, Sian C Morgan and Trix Newham – The Eclectic Art Gallery, 6 Broad Street, Margate

Zoe Murphy and Lois Gunn -Studio 24, Hawley Street, Margate

Kirsty Kennedy – 170 High Street, Margate

MOND and Christopher James – Studio MOND, 9c Dalby Road, Margate

Bridget McVey, Violet Shaw, Vivien Lee, Louise Frances Smith and Julia Ellen Lancaster – Clayspace Studios, 61 Northdown Road, Margate

David Shillinglaw, Hayden Kays, Lily Mixe and Luke McLean – Kill Me Now Gallery, 32 High Street, Margate

Ami Blastock, Gem Blastock and Green & Gold Ceramics – 21 Lloyd Road, Broadstairs

Christine Jeffryes, Josephine Harvatt and Jessica Newby: Sea Worn Jewellery – 87 Bradstow Way, Broadstairs

Christine May Pettet and Lucy May Pettet:  THE COLLAGE CLUB – 64 Bradstow Way, Broadstairs

Karen H-King – New Kent Art Gallery & Studio, 49a Albion Street, Broadstairs (11am-4pm)

Lana Arkhi, Peter Campbell Saunders and Bob Connell – Kent Talents Art Gallery 80 High Street, Broadstairs (11am-4pm)

Terry Thompson – 8, Darnley Close, Broadstairs

Vivienne Yankah, Nigel Cunningham and Janie Eales – 5 Marlborough Close, Broadstairs (11am-4pm)

Tony Caroli – 1 Montefiore Avenue, Ramsgate

Stacie Coyne – 14 Rosebery Avenue, Ramsgate

Rebekah Sunshine – The Wooden Box Cafe 91 High Street, Ramsgate

Rebekah Sunshine – The Wooden Box Gallery, 92 High Street, Ramsgate

Claudia Rice – The Mascot Gallery, 7 Chatham Street, Ramsgate

Jana Valencic, Jean Stockwell, Morfydd Ransom-Hall and Crow Dillon-Parkin – The Red Door Space, 14 Rodney Street, Ramsgate

Carl Stafford – 3 Royal Road, Ramsgate

Eve Stickler and Michael O’Donoghue – 18 St Mildred’s Road, Ramsgate

Snooker champs at Frames

Snooker legends Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor will be recreating the 1985 black ball final at Frames snooker hall in Cliftonville on Sunday.

The event includes a raffle, buffet and trick shots plus photo opportunities.

VIP tickets are £50 and include meet and greet, buffet, best seats and glass of bubbly.

Entry 5pm. To book call 07919855601 or 07749722783.

Frames is at 220 Northdown Road.

Glorious Grieg

October 16, Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs, from 3pm.

A delightful concert for a Sunday afternoon featuring the exquisite violin sonatas of Edvard Grieg

£14 in advance / £16 on the door. Book now

Restart a Heart

October 16, Turner Contemporary, 10am to 5pm

Learn how to deliver CPR in these free sessions. Each one lasts 30 minutes and they will be running throughout the day.

The event is organised by the British Heart Foundation. No booking is required and no experience is needed.

The Lounge Society  at Ramsgate Music Hall

October 16, doors open: 7:30pm

One of Britain’s best young bands. Their hotly anticipated debut album arrived at the end of August, before the autumn UK tour

All ages event. Tickets  £10 + £1.50 Booking fee. Book now

Karaoke with The Diety

October 16, 6pm-10pm, Sundowners Gay Bar, Albert Terrace, Margate

The Diety will be hosting Karaoke in the main bar.

Sunday sessions

October 16, from 5pm, The Lifeboat Ale And Cider House Margate

With DJ Wisteria

Rise Up Residency

17 murals across Margate (16 complete – Dreamland one still to be painted)

The project is spearheaded by Rise Up Clean Up and Margate-based, internationally-acclaimed artist Louis Masai with the aim of raising awareness of ocean conservation and the issues caused by plastic in and around our coastline.

Find the artworks at:



















    • You will have to wait a bit longer to see her & her fellow genitals obsessed stick men painters be teaching in Margate.

  1. Thanks Kathy – some interesting events. As always, such a shame we don’t know about some them until the day prior, not giving time to arrange with friends to attend. Not your fault I know, but as I don’t use social media, this is often the only way I hear about what’s happening.

    • I’m afraid Friday morning is the most available time for me to do the list. It probably doesn’t look much but is very time-consuming to compile

  2. It would be nice to know more in advance, but from the comments I am guessing that’s not possible? Thank you

  3. can we ad , watch empty pubs and buildings burn down ? thats a big thing around thanet these days. or should i say its returned after a lay off ?

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