20 things to see and do in Thanet, October 22-23

Lindsay Seers & Keith Sargent: Cold Light at Turner Contemporary

The Heptones at Olby’s

Pioneers of Jamaican rocksteady, The Heptones, will be performing at Olby’s Soul Café in Margate  tomorrow (October 22).

In the 60s the band were the foremost Jamaican vocal harmony trio and they consistently set the standards for others to aspire to.

The Heptones appear live at Olby’s Soul Cafe, backed by The Pressure Tennants,  this Saturday as part of the celebration of Black History

The current Heptones are Earl Morgan, Robert Dacres and Carlton Scarlett.

Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets £16, Book now

Margate Old Town Walk

October 22. Walk starts at 2pm

Robin Colyer will be leading a local history walks on behalf of Margate Civic Society looking at the fishing village to then resort.

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.

For further details please phone 07878 537448.

Thanet Sinfonia play Mozart at the Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

October 22, start time: 7:30pm

Thanet Sinfonia will play:
Mozart: Wind Serenade in C minor, K. 388 ‘Nachtmusik’
“I’ve had to turn out a serenade on short order.” Mozart
Mozart: Piano Quintet in E flat major, K. 452
“I myself consider it to be the best thing I have written in my life.” Mozart
Poulenc: Nocturne
Poulenc: Sextet

Tickets £10 in advance / £12 on the door Book now

Mobile skatepark

Ramsgate mobile skatepark will be out for the first time this weekend at the Royal Harbour Academy upper site.

Admission and use is free.

Saturday, October 22- 2pm – 6pm, Sunday, October 23 – Noon – 4pm

Ramsgate Fish Supper

October 22. Fundraising event for the RNLI at Ramsgate lifeboat station on the Western Crosswall.

7pm – 10pm

Come along and join the RNLI Thanet Fundraising Group for their Ramsgate Fish Supper.

Enjoy fish & chips, The Greyhound Buskers and a raffle!

Tickets £10 each. Call 07778066655

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

The final chance to see an array of artist works within their homes and studios this weekend (October 22-23).

Venues open 11am-5pm unless otherwise stated.

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

Kellie Hogben – 45 Glencoe Road, Margate

Kate Baker, Pam Cutler, Susan Carlyle, Martin Cherry, Dominic Harper, Neil Pettie, Kaye Walls and Peter Webb – Pie Factory, 5 Broad Street, Margate (11am-4pm)

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 (11am-5pm)

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 (10.30am-4pm)

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

Films’n’Chips (Our Screen Heritage)

October 22, Dreamland,

Public event celebrating Margate’s LGBTQIA+ community on film

Margate Pride alongside Screen Archive South East (SASE) present Our Screen Heritage, the archive series of public film events exploring and celebrating LGBTQIA+ life in Folkestone, Margate and surrounding areas.

Margate’s gala screening from 7.30pm will be shown alongside appearances from Shelly Grotto, a Margate based, drag performer who performs as Margate landmark statue Mrs Booth the Shell Lady, performance artist An(dre)a Spisto, who is also from Margate and as well as performance Andrea is a film maker and clown.

Admission is free but you need to register

Booking and information can be found here

Nuclear Family Band

Nuclear Family Band at the Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville

October 22, 8pm

Tickets from £7. Book now

Crab Museum’s First Birthday Party

October 22, Doors 6.30pm / Close 10.30pm

First birthday party for the Crab Museum in Margate Old Town.
Entry fee is any donation to their crowdfunder.

Entertainment from someone DJ’ing badly dressed as a crab, a singing squid and crabeoke.

Click here to find out more about how to donate to the crowdfunder

Nocturnal at Quex

October 22-30, Powell Cotton Museum at Quex, 11am – 3pm

Weekends, 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th October

*Challenge your grown-up to a dance-off in our silent disco
*Bring out your animal alias with super cool face painting*
*Get creative with art activities
*Explore the cube in lower light and discover the nocturnal animals

Fancy dress is absolutely encouraged and there will be a prize for the best dressed!

11am to noon – SEND friendly hour. Silent disco lights will be turned on but not flashing or moving. If you have any questions regarding SEND suitability of the overall event, email [email protected].
12-3pm – General opening. Disco lights will be on in Gallery 6.

Tickets  £2.50 per person, all ages. Includes museum entrance, silent disco and art activity.

*Facepainting is charged at an additional £4 per person. Spaces are limited and can be purchased on arrival. Children must be aged 3+ for face painting.

Buy tickets here

LABYRINTH (U) at Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Family holiday matinees! Be careful what you wish for – the Goblin King might be listening… Young Sarah embarks on a quest to reach the centre of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother from the clutches of David Bowie’s Goblin King in Jim ‘Muppets’ Henson’s eccentric classic.

Saturday 22 October to Friday 28 October

Book here

Children’s library and Fantastical Worlds exhibition at Turner Contemporary.

Opening date October 22 until January 8.

Tuesday – Sunday 10am -5pm (last entry 4pm)

Clore learning studio space is now home to over 400 creative books for children and young people and free creative learning workshops

The space will be a warm bank welcoming people to play, learn, read, make, or hang out. There will be a programme of free workshops and events for young people, older people and families.

The space will also feature an installation from Project Motorhouse. Fantastical Worlds is a collaboration between Year 8 students at Royal Harbour Academy and Project Motorhouse. In May 2022, a group of 21 students took part in a series of imaginative & collaborative workshops with photographer Tim Topple, artist Christopher Tipping alongside Jo Mapp and Janet Fielding from Project Motorhouse.

Taking inspiration from pop-up books, Alice in Wonderland and comic fantasy, the group experimented with surreal photography, performance, and collage to reimagine their town.

Lindsay Seers and Keith Sargent: Cold Light

Turner Contemporary, Opening date October 22 until January 8.

Seer and Sargent’s new installation employs virtual reality and robotics.

Lindsay Seers’ works investigate the complexities of being in the world and the workings of the human mind. Inspired by research across disciplines, from philosophy and science to theology and cultural theory, her drawings, sculptures, photographs, performances and moving-image installations have explored identity, consciousness, memory, truth and belief.

Seers & Sargent began working together in 2012, when Sargent was commissioned to develop digital animations and publications for Seers. Over the intervening years this continued and developed into a collaborative practice.

The exhibition has been shaped by the artists’ research into the life and work of Nikola Tesla, the title drawing on historic references to the first electric lights. No longer reliant on fire for illumination, the new electric light bulbs were referred to as ‘Cold Light.’

Tesla was an inventor, engineer and futurist who performed scientific experiments theatrically, as a showman. He is best known for his contributions to the design of the Alternating Current electrical system.

The gallery is open Tuesdays to Sunday, 10am-5pm Last Entry 4pm

Stephen Cripps: In Real Life

Turner Contemporary, October 22- January 8

The first significant UK exhibition to focus on the sculptor and performance artist’s work, explored through drawings, sketches, film, and audio from the Stephen Cripps Archive.

Stephen Cripps (1952 – 1982) was a sculptor and performance artist. His practice incorporated pyrotechnics and explosives; mechanical and kinetic objects constructed from found or salvaged materials, as well as recorded sound recordings ranging from supersonic aircraft and barking dogs to car horns and hair brushing.

This exhibition will be the first significant exhibition in the UK to focus on Cripps’ practice which is explored through drawings, sketches, film, and audio from the Stephen Cripps Archive.

In Real Life is curated by Ingrid Swenson.

Thanet Concert Band 50th Anniversary Concert

October 22, 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Broadstairs

Come and join the band for an evening of music from all genres.
Tickets £7 available on the door or 01843 867344

The Budapest café Orchestra

October 23, at the Sarah Thorne Theatre in Broadstairs, 7.30pm

Christian Garrick and the BCO play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and much more.

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

SLAP RASH and SLEEMO at Ramsgate Music Hall

October 23. Doors Open: 7:30pm

Noise rock duo SLAP RASH make their music hall debut, alongside the return of Norwich power trio SLEEMO.

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

Rumble Wrestling

October 23, The Centre, Alpha Road, Birchington, 3pm-5pm

Rumble Wrestling bring some of the best high flyers from around the country in an non stop action packed two hour show to The Birchington Centre for a Sunday afternoon half term special.

There is an exclusive appearance from Little Legs, the star of the Harry Potter films, plus Kent favourite and Rumble Champion from Maidstone Sid Manelli will be appearing alongside new Medway star KM Lane and outspoken Tate Mayfairs makes a first visit to the area from his penthouse suite in London’s Soho and the controversial Japanese Invader Mr Shenwoo will also be taking on who he is drawn to face.

The promoters promise a family friendly show the kids will love – boo the bad guys and cheer the good guys as Rumble Wrestling will feature a series of solo matches with a finale Rumble, where it is every man for himself all in the ring battle with the only way of elimination ” over the top rope”

Tickets are £12. There is a special offer of Kids for just £5 if purchased at the same time as an adult ticket.

Find tickets on the event page here

Comfort Inn Ramsgate Wedding Fair

October23 from 11am, Free entry
Complimentary Goodie Bag

Lupen crook exhibition

Last chance to see A Series of Overwhelming Moments at The Wooden Box Gallery, 92 High Street, Ramsgate, until October 23.

Sat 10.30 am – 4pm

​Sunday 11am – 4pm

Watch out for our Halloween events list to come this weekend