20 things to see and do in Thanet, November 5-6

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Brighter Days Winter Market

November 4-6, Pie Factory Gallery Margate

Transforming Pie Factory Margate into a vibrant market, the Brighter Days hand-picked makers’ market will showcase local makers, artisans, artists and craftspeople.

Open 10am to 4pm with Preview evening Friday 4 November, 5pm to 7pm

A wonderful way for you to meet and buy from small independent local businesses, including jewellery, homewares, ceramics, original artwork and more (there will definitely be some fab Christmas gifts!)

Family Fireworks Broadstairs

November 5, fireworks light up the sky over Viking Bay.

Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council present a fantastic firework display in the skies of Broadstairs. There have been fireworks over the beautiful Viking Bay for many years.

Live music from Curb Pilots at Broadstairs Bandstand 6pm – 7.45pm

Firework display at 8pm*

*Event is subject to changes/cancellations and is weather dependent

Stay updated on Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council website and social media pages for event updates

Plastic Mermaids at Elsewhere, Margate.

November 5, doors open at 7pm

Art’s Cool presents: Plastic Mermaids  At the heart of Plastic Mermaids is the creative force of two brothers, Douglas and Jamie Richards, sons of a Gurnard boat-builder, who approach life like an art project, putting as much love into their band’s visual concepts and staging as they have into their unique brand of psych-rock and electronica.

This is an 18+ event. Tickets £13.75 Book now

Last ever fireworks night by Kent Events at Quex Park

November 5, Quex Park, Birchington.

It’s time to light the bonfire and set the fireworks off at Quex Park for the final time.

Kent Events has been the organiser of Quex Park Fireworks for the last 15 years and has expressed  thanks to our families, friends and the public, for supporting Kent Events over the years.

The funfair is not included in the ticket price (the funfair only accepts cash payments.)


Adult – £16.50
Child (5 – 15 years inc) – £14.50
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) £57.00
Carer + Adult – £24.75
Carer + Child – £23.75
Under 5 – 50p

Book now

Sophie Duker: Hag (Warm Up Show)

November 5, stand up comedy show live at the Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville, 8pm

Tickets £12 Book now

Strictly bangers at Ramsgate Music Hall

November 5, doors open 9pm

A night of 140- 180bpm madness courtesy of DJs and producers; Haslem, Mustard Gunn, Dave Shades, Span&Beatz + more

Expect ghetto, juke, booty bass, techno, breaks, rave, hardcore and more!

Entry Requirements: 18+

Tickets  £10 Book now

Splash of Colour Meet the Artists

November 5, 2pm-4pm. York Street Gallery, Ramsgate

Juliet Morris and Prue Cross invite you to join them for a drink and to view their paintings on Saturday afternoon.

Stephen Cripps: In Real Life Live Programme


FRAGILE @ The Waste Land

November 5, The Albion Rooms at Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, 8pm-11pm

Night of music from Dean Fragile.

Winter Concert Broadstairs

November 5, 2.30pm

A Winter concert to showcase the students of the Piano School Broadstairs.
The concert will take place at The Sarah Thorne Theatre in Broadstairs


Tickets  are £10 for adults and £5 for children.

To purchase tickets in advance please use ticket source link, any problems please contact  [email protected]

Margate vs Bognor Regis Town

November 5,1pm, Hartsdown

Margate Football Club can confirm that due to unexpected damage to the floodlights at Hartsdown Park, it has been necessary to bring kick-off forward on Saturday to 1pm.

The club is working with the relevant companies to ensure this damage is rectified as soon as possible.

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (12a)

Palace Cinema Broadstairs

A definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s life and art as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned song Hallelujah.

Hallelujah took Cohen ten years to write, was initially rejected by his record company, but went on to become one of the most beloved, frequently covered and performed songs of all time.

The film weaves together three strands covering Cohen’s life as an artist, the gestation and initial commercial failure of the song itself, and finally a series of testimonies from some of the greatest living musicians for whom Cohen’s Hallelujah has become a personal touchstone.

Saturday 5 November to Thursday 10 November

Book here  

The Bellrays

November 6, An evening of punk, rock & soul at Ramsgate Music Hall

Doors open: 7:30pm

A force of nature hailing from Riverside, California. Known worldwide for the punk, rock, soul sound that is uniquely theirs, blowing minds in clubs and bars all over. All ages event

Tickets £15 + £1.50 Booking fee Book now

Slow fashion sale at Margate Caves

November 6, 11am – 3pm

Join the slow fashion movement at the clothing sale at the Margate Caves Stalls with pre loved, designer and retro clothing in the Caves Community Rooms

Wedding Fair

November 6, The Yarrow hotel at Broadstairs College, 11am to 2pm

Sunday Football development session

November 6, Newlands Primary School Ramsgate,

Event by JTT Football Coaching in association with Ramsgate Youth FC

This could create a pathway for children who attend the Sunday Development Session to join a football team. All girls and boys (4y – 13y) with all football abilities are welcome.

All coaches and managers are FA qualified and DBS checked.

Ages: 4 & 5
(1 hour session starting from 10am )

Ages: 6 +
(2 hours session starting from 10am )

Coastal Crafty Crew handmade fair

November 6, Small Barn, Quex Park, Birchington, 10am – 3pm

Free parking and entry. Charity tombola for  Children’s Air Ambulance & British Deaf Association Kent .

Lots of original and unique handmade crafts

For more information please email [email protected] or telephone 01843 449346 ask for Jan .

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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.


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