17 things to see and do in Thanet, February 18-19

Youngsters explore the Ramsgate Tunnels

St John’s Margate pop-up shop

Saturday 18th February from 10am to noon in the Community Centre – Victoria Road, Margate

Join the monthly pop-up shop – and find pre-loved items at bargain prices as well as upcycled crafts.

The St John’s Community Centre will be full of stalls selling jewellery, books, toys, household items, bric-a-brac, vinyl, coins, handmade crafts, craft materials and vintage finds. There will also be a whole room of pre-loved clothing.

Also a chance to chat a cup of tea and a cake or savoury from the cake stall. A raffle is drawn just before midday.

Organisers say: “Our thanks to all our regulars for their wonderful support – the monthly shop helps us to run our community centre.”

Grab ya Coat

February 18, 10am-4pm,  Church House – Kent Gardens – Birchington

‘Grab ya coat’ event, where all items are free, to help those struggling with the cost of living.

Items include:

Coats (adults/children’s/babies)
Thick warm socks
Dressing gowns
Sleeping bags
Baby sleeping gro bags
Baby clothes
Adult clothes

Go to Grab ya Coat on facebook here

Lego exhibition

Runs until February 19, RAF Manston History Museum

Open Daily 10am -3pm

Are you a Lego enthusiast? If so then join  the ultimate family-friendly LEGO exhibition.

LEGO Figure Hunt – Search the Museum and find the hidden LEGO figures to win a prize! Only £1.50

Normal Museum entrance fees apply – Adult £5, Child £2.50, Under 5s Free, Concessions £4, Carers Free, Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) £15

Meet the Artist Rachel Mar

York Street Gallery, Ramsgate

Works by Rachel created from things that are broken or no longer have a purpose.

Gallery open 10am to 4pm, meet Rachel from 2pm on February 18.

Ramsgate Tunnels

Ramsgate Tunnels will be running Deep Shelter Explorer Tours running until February 19 at 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm. Tickets can be booked here:


On Saturday 18th February the Tunnels will be trialling a day time run of the popular Railway Tunnel Tou. Tickets can be booked here: https://ramsgatetunnels.merlintickets.co.uk/pro…/SIE000004

The Tunnel displays and small Home Front Museum are free to browse

Margate Caves

Look to the Skies, runs until February 19, daily 11am to 4pm

Celebrating Margaret Bryan, amazing former resident of 1 Northdown Road with a themed trail in the Caves about all things astronomical and the night sky.

​Trail free to do. Cave entry prices

Adult £4.50
Child (4 – 16 yrs) £2
Concession £4
Family £10


Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed

Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington, 18th and 19th February, 11am-3pm

Family-friendly explorer event in the museum.

Everyone will have the chance to see the museum through the eyes of the animals using super-sight equipment and tools.

Follow the trail, visit the ‘opticians’ and test your senses!

All activities are included with your general admission ticket.

Entry Price

Adult £3.50
Child £2.50
Student/Senior £3
3 & Under/Carer FREE


February 18, 9pm, Mecca Bingo Thanet

Jimi and the gang are back with their anyway up bingo event, PLUS special guests Kevin & Perry tribute*!

Hosted by Jimi Webb & Jamie’s Disco’s, why not hit the dance floor with some IBIZA party classics! Alongside a jam packed night with great prizes including, Jager Bombs and some of your favourite blow up toys!! Plus a Disco to finish off your already fun filled night!

£10 per ticket from 9pm onward for your night of 90’s entertainment. You can also come join in the main Mecca evening bingo session starting at 7pm to get the party started early.

Over 18’s only. begambleaware.org

Tickets at https://www.designmynight.com/uk/event-space/mecca-thanet/ibiza-90s-bingo-party-with-kevin-perry-tribute-mecca-thanet

Broadstairs Blues Bash

Runs until February 19, across Broadstairs with more than 90 events.

The line up includes – Adam Sweet, Bad Pennies, Blues Bandits, The Blackjacks, Voodoo Vendors and many more

Find the line-up and venues here http://www.broadstairsbluesbash.com/


Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

Daring outlaw Puss in Boots (voiced by Antonio Banderas) discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll. Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star and restore his lost lives.

Showing until Sunday 19 February. https://thepalacecinema.co.uk/

Snow White and the Several Plods

The Kent Police panto has its last shows on February 18.

The cast and crew take to the stage twice daily at 2pm and 7pm.

Tickets are £15 adults, £13 seniors and £10 children or £40 for a family tickets. There is a booking fee.

Book your tickets at www.thepolicepanto.co.uk.

This year’s charity is Parkinson’s UK (Thanet) in memory of Alan Davison.

White Raven Down & Gallows Circus at Ramsgate Music Hall

February 18, from 7:30pm.

‘Take me’ is the first single release from Essex rockers White Raven Down, featuring heavy grunge.

Gallows Circus are a blues stained, heavy rock band from Kent inspired by the likes of; Led Zeppelin, Black Stone Cherry, Free, Reef, Pearl Jam, Rival Sons, Soundgarden and Thin Lizzy.

Entry Requirements: 14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Tickets £10 Book now

Burger Boys at Whereelse? Margate for their final show

February 18. Doors open at 5pm

This is an 18+ event

Presented by Elsewhere (UK).

General Admission £9 Book now

Softly Softly by the Sea

February 18, 4.30pm – 7pm, Beaches Café, Albion Street, Broadstairs

A friendly, early-evening event in Broadstairs on the third Saturday of the month. The sessions have an emphasis on the chilled and folky end of the acoustic spectrum. It’s a laid-back, intimate, totally unplugged event with some amazing performers from around the country.


It’s  £5 on the door which all goes to the artists playing, as does any money you put in the tip jar.
A few advance seat reservations are available on wegottickets.com/softlysoftly

The Wild Thought

Now until 24 February, The Lido Stores in Ethelbert Terrace, Cliftonville, open Wednesday-Sunday 11am-5pm.

Original contemporary art by 48 shortlisted artists, including works by Robin Dixon, Paul Hazelton, Sadie Hennessy, Catherine Lette and Jim McClean.

Gallery owner and artist Kristen Healy has curated the exhibition following submissions from dozens of artists across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

“We’ve kept The Wild Thought free to enter, with a short time to apply to keep the exhibition fun and exciting”, said Healy. “The quality of entries has been fantastic. Our exhibiting artists have submitted some poignant, erotic and sometimes amusing mediations on the themes of love, lust, heartbreak and betrayal.”

Free Foraging Walks

Foraging walks with Berry every Sunday,

Meet outside café Nero in Ramsgate town at noon. Bring water, a snack and waterproofs

For questions text Berry on 07732472049

1 Comment

  1. what about standing and staring at the banksy ? it seems to be the biggest thing to hit thanet since the roman invasion.

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