14 things to see and do in Thanet, February 25-26

Cliftonville Farmers' Market Photo Frank Leppard

Magic Hours Drop-in Sessions

Share your stories of local cinemas and film venues in Thanet over the years.

Magic Hours is a Palace Cinema project exploring and celebrating the film and cinema history of Broadstairs, Margate, and Ramsgate.

Share your own stories of local cinemas and other film venues in the area, from the 1940s to today…

What was the venue like?

What films did you see?

Did you go with someone else?

How old were you?

Any memories of particular screenings or events?

Did you work in a cinema or other venue showing films?

Have you got any photos?

Audio Recording Drop-in Sessions:

* Broadstairs Palace Cinema + tea and biscuits – Sunday 26th February 1pm-3pm

* Margate Olby’s Cafe, King St. + tea and biscuits – Wednesday 22nd February 11am-1pm

* Margate Library – Saturday 25th February 1pm-3pm

* Ramsgate Home Front Tea Room + tea & biscuits – Thursday 23rd February 1.30pm-3.30pm

* Ramsgate Library – Saturday 25th February 10am-12pm

There are 3 other ways to take part:

– Pick up a Paper Questionnaire at the Palace Cinema (or ask us to post)

– Online Questionnaire – go to Palace Cinema website

– Email [email protected]

East Kent FC

Open day trials for girls, February 25, 12.30pm-2pm, Draper Mills Primary

Open training sessions / trials for girls of all ages and abilities welcome. Whether your looking to join our Foundation, Development or pathway to Academy UEFA coaching.

We have just launched a girls’ academy. To register your interest for trials

If you are interested in playing for us next season, then we would love to hear from you. Please register your interest 07566220987 or email [email protected]

Slug at Ramsgate Music Hall

February 25. Doors Open: 7:30pm

Ian Black and his band return with a new album ‘Thy Socialite!’ on a label formed by Field Music’s Peter and David Brewis. A month later they showcase these songs right here in Ramsgate…

Slug is the solo project of British musician Ian Black, a former touring bassist for angular indie rockers Field Music and a fixture of the Sunderland area indie scene since the early 2000s.

Tickets £10 + £1.50 Booking Fee Book now

Rumble Wrestling in Birchington

February 25, The Centre, Alpha Road, Birchington, 7pm

Rumble Wrestling return to The Birchington Centre for the first show of 2023 with another action packed night of high flying action.


PRICE BUSTER – Kids for a fiver + Adult Ticket – £19.00

Family of four – £30

Family of six – £50

Adults – £19

Kids / OAPs – £12

Book now

The Albion Rooms, Cliftonville

February 25 – Briscoe’s Disco – DJ – Free. From 8pm.

February 26 – Word Slags – Poetry Night, from 7pm:

Word Slags is a quarterly spoken word poetry night run and hosted by Genevieve Pepper and Jake Nathan. Gen’s a self-proclaimed sizzling hot super-talented milf, and Jake’s ok on a good day, he admits reluctantly.

Expect great poetry, great music and great vibes.

The first event is headlined by poets, Dolly Springthorpe and Hunter, supported by an equally talented lineup of some of the best poets in Thanet.


Alexander Carson at the Tom Thumb Theatre.

February 25, 8pm

Alexander Carson is a non-binary singer-songwriter/composer who first played piano at age 4 and was classically trained,

Tickets from £10 Book now

The Past and Present Sale

February 25, St Nicholas-at-Wade Church, Open 10am – 1pm

The Past and Present Sale will be a treasure trove of second hand items including bric a brac, clothes, books, glassware and much much more.

Refreshments in the form of tea, coffee and cake will be available all morning.

Come and enjoy a community event and bag yourself a bargain in the process.

An evening with Jarrod Lawson

February 25, Olby’s creative hub, Margate, 7pm – 2am

A night of smooth soul and Jazz from the Pacific Northwest’s best-kept musical secret

Southcoast exclusive evening with Jarrod Lawson, supported by a select choice of Margate Soul Festival DJs including Terry Matthews, Matt Bigg and Alan Irvine.

Limited show-only tickets are available from £25.00 + Booking Fee

Enjoy a 2-course Olby’s supper and show for £45.00 pp + Booking Fee

Served in the performance space between 7pm & 9pm

Book now

Pop Up Book Shop

Thanet author Chris Horn has organised his  second author event to help support local writers.

The first was held last year at Baker Street café in Ramsgate with eight authors come along selling books and making connections with other authors and readers, followed by a mini quiz in the evening to raise funds for the Broadstairs Town Shed.

This weekend there is another Pop-Up Bookshop (24th-26th February)  in Namaka café, Albion Street, Broadstairs. There are 23 authors whose books will be for sale over the weekend.

There will be genres to suit all readers, from children’s books to sci-fi, romance to thrillers, local history to short story collections.

Open 9am-6pm Friday & Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday

Some of the authors will be attending the event over the weekend, signing their books.

Every sale will go directly to the author


Baby & Child Indoor Market at Margate Baptist Church

February 25, 10am-1pm, New Street, Margate

Little Fishes Toddler Group  hosting its very popular Baby & Child Indoor Market again in 2023.

With lots of new & pre-loved baby and children’s clothes, toys, games & accessories at bargain prices.


February 25, 6pm to midnight, Crybaby Margate, The Centre

DJ set times
6-7pm emre
7-8pm Kai
8-9:30 Ryan & josh
9:30-10:30 Billy
10:30-midnight Lisa maffia dan OV neutrino

Tickets £5 plus booking fee at https://www.fatsoma.com/e/8bea4x24/lisa-maffia-friends

Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed

February 25, Powell-Cotton Museum, 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 eyesight!

All activities are included with your general admission ticket.

Adult: £3.50
Concession (seniors, students and disabled): £3.00
Child (aged 4-16): £2.50
Infant (aged 0-3): Free
Carer: Free


Cliftonville Farmers Market

February 26, Walpole Lawns, Palm Bay Avenue,10am-1pm

Cliftonville Farmers’ Market was established in 2001 by the Cliftonville Residents Association and is run entirely by volunteers.

Award-winning Farmers Market where producers will be selling bread, cheese, honey, fruit, vegetables, wild game, fruit juices, fresh meat and much more.