18 things to see and do in Thanet, March 4-5

Pop-up bakery, art, music and film this weekend

Pop-up Bakery

Namaka at 23a Albion Street, Broadstairs, is being taken over by Chloe’s Fudgey Fancies and Bun In The Oven Cakery from today (March 3) until Sunday.

Chloe’s Fudgey Fancies will have lots of different flavours available including clotted cream, salted caramel, Biscoff, Oreo, rocky road, lemon meringue, strawberries & cream and many more.
Bun in the Oven Cakery will have brownies, blondies, cupcakes, cookies and more.

There will also be the new ‘Big Bottomed Fudge Brownies!!’ – made of fudge and chocolate Brownie.

Friday 10am – 2pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm

Power of Women Festival fringe events

There are a number of fringe events ahead of the official festival opening on March 8.

Among them is Liminal Gallery in Margate presenting ‘Roadworks’, an exhibition by renowned graphic designer Margaret Calvert, best known for her work with Jock Kinneir on the design of a radical new road signing system for the UK, initiated in 1965.

She is also responsible for designing ‘Calvert’, used to sign the Tyne and Wear Metro, which opened in 1980, and more recently Rail Alphabet 2, in collaboration with Henrik Kubel, for Network Rail, which will be implemented across all Network Rail Stations and architectural publications.

With a career spanning several decades, Margaret’s work in the public domain is often seen to shape the country’s visual identity. Calvert was made a Royal Designer for Industry in 2011, and awarded an OBE for services to Road Safety and Typography.

Private view is on Saturday 4th March 5-8pm with complimentary drinks and the artist in attendance at Liminal Gallery 34 Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD – all welcome

Saturday, March 4, from 11am. Exhibition closes on Thursday, April 6, 4pm.

Find all the fringe events here

Manston indoor boot fair

March 4, Hangar 3, Spitfire Way, Manston, Public entry 9.30am-2pm

£1 per car entry

Art 100 -Meet The Artists

March 4, Turner Rowe Art Centre & Gallery, Harbour Street, Ramsgate

Turner Rowe Art Centre & Gallery and York Street Gallery team up to present the work of around 40 artists. Meet the talented artists for chat, drinks and nibbles between 1pm and 4pm.

Art 100 will be exhibited until March 25

Our Kent

March 3-29, Westgate Galleria, Station Road, Westgate

Exhibition of artworks, including paintings, prints, pottery, photography, and mixed media, from an open call to local artisans,

Open 10am to 5pm, Monday-Saturday

We Are Not DEVO! at Where-else, The Centre, Margate

March 4. Doors open ― 7pm

DJs Fantastic Scott and Sammy Art’s Cool spinning a mutant disco of post-punk, new wave, no-wave and electronic all night long before and after.

Performing choice cuts of gonzo mutato classics from throughout the career of Akron, OHIO’s finest sons; a labour of love and sincerity bringing the message of Devolution to the good spuds of the UK.

This is an 18+ event

General Admission ― £13.75
Low Waged/ Concession ― £7.50

Book now

Robbie Ross: New Paintings

March 3-7,  Pie Factory, Broad Street, Margate, 10am to 5pm daily

An exhibition bringing together oils, gouache and watercolours alongside painted guitars, mirrors and tables.

Robin Richard Ross was born in Nilgris, Southern India in 1949. His figurative and landscape paintings often present a world familiar to him; the saturated colour of his youth in India and the seaside beach scenes of Ramsgate where he now lives, Cuban dancers and blues musicians bringing to life his passions and the eccentric London characters from many years spent there.

Since moving to Ramsgate 12 years ago Robin’s practice has been almost entirely concerned with capturing the skies, bodies and changing seas of the coastal town. In the later years of his life, the artist has become absorbed by everything around him and many of the works on display are an ode to the place he now calls home.

Free entry

Domestic Dusters and Profanity Embroidery Group

Exhibition 4th-5th March 10am-4pm… Opening Event 3rd March 6pm-9pm

Hold Creative Spaces, 3A Paragon Works, Penstone House, Albert Street, Ramsgate

The Domestic Dusters project calls for women to hand-embroider words, images, celebrations, and complaints on the theme of domesticity onto on a yellow duster.

Dusters were selected because as domestic cleaning cloths they immediately capture the invisibility of housework, whilst challenging the legacy of so-called women’s work.

The dusters on display were stitched in response to a one-off call for ‘sweary dusters’ in collaboration with the Whitstable based Profanity Embroidery Group (PEG). The beautifully rude, hand embroidered dusters presented here are bursting with bawdy humour, frustration, and tongue in cheek remarks that challenge and poke fun at the tedium of domestic chores, as experienced by women from across the globe.

Mozart Estate at Ramsgate Music Hall

March 4. Doors Open: 7:30pm

Lawrence is back on the road and using the moniker Mozart Estate.

He spent the ’70s and ’80s fronting the atmospheric guitar pop band Felt, who released albums in the ’90s under the moniker Denim.

Tickets  £17.50 + £1.50 Booking Fee Book now

No Surrender, The Margate School Benefit Gig

A benefit gig for the Margate School

Saturday 2pm – 1am and Sunday 2pm – 10pm

A weekend of music, comedy and art at The Margate School Benefit Event. All funds will go towards saving The Margate School

Saturday 4th – doors open 2pm, event 3pm to 1am

Carl Barat DJ set


MC Kinky

William Rees (Of the Mystery Jets)

Lo Barnes

US Band

Cut With Rapturous


Jessica Florence

Death of a Decade

Jen Nolan and friends (Comedy)

Sunday 5th – doors open 2pm, event 3pm to 10pm

Woody Cook DJ Set

Centurian Sect

Pink Suits band

Harriet Rock

Dan Lyons and the tenants

Falle Nioke

George Pelham

Gunga Din

Tickets  £20-£30 Book now

I’ve Got Gershwin

A Gordon Clarkson Production at the Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs.

March 5, 2:30pm

A slick, sophisticated theatre show featuring popular songs from the Great American Songbook by Gershwin, Berlin, Porter and many more.

Tickets  £14 In Advance/ £16 On The Door Book now

Mermaids Always Have Graceful Arms

A  group exhibition of five artists working across ceramic sculpture, painting and drawing running from Thursday, 2 March to Sunday, 19 March

For each artist in this exhibition, there is interchangeability between the 2 and 3D mediums. Clay is a surface to draw or paint onto. Paint is a medium that can be built up on a surface and scored back beyond it.

Mermaids Always Have Graceful Arms drinks reception: Friday, 17 March, 7pm-9pm

The Lido Stores at 2 Ethelbert Terrace, Cliftonville, open Wednesday-Sunday 11am-5pm.

Proud 2 Create exhibition

Fourteen local artists with a varied range of abilities and learning impairments have moved their travelling art exhibition ‘Proud 2 Create’ to Cliftonville, for the first time.

The show runs from Wednesday, March 1 to Wednesday, April 26 at Skinny Dip Coffee in Northdown Road.

All the artists exhibiting are part of the Sandra Art4All Art Studio, which was established by Sandra Hampton in 2016 to provide a platform for aspiring artists with special needs. The exhibition will showcase a vibrant collection of drawings, paintings and photographs from artists with learning impairments including Autism, Charge Syndrome, Deaf and Cerebral Palsy.

All the funds from pieces sold will be folded back into supporting the artists.

Skinny Dip Café is at 235 Northdown Road Cliftonville.

Sir Quentin Blake exhibition

An exhibition at Lovelys in Cliftonville which celebrates the much loved British illustrator and author Sir Quentin Blake.

Sir Quentin, aged 90, has delighted and charmed both children and adults alike with his illustrations for more than 60 years. The exhibition features the complete collection of nine birthday limited edition collectors prints as well as limited edition prints of his iconic Roald Dahl characters and favourites such as Mrs Armitage and Mr Magnolia.

Lovelys is at 248 Northdown Road and open 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday. The exhibition runs until March 4.


Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Oscar nominated. Several generations of women in an isolated religious colony gather to discuss their future, after a series of sexual assaults, and decide between leaving their community or staying and fighting. Starring Frances McDormand, Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy, and Rooney Mara.

Friday 3 March to Thursday 9 March

Find more details here

Town Team Community Beach clean at Viking Bay

March 4. Meet at The Old Lookout. Kit supplied, own gloves appreciated. If there are enough volunteers Stone and Louisa Bays will be covered too.

Aladdin Auditions 7-15yrs

March 5, Sugar Rush, 66 High Street, Ramsgate

Looking for talented performers- singers, dancers, actors aged 7-15yrs old.
Auditions and rehearsals will take place in Ramsgate on Sunday afternoons.

Please message Stage Door Theatre Company to book your space

Sunday Social

March 5, 11am to 4pm, Board At Home, 107a High Street Ramsgate

The weekly Sunday Social is the ideal place for people to meet up, play some board games, maybe paint a model or two and enjoy the company of others in a fun, safe and friendly venue.

Refreshments are available too, from mineral & flavoured water at just 50p to cans & hot drinks only £1! Fancy a snack? We have sweets, crisps and popcorn from only £1 per bag!

Entry to the Board Room is £3 per person.

Have a Blue Light Card? Show it when you pay and receive half price entry and half price hot drinks!

Booking is advised. Find the facebook page here