19 things to see and do in Thanet, March 11-12

Music showcase at The Windmill

Mrs Churchill – My Life with Winston

March 11, Sarah Thorne Theatre in Broadstairs, 7.30pm

Liz Grand’s superb, moving, sensitive and informative portrayal of Clementine Churchill at the Sarah Thorne Theatre.

Winston Churchill led the country during the Second World War, and his parliamentary career ensured that he was responsible for many of the momentous decisions which helped shape this ‘sceptred isle’. He was an MP for 62 years.

They say that behind every great man, there is a great woman. Was this true in Churchill’s case? What of Clementine, his wife for 56 years? Did he bully her like he did so many other people? Was he as grumpy and irascible at home as he often was in the House of Commons? Given his strength and conviction, did Clem have any influence on him at all? Or was she ‘the little lady at home’?

All these questions will be answered, and many more, in Liz Grand’s superb, moving, sensitive and informative portrayal of Clementine Churchill.

Paid in advance £16 + £1 booking fee / Doors £18 + £1 booking fee
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Rozi Plain & Special Guests

March 11, presented by Art’s Cool at Olbys in Margate, 7pm – 11pm

The music of Rozi Plain and guests. This is an 18+ event

Tickets £13.75 Book now

The POW parade, Ellington fun day and market

Saturday 11 March, 11am (for 11:30am start).

Join the opening procession of the Ellington Park Family Fun Day, running from 11am-4pm

Activities include:

The parade

Workshops at the bandstand including silly Olympicsmusic for babieschildren’s dance ravehula hooping workshop

Drama performance and choir performance

Pop-up market with artisan craft sellers

Have-a-go quilting

Kent Fire and Rescue Service

The Ramsgate and District Model Engineering Club will be running the model train

Ann and Daisy the campervan will invite people to help make a large collage, leave a message, share your thoughts, or just feel the vibe. It’s a free event.

Explore the stalls at the Makers Market and discover a curated collection of artisan crafts people from across Kent

Jewellery, ceramics, prints, textiles and more.

The Pop-up Market has been organised by Molly Pickle of Pickle Pop Ups.

Find out more about these Makers Markets on Instagram at @picklepopups

Air ambulance fundraising

Fundraising event at Tesco Ramsgate for the Kent air ambulance on March 11-12,  9am-5pm.

Volunteers Matt Hills and Tim Bell armed with donation buckets and a mobility scooter in the shape of the air ambulance plus music

Margate Collectors Fair

March  11, 10am-3pm,  Union Church, Union Crescent

Bi-monthly event, buying and selling old postcards, stamps, militaria, coins, cigarette cards, ephemera and small antiques and collectables etc.

Music showcase at The Windmill

A massive 32 music artists will perform at a community event in Ramsgate on Saturday (March 11).

The performances will take place at the Windmill pub in Newington Road and have been organised by Sleepwell Productions – producers of powerful Ramsgate documentary Estate of Mind – and Watermelon Media & Music which gives a platform to local creatives.

The event is split into two parts with under 18s being catered for from 4pm to 9pm with Jamaican food,  entertainment, and music.

From 7pm until 1am the showcase of south east music talent will take place, Headlined by performer MdotR.

Show tickets are £10pp, £20 for family ticket (under 18s can attend until 9pm) under 18 £5 and VIP tickets at £50.

Click here for ticket details and to book

Antiques and vintage sale

The first large indoor antiques and vintage sale at the Baypoint Sports Club, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich. The event will include live music and the venue will also be offering a roast dinner.

Open 10am to 3.30pm, entry £1

Cinderella ’23

March 12, 7pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs.

An evening of love, laughter and classic musical favourites from the last three centuries at the Sarah Thorne Theatre.

Merry Opera’s Cinderella23: the timeless heroine has now finally resolved to transform her forsaken circumstances into happiness ever after. Burdened – or blessed? – by grumpy stepmothers and fairy godfathers, aided – or impeded? – by anima(gica)l assistants and glass slippers, she threads her way through life’s anguish and comedy to find her gallant prince.

Created and directed by John Ramster. Musical direction by William Scharma.


Adults – Paid in advance £17.00 / Doors £19.00

Children – Paid in advance £15.00 / Doors £17.00

Family ticket (4) £60

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Daisy & The Deadheads Live @ The Waste Land

March 11, 8pm, The Albion Rooms in Cliftonville

Rams FC v East Grinstead

Free entry to all to see the ongoing title challenge at the WW Martin Stadium at Southwood.

Gates open at 12.30pm. Kick off at 3pm.


Palace Cinema, Broadstairs

OSCAR & BAFTA nominated. Director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler) returns with this riveting story of Charlie, a reclusive English teacher attempting to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. Brendan Fraser is hotly tipped as the front runner for this year’s Best Actor Oscar.

Friday 10 March to Thursday 16 March

More details here

Guitarists Jamie Moore and Dave Reay

March 12, 7.30pm, the Chapel Bar and Book Shop in Albion Street, Broadstairs

Popular guitar duo Jamie Moore (guitars and vocals) and Dave Reay (guitars) make a welcome return to The Chapel Bar and Bookshop in Broadstairs on Sunday 12 March with their entertaining blend of Jazz, Gypsy and Latin music.

Music starts at 7.30pm. Best to arrive early to get a good seat!

Free Admission

Art 100 -Meet The Artists

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.  Art 100 will be exhibited until March 25

8 by Eight

Eight of the UK’s pre-eminent street and documentary photographers will be coming together to present a collaborative exhibition and print sale at The Margate School.

Works from Craig Whitehead, Dan Baker, Mark Fearnley, David Babaian, Luke Saxon, Roman Fox, Matt Hall and Clem Onojeghuo will be on display across 8 walls at The Margate School’s gallery on Margate High Street. All artists will be donating 50% of sales proceeds towards the current fundraising campaign that the school is undertaking to secure its future as a unique and cherished arts school and community in the town.

The exhibition and print sale will open at 7pm for a launch event on Saturday 11th March and will run until Thursday 23rd March. Workshops and talks with the artists will also be held throughout the running time of the exhibition and bookings for these will be taken on the launch night. If you cannot make the launch but would like to attend a One to One workshop please see below to secure your place.

Saturday 11 March 2023, 7pm to 11pm

Sunday 12 to Saturday 18 March, 10am to 4pm

Sunday 19 March, closed

Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 March, 10am to 4pm

Thursday 23 March, 10am to 12noon


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

Mermaids Always Have Graceful Arms

A  group exhibition of five artists working across ceramic sculpture, painting and drawing running until 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 now 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.

Sunday Social

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


March 12, 7pm, Sugar Rush, 66 High St, Ramsgate

Monthly event which includes poetry, spoken word, music, drag, comedy and the unexpected. The show is carefully curated to reflect the diverse community and its needs and concerns.


  1. That’s a shame, I’m sure any one of these events would benefit from your positive attitude and joie de vivre.

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