16 things to see and do in Thanet, March 18-19

Thanet Big Sing Community Choir

Earth Matters Workshop

March 18, Discovery Planet HQ, High Street, Ramsgate

Discovery Planet Free Science Workshop… Looking out for the world around us

11am – 3pm (sessions start on the hour, every hour)

Workshops focusing on the problem of plastic waste and the research being undertaken at the University of Kent Natural Sciences to tackle it.

This is a problem particularly relevant to coastal towns like Ramsgate since so much plastic waste finds its way into the seas and onto the beaches.

Funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council

This workshop is FREE and is suitable for ages 8-108.

Workshops run on the hour every hour (last one starts at 3pm) and are open for anyone to drop in.

Thanet Big Sing Community Choir – Free Singing Workshop

March 18, 10.30am – 4pm, United Reformed Church Hall, Westgate

Do you think you can’t sing? You can! Would you like to join a choir but think you aren’t good enough? You are!

Do you just want to build your confidence in singing?

Why not join the free singing workshop and join in with like-minded people.

There is no obligation to join the choir

You must be over 18 years old to participate

Places are limited, so click here to book

Supported by SCOPS Arts Trust

St John’s Margate Pop Up Charity Shop

Saturday 18th March 10am to 12 noon at the St John’s Community Centre, Victoria Road, Margate CT9 1LN

Free entry to the monthly shop, with quality items at bargain prices including new books and gifts, toys and clothes.

The main hall will have stalls selling jewellery, bric-a-brac, craft materials, cards, handcrafted items, household items, toys, books, vintage items, coins and vinyl.

Also have a whole room full of pre-loved clothing including shoes and accessories.

There is a cafe space so that you can stay awhile and enjoy a cup of tea with cakes or savouries fromther cake stall and make new friends.

The raffle is drawn just before noon.

All money raised helps to run the community centre for the benefit of the neighbourhood.

Outatime – Dreamland

March 18, 9pm-2am

Kent’s retro party returns for another night of smash hits from the 80s & 90s.

Hall By The Sea (Indoor Event Space)

This is a 18+ event (ID required)

Tickets from £13 plus booking fee https://www.dreamland.co.uk/event/outatime-march-2023/

Plaid at  Ramsgate Music Hall

March 18, Doors Open: 7:30pm

Fresh from releasing their new record ‘Feorm Falorx’, Warp veterans Plaid return to Ramsgate on Saturday 18th March for a showcase of electronic music!

Tickets £16 + £1.50 Booking Fee Book now

Roachford + Support Acantha Lang performing live at Olby’s

March 18, Olby’s Margate, doors open 7pm

Roachford  rock and soul and soul artist Acantha Lang

Standard Ticket- £20.00 Book now

Garrett Millerick: Just Trying to Help

March 18, Tom Thumb Theatre Cliftonville,

The world’s angriest optimist returns for another bash at sorting out life’s inexplicable complications at the Tom Thumb Theatre.

A showcase of no holds barred stand-up comedy for people who like to keep things simple.

Start time: 8pm

Tickets from £14. Book now

Wasteland at The Albion Rooms Cliftonville

17th March – Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets DJ set)  + Gingerella (live):

18th March – Lo Barnes – Live music

Tree planting

King Ethelbert School, 10am, March 18

Thanet Urban Forest has teamed up with Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership, King Ethelbert School, Westgate Town Council and Kent County Council, to develop and enhance the tree stock and diversity of the schools former cricket field.

Planting baby trees or ‘whips’ that have been growing in the community tree nursery.

There is a mixture of native, pot grown, and bare-root trees.

Spiral guards and some woodchip mulch will help protect the saplings as they settle in.

Spades and gloves will be available or bring your own.
Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and sign in on arrival.

A Queen Elizabeth field maple is also being planted by 1st St Lawrence at Marshside Scout Camp in Minster at 4pm to complete the tree planting for this season. It will be registered at Part of the Queens Green Canopy

Solidarity Super Saturday with RMT

March 18, 10am-noon, Ramsgate Railwy Station

Join the RMT in their picket lines this week. Anytime from about 4:30am but key times for solidarity support are 10am till midday.

Hard Candy Drag Night

March 18, 7pm, Sugar Rush 66 High Street, Ramsgate

Sugar Rush’s Hard Candy Drag Night launches with a fundraiser takeover from The Venus Domain & Friends.

Doors 7pm
£5 on the door

All funds raised go to the Sugar Rush Crowdfunder for its new venue.

Garden opening with Soulchef Kitchen

March 18, Fifty2, Canterbury Road, Westbrook,  opening the garden for the summer with the Soulchef kitchen on the smoker.

Kick off the summer vibes with rum punch & the best jerk chicken around. 12.30pm-9pm
To book call 01843228515!

DJ set

March 18, 9pm-1am, The Chapel, Albion Street Broadstairs

Join DJ’s Agent Abstract & Mr. Casual at The Chapel for more 100% vinyl DJ sets of soulful beats. A mish mash of soul, funk, Afrobeat, hip hop, reggae, deep house and more

Requiem for an Airman

March 18, St Marys church, Minster 7pm,
Vaughan Williams’ hauntingly beautiful Mass in G minor, coupled with John Myhill’s moving Requiem for an Airman, originally composed for and perfomed at the RAF Manston closure concert in 1999.

An evening of drama and contemplation, definitely not to be missed! Tickets from Eventbrite, from Vinyl Head Records Ramsgate or on the door.  Tickets £10

Ricki Savage 20 mile race 2023

March 19, 9.30am, starts from Ramsgate Boating Pool

A 20 mile road race, timed to perfection for those training for London Marathon. This mildly undulating race, consisting of two ten mile loops will be marshalled by Thanet Roadrunners members.

8 by Eight

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

Works from Craig WhiteheadDan BakerMark FearnleyDavid BabaianLuke SaxonRoman FoxMatt Hall and Clem Onojeghuo are 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 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 18 March, 10am to 4pm

Sunday 19 March, 11am to 4pm

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

Thursday 23 March, 10am to 12noon

Coming up:

Magic Hours with the Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Magic Hours is a film heritage project reaching across Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate, exploring and celebrating film, cinemas and other places to see film from the 1890s to the present day. With the help of local talent including volunteers and students from Broadstairs College, the Palace is researching, collecting cinema memories and presenting screenings, events and walking tours. By July, they’ll have an archive and online record of what they hope will make up a comprehensive history of the film heritage of the three towns.

MAGIC HOURS programme – Booking opens Tue 14 March

Adults £5 / Children £3.50

Magic Hours Walking Tours: Where to watch a film in Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate, 1890s-today

Magic Hours Walking Tour: Ramsgate Saturday 25 March, 11:00-12:00

Magic Hours Walking Tour: Broadstairs Sunday 26 March, 12:00-13:00

Magic Hours Walking Tour: Margate, Sunday 2 April 14:00-15:00

Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate have been sitting back to marvel at the magic of moving pictures ever since they were invented. Join us on a Magic Hours Walking Tour to explore the actual locations and amazing stories behind the three town’s cinemas and other places to see a film, from converted sheds to glorious purpose-built art deco super cinemas, 1890s to today! Tours are led by the wonderful Margate-based actor and creative producer Naomi Cooper-Davis, swapping the cobbles of Coronation Street for the pavements of Thanet to bring hidden histories and heartfelt memories of local cinema-going to life.

Find more Magic Hours events here