23 things to see and do in Thanet, March 25-26

Cliftonville Farmers Market Photo Frank Leppard

Mark Negin – a retrospective

Now until March 29, York Street Gallery, Ramsgate

Meet the artist March 26, 12.30pm-3pm

Gallery open 10.30am-4pm daily, closed Mondays.

Work by Mark Negin, 91, from his career in theatre and of Ramsgate heritage.

Having lived in Ramsgate since 1988, Mark has been involved in many events and organisations including the Spring Festival, the Pugin Society, Montefiore Heritage, designing a logo for the old Eastcliff Residents Association, and he designed the patterns on the windows of the Churchill Tavern – he has three paintings on wood panels in the Eastcliff Surgery.

Le Noise

March 25, Ramsgate Music Hall, 7.30pm

A tribute to the music of Neil Young and Crazy Horse

All age event

Tickets £15 Book now

Probably the Best Comedy Songs in the World Ever, Maybe

March 25, 7.30pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs.

Comedy with Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden

Tickets in advance £14 / Doors £16 Book now

An evening with Jarrod Lawson

March 25, Olby’s soul café, Margate, 7pm – 2am

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

Tickets £25 Book now

Ramsgate’s Charlotte Court Market

March 25, 10am- 4pm

New monthly market of crafts, curated goods and local produce

Margate Ceramics Market

March 25-26, 10am to 4pm

Browse local, handmade ceramics at the Turner Contemporary.

A curated ceramics market with over 40 new and established makers.


March 25, 8pm, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville

Powerful one-person show, Remedy, is a journey spanning 15 years told through story, poetry, comedy and song with Reeta Loi.

Topics include disownment, purpose, heartbreak, community, PTSD and healing.

Tickets from £12 Book now

Spectrum Electronic

March 25, 10pm-2am, Eighty Four event space (above Hot Pod Yoga and next door to KFC) Margate High Street

Underground electronic music. Bringing a funktion one sound system to Eighty Four

Tickets are £10 + booking fee on Skiddle. It will be £8 on the door before 11pm and £11 after. Tickets at: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Margate/Eighty-Four-/Spectrum-Electronic/36314688/

Thanet Festival Choir

March 25, 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Nelson Place, Broadstairs

Bob Chilcott’s powerful and dramatic St John Passion

Chilcott is well known as a one-time member of the Kings Singers and as a prolific composer of choral music.

Tickets cost £15 (£5 for children and students) which includes a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink after the concert.

Available from the Ticket Secretary on 01304 620560, from Choir Members, online by clicking on the link below (Paypal, administration charge of £1 per booking which includes the cost of posting your tickets to you), or at the door.

Book your tickets 

Society of British Theatre Designers at The Margate School

Exhibition plus workshops to design a costume and to design a set and talks asking: how are performance designers responding and adapting to the key challenges of our times? How has our artform changed in response to a changing world? What voices have been missing from the conversation?

The exhibition is open:

Saturday 25 March, 10am to 4pm

Workshops from 11am to 3pm – all are welcome

Talks between 7pm and 9pm

Sunday 26 March, 10am to 4pm

Workshops from 11am to 3pm – all are welcome

Botanical Butterfly Painting Workshop

March 25, two sessions: 10am – 12.30, or 1.30pm – 4pm

Lovelys Gallery, Northdown Road, Cliftonville

Learn to paint Monarch butterflies in a botanical style with artist Jennifer Hooper.

Working alongside the artist you will study references & specimens she collected while researching the Monarch butterfly migration in Mexico. Learn specific watercolour techniques to render the colour and detail of these wonderful creatures.

All materials are included. Price £35pp

To book your place call 01842 292757 or email [email protected]

A Lent Concert

March 25, 3pm, St Nicholas-at-wade Church

The Canterbury Singers present a choral concert for the season of Lent in their first public concert with new director Jamie Rogers (Assistant Director of Music at Canterbury Cathedral), Paul Stubbings (organ) and baritone solos from Jon Williams in Duruflé’s Requiem.

The concert will also feature Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine and a selection of Poulenc’s penitential motets.

Entry free with a retiring collection.

Magic Hours: Walking Tour of Ramsgate’s old cinema and film locations

Ramsgate: Sat 25 March, 11am-12pm

Broadstairs: Sun. 26th March 12pm-1pm

Broadstairs, Margate and Ramsgate have been sitting back to marvel at the magic of moving pictures ever since they were invented.

Join The Palace Cinema event 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 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.

Limited to 20 places – book your tickets here

Our Kent Exhibition

Westgate Galleria, Station Road, Westgate, runs until March 29th.

Reflecting and representing the experience of living and working in Kent. Art by 40 local artists and makers on show, whose work was selected from an open call earlier this year.

The exhibition includes paintings, prints, ceramics, metal work, textiles and mixed media pieces. The selected artists are both emerging, and established, and include Mike Samson, Julian Lovegrove and Eve Stickle, making for a diverse display. Saturday will be the last weekend opportunity to see the Our Kent exhibition before installation of works by artist Beverley Fisher.

Kent Coast Volunteering

Promoting Volunteering at Ramsgate Football Club on Saturday 25 March, 1pm-3pm, in the marquee by the pitch on match day.

A chance to talk to up to 15 charities, community groups and services about volunteering.

Open Day

March 25, Margate Radio DJ’s Drop-In to present a taste of their shows at ‘WhereElse?’ Margate.

First live broadcast from the Margate Radio booth, now situated in the window of WhereElse. Broadcasting live from 11am – 2pm.

7pm – 1am Northdown Brewery x Where Else? Tap Take Over and Party

Limited edition band collab brews, tap take overs, brewery take overs

Live music from Human Interest, Thandii and more tbc

Margate Radio DJs spinning tunes til late!

This is an 18+ event (under 18s to be accompanied)

Presented by Elsewhere (UK).

Free Book now

Sugar Rush Social- 2 for £5

March 25, 9am-noon, High Street, Ramsgate

Socialise at Sugar Rush and get 2 drinks for £5!

Mix and match inc in offer-
Coffee (americano/latte/cappuccino/mocha)
Sugar Rush famous Milkshakes (vanilla/choc/strawberry/salted caramel/mint choc/honeycomb)

Celebrating Thanet TENtastic from 24th March – 2nd April
Plus Spring Sale
Lots of in store offers and bargains

Inner Magic DIY presents Pride by the Seaside

March 25, 7pm, Elephant & Castle pub Ramsgate

Pre-album launch gig raising money for Sugar Rush Ramsgate Crowdfunder

5 bands/Pay What You Can
(No one turned away due to lack of funds)

Elephant & Castle

Moron Butler
Pink Suits
Girls Like Us
Dinosaur Skull
Harmony Bo

Sugar Rush fundraising page

Cliftonville Farmers Market

March 26,10am-1pm, Walpole Green Palm Bay Avenue Cliftonville

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.

Great British Spring Clean event

The Ramsgate Society will once again to be part of the annual Great British Spring Clean. Meet at Pier Yard by the Clock House Museum in Ramsgate at 11am on Sunday March 26th.

Divided into groups with litter pick in both directions; east towards the East liff chine and west through the harbour to the Westcliff chine. Everyone is welcome, family, neighbours and friends.

Please register your attendance here: bit.ly/MarchLitterPick

Harry Baker – World Poetry Slam Champion

March 26, 8pm, Tom Thumb Theatre, Cliftonville

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker’s heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform all over the world, until suddenly he couldn’t. From reviewing toilet seats online to writing falafel-based diss tracks for Chris Evans, he’s back on stage where he belongs with his most heartfelt, playful, unashamedly Harry Baker-y show yet.

Tickets from £12 plus booking fee https://billetto.co.uk/e/harry-baker-unashamed-tickets-807217

Violin & Piano concert, Hannah Woolmer, Daniel Roberts

March 26, 3pm, The Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

Hannah Woolmer (Violin) and Daniel Roberts (Piano) will perform in concert a wide variety of music by Brahms, Franck, Chopin, Liszt and other composers.

Tickets from £14 here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/…/2023…/15:00/t-xmdkgav

Ramsgate FC, WW Martin Community Stadium

FRIDAY  8pm – Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School Year 7 Kent Cup Final vs Rainham Mark GS


9am – Soccer School

9am – Wildcats

9:15am – Tiny Tots

9:30am-1:30pm – 8 youth matches

1-3pm – Kent Coast Volunteering Event

3pm – Ramsgate FC vs Haywards Heath Town FC (First Team)


10:30am – U13 EKYL Cup final – Ramsgate u13’s V Folkestone

2pm – U16 East Kent Youth League Cup Final

6pm – Ramsgate u16 girls vs Total Football Development FC in League cup semi final

Find the Rams website here

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