Concert from Harmony Ladies Choir
April 22, 3pm, Ramsgate Salvation Army hall, 167 High Street
Charity concert by the Harmony Ladies Choir in aid of The Salvation Army.
Listen to a variety of music from choral pieces to pop songs adapted for choirs and songs from the musicals – Abba, Chicago, Beatles and Choral.
Musical director Patrick Dunn and Pianist Stefan Catto will perform duets
Tickets £8 on the door
Now until April 23.
Exhibition of works by Louise Frances Smith at The Margate School. Open 10am – 4pm
Sargassum Tide features works made by Louise Frances Smith using wireweed seaweed and Pacific oysters, two ‘non-native’ species currently thriving on the UK coastlines due to climate change.
Louise has collected these materials from her local coastline to create a new body of experimental work that shows the repercussions of human intervention on our fragile coastal ecosystems.
After securing an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant to exhibit her new body of work at Somerset House as part of Collect 2023, Louise will exhibit these works at The Margate School. To accompany the Margate exhibition, Louise will be hosting workshops for the general public and in collaboration with The Garden Gate Project, The Pavilion Youth & Community Cafe Project, The Margate School MA Students and studio holders. Works that participants make will be on display as part of the exhibition.
Ramsgate Through the Senses
Following the success of 2022’s event Ramsgate Through the Senses is returning to celebrate World Earth Day on Saturday 22 April.
There will be a programme of events that tap into the 5 senses to inspire the mind, body and spirit.
The weekend will feature delicious and immersive wild food experiences, bespoke tours, workshops and rejuvenating therapies.
5pm Opening Evening “Trashion” Competition
9.30am Seal Spotting and Information Walk with Kent Wildlife Trust
10am Educational Foraging Walk 1
2pm Educational Foraging Walk 2
2.30pm Wine Garden of England Introductory Tasting
4pm Union Yoga
7pm Wild Food Feast
10am Wilder Kent Safari: Beavers and Water Buffalo at Ham Fen
1.30pm Tai Chi Introduction
2pm Through The Senses of a Horse Puppet and Headdress Making
3pm Shaking it out!
4pm Botanical Cyanotype Toning Workshop
April 22, Ramsgate Music Hall, 8pm
A benefit event for ‘Portraits of The Menopause’ book.
Osborne and What responds to important themes and local communities to create installations using photography, sound and interviews addressing issues which matter to those communities.
They direct, design and produce circus theatre shows, and collaborate with other companies and youth community groups. They make theatre shows using circus skills and techniques to help tell stories, and using circus equipment as theatrical set to create other worlds.
Entry Requirements: 18+
Tickets £12 + £1.50 Booking Fee Book now
April 22, Olby’s Soul Café, Margate, 9pm-1am
DJ Bigger will be bringing you a night of Street Soul. The Mi-Soul DJ will be playing you some soul festival classics till the early hours with guest DJ support, and a live performance from Shola Ama
Tickets Advance Tickets £15 + Booking Fee. On the door price £20 Book now
Custom Bike Show
April 23, RAF Manston History Museum, 10am – 4pm
Motorcycle Auto Jumble
Bike Show with Prizes
Fire Appliance Display
Food & Drink
This is a charity event raising money in aid of The Katie Piper Foundation and The Firefighters Charity
£5 Adults (Under 16s Free) / £10 Camping / Free Parking
Banned Place, Belonging, Identity
April 23, Turner Contemporary
To mark the end of the exhibition Banned: Place, Belonging, Identity, Producer and Curator Sabina Desir and her team have put together a day of activities and talks.
Drawing on the exhibition themes, families are invited to participate in interactive workshops open to all ages. Randolph Matthews will lead an exciting workshop using loopers and his voice to create a sonic soundscape to accompany his very unique style of storytelling.
Banned. artist Charlie Evaristo-Boyce, brings his screen printing expertise to this workshop where children will be able to create their own work and learn about the possibilities of printing by hand.
There will be tours in the Clore Learning Studio where you will be able to find out more about the project and exhibition. Sabina will talk about the stories behind the artworks by Thanet-based artists Charlie Evaristo-Boyce and Richard Birch.
You will also be able to meet the ‘Children of the Servicemen’ portrait sitters featured in the work of Artist Richard Birch in a panel discussion where they will share their own stories related to the rich cultural heritage of Thanet.
All activities are free though some will require booking.
Curator Tours with Sabina Desir
Join Banned. Curator and Producer Sabina Desir to learn more about the history and research behind the project and exhibition. During each tour, Sabina will talk about the stories behind the artworks by Thanet-based artists Charlie Evaristo-Boyce and Richard Birch.
When: 12:15pm and 14:15pm
30 minute tours
Where: Clore Learning Studio
No tickets required.
Screen Printing Workshop with Charlie Evaristo-Boyce
Respond to the exhibition by screen printing and designing your own cardboard planes with Banned. artist Charlie Evaristo-Boyce. In this free family workshop, you’ll experiment with print, stickers and pens and design your own squadron badge.
When: 11am – noon
Where: Foyle Rooms 1 + 2
No tickets required + drop in.
Charlie Evaristo-Boyce is an artist and printmaker who lives and works in Margate and is native to the Thanet area..
Banned. Soundscape and Storytelling Workshop with Randolph Matthews
Using storytelling and soundscapes as the creative medium, this workshop explores the themes of cultural heritage, community, and identity.
When: 1pm – 2pm
Where: Foyle Rooms 1 + 2
Who: All ages
Banned. Panel Discussion
Join Sabina Desir, Producer of Banned. alongside the ‘Children of the Servicemen’ featured in the portraits of artist Richard Birch. This is a unique opportunity to listen to the stories from members of the Thanet community who have a direct and personal connection to the rich cultural heritage of Ramsgate and Manston that the exhibition was based upon. Artists Charlie Evaristo-Boyce and Richard Birch will join and talk about their work in the exhibition. The discussion will be hosted by Josephine Martin.
When: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Foyle Rooms 1 + 2
Bradstow Chamber Ensemble
April 23, 3pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs
The Bradstow Chamber Ensemble Spring Concert features Joanne Whalley – Soprano, Aleksi Koponen – Baritone and Steph Godwin – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Alto Saxophone. Music includes the Premier performance of Songs to Aphrodite by Jacob Bride, Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet, Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock and Arnold’s Clarinet Concerto No 2.
Tickets £12 in advance, £15 on the door. ticketsource.co.uk/sarah-thorne-theatre
Join Dr Forager for a 2-hour coastal foraging walk between Margate and Westgate-on-Sea, followed by indoor foraged food prep and light lunch.
10am- 2.15pm, starting near Margate train station and finishing near Westgate-on-sea train station
The lunch is made from the goodies foraged that day, which could include pan fried wild spinach and nuts, seaweed snacks and crispy seaweed, mallow leaf crisps, sea purslane pesto on sourdough bread or a delicious foraged soup.
£45 per person. Text Hannah (Dr Forager) to book: 07411 815157
Summer Sundays Concert: Phat Gandalf
Thanet District Scouts celebration
April 23, Scenic Stage & Dreamland Food Court
Every year on the Sunday closest to 23 April, Scouts across the UK hold some form of celebration in honour of St George, the Patron Saint of Scouts and reflect on all the amazing achievements, adventures and friendships the year has brought.
This year on Sunday 23rd April, Thanet District Scouts will be bringing their celebration to Dreamland, parading through the park before lighting-up the Scenic Stage with song and dance. Every member from 4 to 88 will also renew their promise. Want to know more? Look for the Thanet Scouts QR codes displayed around the stage area!
Karl Blau performing at Where Else? Margate
April 23, 7pm Start
Cult indie songwriter and collaborator with everyone from Laura Veirs to Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, The Microphones) Karl Blau is coming to Margate with his band Country Gravel to play songs from his most recent effort ‘Love and Harm’:
This is an 18+ event
Tickets from £9 Book now
Art For All
April 23, noon, Turner Rowe Art Centre & Gallery, Harbour Street, Ramsgate
Mixed show exhibiting the work of a collection of local artists. Come a chat to the artists on Friday 28th April from 3pm, there will be drinks and nibbles
SUNDAY SILENT: THE SAPHEAD (1920) (U)
Palace Cinema Broadstairs, screening 4.30pm
classic Buster Keaton slapstick with, as ever, the wonderful Lillian Henley performing live accompaniment on the Palace’s piano!
The Saphead was a hugely important film in shaping Keaton’s on-screen persona: the lonely, stone-faced man thwarted by circumstance, inept at the art of romance, yet undaunted in his struggle for love within a chaotic world.
Keaton stars as Bertie Van Alstyne, the pampered son of a powerful Wall Street financier (William H. Crane). Having known no other lifestyle but privilege, he wanders through a variety of misadventures—an attempt at courtship, a trip to an illegal gambling den, and a tumble onto the floor of the Stock Exchange—oblivious to the obstacles that stand before him.
‘Ramsgate Through the Senses’ really does seem to have a range of imaginative and appealing events. Well done to them.