23 things to see and do in Thanet, June 3-4

Bucket and Spade at Government Acre

Romancing the Stage

June 3-4, Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs

Sat June 3rd – 7:30pm

Sun June 4th – 2:30pm

Romancing the Stage is a Musical Theatre Concert.

Featuring members of the Bradstow Singers, Principles from the Bradstow Symphony Orchestra and special guests.

Advanced tickets: £15 / On the door: £17 Book now

Addams Family! The Musical

Runnng until (and including) June 3, The Grancille Theatre Ramsgate

The award-winning MOS present The Addams Family: A New Musical

An amateur production in association with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

Showings:Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Tickets available from £19.80 Book now

Bangers Comedy Club

June 3, Olby’s Soul Café, Margate, 7pm-11pm

Bangers comedy returning to Margate

Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm

Kevin J – “A refreshing and important comedy voice” – The Sunday Times

Standard Ticket- £18. Book now

Mr Marcaille

June 3, Ramsgate Music Hall, doors open 7.30pm

This is a raw and heavy hardcore punk one-man band playing cello and a set of two kick drums.

Tickets £12 + £1.50 Booking Fee Book now

Kent Fest

The Kent Fest is heading to Quex Park and will offer music, food and activities.

The family and dog friendly event will have three music areas, petting farms, comical wrestling, magic shows and more..

This year The Kent Fest acts include Hobo and the Hippies six piece alt-folk band and country band Southern Bound. The Stables will also perform.

Other attractions include a cookery demo tent, chainsaw carving, archery, reptiles and trade stands.

There will be dog shows in categories agility, pedigree, fun and a main show and for the children there will be a games area, puppets, rides and more,

The Kent Fest runs 10.30am – 5.30pm on June 3-4 at Quex Park, Birchington.

Entry for under 5s is free. Children’s tickets £8, concession £16.50, adults £17.50 and family/group ticket options.

For ticket details visit: https://www.kentfest.co.uk/

Margate Mermaid Festival

The first Margate Mermaid Parade – celebrating seaside life and those who protect our beaches.


9am: Mermaid Swim at the Walpole Tidal Pool.

11am: Meet behind Turner Contemporary to prepare for the Mermaid Parade.

12noon: Parade leaves and goes along the promenade to Cliftonville’s Oval Bandstand.

1pm: Reach the Oval Bandstand (tickets for Oval activities sold out)

Summer Sundays Concert: Taking Care of Vegas

June 4, The Oval Lawns and Bandstand, Cliftonville

Free summer music concert. Open 1pm – 5pm with concert 2pm-4pm

Ramsgate Handmade & Vintage Fair

June 4, Harbour Parade, 11am to 4pm

Ramsgate’s regular maker’s market with locally-produced and made goodies galore

Ramsgate’s regular maker’s market with locally-produced and made goodies galore

If you’d like to book a stall at the monthly market email

[email protected]

The Trial of Bardell V Pickwick

June 4, Broadstairs Pavilion, performance at 3pm

Broadstairs Dickens Fellowship presents Celebrating Charles Dickens with The Dickens Declaimers performing The Trial of Bardell V Pickwick

Tickets £12 including a cream tea and grand raffle, available from the Dickens House Museum or [email protected]

Broadstairs Dickens Fellowship supports the Cheerful Sparrows Charity

Broadstairs bandstand music

Music between 2.30pm and 4pm both days

June 3 EK1

June 4 Bisham Concert Band


Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Joaquin Phoenix (BAFTA and Oscar winning actor of Walk the Line, Joker) stars as the eponymous Beau, a man on the margins of life, embarking on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother in this ingeniously bold film from Ari Aster, the director of Midsommar.

Friday 2 June to Thursday 8 June. Details here

The Glass Slipper

Thanet’s Off The Hook Productions take to the stage to perform a show based on Cinderella.

Some 30 children will perform across two showings of The Glass Slipper, which takes the traditional fairy tale and gives it a modern twist.

The Glass Slipper will be performed at The Centre in Birchington on June 3 at 2pm and 7pm

Tickets from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/OFF-THE-HOOK-PRODUCTIONS-AND-EVENTS-LTD

Thanet Schools Young Artists Festival

Art from young people aged 3-18 is being exhibited at The Margate School.

The 14th annual Thanet Schools Young Artists Festival, organised by Margate Rotary Club, open until June 4.

Some 670 paintings from 37 Thanet schools, colleges and from individuals is on show.

A prizegiving will be held on June 3 at noon for winners and those with commendations. Sir Roger Gale MP, artist Willow Winston artist and Margate mayor Rob Yates will be presenting the prizes and certificates.

Artists Willow Winston, Barrie Page, and Angela Malone judged the paintings for the 2023 exhibition.

The exhibition at The Margate School (former Woolworths) is open each day from 10am to 5pm.

Weekly Saturday Market

Margate Old Town, open from 11am – 4pm (weather permitting)

Local vintage traders, artists, designers and makers will be available

Gabriel Farmer memorial match

A football match in memory of Broadstairs man Gabriel Farmer who lost his life by suicide on May 14.

The 23 year old will be remembered by friends and family and funds will be raised for the Angel Gabriel charity set up by mum Louise Knight.

The £5 match admission fee will be used for the  charity and any other donations made on the day.

The match will be held at the Margate FC Hartsdown ground on June 4, 2pm gates open, 3pm kick off.

Bucket and Spade Run

The 40th Great Bucket and Spade run from Canterbury Garden Centre to Government Acre in Ramsgate.

The first cars departing by 9am heading to Government Acre, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate,

Coastal Crafty Crew Fair

June 4, Small Barn, Quex,10am – 3pm

Free parking and entry. Charity Tombola for chosen charity  Children’s Air Ambulance.

Lots of original and unique handmade crafts

Vigil for Marshall & Millions

A vigil will be held in Ramsgate on June 4 protesting the killing of dogs Marshall and Millions by Met Police on Sunday, May 7, in east London.

Footage of the incident on social media has provoked a swell of protest across the country.

The vigil will take place on Sunday from 1pm at Ramsgate’s Government Acre, Royal Esplanade.

Mummies (U)

Carlton Cinema Westgate

The film follows three mummies as they end up in present-day London and embark on a journey in search of an old ring belonging to the Royal Family, stolen by the ambitious archaeologist Lord Carnaby

June 3-4. https://www.westgatecinema.co.uk/

Exhibition of Military & Aviation fine art by David Bryant

From June 4, Turner Rowe Art Centre & Gallery, Harbour Street, Ramsgate

Exhibiting the work of David Bryant – fine art, combined with History, David will be at the gallery, demonstrating his painting techniques on Wednesday 7th June, and again on the 10th, 17th & 24th. The Meet The Artist event, with drinks & nibbles will be between 4pm & 6pm on June 10th.

Beatriz Milhazes exhibition at Turner Contemporary

Solo exhibition, Maresias with 20 key paintings and 5 works on paper from 1989 to more recent years.

The exhibition reflects the new strand of the gallery’s programme dedicated to contemporary ecological issues.

In the West Gallery are Milhazes’ paintings from the late 1980s  and 1990s, including Eu só queria entender por que ele fez isso (1989) and Casa da Maria (1992).

Works will also be on display in the Small South Gallery and North Gallery, from expansive paintings such as Fleur de la passion: Maracujá (1995–6) to the denser compositions of Maresias (2002) and Férias de verão (2005).

A major installation is in the Sunley Gallery Window.

The exhibition runs until 10 September. Opening hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday – Sunday, plus Bank Holidays: 10am – 5pm

Artist Dan Thompson will lead a tour of Maresias by Beatriz Milhazes, using plain English to make the work accessible to people who might normally be put off by modern art. That happens on Saturday, meeting at Crate at 1 Bilton Square at 2pm to walk to Turner Contemporary.

Poetry event

On Saturday afternoon at Crate art centre at 1 Bilton Square, poet Connor Sansby will host a poetry matinee, with neurodivergent poets performing at a relaxed afternoon event from 2.30pm-3.30pm.

Ramsgate Micro Museum

The micro museum in Ramsgate’s Church Hill is open at weekends, Bank Holidays and school holidays.

The Micro Museum is home to Mike and Carol Deer’s unique, personal collection of hundreds  of vintage personal computers, calculators, games and micro electronics, collected over more than 4 decades.

​At the heart of the collection are displays of computers, games consoles and more from the 1970s and 80s, that important period when rapid technological developments brought computers into our daily lives.

Opening hours are 1pm-4pm and admission is £5 per person, or group/family £15.

11 Church Hill, Ramsgate

Details at https://www.themicromuseum.org/

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  1. The oil protesters and the anti car brigade must hate summer lol any dirty polluting event the bucket and spade run lol. Cant wait for a steam fair 😉

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