23 things to see and do, June 9-11

Dog show at Thanet Disabled Riding Centre Photo Steven Collis

Margate Food & Drink Festival

June 9-11, Fort Crescent Margate

Open Friday noon – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm (Opening times may vary slightly up to and during the event)

A fun packed event designed to appeal to all ages with workshops; live music stage, chef’s demo stage, comedy, colour and an abundance of character complimenting a provisions market, craft stalls, street foods and bars of distinction.

On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th, there will be two 18+ comedy evenings from 7pm-9pm. £10 a ticket Ticket Link

Author event

June 10, 11am, The Classroom book shop, Station Road, Westgate

Meet the authors of the Twisty Tales series, Faye Beerling and Vince Bryce.

There will be a reading and signing of books.

There’s 20% off all books across the shop and cupcakes for customers.

Mrs Fox’s Skulduggery Tour of Ramsgate

June 9, 7pm, the Obelisk, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate.

Get ready to explore the dark and mysterious side of Ramsgate with the intrepid Mrs Fox as your guide. You’ll hear tales of scandal and intrigue, with a dollop of the town’s social history, as you follow in the footsteps of smugglers, murderers and smack boys – keep your wits about you for footpads and phantoms. This is not your average tourist tour, so be prepared for a spine-tingling experience.

Tickets £7.50 here

Public Open Days at The Grange & St Edwards Presbytery

St. Augustine’s Road, Ramsgate

Friday 9th – Sunday 11th June, 10am-4pm and Monday 12th June, 10am-1pm

The Grange was built by Augustus Pugin in 1845 and remained in the family until 1928. The building reflects Pugin’s belief in the Gothic style as the only true Christian architecture and his ideal to live out his life in the Middle Ages. Pugin produced some of his finest work at The Grange including designs for the House of Lords.

St Edward’s Presbytery which was built by Augustus Welby Pugin in 1850, part of this great architect’s original conception for this important Gothic revival site on the West Cliffs. The Presbytery has much restrained Pugin detailing to admire, although this simple house was not given the rich interiors of The Grange. It housed priests for only a few years. In the 1860s, Edward Pugin added a well-lit studio overlooking the courtyard of The Grange for his own architectural practice. Pugins lived here until 1928, when the Presbytery became part of the monks’ school.

Whilst booking is not essential people are asked to  register for the event via Eventbrite

Free admission, leaflets on the building’s history and children’s activity sheets will be available on site. Book now

Coming Up For AiR

June 10, 5pm-2am, WhereElse? The Centre, Margate

A fundraiser for Arts In Ramsgate

Live music from Blind Yeo, Gunga Din, Niche Crush, Cloud Of Flies

DJ sets from Femme Fiesta

Established in 2016, Arts in Ramsgate is a not-for-profit arts community centre and gallery in central Ramsgate. They exist to provide a safe accessible community space where inclusive no / low cost art, craft, music, and well-being sessions are run with a focus on collective mental health, community cohesion and access to arts and culture for everybody, regardless of background.

Everyone is welcome at Arts in Ramsgate and as a lively community hub they offer particular support for people with disabilities, people in our community who suffer with their mental health and those experiencing isolation.

To be able to keep opening their doors they need to do some urgent extra fundraising. Escalating running costs and interruption which took away facilitator and founder Jemma Cullen’s health for six months have meant they are currently experiencing a shortfall in income. They need to ensure we can pay rent and bills for the next three months to give us a chance to stabilise.

Tickets on a sliding scale for affordability £5 to £10+ 18+ event


The Pirates of Penzance open air theatre

June 10, The Oval Bandstand and Lawns

6pm -Doors open (drinks and snacks available), 7pm – Show starts, 9pm – Show ends. The show includes a 20 minute interval

GRASS Cliftonville CIC and Opera Anywhere present outdoor theatre – An unfortunate case of mishearing initiates the plot for The Pirates of Penzance (by Gilbert & Sullivan) resulting in a dramatic change of direction for Frederic who sets a course to become a pirate rather than a ‘pilot’!

All tickets include seating on unallocated chairs. No dogs or pets allowed (except registered assistance dogs). All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult, no children under 5 years old.

Tickets £12 – £20 Book now

Broadstairs Bandstand live music

June 10, 2pm-4pm, Kent Coastal Concert Band

June 11, 2.30pm-4pm, Snowdown Concert Band

Margate Fringe Festival

A packed programme of shows is taking place at the Tom Thumb Theatre in Cliftonville for the Margate Fringe Festival from June 9-11.

World Poetry Slam Champion and Margate’s Champion of the People Harry Baker returns to the Tom Thumb Theatre on June 11 as part of the festival.

Find the line up and tickets at https://margatefringefestival.co.uk/

St Nicholas-at-Wade Open Gardens

June 10-11, open 11am-5pm

Gardens will be open across the beautiful village of St Nicholas-at-Wade.

In addition, Ploughman’s Lunches and Cream Teas will be on sale from the Church.

An Underground Chapel will be open to the public, along with a village craft fair and raffle.

Chelsea Gold Medal winner Steve Edney from No Name Nursery in Sandwich will be selling his plants on Sunday, and a Photography Exhibition by award-winning Nature and Flower Photographer Molly Hollman will be on show throughout the weekend. Raising funds for the church.

St George’s Church Open Day and Yard Sale Market

June 10, 11am to 3pm, Church Hill, Ramsgate

Browse the stalls and enjoy activities

On the 2nd Saturday of the month throughout the summer, St George’s Church is the venue for a ‘The Yard Sale’.

Stalls and activities in the churchyard with preloved and vintage clothing, food, bric-a-brac, crafts and family fun.

The church building will be open for tours up the lantern tower and down into the crypt.

For more information on the Yard Sale contact Jo on [email protected] or 07724 804905

Strawberry tea and dog show

June 10, Thanet Disabled Riding Centre Broadstairs, from 1pm

Enjoy a home made afternoon tea! There will be a raffle, a variety of fete games, bric-a-brac, plants and books for sale! Enjoy a picnic next to the ponies. Lots of prizes and rosettes to be won.

Dog show details

Entries taken from 1pm
12 fun classes
£1 per class
Rosettes 1st till 5th
Enquiries to Pauline Osborne 01843 225801

Hill & Jones Comedy Show @ Royal Harbour Academy, Ramsgate

June 10, 7pm, The Royal Harbour Academy

‘Serious comic’ Ryan Hill and ‘loveable idiot’ Ben Jones present an entertaining evening of ‘comfort comedy’ combining original material and adapted material from past comedy greats including comedy sketches, stand-up, monologues, and dance.

This show contains implied sexual references and simulated violence. As such the recommended age is 15 or over unless accompanied by an adult. Parental discretion is advised for those intending to bring children younger than the recommended age.

Tickets £10 (£8 for concessions) at https://www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing/40813

DA SeaSide Shellery#3 1st Birthday Bash

June 10, 9pm-3am, Ramsgate Music Hall Ramsgate Music Hall

A multi genre showcase from a range of artists and some intense Jungle drum n bass sets….

Tickets £12.50 from  VeryMucky.com


Palace Cinema Broadstairs

A brilliant exploration of Coward’s amazing career on film, stage and in song, including Brief Encounter, Blithe Spirit, and Private Lives with appearances by Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Harold Pinter, Frank Sinatra and many more – narrated by Alan Cumming and with Rupert Everett as the voice of Coward.

Saturday 10 June to Tuesday 13 June. https://thepalacecinema.co.uk/

Margate Improv presents Weekend Improv Comedy Jammies

June 10, 5pm-7pm, Sundowners, Albert Terrace, Margate

Improv comedy jams will entail some of you joining in and others coming to watch. You will not have to do anything if you do not want to.

Games, scenes and maybe even songs. Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/…/margate-improv-presents…

24 hour drumming attempt

June 9-10, Eel Gallery, Northdown Road, Cliftonville

Starting this Friday at 5pm  Kit Bula will drum for 24 hours.

Kit is going to occupy the window of the gallery. At night he will use silenced pads.

Weekly Saturday Market

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

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

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (PG)

Carlton Cinema Westgate

Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence.

June 9-15. https://www.westgatecinema.co.uk/

Summer Sundays Concert: Atonic

June 11, Oval Bandstand and Lawns Cliftonville

Open 1pm – 5pm with concert 2pm-4pm

The popular summer season of free concerts is back. Doors, toilets and concessions open 1pm – 5pm


June 11, 7pm, Sugar Rush, 66 High Street, Ramsgate

Monthly event which includes poetry, spoken word, music, drag, comedy and the unexpected

Pay what you can entry

Meet Mark Billingham author fundraiser

June 11, 3pm, The Yarrow hotel Broadstairs

Join Oasis for an exclusive event with multi-award-winning Sunday Times bestselling author Mark Billingham, in association with Broadstairs Lit.

Billingham is launching his latest thriller The Last Dance – the author’s first new series in 20 years. The Detective Miller series is an exciting departure for Billingham, whose 21 hugely popular Detective Thorne novels each became a Sunday Times bestseller. This special event is a chance to meet one of the nation’s top crime writers and hear about Billingham’s humorously upbeat and unforgettable Detective Miller.

Tickets cost £25 and include a Prosecco Cream Tea, ‘in conversation’ and book signing. Book now at www.tickettailor.com/events/oasisdomesticabuseservice/861958

All proceeds raised will go to support Oasis’s essential work supporting adults, children and young people affected by #DomesticAbuse in in East Kent, Medway and North Kent.

Le Weekend – Sandwich Medieval Centre

June 10-11, 10am-4pm, Sandwich Medieval Centre at The Quay, Market Street and Guild Hall

Medieval event organised by Sandwich Medieval Centre. Armour, living history camp and archery range, stalls and more.

June 7-12, The Margate School, 10am to 4pm

Inaugural show of paintings by Sue Pitman taking inspiration from the concept of “the journey”

Jump in the deep end is the first collection of images painted by Sue Pitman after her career in advertising as a photographic stylist.

The images cover memories of locations and set designs but often she returns to themes of respect for the sea and its changing moods.  She uses tear sheets and mood boards to work out ideas, just like she did on advertising projects exactly as you see in Mad Men. She feels she is starting again from where she left off painting as a teenager and has a lot of catching up to do.  This is just another stage of the journey.

Since moving to Margate and taking a workspace at The Margate School, Sue is thrilled to be in the midst of a vibrant creative community at this stage of her life.


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