33 things to see and do in Thanet, July 1-2

Thanet Photographers' exhibition (Photo Isabelle de Ridder)

Thanet Photographers Exhibition

July 1, King Street Gallery, Margate, 11am-4pm

It is the last chance to see work by members of Thanet Photographers at the King Street Gallery in Margate

Thanet Photographers have displayed two works of art each. Pieces are also for sale.

Floc. Together Beer Festival

June 30-July 1, Turner Contemporary

Intimate festival with approx 150 guests per session at the Turner Contemporary Foyle Rooms.

Two different ticket types, a mix of all in and a general admission price with three drinks tokens included and more tokens available

From £25 Book now

Six the Musical-Teen Edition

June 30-July 1, Chatham & Clarendon school theatre, Ramsgate

Performances Friday 7pm, Saturday 3pm and 7pm

Talented students in a production of ‘SIX’ the musical-teen edition.

Tickets available from Chatham House Reception

Single Tickets £6-£10 or Family ticket £30

Skagate 2023

June 30-July 2, Olby’s Soul Café Margate

A stellar line up of Jamaican & UK artists packed into a weekend of skanking and dancing!

50’s & 60’s Ska Rock Steady Weekender

Limited Earlybird Full Weekend tickets are £30 + booking fee

Full Price Advance Full Weekend Tickets £40 + booking fee

Saturday only Advance Tickets £25 + booking fee

Sunday only Advance Tickets £25 + booking fee

Book now

Enchanted Things

The Margate School

Saturday 1 July to Sunday 9 July, Monday to Friday: noon to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday: 11 am to 7pm

Private View: 30 June 6pm to 8pm

The students of The Margate School European Fine Art Masters present their artwork and research in the exhibition Enchanted Things. The degree show is the culmination of a two year programme, Art Society Nature, which has attracted established and emerging artists to learn, experiment, play, question and make together.

The exhibition  explores the connecting threads between each student’s practice as well as their response to the theme of Art Society Nature. Curated by the artists, the exhibition encompasses shared interests in transformation, movement, surprise, senses and play. The seven artists work across sculpture, drawing, film, sound, performance and photography where found objects, textile, natural and everyday materials are central.

For more insights into the artists’ work watch the artist videos HERE

Westgate Heritage Centre

The next Heritage Centre talk – “The End of the Promenade” – will be on Saturday 1st July. Last October James Brazier told the story of how Westbrook Promenade joined up with St Mildred’s Bay Promenade. This time James will talk about how the Promenade was further developed to join up with West Bay, finishing short of Epple Bay.

The talk will take place at Christ Church United Reform Church, Westgate Bay Avenue, Westgate-on-Sea CT8 8SM. Doors open at 10 am and the talk starts at 10.30am. Tea, coffee and scones together will many publications about the history of Westgate-on-Sea will be on sale. All are welcome and non-members pay just £2 on the door.

Academy FM Summer Sizzle Fun Day

July 1, 2pm-5pm, Racing Greyhound, Hereson Road, Ramsgate

BBQ with Academy FM presenters Paul Rutters and Andy Theoff back behind the grill!

Live music from Fusion, Ruby and more. Raffle. Meet the Academy FM – and lots of fun

Money raised will be going towards the running costs of Academy FM, which is a community radio station, and registered charity.

Before I Leap – Steppin’ Out Into The World

End of year show from students of Broadstairs College at Arts in Ramsgate in the High Street

Friday 30th to Sunday 2 July, 10am-4pm. Free entry

Judith Hill Exhibition

June 30-July 26, Westgate Galleria, Station Road, 10am – 5pm

Judith’s work is inspired by a life-long love of nature, wildlife and travel. A keen photographer she frequently uses her photographs to develop her paintings in oil, acrylic, and charcoal. Judith continues to study, and develop her style. She draws inspiration from the work of other artists, including Sorollo, Morandi, Georgia O’Keefe, Monet, and Cezanne.

Judith has exhibited at AppArt in Surrey, Margate School, and East Kent Open Studios and has worked on several commissions which include UK and international landscapes, and portraiture. Her exhibition at Westgate Galleria includes a curated selection of her work. Most pieces are available for purchase.

Concert by the Harmony Ladies Choir

July 1, St Philips Church, Summerfield Road, Cliftonville. Event starts at 2.30pm

Concert by the Harmony Ladies Choir under the direction of Musical Director Patrick Dunn.

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. Guest artist flautist Francesca Coldham.

Tickets £7 purchased in advance or on the door. Includes light refreshments.

Cream Tea with Tegan

July 1, Walpole Bay Hotel, 1.45pm

Come  and meet Janet Fielding, who played the 4th, 5th and 13th Doctor Who companion, Tegan Jovanka. Get involved in the fun, with conversation in a relaxed atmosphere, whilst enjoying a cream tea (included in the ticket price). Last few tickets remaining.

Tickets £27.50 including booking fee

Fundraiser in aid of Manston Judicial Review campaign

Book at: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/583704

Tribute band OYASIS at Ramsgate Music Hall

July 1,  7:30pm

OAYSIS perform tunes such as Supersonic, Don’t Look Back In Anger, Wonderwall and more with absolute accuracy. This is the closet thing to seeing OASIS live, check their videos. They’ll bring the spirit of Knebworth to you!

Entry Requirements: 14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Tickets £20 + £2 Booking fee Book now

Everything & The Kitchen Sink

Last chance to see  Catherine Lette’s first solo show, ‘Everything & the Kitchen Sink’, which runs until Saturday, 1 July 2023.

The Lido Stores, Ethelbert Terrace, Cliftonville

Broadstairs Bandstand live music

2.30pm-4pm both days

July 1 Beckenham Concert Band

July 2 East Peckham Silver Band


July 1, Dreamland, 5pm-11pm

British pop-rock band Bastille play at Dreamland next summer as part of Margate Summer Series

Scenic Stage (Outdoor Event Space)

All ages welcome, under 18s must be accompanied by adult (18+).

Check ticket availability. Prices from £39.50 + Booking fee Book now

Totally Wired: When The Sun Goes Down…

July 1, Dreamland, 11pm-2am

In association with Margate Summer Series Totally Wired Presents Totally Wired: When The Sun Goes Down… at Dreamland Margate

Roller Room (Indoor Event Space)

This is a 18+ event (ID required)

From £13 + Booking fee. Check ticket availability. Book now

Thanet Festival Choir

July 1, Holy Trinity Church, Nelson Place, Broadstairs, concert 7.30pm-8.30pm

Thanet Festival Choir present ‘Crown Ceremonial: A Celebration of English Coronation Music’ Conducted by Clifford Lister

This year’s Summer Concert will commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III with a programme of music from Coronations through the ages.

Tickets: £12 (includes glass of wine/soft drink) £5 children

I Will Always Love You

July 1, Quex Park, Birchington, 3pm-8.45pm

Whitney Houston artist, Belinda Davids to Quex Park

Book now

Eric G. Honzek’s Cats & Dogs

July 1-27, Eclectic Art Gallery, Margate Old Town

Open Thursday to Monday 11am to 5pm

A selection of original drawings and prints depicting portraits of some of our favourite animals.

Ever since the mid-1970s, Eric has enjoyed painting and drawing portraits of animals.

His exhibition includes a selection of original drawings and prints depicting (as the title suggests) portraits of cats and dogs. Although he sometimes works with acrylic as well as oil paint, this collection will contain artwork originally carried out in graphite pencil.

All exhibits will be for sale and Eric happily accepts commissions.

Eric’s exhibition runs alongside a display of contemporary original art by our resident group of local artists.

Their works include paintings – figurative and abstract; photography – traditional and digital, as well as 3D work, ceramics, jewellery, wood sculptures, prints, greetings cards and postcards.

Eric will be in the gallery between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 8th and Sunday 16th July to meet and chat with visitors *


Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Wes Anderson’s (Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr Fox) much awaited latest comedy is here! With a spectacular cast including Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johannson, Steve Carell, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe and many more!

Now until Thursday 6 July. Details here

Robot Takeover

July 1, Discovery Planet HQ, High Street Ramsgate, 10am-3pm

Last workshop before the Summer break for Discovery Planet which has  collaborated with Small Haven School to develop the Robot workshop.
Programming and playing Pictionary with LEGO Mindstorm robots.
Saturday is FREE for all.

Grand Launch Beach Party at Chartwell House

July 1,Chartwell House Care Home, noon-4pm

Beach-themed community party at Chartwell House at 26 Draco Drive, Off Star Lane, Broadstairs, CT9 4FY.

Activities and entertainment featuring:

Donkeys & Bouncy Castle.
Punch & Judy Show
Live Entertainment
Sand Castle Competition
BBQ, Candy Floss & Ice Cream

For more information about the event or any queries you may have, call 01843 264 819.

Weekly Saturday Market

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

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

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/

Legends vs Ramsgate Select XI fundraising match

A special football match is raising funds to make life better for a little girl with a rare neurodevelopmental disorder, and for her family,

Five -year-old Ella Gonzalez-Bello has White-Sutton syndrome and is non-verbal, non-mobile and has issues with sight, hearing, eating and development. Ella also has epilepsy which has progressively worsened with the youngster suffering between 50 and 100 fits a day.

To help with the fundraising effort a special Legends vs Ramsgate Select XI event will be held at Rams FC’s WW Martin stadium on Sunday 2nd July from 2pm. The event will include special guest appearances. Admission is free but donations to Ella’s fundraiser are requested.

A fundraising page has also been created by family members.

Find Ella’s fundraiser here

Coastal Crafty Crew

July 2, 10am-3pm,  Small Barn, Quex Park, Birchington

Hand craft stalls.

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

Lots of original and unique handmade crafts

For more information email [email protected] or telephone 01843 449346 ask for Jan .

Dumpton Safari

July 2, 10am-3pm

Selling items from homes in West Dumpton Lane, Dumpton Lane, Fairfield Road, Shirley Avenue, Prestedge Avenue, Ellen Avenue, Vine Close and Tavistock Road.

Come and pick up a bargain.

Stall holders welcome to join the safari. Call Laura on 07938746726.

Summer Sundays Concert: The Tones

July 2, The Oval Bandstand and Lawns, 1pm-5pm

Free summer music concert

Open 1pm – 5pm with concert 2pm-4pm

The Oval’s Summer Sundays concerts are free-to-enter

Well behaved dogs are welcome, but they MUST be kept on a lead at all times whilst in the bandstand auditorium.

All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Ramsgate Handmade & Vintage Fair

July 2, 11am-4pm, Harbour Parade Ramsgate

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

Brewery Comedy

July 2, Northdown Brewery, Westwood Industrial Estate, 3pm-6pm

Live afternoon of comedy.3pm Doors open, 4pm Comedy starts (with breaks) and 6pm Finish

Comedy from Elaine Fellows, Sergi Polo, Sarah Iles, MC James Lillis

18+ event. Tickets £10 Book here

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny 12A

Experience the return of legendary hero, Indiana Jones, in the fifth instalment of this beloved swashbuckling series of films. Finding himself in a new era, approaching retirement, Indy wrestles with fitting into a world that seems to have outgrown him. But as the tentacles of an all-too-familiar evil return in the form of an old rival, Indy must don his hat and pick up his whip once more to make sure an ancient and powerful artifact doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

June 30- July 6. Details here

Ramsgate Croquet

July 2, 2pm-5pm Ramsgate Croquet Club, Royal Esplanade

Come and play Croquet to raise funds for the RNLI. Tuition will be available if you do not know how to play.
Refreshments and a raffle.
Tickets – £10 each, tickets are available from the RNLI Ramsgate Shop (Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4pm), Payment by cash only.

Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival

Now until July 2

Guildhall, Market Dtreet, Quay, Tolbridge and town

Bands, performers, craft fair, food and ale, vintage funfair ,mini golf course at the Quay, and more

From 11am. Find the programme at https://www.sandwich-folk-and-ale.org/


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