25 things to see and do in Thanet, July 15-16

Open day at the Yoakley House gardens Photo Frank Leppard

Mrs Fox’s Skulduggery Tour

Explore the dark and mysterious side of Ramsgate, including tales of scandal and intrigue, with Mrs Fox’s Skulduggery Tour.

The walk, which takes place every Friday between now and September 22, also includes a dollop of the town’s social history as it follows in the footsteps of smugglers, murderers and smack boys.

The spinetingling two hour guided tour starts at 7pm at the Obelisk by Ramsgate’s harbour, and travels to Ellington Park and back.

Mrs Fox is played by Ramsgate resident Tracy Russell, a costumed historical interpreter with more than 20 years experience, ‘bringing history to life’ in heritage sites, like Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, Dover Castle and many more.

Find more on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089828655411

Or go to Eventbrite to buy tickets (£7.50) at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mrs-foxs-skulduggery-tour-of-ramsgate-tickets-656560589397

St Peter’s & Beacon Road Ward Pre-Loved Safari

July 15, 10am to 1pm. More than 90 properties taking part in the first St Peter’s & Beacon Road safari

Find more at https://www.facebook.com/groups/973397260520868

Broadstairs Victorians Summer fair

Music, vintage cars and entertainment will be on offer in Broadstairs this weekend.

Broadstairs Victorians group holds its Summer fair on July 15-16 at Victoria Gardens, from 11am until 5pm.

There will be a variety of stalls and on Saturday there will be a vintage car display.

On the Bandstand entertainment will be provided on Saturday by CalGaRry, a band from Rochester playing in the town for the first time, at 11am, followed by Mickie Driver from 2pm.

On the Bandstand on Sunday Mickie Driver is back between 11am and 1pm.
CalGaRy returns to Broadstairs on August 12 at Harpers Wine Bar, at 4pm.

Broadstairs bandstand will also have live music on Sunday 16 from Betteshanger Brass Band, 2.30pm to 4pm.

St John’s Margate Pop Up Charity Shop

Saturday 15th July from 10am noon, Community Centre next to St John’s Church.

Entry is free and all are welcome.  Why not sit and enjoy coffee and cake and meet friends and family.

The Community Centre will have a room full of clothing to explore and the main hall will be full of stalls offering nearly new/pre-loved bargains.

This month there will also be some collectible china, vinyl, coins and vintage items.

There are also lots of new children’s reading books, activity books and toys to keep youngsters amused this summer and stalls selling jewellery, bric a brac and handcrafted items.

The event raises funds to support the Community Centre.


Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary daredevil archaeologist Indiana Jones with Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge,  Antonio Banderas and Mads Mikkelsen!

Friday 14 July to Thursday 27 July

Details here

101 Run – Custom Motorcycle Show

July 15, Dreamland, 10am to 6pm

Expect 60+ custom & vintage motorcycles from across the UK & Europe plus international guests, vendors, skateboard ramp and custom build off, all by the sea in sunny Margate

DicE Magazine presents 101 Run at the Hall By The Sea at Dreamland (Indoor Event Space)

There is also a public ride out on July 14th starting at 9am from the Albion Rooms CT9 2HL, which will be a 101 mile spin down and around the coast and then back again to the Albion Rooms for a pre-show party that night.

All ages welcome. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult (18+)

Tickets from £28 Click here to book tickets

Duisterwerk: Jon Law and Daniel Tollady

July 14-16, Pie Factory Gallery, King Street, Margate

Fri 14th – 5pm to 9pm, Sat 15th & Sun 16th – 11am to 5pm

‘Duisterwerk’ is a series of paintings and installation situated within the larger series called ‘Rasterwerk’.

The selection of works focus on a limited colour scheme and are informed by a fascination with chance and programmatic methodologies.

Accompanying the exhibition will be a collaborative installation with Daniel Tollady, which explores the productive tension between structural sculpture and atmospheric sound design.

Botanical Printing Workshop

July 15-16, Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington

Learn how to make beautiful, unique prints directly from nature using different techniques with plants, flowers and leaves to create your own artwork

Suitable for children aged 5 and over (grown-ups can have a go too)!

Aprons will be provided – Please wear weather-appropriate clothing

Price: Member: Free, Adult: £3.50, Concession: £3.00, Child: £2.50, Infant (age 0-3 years): Free. Small charge for craft activity.

Opening Times: Museum and Gardens 11am – 4pm

Entrance to Quex House will be by guided tour only. Tour times will be published on the day Book now

Stone Foundation

July 15, Olby’s Soul Café, Margate, 7pm-2am

Part of the 25th anniversary year tour

Stage times 8.30pm – 10pm… From 10pm DJ’s playing Soul & Funk through till 2am with late bar

Tickets  £20 plus booking fee Book now

Deep State returns to Ramsgate Music Hall

July 15. Start time: 9pm

Entry Requirements: 18+

Resident DJs Emma K, Karl Johnson and Sasha Lacroix, are joined by legendary techno DJ and producer Colin Dale alongside Rob Fung (Funky Fung’s Factory) and Whitstable legend Joe Wrafter.

Tickets  £8 + £1.50 Booking fee Book now

Skirmish Through Time

July 15-16, 10am-4pm, RAF Manston History Museum

Interaction with the re-enactors encouraged.

Skirmishes throughout the day.

Ample free parking.

Refreshments available

Guns and cannons will be fired which can be loud.

Daily entrance to the Museum & Re-Enactment arena:
Adults £5.50
Concession £4.50
Children 5+ £2.50 (under 5’s free)
Family ticket £16.00 (2 adults & up to 4 children)
Annual passes available from £16

Prima Queen

July 15, doors open 7pm, WhereElse, The Centre, Margate

All female indie/alternative rock band at WhereElse, Margate.

Teaming up with The National Lottery and Music Venue Trust

Buy a ticket to any of the shows and bring a friend for FREE (with any Lotto Product). T+C’s apply.

Prima Queen is an all female indie/alternative rock band fronted by songwriting duo and best friends Louise Macphail (Bristol, UK) and Kristin McFadden (Chicago, USA).

This is a 16+ event.

Tickets £7 Book now

Throwing on the Potter’s Wheel for 11-18 year olds

July 15, 11am-12.30pm, Gillian Farrell Ceramics Studio, near Ellington Park, Ramsgate, CT11 9TL

The class will be taught by Gillian Farrell and Vivienne Yankah, both experienced ceramic artists, both DBS checked. You can stay at the studio while your child takes part in the class, enjoying a cup of tea in the garden, or drop off, up to you.

All necessary materials: clay, tools, and equipment will be provided during the session. We will fire the best two pots that they make and dip them in a colour of their choice . The pots will be ready after 3 weeks from the date of the session. Please make sure your child is wearing old clothes.

Tickets £25 Book now

Pottery Taster lesson for children age 5-10 years

July 15, 9am-10am, Gillian Farrell Ceramics Studio, near Ellington Park, Ramsgate, CT11 9TL

This pottery taster session is for 5 to 10 year olds. The class offers your child the chance to play with clay and have an experience throwing on the potter’s wheel in a fun and relaxed environment. The class will be taught by Gillian Farrell and Vivienne Yankah, both experienced ceramic artists, both DBS checked. One parent can stay at the studio while your child takes part in the class, enjoying a cup of tea in the garden, or drop your child off, up to you.

All necessary materials: clay, tools, and equipment will be provided during the session. We will fire the best two pots that they make and dip them in a colour of their choice . The pots will be ready after 3 weeks from the date of the session. Please make sure your child is wearing old clothes.

Price £15. Book at https://site.corsizio.com/c/6491eafcaeafb3ee34f35f45

Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning – Part One (12A)

Carlton Cinema Westgate

Loaded with heart-pounding action and jaw-dropping stunts, prepare for the best Mission ever. With his elite organization shut down by the CIA, agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team (Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) race against time to stop the rise of a new global threat, The Syndicate, a dangerous network of rogue operatives turned traitors. To stop them, Ethan must join forces with an elusive, disavowed agent (Rebecca Ferguson) who may or may not be on his side as he faces his most impossible mission yet.

July 13-20. Details here

Ramsgate FC vs Hastings United

July 15, 3pm kick off at the WW Martin Stadium

Free entry. Includes a family fun day prior to the match with face painting, art competition, penalty comp and more

Thanet Vintage Bus Road Run

The Thanet Vintage Bus Road Run will take place on Sunday, July 16 taking passengers on a route around the coast.

The annual event is organised by the Southern Counties Omnibus Collection and will once again be raising funds for Cats in Crisis.

Last year the run raised £518.98 for the charity and organisers hope to raise even more this year.

Six vintage and classic buses are confirmed as taking part in this year’s event which will leave from The Look Out café on Royal Esplanade in Ramsgate at around 10.45am and take a leisurely drive around Broadstairs, Cliftonville, Margate, Birchington then Minnis Bay before returning to Ramsgate via Acol and Manston.

There will be several photo stops on route and a stop for an hour for lunch at Westgate – passengers need to bring their own food and drink.
This year the Omnibus Collection will be operating a bus in from Sandwich and one via Ramsgate railway station.

The vintage bus run is a free event.

Feeder buses from Sandwich at 9,30am, Cliffsend 9,45am and Ramsgate Railway Station 10.30am.

Buses start arriving at 10am and will depart for the run around the Thanet coast at 10.45am arriving back at Ramsgate between 4pm-4.30pm.

Michael Yoakley home and almshouses garden open day

Sunday 16th July, open to the public from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Visitors are invited to wander around the gardens and talk to the gardeners. £5 entry with all proceeds going to  Yoakley home League of Friends. Tea and cake also for sale.

Michael Yoakley’s Charity was established in 1709 and consists of beautiful historic alms houses, lovely gardens and a Quaker meeting room where Elizabeth Fry worshipped in 1845.

Find Yoakley House, via Drapers Close, St Peter’s Road, Margate, Kent CT9 4AJ

Summer Sundays Concert: Lew Lewis and His Allstar Trio

July 16, The Oval Bandstand and Lawns, Cliftonville

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

National Garden Scheme Open Day

July 16. Open 11am – 4pm, Quex Estate, Birchington

For generations, the Powell-Cotton family has enjoyed the gardens at Quex. Their love of outdoor spaces is clear to see today in the seven acres of historic gardens and natural woodland. Take a stroll around the beautiful gardens and take in the winding paths, cooling woodland, stunning flower borders, and the bountiful walled garden.

On this open day, Head Gardener Sue will be on hand to talk to you about the history and future of this special place.

Your ticket also grants you entry to the Powell-Cotton Museum and complimentary tours.

All admission monies from the day will be donated to the National Garden Scheme support Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, Queens Nursing Institute, Parkinson’s UK, Perennial, MS Society, and more.

Price: Member, Free. Adult: £3.50, Concession: £3.00, Child: £2.50, Infant (age 0-3 years): Free.

All entrance fees donated to National Gardens Scheme

Conscious Light

July 16, 2pm-3pm, Droit House, Stone Pier, Margate

Screening of The Divine Life and Revelation of Avatar Adi Da Samraj


Shakespeare on the Beach

July 16, Margate Main Sands, starts 7.30pm

Changeling Theatre and Phoenix Community Events return to Margate Main Sands with Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare.

The King and three friends take an oath dedicating themselves to a life of study, avoiding the company of women for three years.

No sooner have they made their vow the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.

Tickets with price of deckchair included Adults £21*, Under 16s £13.50* plus booking fees Book now

Vintage and Alternative Clothing Market

The Sarah Thorne Theatre, July 16, 12pm-4.30pm

Vintage clothing, ranging from the 1960s up to the early 2000s, with lots of 90s and Y2K pieces. There will also be a huge selection of vintage goth, punk and alternative clothing. Sizes range from XXS-XXXL. As well as individually priced discounted rarer items, there will be £1, £3, £5 and £7 rails

A small area will also have second hand children’s toys.

The event is dog friendly.

Complimentary glass of wine on arrival- this will be on a first come first serve basis.
Food and refreshments will also be available.

Art4All exhibition

Twelve local artists with a varied range of abilities and learning impairments are exhibiting their work in Ramsgate.

All the artists exhibiting are part of the Sandra Art4All Art Studio, which was established by Sandra Hampton in 2016 to provide a platform for aspiring artists with special needs. Sandra launched Art4All at her Acol home when she was made redundant as a result of the closure of the Royal School for Deaf Children in Margate.

The exhibition showcases a vibrant collection of drawings, paintings and photographs from artists with learning impairments including Autism, Charge Syndrome, Deaf and Cerebral Palsy.

The exhibition is open now and runs to Sunday 30 July at Discovery Planet, High Street, Ramsgate. It is open to the public every day Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-4pm, with an artist in residence Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during this time.

Margate artist Twinkle Troughton is among those who will be in attendance.

Line and Form

The Front Room Gallery, Bellevue Road, Ramsgate from July 14-30

Open Thursday to Sunday, 11am-5pm. Opening night on July 14 from 7pm-9pm

Peter Rackley, who specialises in geometric works, will show his latest pieces at the Front Room Gallery in Ramsgate from July 14-30.

The 41-year-old, who is originally from Liverpool, has always “been into drawing and doodling” but the gift of a geometry set changed his style of work.


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