29 things to see and do in Thanet, September 1-3

Event at Ramsgate Boating Pool Photo Brian Whitehead

Cliftonville Night Market

September 1, The Oval Bandstand & Lawns Cliftonville, 5pm – 9pm

Goods from local makers and  a range of tasty dishes from Kentish food stalls, free live music and entertainment.

“23for23” – Celebrating Lady Judith Montefiore

Now until September 2, Italianate Glasshouse, King George VI Park, Ramsgate

Exhibition open daily 10.30am – 4pm

The year 2023 marks the centenary of the appointment of Ramsgate’s (and Kent’s) first female mayor and greatest benefactor, Dame Janet Stancomb-Wills. To commemorate this, Ramsgate’s Working History have identified inspiring women from the town’s past whose contributions have sometimes been overlooked and lost to time.

The 23for23: Leading Ramsgate Women are pioneers and trailblazers in civil rights, politics, business and the arts, whose legacy has shaped not only Ramsgate, but also the world we live in today.

Lady Judith Montefiore (1784-1862) joins Dame Janet in the twenty-three.

As one of the first Jewish women who moved in royal and society circles, Lady Judith was able to advocate for the many philanthropic and humanitarian causes she and her husband, Sir Moses Montefiore, championed. She was a gifted linguist, who read Hebrew and spoke five languages. A talented writer who penned the first Jewish cookery book in English, she produced a series of extraordinary journals of extensive travels across Europe and the Near East.

Local historians will be available during the exhibition for questions about Lady Judith’s fascinating life.

For more information visit the Facebook group “Ramsgate 23for23” 

The Italianate Glasshouse & Occasional Tea Garden is in King George VI Memorial Park, Ramsgate is a five-minute walk from Montefiore Avenue or from Victoria Parade along the cliff top. Please check the website for opening times and to make a booking for afternoon tea


September 1, 7.30pm, Ramsgate Music Hall

Eight-piece Norwegian outfit Drongo travel to Ramsgate on Friday 1st September, bringing with them their exhilarating fusion of krautrock, disco, afrobeat, electronica, noise rock.

£12 + £1.50 Booking Fee Book now


September 1, 7.30pm, WhereElse? The Centre, Margate

Raw punk powerhouse HotWax are ripping up the template and ripping up stages across the UK.

With a handful of self released tracks, and barely out of school, Tallulah Sim-Savage (vocals and guitar), Lola Sam (bass) and Alfie Sayers (drums) are already confirmed to share festival stages with Queens of the Stone Age, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Strokes this summer and their rarified live energy and sound has already won them the support of Nova Twins, Wolf Alice and Jack Saunders.

From £6 Book now

Jerron Paxton

September 2, 7.30pm, Ramsgate Music Hall

An evening of folk, jazz, blues and country

£17.50 + £1.50 Booking Fee Book now


Palace Cinema Broadstairs

12-year-old Georgie has been living alone since her beloved mum died, hiding away from the adult world in the flat they shared.  But when her absent feckless young father Jason returns out of the blue to look after Georgie, she’s forced to confront reality. Pitched somewhere between last year’s Aftersun and a Ken Loach comedy.

September 1-7, Details here

Ami Garmon : Patience and Hunger

September 2, doors open 7pm, Tom Thumb Theatre Cliftonville.

A visceral and whimsical one-woman show adapted from her current album and upcoming book ‘Patience and Hunger’ by Berlin-based American choreographer Ami Garmon.

Tickets from £10 Book now

Margate Sea Cadets

Margate sea cadets will hold an end of summer fair on September 2 from 10am-2pm.

There will be stalls, food, drink, entertainment, a photo booth, raffle and a visit by Birchington author Faye Beerling for a book signing.

Entry £1, under 10s admitted free.

Sea Cadets Margate Hartsdown Park, Hartsdown Road.

Choral Singing Workshop and Taster Day

September 2 St Anne’s Church Hall, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville

Harmony Ladies Choir invite you to a free choral singing workshop and taster daySession 2pm-4pm for Upper Voices

Receive expert tuition from voice coach and professional opera singer, Catriona Logan, and experience a taste of choral singing with members of Harmony Ladies Choir.

For more information on Catriona, visit the website www.harmonychoir.org

To register your interest contact [email protected] or 01843 221744

Brighter Days Market

September 2, Turner Contemporary, Open 11am – 3pm

Brilliant shopping from amazing makers, designers and artists. Discover and buy hand-crafted jewellery, homewares, clothing, prints, cards, ceramics and more at @brighterdaysmarkets Autumn event at Turner Contemporary

Introduction to Mono/Relief Printing and Photogram Workshop

September 2, Radford House, Effingham Street, Ramsgate, 10am-5pm with sessions 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm

Introduction to both cameraless photography and traditional paper and ink printmaking.

You will be making photograms and contact prints as well as trying mono and relief printing using stencilling and overprinting to create unique pieces of work whilst learning about these different forms of making images on paper.

Two identical 3 hour workshops (morning or afternoon) will take place exploring both mediums using professional printing equipment and a pop up black and white darkroom.

No previous experience is necessary. This is for anyone interested in either trying something for the first time or revisiting the processes with a willingness to explore and experiment.

Any questions please email [email protected]

£45 per session

The Pull of the Tides

September 2-30

Main Space, Liminal Gallery, 34 Fort Hill, Margate

Liminal Gallery presents ‘The Pull of the Tides,’ a two-person exhibition by painters Anna Blom and Emma Richardson. The exhibition delves into the depths of human emotion, nature’s mysteries, the interplay between the conscious and unconscious realms and the passage of time.

Emma Richardson’s intricate paintings draw inspiration from water as the source of life and its dual nature of fear, calm, and intrigue. They resonate with the ocean’s rhythmic pulse, mirroring the interplay between the conscious and subconscious.

Anna Blom’s paintings delve into co-existence and its emotional echoes. Blom’s diaristic approach, characterised by layers of sketches, white noise, and writing, culminates in semi-abstract observational portraitures.

All are welcome to join the opening of ‘The Pull of the Tides’ on Saturday 2nd September 5-8pm.

Athelstan/Ethelbert alleyway, Cliftonville

Saturday 2nd September – 10:00-13:00/16:00 Community Garden/Weeding.

Movies, Musicals and More fundraiser

Wantsum Productions at Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School, 7.30pm.

£6 each or four tickets for £20 at www.ticketsource.co.uk/wantsum-productions

Eats n Beats opening party

Music, food and drinks on Saturday, September 2nd from 5pm at the former Ravensgate in King Street, Ramsgate.

Classic Garden Games

Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex, Birchington

Weekends throughout September, 11 am – 3 pm.

Garden games have been played in Quex Gardens for many years, and enjoyed by all. This September bring the family to Quex Gardens and enjoy traditional garden games included with your general admission ticket. Challenge Grandpa to a game of boules, test your sister at giant Jenga or gather everyone for a game of croquet.

Adult: £3.50
Concession (over 65, disabled, student with student ID): £3.00
Child (4-16): £2.50
Infant (0-3): Free
Carer / Companion (accompanying a disabled person): Free
Powell-Cotton Museum Members: Free

Hire your chosen game upon arrival – first comes first serve

Tickets at https://tickets.tygit.com/shop/group-calendar/pk/a627c2d35e0b2004226be3b54c55156d

Music at Broadstairs Bandstand

Both days 2.30pm-4pm

September 2 Rhiannon Rae

September 3 Gravesend Borough Band

Newington Garden Safari

Sunday, September 3, 10am-2pm

Stalls in front gardens across Newington.

Find the map at: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?ll=51.348509777517556%2C1.3918868217475966&z=15&mid=1o2PDyGBKoeETxSaU-6xMQ5icUjsvS90

Coastal Crafty Crew

September 3, 10am-3pm, Quex Small Barn, Quex Park

Selection of craft stalls and a tombola supporting the Children’s Air Ambulance

Summer Sundays Concert: Smokin’ Mavericks

September 3, Open 1pm – 5pm with concert 2pm-4pm, The Oval Bandstand and Lawns, Cliftonville.

Free concert,

Ramsgate Handmade & Vintage Fair

September 3, Harbour Parade, Open 11am-4pm

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

Tom Davis : Underdog

September 3, 8pm, Granville Theatre Ramsgate

Tom Davis is best known for hit shows King Gary, The Curse, Murder In Successville, Live At The Apollo and his hugely popular podcast Wolf and Owl with Romesh Ranganathan.

Embarking on his biggest tour to date with his brand new show, ‘Underdog’, Tom will be exploring life as the longshot. From leaving school with no qualifications to years working on building sites, all the way to the difficult road to fatherhood.

Strictly 14+. Contains swearing & adult content.

Tickets available from £23.10 subject to a transaction fee of £2.50 Book now

Ramsgate Vikings Model Boat Open Day

September 3, Open 10am-4pm, Rmsgate Boating Pool, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate

Ramsgate Vikings Model Boat Club present their open day with:

Model Boat displays

On the water demonstrations

Club 500 racing (small electric speedboats) at 12pm and 2pm

All displays and demonstrations are subject to pool and weather conditions and may change without notice

Classic Cars at Quex

September 3,11am – 3pm

Classic cars at Quex House are brought to you by Thanet Classics Car Club members.

Thanet Classics are a family-friendly classic car club serving the South East Kent Region, primarily in Thanet, but also has members from Essex, Faversham, Dover and Sandwich. They are a club of owners and enthusiasts of vehicles that are over 25 years old.

On Sunday 3rd September enjoy some classics from the 70s and older! You’ll see a range of 12-15 cars, with brands such as Wolseley, Pontiac and Austin.

Visitors are welcome to explore the Museum, House and Gardens – tickets can be booked online here or at the gift shop.

Making Ellie Count

Sunday, September 3 at the Pavilion in Broadstairs.

There will be performances from Kieran from Wren, Lauren Friday, Frank Tucker, Lee Patrick, The SuperMicks#TSM, Breed, compere Alex Tucker plus many of the presenters from Academy FM will be there.

The event kicks off at noon and finishes around 6pm. Raising awareness and funds for Sepsis UK.

George V Margate tree walk

September 3, 1pm

Peter Hasted and Thanet Urban Forest event

On the junction of Canterbury Road, and George V Avenue, KCC have re-landscaped the memorial green to include a Sustainable Urban Drainage System with 50 new community trees. Join Peter to review the trees and explore how the environmental factors define the way trees grow

Westgate tree walk

September 3, 3.30pm, meet by Westgate library

Join local tree warden Peter, to explore and highlight some of Westgate’s Urban Forest.

Peter Pan (U)

Carlton Cinema Westgate

Disney animated film, Wendy (Kathryn Beaumont) and her two brothers are amazed when a magical boy named Peter Pan (Bobby Driscoll) flies into their bedroom, supposedly in pursuit of his rebellious shadow. He and his fairy friend, Tinkerbell, come from a far-off place called Neverland, where children stay perpetually young

September 1-3. Details here

Further afield

The Victorian House Open Day

September 1st & 2nd
New bespoke furnishings and fittings outlet.

The Two Pines, Sandwich Industrial Estate, Sandwich, CT13 9LY.
Parking on-site
Open from 8am to 8pm

Website: www.thevictorianhouse.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thevictorianhouses


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