Things to see and do in Thanet, September 22-24

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Commingled: Shoreline’s Annual Art Show

September 22-26, Pie Factory Gallery Margate, 10am to 5pm

Each year Shoreline Partners, a women-led independent creative business based in Thanet, organise a special exhibition to showcase the work of the artists, makers and creatives they work with in Westgate Galleria and The Eclectic Art Gallery.

This year the venue is the Pie Factory, Margate.

Arts, and crafts, and creative writing will be available to browse and to buy.

Little Shop of Horrors

R&J Productions bring the horror comedy musical to The Centre at Birchington on September 22-23. Shows at 7.30pm plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets from £14. Book here

The Pulse- Westgate

Westgate’s diverse business community is under the spotlight in a photographic and storytelling exhibition created by new town resident Mareike Guensche.

The Pulse Project features 19 businesses/individuals and their stories, showcasing the people and services at the heart of Westgate.

The Pulse exhibition, which took four months to produce, will be on display in shop windows along Station Road and St Mildred’s Road from September 22-October 3 and opens at its central venue, Little Brown Fairy Cake in Station Road, tonight (September 22) 6-8pm

Radford House Ramsgate

The life of local poet and artist Emile Sercombe – aka Steve Lobb- is being celebrated by a group of performers this Friday 22nd September.

More than a dozen poets from London and Kent will perform at Radford House, Ramsgate, in an event raising funds for Arts In Ramsgate.

Poets appearing at the Effingham Street venue include Pete Murry, Patric Cunnane, Mark Holihan and Sue Johns.

The event starts at 7.30pm, and admission is £5 with all money raised going to Arts In Ramsgate.

Margate Old Town Market

Saturday and Sunday 11-4pm. A variety of local vintage traders, designers, artists and makers.

Northdown Primary School charity day

September 23, 10am to 2pm, NCPS in Tenterden Way, Margate

Music, games, food and drink. Supporting local charities.

Frozen Jr

The Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs
Saturday 23rd September at 4:30pm and 7.30pm
£13 adults £10 under 14

Classic Garden Games

September 23-24, 11 am – 3 pm, Quex Gardens Birchington

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.

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Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Ballywalter is a bitter-sweet comedy set in Northern Ireland about the unexpected connections that can change the course of our lives. Eileen is a caustic, unrepentant university drop-out back at home with her mum, making ends meet by driving her ex-boyfriend’s minicab. Shane (comedian Patrick Kielty) exiled in Ballywalter following the break-up of his marriage, hires Eileen to drive him to a stand-up comedy class in Belfast resulting in an unlikely and very funny friendship.

Friday 22 September to Thursday 28 September. Details here

The Howlers

September 23, Ramsgate Music Hall, 7.30pm

East-London trio The Howlers

Tickets £10 + £1.50 Booking fee Book now

The One Like Judi Love

September 23, 8pm, Granville Theatre Ramsgate

Bringing her fresh, unapologetic and charismatic real talk to theatres across the country, the one like Judi Love hits theatres in March, on her first official tour!

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

Broadstairs Bandstand live music

September 23, 2pm-4pm Blake Sonnet

September 24, 1pm-4pm Ian Fox

Dreamland Dog Day

September 23, Dreamland, Gates open: 11am, Park closes 6pm.

Dog Photography – 11:00 to 17:00 (individual sessions will need to be booked below, and each slot is 5 minutes within a 20 minute window). Photographs will be available to download post-event.

The entrance for Dreamland Dog Day will be via the Scenic Gate in the Belgrave Road Car Park. Dogs will not be permitted in undercover spaces or on rides. All dogs must be kept on short leads whilst at Dreamland.

Free to enter, you’ll be able to bring your furry friends to enjoy a doggy day out at Dreamland.  There’ll be the opportunity to take part in agility courses (priced at £1.50 per pooch), watch a free film on the Scenic Screen and browse an array of gifts and treats from stall holders in the Food Court.

Plus, Gary Thatcher will be back in the VIP huts providing Dog Photography sessions, where you can have a professional photograph of you and your furry friend for just £18, plus bf. Tickets are on sale now, so fetch them quickly!

Photography sessions with Gary Thatcher – £20.16 Book now

The Nun 2 (15)

Carlton Cinema Westgate

In 1956 France, a priest is murdered, and it seems an evil is spreading. Sister Irene once again comes face to face with a demonic force.

September 22. Details here

Ghost Hunt At Ramsgate Tunnels

September 23, 7.30pm

Are You Brave Enough to join Ghost Hunter Tours at the incredible Ramsgate Tunnels for a full-blown paranormal investigation?

This location is most famous for keeping people safe during the Second World War.

Tickets £35.00 Book now

York Street Gallery Ramsgate

A Journey through three years of work represented in three series: The Off Season, The Tarot, and People of Thanet by the artist, Scheherazade Pesante.

Now until September 27

York Street Gallery in Ramsgate is open 10.30am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday.

 WESTGATE & GARLINGE action group

September 23, 2pm-5pm, The Bakehouse (opposite Westgate United Servicemens Club) , Westgate

Members of the action group discuss how to object to 2,000 Houses in Westgate and Garlinge at the Save Our Field Saturday gathering. Make your views known


The 10th OhSoRetro show with more than 1,500 classic and retro vehicles on show.

The event at Palm Bay on September 24 will have 50 club stands and some 20 show and shine awards plus trade and autojumble as well as live music and entertainment at The Rec in Palm Bay Avenue on Sunday, September 24, 10am until 4pm.

Entry is £7 prebooked, £10 on the gate. Under 16s go free with a full paying adult. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

There is disabled parking on the first part of the show field. Show your blue badge to a marshal on arrival. Show and Shine awards and raffle are drawn at 3.30pm. All proceeds from the raffle go to the 1st Margate Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade.

Public parking is over the road on Palm Bay Green for a £2 donation. This is being run by East Kent College with funds going to local causes.

Find out more on the website at call 075 44 33 82 82 or email [email protected]

Cliftonville Farmers Market

September 24, 10am-1pm, Walpole Bay Lawns, Cliftonville

The market was established in September 2001, by community group Cliftonville Residents Association who still run it. It celebrates its 22nd anniversary this Sunday and will have 42 stalls including new stallholders.

Faith, Hope and Transness

September 24, 10.30am-11.30am, Union Church Margate

‘Food for Thought Margate’ is a celebration of the diverse community with a monthly programme of dynamic speakers, music and food. Events take every fourth Sunday of the month – an informal, family-friendly gathering offering a free breakfast and hot drink.

Talk by Pippa Catterall, Professor of History and Policy at Westminster University.

There will be music – both communal and performative – and a period of guided quiet meditation on the themes but will not include conventional hymns and prayers.

Margate Cultural Walking Tour

September 24, starts at 1pm

The 40 minute walking tour along Margate’s seafront into the Old Town, covers the town’s history from 900 AD, through its history as a holiday getaway, then as a haven for artists, lovers (and the occasional rockstar) in more recent times…. to the spot it is today.

A fun tour whether you are a local or a visitor – start at Cinque Points by Dreamland, near Margate rail station, then take a gentle stroll through the spots along the seafront that feature in these historical tales… to end in Margate’s old town. And those who stay on afterwards will have the option to taste some of the local wines, ales (and cheese!) together.

Tickets £10 Book now

Mummy to Mummy Fair

Organised by Thanet Virtual High Street and Under 1 Roof

The Mummy to Mummy Baby Fair is tailor-made for pre-parents and parents of 0-5 year olds and takes place on 24th September from 4.30pm-7pm at Under 1 Roof, Pyson’s Road.

Admission: £1 per adult. children’s play for £1.

On offer will be pre-loved baby and children’s clothing in excellent condition, toys, gear, and equipment to keep little ones entertained and connect with fellow parents for tips, and advice.

Snacks and refreshments will be available to buy.

Meadow making at Dane Valley Woods

Sunday 24 September 10am,.

Regular public monthly work party, where anyone is welcome to come along and help out.

September’s task is meadow maintenance. Volunteers will be cutting the meadow and raking up all the arisings. This is to ensure that the ground is kept nutrient poor, as these conditions are best suited to a more diverse swathe of wild flowers developing.

No experience is necessary, just turn up in appropriate clothing and footwear. All training and equipment is provided. The more people that come along, the greater the positive impact achieved together.

More details can be found on the event page


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