Things to do and see in Thanet October 6-8

Babii heading to Ramsgate Music Hall

Art School: An exhibition of new works by Shem

The Margate Gallery is  hosting an exhibition of the latest works by British-born self-taught contemporary abstract expressionist painter, Shem. His most recent works are new canvases, works on paper in a range of sizes, and works on familiar and found objects.

​Art School will be open at The Margate Gallery from 6th October – 27th October 2023 from 11am until 4pm each day, and a private view of the works will open on Friday 6th October from 5pm until 9pm.

The Margate Galley (Margate School) is at 31-33 High Street

Do You Believe In Ghosts?

October 6, 7.30pm, The Granville Theatre Ramsgate

Welcome to a haunting night at the theatre. Are you feeling brave?

Discover all the secrets of what goes on when the theatre goes dark. When the only thing to guide you is the Ghost Light.

Tickets available from £31.90 Book now

Riding the Fault

Now until October 9, Hold Queen Street, Ramsgate

Exhibition by Lisa Kalloo

Open noon-6pm.

Kaleidoscope: Viktoriya Richardson

October 5-11, Pie Factory Gallery, Broad Street, Margate, daily 10am-5pm

Viktoriya Richardson is back to showcase her latest collection of captivating artworks at the Pie Factory Gallery.

Viktoriya’s original art will be available for purchase. Prints, cards and merch will be available on display for purchase as well.

Margate Hardcore Revival

October 6, 7pm, Where Else? The Centre Margate

Rodent Promotions Presents – Margate Hardcore Revival

Under 18’s Must Be Accompanied By An Adult

Tickets £8 Book now

Margate WI Quiz Evening

October 6, 7.30pm, Thanet Indoor Bowls Centre, Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville

Quiz starts at 8pm

Proceeds will be split between Margate WI and their nominated good cause for 2023/24: The Cheerful Sparrows.

The evening will include prizes, a raffle and other games.

To book tickets, email [email protected] with the subject ‘Quiz Tickets”.

Tickets are £6 per person. Max of eight per table. Smaller parties may be grouped together.


October 6, 7.30pm, Ramsgate Music Hall, Turner Street

Celebrating 10 years of Ramsgate Music Hall this month,BABii returns for a special show of electronic music

BABii is the alter-ego of Daisy Warne. She produces tracks that feature skittering beats and fractured synths

Tickets £12 + £1.50 Booking fee Book now

The New Eves with Green Diesel

October 6, 7.30pm, ARK, Albion Road, Cliftonville

The New Eves will make their Kent debut at supported by Green Diesel

Tickets £8 plus booking fee Book now

The Social

October 6, 7pm, Olby’s Soul Café, King Street, Margate

An evening of quality music, from swing to rhythm & blues, rock n roll to boogaloo, with some ska & 60’s soul

DJ Jerome and Lindsay will be hosts for the evening with guest DJ TBC.

Free Book now

The Rotters Opera

October 6, 7.30pm, Tom Thumb Theatre Cliftonville

The Rotters Opera is a new comic work written by acclaimed writer Carole Hayman (Ladies of Letters) and directed by Simon Yadoo (RSC & National Theatre), with musical arrangements by internationally renowned composer, Felix Cross MBE.

It is loosely based on a little known true story of the 1880 by-election that took place in the Parliamentary constituency of Sandwich (extended to include Deal and Walmer in the 1832 Reform Act), when bribing electors for their votes was commonplace.

Tickets from £10 Book now

Dehors  exhibition by Natasha de Samarkandi

October 6-8, 11am-4pm daily with private view October 6, 6pm-9pm, Hold Creative Studios, Albert Street, Ramsgate

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Book signing

Local author Nick Evans will be in Ramsgate this Saturday (7 October) to sign copies for anyone buying his latest book A Fashionable Place – Stories From Ramsgate.

Independent book store Book Bodega, in Harbour Street, will host the occasion between 11am and 12.30pm when Nick will happily apply his moniker and chat about the book’s contents.

EP release at Silvers

An EP release party in Margate this Saturday (October 7) will be a debut event for Margate singer Nata and for music and events company founder Tamara Pile-Gray.

Nata, 24, will launch EP Metamorphosis on the day of the event, which is being held at Silvers in Margate High Street.

The launch event starts at 6pm with tickets starting from £10. There will also be performances by Charb from Ramsgate and N7ANDO from Margate

All information for the event can be found on the Facebook event page ‘Metamorphosis’.

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Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Ken Loach’s (I, Daniel Blake, Wind that Shakes the Barley) latest film speaks with great heart and humour, to the current issues of the day. A publican and a Syrian refugee join forces to help their community make it through hard times in this hearfelt, funny and magnificent portrayal of the power of compassion.

Now until Thursday 12 October  Details here

ADHD hyper fixation and Why It Looks Like I Love Pedro Pascal

October 7, 6pm-8pm, Rhodes Gallery on UpMargate, The Centre, Margate

The opening of Heidi Gentle Burrell’s second part to her now famous show ADHD Hyper Fixation and Why It Looks Like I Love Pedro Pascal.

National Coastwatch Institution display event

October 7, 10am-4pm, Ramsgate seafront, near the Clock Tower. Look out for the Team and the NCI Gazebo! Sea safety and recruiting information will be available

Truly, Jack The Ripper

October 7, 7.30pm,  Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs

Atmospheric one-man show adapted from classic stories based around the Ripper theme. Was the Ripper a mad doctor, an escaped lunatic, a deranged barrister – or some just like you or me?
Award-winning actor Jonathan Goodwin performs in a show scripted by himself.

Advance tickets: £17.00 / On the door: £19.00 Book now

In The Offing

Turner Contemporary’s next exhibition, titled In The Offing, brings together a group of artists, musicians, and film-makers.

The exhibition has been devised by Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey.

The exhibition brings together moving image, sound and light through the exhibition spaces, and Leckey promises it will give visitors an experience between a gallery and a fairground attraction.

In The Offing is at Turner Contemporary, Margate from 7 October  – 14 January 2024.

Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Quizzical Caves

October 7, 6.30pm, Margate Caves Northdown Road

Teams of up to 6 people with nibbles for the table

Prizes for the winners and excellent wooden spoon prizes!

Chance to visit the Caves in the interval

Non-alcoholic refreshments available, Cash bar available or £8 corkage per table

Tickets £25 a team, £5 deposit (non-refundable) to be paid now with balance to be paid on the night Book now

York Street Gallery Ramsgate

Exhibition by Mick Cairns, Sally-Ann Bullock and Mandy Cairns

October 4-11, Tues-sat 10.30am-4pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

The Great Escaper (12A)

Carlton Cinema Westgate

In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades at the D-Day Landings 70th anniversary. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world as Bernie embodied the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. It was an inspirational but sanitised retelling of one man’s need to come to terms with the lasting trauma of war. Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (Glenda Jackson)

October 6-12 Details here

Margate Old Town Market

Weekly Saturday market open from 11am – 4pm (weather permitting)

Margate Old Town (Market Place, near Margate Museum)

Harmony Ladies Choir Charity Concert

October 7, Concert  2.30pm – 4.30pm, St Saviour’s Church Westgate

Harmony Ladies Choir present their Charity Concert with funds raised aiding the church

Musical Director Patrick Dunn. A concert of a variety of musical genres.

Tickets £7 include light refreshments. Tickets available on the door or in advance by telephoning 01843 602224

Westgate and Garlinge Action Group Against Housing Development

October 7, 10am-1pm, The Bakehouse Westgate

Opportunity to add your signature against plans for 2000 homes in Westgate and GARLINGE.

Ramsgate Handmade & Vintage Fair

October 8, 11am-4pm, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate

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

From Spirituals to Swing

October 8, 3pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs.

The Thanet Community Gospel Choir will perform “From Spirituals to Swing” for their annual concert at Sarah Thorne.

Advance tickets: £10 / On the door: £12 Book now

Margate Cultural Walking Tour

October 8, 1pm, meet at The Shakespeare Pub, 1 Canterbury Road, Westbrook

This 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.

Start at the Shakespeare, 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