Things to do and see in Thanet, October 14-15

Lateral Inking – solo show by Ieuan Edwards, linocut printmaker

Lateral Inking – a solo show by Ieuan Edwards, linocut printmaker

Now until October 18, York Street Gallery, Ramsgate

Broadstairs artist Ieuan Edwards makes a third solo visit to York Street Gallery in Ramsgate with his show Lateral Inking.

Ieuan is a printmaker, specialising in the art of linocut. His work has been shown widely across the UK and beyond, including appearances at The Turner Contemporary and the Royal Academy of Arts.

Much of Ieuan’s work features distinctive Thanet local landmarks and he has a keen interest in our local heritage, whether it be the fairground architecture of Dreamland, the Brutalist lines of Arlington House or the pulhamite rockwork along Ramsgate seafront.

As well as making prints, Ieuan is an illustrator, particularly enjoying working with musicians on album cover and merchandise artwork. His latest project was with Lone Bison, a Ramsgate based electronic musician, on the cover for his album Wave Construction – featuring a slightly abstract image of the Scenic Railway at Dreamland.

Ieuan enjoys working with the community, having collaborated with local organisations including Ramsgate Arts Primary School and the Dreamland Heritage Trust.

Ieuan will be at the gallery from 10.30am – 4pm today (October 13) if you’d like to have a go at inking and pulling a print. All welcome.

British mini-golf championships

October 14-15, Strokes adventure golf course, Westbrook, 9am to 4pm Saturday and 9am to 3pm Sunday

It’s the British Mini-golf Championships next weekend 14-15th October 50 participants competing for British titles of General Male and Female plus Senior, Super Senior and Youth titles. Course closed to public use but spectators welcome and refreshments and food available.

Discovery Planet sessions

Members of the public will be able to take part in Solar Energy workshops on Saturday 13th  October by dropping into Discovery Planet HQ in Ramsgate High Street on the hour, every hour from 10am to 3pm, which is when the last session starts.

The 10am slot will be a special ‘quiet session’ for people who need a calmer environment. As usual participation is all free of charge, this time as a result of generous funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Megan, The Printmaker

October 13-18, Pie Factory Margate

Exhibition by Megan Seymour-Jones at the Pie Factory Gallery.

Open daily from 10am – 5pm

10am – 3pm on 18th October

More than comfort – Mantras, proverbs and maxims. A visual exploration on the use of repeated language to aid in the navigate the turbulence of life. Risograph and Screenprint by Megan Seymour-Jones.

UK Pink Floyd Experience

October 14, 7.30pm, The Granville Theatre Ramsgate

Celebrating 50 years since the release of their iconic album The Dark Side of The Moon, UK Pink Floyd Experience recreate the sights and sounds of the legendary band in concert.

Tickets available from £28.05 Book now

East Kent Artists’ Open Houses

October 14-15

The chance to see an array of artists’ works within their homes and studios.

The event also runs over the weekends of 21st/22nd and 28th/29th October.

Venues open 11am-5pm unless otherwise stated.

Throughout the festival, artists and artisans homes, studios and galleries across the Isle open their spaces to visitors for three weekends. This is a great chance to see and buy unique artworks and meet the artists within their creative environment.

Julia Ellen Lancaster – Liminal Gallery, 34 Fort Hill, Margate (OPEN SATURDAY ONLY 11am-3pm)

Sarah Manly – Unit 3 Beales Yard, Grotto Hill, Margate (Within RG Scotts Furniture Market)

Deborah Gilbert- DIG Gallery, 85a Canterbury Road (11am-3pm)

Cecilia Bonilla, Colin Gorry, Matthew Cunningham and Pam Tait – 31A Clifton Gardens, Cliftonville

Govinda Sah Azad – 35 Godwin Road, Margate (10am-5pm)

Jayne Wright – WerkHaus, 30 High Street Margate

Adelphine Newton, Deborah Gilbert, Janis Volckman, Lorraine Kinnear, Max Sheppard, Michele Papageorghiou, Nick Gilbert, Sarah Gibbon, Stephanie Fuller, Gem Blastock and Anne-Marie Rymill – The Eclectic Art Gallery, 6 Broad Street, Margate

Kirsty Kennedy – 170 High Street, Margate (SATURDAY ONLY)

Louise Frances Smith and Holly Horton – Margate Gift Shop/Substance, 37 High Street, Westbrook, Margate

Darcy Brenna – Ramsay and Williams Gallery, 6 Market Street, Margate

Mercedes Workman – 25 Dane Hill Row, Margate (Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday by booking for portrait)

Jayne Wright, Julie Goldsmith, Rebecca Trusett Elves and Lore of Shangri-La – LORE of Shangri-Li, Thanet Studio, 7 Thanet Road, Margate

Kavel Rafferty – 23 Approach Road, Margate

Stuart Leech – The Shop Front Community Gallery, 161 Northdown Road, Margate

Cato Barend Van Schalkwyk and Jon Spencer – The Shop Front Studio, 161 Northdown Road, Margate

Natasha Caruana – 52 Warwick Road, Margate (12pm-5pm)

Jill Pantony and Kate Hill – 10 Rutland Gardens, 61 Northdown Road, Margate

Ami Blastock and Gem Blastock – 21 Lloyd Road, Broadstairs

Christine Jeffryes, Josephine Harvatt and Gemma Cohen: Colibri Artist – 87 Bradstow Way, Broadstairs

Christine May Pettet – 64 Bradstow Way, Broadstairs

Karen King – New Kent Art Gallery & Studio, 49a Albion Street, Broadstairs (11am-4pm)

Lana Arkhi, Gavin Alexander, Bob Connell and Steven Thor Johanneson – Kent Talents Art Gallery 5 Albion Street, Broadstairs (11am-4pm)

Vivienne Yankah, Nigel Cunningham and Janie Eales – 5 Marlborough Close, Broadstairs (11am-4pm)

Helen Brooker and Molly Pickle – 13 Grosvenor Road, Broadstairs

Nicky Browne – 13 Linden Avenue, Broadstairs

Home from Home: Mixed Artist Show – The Wooden Box Gallery, 92 High Street, Ramsgate

Claudia Rice – 7 Chatham Street, Ramsgate (SATURDAY 11am-5pm and SUNDAY 11am-4pm)

Jana Valencic, Michael Betts, Flavia Nasrin Testa and Andy Parker – The Red Door Space, 14 Rodney Street, Ramsgate

Carl Stafford – Flat 4, 3 Royal Road, Ramsgate

Rhiannon Lucas and Suzy Stow – 4 Camden Square, Ramsgate

Janice George-Allen – 2A Gibson Court, King Street, Ramsgate

Katrina Dallamore, Emerald Faerie, Kate Vale, Dani Flowerdew is not Cynical and Tobias Hodson – Radford House, 18-20 Effingham Street, Ramsgate

David Case – 51 Vale Square, Ramsgate

More details here

East Endings

October 14, 6.30pm, ARK in Albion Road Cliftonville

A significant work of diasporic oral history, this marks the first screening of this documentary in almost a decade

May 1993 at Bloom’s – then one of the last remaining kosher restaurants in Whitechapel. Harry Blacker, renowned cartoonist and satirist of British Jewry, arrives to celebrate his 83rd birthday.

Greeted by an extraordinary cast of friends including rabbis, historians, authors and Yiddish theatre performers, the film follows their dinnertime conversations as they use the occasion to reminisce about the Jewish East End of the 1930s – including its humour, history, and politics of solidarity.

Faith in Film Presents: East Endings (dir. Mark Jay, 1993)

Featuring a live performance from Francesca Ter-berg

All Profits to Cliftonville Cultural Space

Courtesy of Cinema for All and Mark Jay

Tickets £8 plus booking fee, £5 concessions Book now

The Timeless Songs of Barbara Streisand

October 14, 7.30pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs

Top vocalist Sue Caroline presents an acclaimed showcase of The Timeless Songs of Barbra Streisand, featuring a live band, creating a stunning and captivating tribute to one of the most iconic singers of our time.

Sue Caroline and The Andy Wall Band present a captivating show featuring songs from Barbra’s Timeless Concert Tour in the year 2000, together with other iconic songs including The Way We Were, Evergreen, Woman in Love, Don’t Rain on My Parade, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers and many more.

Advance tickets: £15 / On the door: £17 Book now

Green Rooms Plant Market

October 14, 10am to 4pm, Turner Contemporary

The popular plant market Green Rooms is returning to Margate for a day celebration of indoor and outdoor gardening

The floor-to-ceiling sea-view windows of the Foyle Rooms will be the backdrop to this luscious market. The space will be packed with the region’s best botanical brands for you to shop houseplants, pots, hanging planters, terrariums, tools and so much more for plant lovers and plant newbies alike.

The day includes:

10am-2pm Free Potting Service

11am-1pm Make Your Own Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop

1.30pm-2pm Free Demonstration: How to Make a Terrarium

2.30pm-3pm Free Demonstration: Houseplant Care for Beginners

David Ruddock – Piano Recital

October 15, 3pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs

David Ruddock will perform pieces by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Elgar, Beethoven and Bach at the Sarah Thorne Theatre.

Advance tickets: £11.00 / On the door: £13.00 Book now

Westgate and Garlinge Action Group Against Housing Development

October 14, 10am-1pm, The Bakehouse Westgate

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

Back from the Ashes: The Voyage of the Eternal Muse

October 14-January 13

Cuckoo Gallery 191 Northdown Road Cliftonville

Opening times: Monday – Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday – By appointment only

At its core is an original painting by the little-known Albert W. Holden, featuring the enigmatic figure of the ‘tambourine girl’—a young woman who lived in 19th-century Britain most probably in Kent.

Drawing inspiration from the Voyager message, which embarked on a remarkable interstellar journey in 1977, encapsulating life on Earth in a time capsule, artists have similarly preserved moments in their paintings. Just as the message within the Voyager spacecraft continues its timeless voyage, Cuckoo’s exhibition breathes new life into the eternal muse, enabling her to transcend the confines of time.

A diverse array of artists present their unique perspectives, reinterpreting the tambourine girl’s narrative through the medium of painting. contemplating the mysteries surrounding her existence.

More information available here


October 15, 7.30pm, Ramsgate Music Hall

Lunatraktors rework traditional music with influences from post-punk, trip-hop and queer cabaret. Folk music stripped down to its bare bones to raise the spirits, mixing tonal percussion, tap-dance and harmonic singing with whistles, drones and analogue synth…

Tickets £10 + £1.50 Booking fee Book now


October 15, 4.30pm, Palace Cinema Broadstairs

A concert pianist’s shattered hands are replaced with those of a murderer. What could possibly go wrong!? From director Robert Wiene (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari). With live piano accompaniment from the wonderful Lillian Henley!

Details here

The Clam Sessions

October 15, 7pm, Sugar Rush, 66 High Street Ramsgate

Neuro diverse and inclusive weird cabaret variety show running monthly at Sugar Rush in Ramsgate

Queer-run, representational, inclusive and accessible, aiming to support and elevate new talent and new voices, particularly those still marginalised by more mainstream venues and events

Sale of pre-loved Books, CDs and DVDs

October 15, 10am to 4pm, Crampton Tower Broadstairs, in the Main Hall.

Admission with Museum ticket or entry to book sale only by donation

Wantsum Women Morris Dancing taster

October 15, 5pm-6.30pm, The Scout Hut, Belvedere Road, Broadstairs

Have you ever wanted to try Morris Dancing? Wantsum Women are offering  free practice sessions to anyone who would like to try dancing or playing, October 15th or 22nd!

Tree walk with local urban forester

October 15, 2pm-4pm, Ellington Park Ramsgate (meet at the park cafe)

An opportunity to join a free tree walk around the park with a local urban forester

For gigs across the isle check out Janet Gigs