25 ideas for things to see and do in Thanet, November 3-5

Fireworks display Photo Steven Collis

The Arborealists: At the Water’s Edge

November 3-14, 10am-5pm, Pie Factory Gallery, Broad Street, Margate

At the Water’s Edge brings together a contemporary response to trees and water by artists who live in urban and rural environments.

The painters and printmakers are associated with two contemporary organisations: The Arborealists, which includes artists from the South West, South East, Yorkshire, London, and Wales, France, and Ireland, and the Urban Contemporaries, whose artists live in London.

Acid Klaus

November 3, 7.30pm, Ramsgate Music Hall

Adrian Flanagan brings his new collaborative solo project to Ramsgate Music Hall,

Tickets £12 + £1.50 Booking Fee Book now

No Smoke Without Fire

November 3, 7pm, Dreamland Ballroom (Indoor Event Space)

Last entry 9:45pm

This is a strictly 18+ event (ID Required).

Charity gig raising awareness about the importance of looking after firefighters and their families, whether for rehabilitation from injury, counselling or R&R. Also raising awareness of mental illness and PTSD.

All proceeds going to The Firefighters charity and Rethink mental health charity.

Tickets from £15 plus booking fee Book now

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

November 3, 7.30pm, ARK, Albion Road, Cliftonville

Neil Gore presents a one-person version of the classic novel by Robert Tressell featuring projection, political conjuring tricks, live music and song

Meet the famous characters and enjoy the scenes, speeches and songs, featuring the Great Money Trick as its centrepiece.

Tickets  £12 plus booking fee, £10 concessions Book now

The Social

November 3, 7pm to midnight, Olby’s Soul Café, Margate

An evening of quality music, taking you on a musical journey. From swing to rhythm & blues, rock n roll to boogaloo, with some ska, 60’s soul and a few new tunes in the mix too.

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

Free Book now

One Night On Pretzel

November 3, Tom Thumb Theatre Ciftonville, bar 7pm, doors 7.30pm, show 8pm

Join the Tom Thumb Theatre and Pretzel Cage on the stage to find out what it’s like to be on Pretzel for one night only.

From £10.00 Book now

First Friday

Robert Poulter’s New Model Theatre will present new show ‘R.U.R.- Robert’s Unruly Robots’, inspired by Karel Čapek’s 1920 play R.U.R, from where the word robot came. Čapek’s robots were more like todays androids, and this is the theme of the show, as a pair of undercover agents try to find the source of the robot rebellion.

It will be presented in a double bill with ‘7-3-7 or Magic Meddling in Mankind Magicians’, in which alchemists and mad scientists try and create new life out of old life. The two shows have a combined running time of around 40 minutes.

Alongside the two shows and other exhibitions, First Friday will see the opening of the new Margate Writers’ Room at Marine Studios.

First Friday happens on Friday 3rd November at Marine Studios, Albert Terrace, Margate. Doors open at 6pm, with performances by Robert Poulter at 7pm. Admission is free.

For more information about Marine Studios and the new Margate Writers’ Room, visit www.marinestudios.co.uk

Call of the Sea

November 1-8, York Street Gallery Ramsgate

Annual exhibition of recent original oil paintings by Julian Lovegrove, created in boatyards, harbours, on beaches and coastal areas, ‘en plein air’ in the impressionist manner. Meet the artist is on Saturday 4th in the Gallery.
Gallery open 10.30 – 4pm Tues to Sat and 11 – 4pm Sunday

 Coastal Choir

November 3, 7.30pm, St Laurence-In-Thanet Church, St Lawrence, Ramsgate

A fundraising concert by the Coastal Choir for the St Lawrence Clock Restoration Appeal.
An evening of song – pop, rock, Folk – and organ music.


Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Martin Scorsese delivers an epic exploration of a series of true-life crimes in 1920s America uniting Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, in a neo-Western where forbidden love leads everyone down a path of unspeakable betrayal…

Friday 3 November to Thursday 9 November. Details here

Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (U)

Carlton Cinema Westgate

A magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, and gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The Mighty Pups

November 4-5. Details here

What’s Your Poison

November 4, 7.30pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs

A Victorian murder mystery by Steve Orme

William Palmer is a respectable member of the medical profession … so why do so many people around him die suddenly, and without apparent explanation? This fascinating new play about real-life 19th century doctor Palmer is seen from both the atmospheric Victorian perspective – the doctor, his family and friends, and his trial – and also the contemporary 21st century perspective – a young couple fascinated by this true-crime case … and it delivers a delicious final twist!
Advance tickets: £17 / On the door: £19 Book now


November 4, 7pm, WhereElse? The Centre, Margate

Celebrated multi-instrumentalists and a cult favourite on the festival circuit in UK and Europe, the London quartet come to Margate.

This is a 16+ event

Tickets from £8 Book now

Get it On!

November 4, 7.30pm, Granville Theatre Ramsgate

Glam rock show featuring the biggest hits from T.Rex, Mud, Slade, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Wizzard, Sweet and many more.

This is a tribute show

Tickets available from £31.90 – subject to a transaction fee of £2.50 Book now

Vintage Fair

November 4-5, 11am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm), Margate Caves, Northdown Road

Shop an array of fabulous vintage fashion and homewares in our light and airy community rooms. Treasures from the 1930s through to Y2K.

Changing room on site, plus cafe. Free entry to fair ony

Outatime: 80’s and 90’s Party

November 4, 8pm last entry midnight, Dreamland Hall By The Sea (Indoor Event Space)

This is a strictly 18+ event (ID Required).

Jam-packed with favourite smash hits

Tickets from £15 plus booking fee Book now

The Emerging Producers present: Walks in the offing

November 4, Turner Contemporary

A walking tour that takes in highlights from Margate’s fascinating history.

Members of the Emerging Producers group have teamed up with seaside historian and archivist Dan Thompson to devise and deliver a walking tour that takes in highlights from Margate’s fascinating history.

In just over an hour you’ll learn about pleasure gardens, circus, and Dreamland, as well as the famous people who visited Margate including TS Eliot, Karl Marx, JMW Turner and David Bowie.

The walk starts at 11:15am outside Margate train station and finishes at approx. 12:45pm at Turner Contemporary. The walk is largely flat and does not involve steps. The tour lasts up to 90 mins. Free

Art is Everywhere – Joe Haddow Event

November 4, Turner Contemporary, 10.30am – 11.15am

Author, radio producer, podcast host and art collector Joe Haddow welcomes you to participate in a fully interactive workshop, showcasing the joys of making art

Joe will deliver a poetry reading, during which audience members will have the opportunity to play percussion with him. There’ll also be games, a reading and a chance to ask some questions too. The event will also be very visual, with a fully interactive presentation to go with it.

Attendees will be given worksheets to use during the session, which will include a drawing and writing exercises.

Suitable for ages 7 – 11
Workshop £5

Workshop & Book £7.99

Book now

Brighter Days Market

November 4, Turner Contemporary, 10am to 3.30pm

This special market is a great opportunity to meet and buy from small, local, independent artists and makers. Discover and buy hand-crafted jewellery, homewares, clothing, prints, cards, ceramics and more at @brighterdaysmarkets Autumn event at Turner Contemporary

Line up includes 

Jenny Duff – placemats, coasters & napkins @jennyduffmats  

The Black Rabbit – colourful greetings cards with badges & printed gifts @blackrabbitnews

Alison Lush – Contemporary Jewellery  @alisonlushjewellery

AJ Priestley – Art created from land and sea @ajpriestley.creates

Jane Ellison Textiles – Textile designer/maker @janellisontextiles

CD Concrete Creations – decorative and kitchen objects in concrete @cdconcretecreations

Bohemia & Flower – Small Batch Soap @bohemiaandflower

Clare Youngs – Designer maker, illustrator, collage artis @clareyoungs

Hope Fitzgerald – Handmade books & Book Workshops hopefitzgerald_art

Janine Ferris Designs – Handcrafted luxury knitwear @janine_ferris_designs

Something Familiar – Hand -drawn bespoke artwork www.facebook.com/SomethingFamiliarbySCMorgan

Nicola Lebon – unique handmade ceramic works @nicolalebonart

SeaWorn Jewellery – Wearable seaside treasure @seawornjewellery

The Design Dealership – Collaborations in Design @the_designdealership

Angeli Yara – Colombian jeweller @angeliyarastudio

The White Room Meditation – Meditation teacher who makes crystal Intention gifts @thewhiteroommeditation

Lux Pottery – Potter  @luxpottery

Mat Pringle – illustrator, printmaker @matpringle

Enamel Factory – Enamel artist @enamelfactory

CJ Glass Artist – artist specialising in fused glass @cjglassartist

Lisa Illustrations – Artist @lisaillustrations

Laura Ann-Art – Margate based artist & illustrator @laura.ann.artist

Discovering Diana: “Head Down, Heart Up”

Margate artist Rachelle Francis will exhibit her late mother’s previously hidden pattern doodles and the new works they have inspired for the first time next month.

The poignant exhibition at the Joseph Wales Gallery in Margate is part of the With & Without Diana works, an Arts Council England funded project raising the profile of her mum Diana’s works and the benefits of creativity for mental health.

The exhibition is at Joseph Wales Gallery at 2a Dane Hill from November 4-12, open from noon to 5pm.

A private view takes place on November 3, 6pm to 8pm

Coastal Crafty Crew fair

November 5, 10am to 3pm, Small Barn, Quex Park, Birchington,

Free parking and entry. Charity Tombola for  Children’s Air Ambulance.

Lots of original and unique handmade crafts

James Kerry

November 5, Rosslyn Court, 62 Sweyn Road,Cliftonville, doors open 7pm

James Kerry, Danny Tonks, James Delarre and Tom Kitching will be performing live at Rosslyn Court.

Melodeon player James Kerry, accompanied by Mawkin’s James Delarre on fiddle, viola and mandolin, Tom Kitching fiddle and mandolin, Danny Tonks on acoustic guitar.

Tickets £12.00 + £1.20 booking fee Book now

Fireworks (weather dependent)

Minster fireworks

Friday 3rd November, Minster Rec, from 6pm

Free entry, food and drink available, fireworks start at 7pm

Broadstairs Family Firework Night

Sunday 5th November, Viking Bay

Music played at the bandstand from 6pm to 7:45pm by Decades Showband

Fireworks at 8pm

Free. Brought to you by Broadstairs and St Peter’s Town Council.

Quex Park fireworks Birchington

Saturday 4th November POSTPONED


For the isle’s gig guide go to Janet Gigs

1 Comment

Comments are closed.