Things to see and do in Thanet, November 11-12

Royal British Legion fundraiser at Westwood Tesco store

Royal British Legion fundraiser

Saturday 11th November

Local celebrity ‘Roxanne’ from the London Palladium, Winter Gardens and Blackpool’s Viva fame, has been invited to make a special guest appearance at Tesco in Westwood, between 10.30am – 11.30am and will be singing hits originally sung by Dame Vera Lynn.

Donations in aid of the RBL can be made every day instore from 10am – 4pm.

With thanks to the Tesco management and community staff, Maurice House staff, collection volunteers and organisers, guest veterans and all past & present Service Personnel.

Making More Waves Festival

A celebration of performance created in East Kent, featuring some of the region’s best-loved creatives as well as emerging performers trying out new work, alongside workshops and professional development opportunities

November 10-19

Making More Waves is presented by Looping The Loop in partnership with ARK.

All events are taking place at ARK (except online workshop)

Click on event for more information and to book

10 November Drenched! Launch & Networking Party

11 November Scratch Performances Showcase

12 November Make Your Work Accessible

12 November Have A Nice Death

12 November No Escape – Headphone Story

14 November Drama Games for Exploring Practitioners

15 November Write Your Own Access Rider

17 November Alice in VR Wonderland

17 November Ship of Fools

18 November The Music Box

19 November East Kent Magic Matinee: Adventures For All Ages

Tickets Book now

Margate Ceramics Market

November 11-12, 10am-4pm, Turner Contemporary.

Margate Ceramics Market returns to The Foyle Rooms of Turner Contemporary after a very successful event in March.

There will be more than 40 new and established makers over two days, including this year’s Pottery Throwdown winner, Lois Gunn.

Private Caller

November 11, 9pm-3am, Ramsgate Music Hall

18 +

Blasting off at 9pm, expect a genre defying journey through bass and time, Private Caller headlines plus DJ Isora and Jim-Jam

Tickets £14 + £1.50 Booking Fee Book now

Likeminded Music fundraiser for Pilgrims Hospices

LikeMinded Music presents its Annual House and Techno Fundraiser for the Pilgrim’s Hospice, held at Justine’s Nightclub in Margate.

Date: Saturday November 11th

Time: 9pm – 3am

Get ready to dance the night away with DJs, spinning the latest house and techno. From deep house to pounding techno, an eclectic lineup guarantees a night of sonic exploration

This event is about more than just music; it’s about coming together as a community to support a great cause. Pilgrim’s Hospice does incredible work, providing care and comfort to those in need.


Derrick Patterson

Dom Johnson

Greig Gaskill


Matt Walsh

Nick Ronin

Standard ticket £10, double donation £20, entry before 9.30pm £5, on the door cash donation

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Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

November 11-12, 10am – 4pm

Join Midas Leisure for their Christmas Craft and Gift Fair at St Augustine’s, Canterbury Road, Westgate

With 50 stalls each day with lots of different artisan craft and gift stalls, pop along to see what  items you can get and start your Christmas shopping off.

Free entry and parking available onsite

Supporting the Kent Air Ambulance

Christmas fair

November 11, 11,30am-3pm, Margate Baptist Church, New Street

Charity Christmas Fayre raising funds for Guide Dogs For The Blind and Battens Disease Family Association

Free entry

Trash or Treasure
Spin The Wheel
Handmade Crafts
Christmas Gift Stall
White Elephant
Pick a Bag
Tea, Coffee, Cake & Scones

Thanet Chamber Choir

November 11, 7pm, St Nicholas at Wade Church

Thanet Chamber Choir is presenting its Autumn Concert under the direction of Greg Tassell, with soprano Helen Lacey and organist Paul Stubbings. The choir will perform Mozart’s “Vesperae Solennes de Confessore” in St Nicholas’ church, St Nicholas-at-Wade. The choir will also perform Faure’s austere but beautiful “Requiem”

The concert begins at 7pm. Tickets (including programme) are £12 (u18 free); available on the door (contactless preferred, correct cash accepted), from the Vinyl Head Record Shop West Cliff Road Ramsgate, or Eventbrite.’

The Great Escaper

Palace Cinema Broadstairs Friday 10 November to Thursday 16 November – details here

Carlton Cinema Westgate November 10-16- details here

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).

Margate Collectors Fair

November 11, 10am to 3pm, Union Church, Union Crescent, Margate

bi-monthly event, buying and selling old postcards, stamps, militaria, coins, cigarette cards, ephemera and small antiques and collectables etc.

Roleplay at WhereElse?

November 11, 7pm, WhereElse? The Centre Margate

Roleplay blends disco, dream pop and electrinica to create a fresh 90s sound.

Reminiscent of the 90s, Roleplay blends disco, dream pop and electronica into a perfect harmony of infectious, shimmery beats.⁠..

All ages. Free entry but RSVP via Dice

Sing As We Go

November 12, 4pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs

Marking Remembrance Sunday with the definitive recreation of a WW2 ENSA Show with song, dance and comedy.
All your favourite WW2 Songs and much more right up to the patriotic flag waving finale!

Advance tickets: £14.00 / On the door: £16.00 Book now

The David Tattersall Group

November 12, 7.30pm, Ramsgate Music Hall

The David Tattersall Group is a new project from David Tattersall of The Wave Pictures and The Surfing Magazines.

Tickets £15 + £1.50 Booking Fee Book now

The Best of Hans Zimmer & Film Favourites by Moonlight

November 12, Dreamland Margate

An immersive tribute to Hans Zimmer and cinema’s most iconic music with a live chamber orchestra illuminated by a giant moon at Dreamland Margate
Session 1: 4pm – 5.15pm
Session 2: 6pm – 7.15pm

This is a 7+ event. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Expect 1 hour and 15 minutes jam packed with cinema’s most iconic music, beautifully performed by a live chamber orchestra, including E.T, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Memoirs of a Geisha, Harry Potter, Batman V Superman, Indiana Jones, Interstellar, Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Blue Planet, Batman VS Superman, Inception, Man of Steel, Da Vinci Code, Sherlock Holmes, Schindler’s List.

Book now

Remembrance Services


November 11

Wreath laying at Destiny statue Albion Gardens 9am

Wreath laying at Ramsgate cemetery 11am

Armistice Day service, just before 11am  in the town centre, marked with the customary two-minute silence at 11am

November 12

Arrangements have been made for the representation of ex-Service Organisations and other bodies at a service at St. George’s Church, Ramsgate. Town Mayor, Councillor Pat Moore, Ramsgate Town Councillors, and other guests will attend.

The parade will leave the Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School, Chatham Street by 10.35am and will march via High Street, King Street and Broad Street to St George’s.

The congregation for the civil service will also start collecting from 10.30am at the Stone cross outside the front of the Church. The service led by the vicar will start outside at 10.45am. The Military led “We Will Remember Them” will start at 10.56am closely followed by the Last Post. Wreath laying commences at 11.02am and the Church Service of Remembrance Sunday starts around 11.15am when people file in after the Mayor and dignitaries.


November 12

RBL and organisations will be parading from Aldi car park to the memorial, the Mayoral party processing from outside the old town hall up to the war memorial in Trinity Hill for 10.55am. Service until approx. 11.25am and then a parade down Hawley Street, into King Street and along the Parade where the salute will be taken at the layby at the Piazza.

A number of organisations will be joining this year from police cadets, sea and marine cadets, youth organisations and representatives from military and civil organisations -the police, fire brigade, coastguards.


November 12

Remembrance service – Meet at Alpha Road car park from 10.30am for the parade through the village to The Square for the wreath laying service at 11am. Following this will be the Remembrance Service, also in The Square. The Birchington Silver Band will attend.


November 12

Minster and Monkton Royal British Legion begin the day each year with a parade lead by the Viper Corps of Drums and the Royal British Legion Standard ,followed by members of the branch and club committees, representatives of Minster Parish Council, veterans and community groups and associations. Anyone wishing to take part will be more than welcome

Leaving the Royal British Legion Club in Augustine Road at 10am, the parade works its way down the village towards the church ready for the service at 10.45am, then a two minute silence will be observed at 11am.

At the end of the service village groups are invited to lay wreaths and crosses at the war memorial.

There will be a short dedication service as Minster & Monkton RBL Standard receives the 100th year pennant

A further service will then take place at the war memorial at Minster Cemetery at the top of Tothill, where there are 85 identified war graves from both WWl & WW2. This service will take place at 12.15pm.

Everyone ls welcome to return to The Royal British Legion where tea, coffee and of course alcoholic beverages will be available, a buffet will be available all afternoon and your live music this year is from  2pm with Cockney Nights


The Two Minutes Silence will be observed in the church on Saturday 11th November from 10.30am opening, silence at 11am.

Annual Remembrance service at St Saviour’s Church at 10.30am on November 12. A parade to the Town’s War Memorial will form up in Westgate Bay Avenue after the service, leaving at approximately 11.45am for the Act of Remembrance at 12noon. Refreshments will follow afterwards at The United Reformed Church.


November 12

Sung Eucharist of Remembrance at Holy Trinity Church at 10am. Service at the Broadstairs war memorial, at junction of High Street and Pierremont Avenue, begins at 10.45am.


  1. The Best of Hans Zimmer & Film Favourites by Moonlight sounds wonderful but not standing / sitting outdoors at this time of year, thank you!!

  2. Ignore above comment – too hasty as have just clicked on link and seen it is in the Hall by the Sea which is an indoor space! Ooops!

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