Things to see and do in Thanet, January 5-7

Monkton Nature Reserve

What’s Love Got To Do With It? A Tribute to Tina Turner

January 6, Granville Theatre Ramsgate, 7.30pm-10pm

Tina Turner fans will have the time of their lives as What’s Love Got To Do With It? back for 2024 celebrating the music and 60-year career of the rock and soul legend. The show features all the hits including Proud Mary, River Deep, Simply The Best, Private Dancer, and many more.

Tickets available from £22.00 subject to a transaction fee of £2.50 Book now

The Little Princess

January 7, 11.30am, ARK, Albion Road, Cliftonville (former Shul building)

Join award-winning, Thanet-based theatre company LAStheatre for a new musical theatre reimagining of The Light Princess without an evil sorceress lurking in the woods – because our princess just is who she is, and maybe she doesn’t need to change to fit in. Maybe the world needs to change instead.

Free tickets for Thanet locals to see The Light Princess on Sunday 7 January at 11.30am. Please book your free tickets in advance here


Palace Cinema Broadstairs

A full-tilt spectacle-filled action epic to rival director Ridley Scott’s very own Gladiator. The rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor’s relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine. Unmissable on the big screen.

Friday 5 January to Thursday 11 January

Haunches by Maud Whatley

January 6-27, Main Space, Liminal Gallery, 34 Fort Hill, Margate

Liminal Gallery; new exhibition is ‘Haunches’, the first solo show of Margate-based artist Maud Whatley. The exhibition showcases Whatley’s drawings which layer images sourced from art-historical paintings, online archives, personal photographs, and Google image results.

Her work explores the politics of observation, the eroticism born from juxtaposing disparate ideas, and the alluring, unconventional nature of repetitive drawing techniques.

In ‘Haunches’ Whatley looks at the intricate relationship between human perception and the dissection of animal bodies, drawing inspiration from historical events such as the untimely demise of champion racehorse Phar Lap in 1932. The pictures explore symbolic and literal acts of dissecting, separating, and categorising; paralleling the way that Phar Lap’s body parts were archived across various museums.

All are welcome to join the opening of ‘Haunches’ on Saturday 6 January at Liminal Gallery’s Main Space, 5pm-8pm.

Art | Solidarity | Love

Artworks donated to The Margate School [TMS] to raise money to support students at the venue will go on show, and sale, this month.

Art | Solidarity | Love is a mixed group show of artwork at The Margate Gallery at TMS, with pieces from Gerald Scarfe, Eduardo Paolozzi, Shepard Fairey and Margo McDaid (aka Margo in Margate).

A TMS spokesperson said: “The Margate School and community are deeply grateful to the established artists that, by donating so generously, are enabling support and shaping the future of emerging fine artists, visual communicators, sound specialists, photographers and film makers.

“We’d also like to extend a special thank you to Maihen Framing for supporting the exhibition and providing framing for a number of the pieces.”

If you are unable to visit The Margate School to view the artworks, they can be found on The Margate Gallery website HERE with more information about the exhibition HERE

Exhibition opening times

January 3-9, 10am to 4pm

Private View on Friday 5 January 2024, 6pm to 8pm

Art Rebels: Poster Printing

Turner Contemporary, Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm – 4pm

Free workshops for families each weekend at Turner Contemporary

Workshops take place in the Clore Learning Studio

Art Rebels is a free workshop programme for families on the weekends.

To coincide with In The Offing, you are invited to print a poster for your dream attraction using wood blocks and lino printing. Copies of your print can then be fly postered directly onto the wall to add to the growing collection.

This activity has been designed by the Emerging Producer group, who worked alongside Turner Contemporary to design the Oh! Dreamland learning studio space.

Workshops are led by Turner Contemporary Engagement Assistants in the Clore Learning Studio.

There are three bookable time slots which you can sign up for on the day whilst there is availability:

1:00pm – 1:45pm
2:00pm – 2:45pm
3:00pm – 3:45pm

The guideline age is for 12 years and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Christmas Tree chipping

January 7, 10am-1pm, Margate RNLI lifeboat station at The Rendezvous, Margate

Chip in’ and support Margate RNLI’s lifesaving work, by bringing your old Christmas tree for disposal. Suggested donation of £3.

Monkton Nature Reserve

The reserve reopens Saturday 6th January.

With ongoing closure of some paths due to infrastructure improvements and flooding, for the months of January and February entry to the reserve is free of charge.

Opening times: 10.30am-3.30pm weekends, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Website here

Winter Group Show

Extended to January 18, York Street Gallery, Ramsgate

100 artworks by more than 30 local artists.

Many of the sold pieces have been replaced with new works.

Opening hours Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am to 4pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm.

Wonka (PG)

Carlton Cinema Westgate

The story will focus specifically on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.

January 5-11 and January 25


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