Things to see and do in Thanet, January 13-14

Trainmaster fun

Margate Collectors Fair

January 13, 10am – 3pm Union Church, Union Crescent, Margate

Margate Collectors Fair is run in conjunction with Margate’s United Church, and is a great opportunity to buy and sell: Stamps – Postcards – Playing Cards – Militaria – Coins – Phone Cards – Cigarette Cards -Books – Breweriana – Ephemers – Antiques and Small Collectables

Free admission

Refreshments available

Large Plants and Green Diesel

January 13, 7.30pm, Ramsgate Music Hall

Post-apocalyptic downer-fuzz-rock outfit Large Plants return to Ramsgate Music Hall for another headline show.

Supported once again by Kent folk-rock band Green Diesel

Tickets  £10.00 + £1.50 Booking Fee Book now

I’m Not Kara-Okay!

January 13, 8pm, Where Else? The Centre, Margate.

I’m Not Kara-Okay was created to give people the chance to sing and sing along to the emo, grunge, punk-pop, metal and alternative tracks they love.

This is an 18+ event

Presented by I’m Not Kara-Okay

Tickets Free Book now


Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Seven year Sol helps her family prepare for her terminally ill father’s surprise birthday party in this tender, warm and  moving film which carefully peels back all that’s said and unsaid, to reveal the wondrous and uplifting spiritual dimensions of human life.

Saturday 13 January to Tuesday 16 January. Details here


January 13, opens 9am until noon, Community Halls at St Peter’s Church, Broadstairs

Refreshments available. In aid of St Peter’s Church.

British Lion + special guest Tony Moore’s Awake

January 14. 7pm-11pm, Dreamland Margate

British Lion return to the UK for a 16-date winter tour and will perform in Dreamland’s Ballroom (Indoor Event Space)

This is a 14+ event. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets from £20 & booking fee Book now

Going Under – metal/pop punk/emo night

January 13, 9pm-2am, Margate Arts Club, 276 Northdown Rd, Cliftonville

DJ Gothika will be playing metal, rock, pop-punk, emo, nu-metal and alt songs all night at Margate Arts Club.
Strictly 18+

£6 advance tickets available at…/going-under-metal-pop-punk…

Limited £7.50 tickets will still be available on the door.

Trainmaster Thanet

January 13, 10am, Kearns Hall, Grenham Bay Avenue, Birchington

All ages welcome at these interactive play events. Everything is hands on, lots of mechanical trains plus ride-ons too! Free parking in the area plus hot and cold drinks served.

Free singing workshop

January 13, 2pm-4pm, St Andrew’s Church, Reading Street, Broadstairs

Thanet Male Voice Choir will be hosting its second free singing workshop. Gentlemen are invited to come and give singing a try in this fun and interactive afternoon, hosted by the choir and led by Musical Director Martin Rendle.

Last year’s event was a success and led to a number of men taking the plunge and going on to join the choir.

For further information and to register your interest, or book your free place, please contact Secretary Andy Brown on 01843 844625, or email [email protected]

Pupcakes Ramsgate

January 14, 1pm-2pm, Sugar Rush, 66 High Street, Ramsgate

Coffee & Social for owners and dogs

Free Puppucinos for all four legged friends

Hot drinks and shakes available from the coffee shop

Optional group walk to Ellington Park afterwards

Nordic Walking taster session

January 14, 10am, Ellington Park Café

These sessions are a free no obligation Taster which last approximately 1 to 1/2 hours and include:
• An introduction to the principles of Nordic Walking
• Assessment for sizing of the poles.
• Overview of the basics of Nordic walking
Poles can be provided for you to use.
Please wear comfortable, if possible flexible footwear, ideally either walking shoes or old trainers. Comfortable close fitting layers are ideal for Nordic walking as big heavy coats can get in the way of the poles and you do often get very warm. A small backpack is also recommended to carry keys, phone, layers and water.

Message the Ellington Park Café facebook page for details/to book

The Boys in the Boat (12A)

Carlton Cinema Westgate

A 1930s-set story centered on the University of Washington’s rowing team, from their Depression-era beginnings to winning gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

January 12-18. Details here

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.

Monkton Nature Reserve

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.

For gigs across the isle see Janet Gigs

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