Things to see and do in Thanet, February 24-25

Ryan Harris is showcasing his tiny space creatures at York Street Gallery

Snow Full Moon sauna and swim event on Margate Main Sands

February 24, 7pm – 8:30pm

Enjoy 3 x 15 minute sauna sessions, with a guided essential oil steam sauna and birch whisking to finish the evening. Chat around the fire pit, float under the stars, and bob in the barrels between sauna sessions.

Contact [email protected] to book.

Tickets  Cost £20 pp/ max 12 capacity

The Police Panto – Treasure Island

Now until February 24, Doors open 1pm. Performances at 2pm & 7pm. St Lawrence College Theatre in Ramsgate.

A family friendly show with traditional panto humour

Come along to the little seaside town of ‘Widdle on the Water’- where you can joke along with Jim, meet Ma Tar, join Jack, Long John and Patch. Help to rescue Rose, and Curse and boo Captain Crook.

Follow Captain Blackhead’s treasure map from Ma Tar’s tavern to the sunny shores of Treasure Island

Raising money for E.K.I.D.S and the Disabled Riding Centre


Adults £15.00

Children £10.00

£40 Family (2 adults + 2 children)

Group tickets available

Book now

Return of the Spacekins

Now until February 28, York Street Gallery Ramsgate, open Tuesday-Sunday

Thanet healthcare assistant Ryan Harris has created a space-themed miniature world from unwanted items.

Ryan, who works on the day surgery unit at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, was inspired to create the miniature models, called Spacekins, from litter he picks up from the beach near his home in Palm Bay.

The first Spacekin was created during lockdown, when Ryan revisited his passion for graphic design and illustration, which he had studied at art college.

Drawing a ring pull, he spotted its similarity to a space suit, and the characters grew from there. He creates the models from locally collected beach litter, household recycling and other items, then photographs them and displays them as framed pieces.

Meet Ryan at the gallery on Saturday afternoon, 2pm-4pm.
Everyone welcome

Spiders at Discovery Planet

February 24, Discovery Planet in Ramsgate High Street

A free workshop, funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Discovery Park, all about spiders, exciting developments in biotechnology, and how we can learn from our eight-legged friends.

To devise the workshop content, Dr Vicky Mason teamed up with Venomtech, a global leader for venom research enterprises, based in laboratories at Discovery Park in Sandwich. Through a series of hands-on activities, you’ll be able to find out more about how spiders can help us make pioneering advances in drug discovery, crop protection and cosmetics. You’ll also find out how the Venomtech laboratory works and can ask a staff member any questions you like.  There is no need to go near a spider if you don’t want to!

The workshops will take place at the Discovery Planet shop, 47 High Street , Ramsgate CT11 9AG,

Sessions on Saturdays for everyone take place on the hour, every hour, from 10am to 3pm (which is when the last session starts). It’s completely free of charge to attend and there’s no need to book. Just drop in.

Paper Flowers Album Release Show

February 24, 7pm, Where Else? The Centre, Margate

To celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Dandelion’ Paper Flowers are playing a special album release show at Where Else in Margate.

Joined by Coder (South Coast Shoegaze) and Daisy Chain (London Dream Pop)

Canterbury based Paper Flowers started out as a solo endeavour, songwriter Glenn Harvey has spent the last 3 years crafting a heartfelt debut album that encapsulates his own blend of emo, pop punk, and alt rock. Now joined by Tom Vincent, Kyle Todd and Ben Schulze, Paper Flowers are preparing to head into a new chapter.

This is an 16+ event

Tickets £6.50 Book now

The Magic Mod at The Wasteland Bar

February 24, from 7.30pm

The Magic Mod – aka Ben Taylor – performs in Margate with support from musician Kevin Iverson…

Ben has provided support to Paul Weller, Pete Docherty, The Libertines, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and has been practising the art of magic since the age of six.

This event is 18+

Tickets £14.69 Book now

Past and Present Sale

February 24, 10am-1pm, St Nicholas-at-Wade Church

The Friends of St Nicholas-at-Wade church invite you to join them for their annual Past and Present Sale.

Browse the stalls selling china, glassware, books, clothes, toys and much more

Teas, coffees and cakes will also be on sale.

One Hell of a Night

February 24, 7pm, Margate Arts Club 276 Northdown Road, Cliftonville

Charity fundraiser to raise money for Opening Doors an LGBTQ+ charity dedicated to supporting people over 50 with activities, events, support and information.

They currently face a crisis and urgently need to raise money or face closure.

This night is organised and hosted by Alotta Hell as part of her participation in the up and coming Mx Drag UK Pageant 2024

For 18+

Tickets  £15 Book now

See What Love

February 24, 7pm, St George’s Church Ramsgate

A fusion of art, music, and movement  raising funds for The Power of Women Festival 2024.

Featuring  artists @starlingsworld, @keziah_ziah and @socialsingingchoir with an exhibition by @jemimasara

Anyone with access needs should contact St George’s Church: [email protected]

There will be a bar with refreshments to purchase at the Church.


£16 Standard Price

£11 Low Income Ticket

£20 card payment on the door

Book now

Luke Vibert

February 24, 9.30pm, Ramsgate Music Hall

Extended set from Luke Vibert  with Nick Ronin will be warming things up…

Luke has toured the world multiple times and played most popular music festivals, concert halls and venues including Sonar Festival in Barcelona, Coachella Music Festival in California, Moog Festival, Bangface Weekend, and many more.

Entry requirements: 18+

Tickets £20 + Booking fee Book now


This month’s Sunday Silent at the Palace Cinema, dramatising one man’s doomed pact with the devil in an attempt to gain control of the Earth! Murnau’s (Sunrise, Nosferatu) last German film featuring astonishing photography and special effects still retaining the power to amaze. Complete with a pre-recorded full orchestral score while we eagerly await our regular accompanist Lillian Henley’s return!

Sunday 25 February, 4pm, Palace Cinema Broadstairs. Details here

Cliftonville Farmers Market

February 25, 10am-1pm, Walpole Bay Lawns

Cliftonville Farmers’ Market was established in 2001 by the Cliftonville Residents Association and is run entirely by volunteers.

Award-winning Farmers Market, now with 40+ stalls, where producers sell bread, cheese, honey, fruit & juices, vegetables, fresh meat & wild game, and much more.


February 25, 2.30pm-4.30pm

Learn the traditional Japanese mending embroidery method to fix and revive your damaged or old clothing at Camp Margate 125 Northdown Road

During this 2 hour workshop you will be given an introduction in to the traditional Japanese method of mending- using Sashiko and Boro embroidery, using beautiful fabrics as patches to fix any holes in your clothing and to create beautiful traditional designs.

You will have a range of stencils to choose from to outline your Sashiko design on your clothing or fabric. And our friendly tutor will give you design suggestions on how to layer up your patches, to give that authentic Japanese Boro effect.

Suitable for complete beginners

Tickets £30 Book now

Peppa’s Cinema Party U

Carlton Cinema Westgate

Featuring the voices of Katy Perry as Ms. Leopard and Orlando Bloom as Mr. Raccoon in an episode of the 3-part Wedding Party story, the whole family can enjoy 10 never-before-seen Peppa Pig episodes! And with 5 brand new songs, as well as 11 interactive entertainment shorts with Peppa and her friends playing, dancing and singing in the real world, you and your little ones will be moving and grooving with Peppa in a whole new way!

February 24-25 and 29th. Details here

Fierce Scandal

Now– 2 March, The Lido Stores Gallery, 2 Ethelbert Terrace, Cliftonville

Open Thursday – Friday 11-3 and Saturday 10-4

The gallery’s third annual alternative Valentines exhibition features meditations on the complexities of love and lust. ‘Fierce Scandal’ contemplates the power of desire and the many ways it shapes our lives – from the blindsiding jolt of whirlwind romance to the consuming longing and stolen intimacy of affairs.

Gallery owner and curator Kristen Healy purposely keeps this open call’s submission window tight to encourage a fun and dynamic exhibition that reflects the myriad interpretations of the theme.

Historically, the Valentines shows have introduced exciting new artists to Margate and the 2024 edition is no exception, with more than 60 participating artists displaying paintings, prints, collage and drawings – many of whom are exhibiting in Margate for the first time. All works are available for sale and priced £300 or below.

Further afield

Sandwich antiques, vintage and collectors fair

February 25. Baypoint Sports Centre, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich

Early entry 9,30am £2.50, general admission 10.30am-3.30pm £2, over 65s and students £1.50

Organised by GNB Fairs.


  1. Well, thanks for your hard work everyone in getting together all these things to see and do this weekend, and the Isle of Thanet news for plugging them. Sadly, there’s obviously nothing to appeal to Ms Pink or reel wurld, so you’ll just have to manage without their scintillating company.

  2. No, right thinking people like real world would only leave his warm house to witness a public execution, probably. As long as it’s a proper British hanging, not a fancy foreign guillotine job, or a blimmin’ middle eastern stoning to death, mind. Ms Pink would doubtless enjoy a “Meet and Patronise some Working Class Folk” festival at a newly re-opened Winter Gardens. With a Char Bar, “All the Green Tea, Earl Grey and Lapsang Souchong you can drink, included in the ticket price!” Not much chance of either event going ahead in these wokey times. Pah.

    • I’m perfectly happy with a church sale in St. Nicholas and an antiques fair in Sandwich, thank you very much. Hope to see you there – I’ll buy you a glass of pop and a fairy cake.

  3. Ho ho, Pinkie! Fairy cake! Ginger beer! Proper old fashioned, but to be fair, relatively gentle, 1970s TV titter (ooh missus) at the homosexuals humour. Did you get those quips from Are You Being Served? or the Dick Emery Christmas Show, c. 1973? Depending on how Ms Pink is identifying today, I see her either as Mr Lucas (I’m free, Mr Humphries) in the former, or Mandy in the latter (oh you are awful, but I like you!). Anyway. Do tell what events you did attend, Pinkie love, and give someone a thumbs up for their efforts. real world won’t go out because he hates the modern one, and I can’t much as I care for a disabled wife, but I actually prefer the generally more tolerant (with many exceptions) 2020s to the 1970s. Yes, I am awful!

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