Things to see and do in Thanet, March 1-3

Little Lords exhibition at Liminal Gallery in Margate

Power of Women

Festival events kick off today (March 1) with everything from an art trail to an Opening Party for the Profanity Embroidery Group’s Exhibition at the Selina Hotel and Pow-er of GenZ at Margate Leisure Centre in Edgar Road, Cliftonville with Broadstairs College students present an evening of youth-led entertainment, showcasing artistic talents in various disciplines.

There is also the launch of a photo-story project sharing the stories of people living with HIV in the UK which will be exhibited throughout March. “We Are Still Here” is a participatory project with the HIV community in the UK, combining photographic portraits with audio interviews. So far, the project reflects 21 stories and will open at Cliff’s in Northdown Road this evening at 7pm.

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ART<100 exhibition

March 1-20, York Street Gallery, Ramsgate

An annual exhibition showcasing 100 artworks by local artists and creatives.

All the exhibits are under £100. The exhibition runs from 1st-20th March and is open daily (Except Mondays).

Saturday 2nd is Meet the Artists event, 1pm-5pm with drinks. All welcome.


Produced in partnership with the Marley family, Bob Marley: One Love celebrates the life and music of an icon who brought reggae out of Jamaica and into the world.

Palace Cinema Broadstairs, Friday 1 March to Thursday 7 March. Details here

The Dead Freights supported by Julia Naked

March 1, 7.30pm at Justines Margate

With dark humour and passion they confidently touch on personal struggles, external battles and explore those thoughts that keep us up in the early hours of the morning… championed by The Libertines…

This is an 18+ event. Tickets £6 Book now

Seven Drunken Nights

March 1, 7.30pm, The Granville Theatre Ramsgate

The story of the Dubliners. Leading the ultimate feel-good Irish show, this hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life.

From £29.15 + £2.50 Booking fee Book now

First Friday presents: Censored

March 1, 5.30pm, Marine Studios, 17 Albert Terrace, Margate

First Friday this month is all about censorship so slide along to peek at banned books, learn about moral panics and a enjoy an Anglo Saxon expletive riddled performance from Violet Malice.

Please arrive early as space is limited.

Bring your own drinks and snacks.

Supported by Arts Council England.

Music For The Many: Snayx

March 1, 7pm, Where Else? The Centre Margate

Peace & Justice Project’s Music For The Many campaign presents SNAYX and special guests.

This is an all ages event

Tickets £13.48 Book now

The Social at Olby’s

March 1, 7pm, Olby’s Soul Café, Margate

A monthly evening of quality music, from swing to rhythm & blues, rock n roll to boogaloo, with some ska & 60s soul

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

Pre-event Soul Cafe Menu Available click here to book a table (tables not reserved in the venue space)

Tickets are free Book now

Little Lords with Laura Ford

March 2-30, Main Space, Liminal Gallery, 34 Fort Hill, Margate, CT9 1HD

‘Little Lords’ by renowned artist Laura Ford will showcase a collection of sculptural and wall-based works which explore the boundaries between desire and imposition, inviting viewers into the realm of play and imagination.

Laura Ford’s ‘Little Lords’ sculptures take centre stage, portraying three boy-like figures adorned in vibrant, parrot-inspired costumes.

Ford’s artistic practice, spanning various media, combines playful craftsmanship with acute social commentary. ‘

The artist has collections at venues, including Tate, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Government Art Collection.

Laura Ford has represented Wales in the Venice Biennale and has exhibited in solo and group shows around the world.

‘Little Lords’ opens on Saturday 2 March at Liminal Gallery’s Main Space, 5-8pm. The exhibition forms a part of Power of Women Festival

We Are Not Devo: Devo Tribute

March 2, 7pm, WhereElse? The Centre, Margate

This is a 16+ event

Tickets from £13.75 Book now

Wicked Little Letters 15

When people in Littlehampton – including conservative local Edith – begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities, rowdy Irish migrant Rose is charged with the crime. Suspecting something is amiss, the town’s women investigate.

Carlton Cinema Westgate March 1-7. Details here


March 2, 8pm-2am, Margate Arts Club, 276 Northdown Rd, Cliftonville

Shimmy is a fun dance n’ immersive party, where everyone dresses up however they like…

Music will be brought to you by a selection of DJs, who’ll be giving your aural taste buds an orgasmic hit of 90s/00s dance and pop, electro, Eurotrash, and sleazy sounds of the underground. DJs TBC.

There’ll also be: Goodie Bags for Eager n’ Early Guests (Doors 8pm) / Photographs / Performances / An Immersive Feature of the NiTE / Catwalk / Prizes / Lots n’ lots of hot people

18+ Tickets £7 – £10 Book now

Mother’s Day Market

March 2, 10am to 4pm, Radford House in Effingham Street, Ramsgate.

Craft, curated goods and local produce.

The Everlys & Friends

March 2, 7.30pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

Real-life brothers Colin and Steve Temple were voted the UK’s No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers by the National Tribute Music Awards 2017. This fantastic two hour show celebrates the music of the Everlys and features all their classic hits including Cathys Clown, Walk Right Back, Ebony Eyes, Bird Dog, Dream, Let It Be Me, Love Hurts, Devoted To You, ‘Til I Kissed Ya, Wake Up Little Suzie and When Will I Be Loved plus many, many more.
With live acoustic guitars and flawless harmonies.

Joining the ‘Everlys’ on stage are their legendary friends ‘Buddy Holly’ as played by Buddy Walker, The Shadows’ ‘Hank Marvin’ as played by Ivan Marvin and the first wildman of rock ‘n’ roll ‘Jerry Lee Lewis’ as played by Peter Gill.

Advance tickets: £17.00 / On the door: £19.00 Book now


March 2, 7.30pm, ARK, Albion Street, Cliftonville

A celebration of the diversity, contribution and legacy of Black women in music, marking International Day of Women of Colour at ARK Cliftonville

Featuring the music of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith, alongside contemporary artists such as Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.

Vocalist, Producer and Artistic Director Sabina Desir and longstanding collaborator Jessica Lauren (keyboards) with Jason Simpson on bass and award-winning multi-woodwind instrumentalist Tamar Osborn on flute, saxophone and clarinet.

Tickets £12 plus £1.70 booking fee, £10 concessions plus £1.60 booking fee Book now

Hightown Pirates

March 2, 7.30pm, The Waste Land bar, Albion Rooms, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville

An intimate stripped back performance at The Wasteland Bar, Margate

Support from The Belladonna Treatment

This is an 18+ event

Tickets £7 waged, £5 unwaged Book now

Beyond Form: In Conversation with Flavia Frigeri and Lauren Elkin

March 2, 3pm-5pm, Turner Contemporary

Learn more about what connects the work of over 50 international female artists through a shared language of radical abstraction at Turner Contemporary

Join Turner Contemporary Guest Curator – writer and art historian Flavia Frigeri – in conversation with art critic and author Lauren Elkin, as they discuss and celebrate the ground breaking women artists featured in the exhibition Beyond Form: Lines of Abstraction 1950 – 1970.

Tickets £8 Book now

Race night

March 2, 6.30pm, Westgate United Services Club,

Fun action packed night of horse racing to raise funds for 1st Westgate-on-Sea Scout Group.

Bangers Comedy Club

March 2, 8pm, Olby’s Soul Café, Margate

Bangers has been in Margate for over a year now bringing some of the very best acts from the London comedy circuit down to Olby’s for one  night with this event featuring Curtis Walker, headlined by Mike Gunn.

Doors open at 7.30 pm. Event curfew 11.00 pm

Tickets: Standard £18 + booking fee Book now

Mrs Churchill – My Life with Winston

March 3, 6pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre, Broadstairs

A one-woman show about the life of Clementine and Winston Churchill

Liz Grand performs solo as Clementine Churchill, revealing what life was like with the UK’s most famous 20th Century Prime Minister and wartime leader. Written by Kit Hunter

Tickets  £17 +£1 Booking Fee in advance, £19 on the door Book now

Craft and boot fair

March 3, buyers from 8.30am, Roostys, Nelson College, Northwood Road, Broadstairs

Stalls inside and outside