Things to see and do in Thanet, June 28-30

Artist Stephanie Lane, brings her latest controversial art performance to Margate main sands on Saturday

Flying Quarter

Three days of multi category car and motorcycle timed sprints will take place at Manston airport at a new event from today (June 28) until June 30..

‘Flying Quarter’ is inspired by a 1920’s concept of achieving the highest speed possible within a quarter mile.

The vehicles will ‘roll run’ to the start line and then pick up speed along the quarter-mile track.

The event also includes a camping village, food and drink stalls, DJ and entertainment.

Organisers say: “The Flying Quarter, with the support of retired members of the Armed Forces, has come together to create an event that combines motor sports with charity. We support several organisations including Blesma, RAF Benevolence Fund as well as other charities close to our hearts such as Marie Curie.

“A percentage of proceeds will be donated in aid of these organisations as a sign of gratitude, and we hope that it will provide additional help wherever it is needed.”

Flying Quarter takes place from 10am to 6pm. There are a range of ticket options available from day spectator to weekend passes and camping add-ons.

Find tickets and information at

Ramsgate Market

June 28 (and every Friday) 9am to 3pm.

Stalls in Queen Street, King Street and High Street.

Easy beginners line dance class

June 28, 2pm-3pm, Birchington Village Centre

Friday easy beginners line dance class at Birchington Village Centre in their lovely air conditioned hall.

Cost £4 and dancing to country, pop, Irish and Latin music. Have fun and stay fit at this friendly event. Newbies and returners always welcome.

Ramsgate Film Festival

The Ramsgate International Film Festival  runs from June 25-30 with events and showings at four main venues:

Ramsgate Community Cinema

Queen’s Head pub


The Palace Cinema Broadstairs

Screenings are chosen by the Selection Committee comprising of a panel of industry professionals and local residents.

The festival has an offering of 20 feature films and 70 shorts from 36 countries and is a celebration of new works by local and international filmmakers.

Find all the films, venues and tickets at

Hawaiian-themed party at St Michael’s Care Home

St Michael’s will be holding its annual Summer Party and Community Open Event at its site in Elm Grove, Westgate on Friday 28 June between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

There will be bbq, singer Adam Reggio with Elvis Presley’s hits and Hawaiian-themed games.

Guests can take a tour of the care home’s facilities and meet the team

For more information call St Michael’s Care Home on 01843 263065, email [email protected] or

Charity quiz for Community Kindness Thanet

June 28, 7.30pm, Westgate United Services Club

Trophy and £50 drinks voucher to winning team

£3 per player, maximum 8 players per team

Raffle and disco. All welcome

The Carnival of Souls in Ramsgate

June 29, 7pm, Salon Du Miel, High Street (upstairs in former WHSmith)

Carnival of Souls variety show, a spectacular evening of unparalleled talent and unique performers.
Hosted by the enigmatic Silent Companions, prepare to be enthralled! Let their haunting melodies transport you forever more to somewhere or other
Comedy and song from Kate McGarrie
Cathy White comedienne
Pirate Sea Shanties from the Kentish Buccaneers: Sing along with rousing tales of the high seas.
Fusion Belly Dance from Farasha and Ameera
Dark Quirky Music from The House That Sings
Salon Du Miel’s very own Genevieve Pepper

Prepare for an unforgettable night at this one-off traveling circus show, where every act is a curiosity and every moment a delight! Don’t miss out on this extraordinary cabaret of wonders!
Tickets £10 each from Salon Du Miel or here

Sunken Garden in Bloom

June 29. 10am to 1pm

In Bloom is for building communities and tackling local issues together.

Join the Sunken gardeners on 29th June to help celebrate their 6th year in the South and South East In Bloom.

Stone Bay School summer fete

June 29, noon to 2pm

Family fun day at Stone Bay School, there will be a number of stalls including tombola, raffle, games and food – all proceeds going to raise funds for the school. Everybody welcome

The Small Picture Show

Now until July 3. Exhibition at York Street Gallery Ramsgate by artist Andrew Robertson

Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.

Museum Movie Magic

June 29-30, 11am to 4pm, Powell-Cotton Museum at Quex

Tony and Diana Powell-Cotton used film to record the places they visited when they travelled. View some of their film recordings alongside the amazing objects they collected.

Art students from the University of Kent have created film-themed artistic responses to the collections as part of the film event.

As well to the student’s fantastic work, they have some great activities for the whole family to enjoy:

Create your very own movie poster

Have some fun playing with film-themed card games

Follow the Museum Walk of Frame, answer the questions, and become a star

Take a closer look at Antionette and Diana’s film footage filmed during their travels

Become the Director! Using your smartphone, film your day at the museum Send them your films to win a free visit for you and 4 others

Visit the museum and gardens

Explore Quex House with your very own guide

Member: Free, Adult: £4.00, Concession: £3.50, Child: £3.00, Infant (age 0-3 years): Free. Book now

Ghostbusters in Ramsgate

A 22ft Ectomobile and proton packs to Ghostbuster characters, a ghost containment unit and a ‘training academy’ complete with laboratory, will be at Ghostbusters HQ in Ramsgate this June, raising funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The immersive event will be held at Radford House – Ramsgate’s former fire station – on June 29th from 11am to 4pm.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Ghostbusters movie, released in 1984, telling the story of Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz and Egon Spengler who lose their jobs as scientists so start Ghostbusters to fight the evil ghosts lurking in New York City. The movie starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis as the scientists.

The Ramsgate event has been organised by Ghostbusters enthusiast and photographer Fern Sherratt-Wells, from Manston.

An Ectomobile will be parked inside the building, there will be a ‘Janine’ character on reception to sign people in, a host of Ghostbusters as well as characters such as the Slimer, Muncher, the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and more.

The event will also feature special guests including Bill Murray’s body double from Frozen Empire Ghostbusters film and some film extras who will sign autographs and tell stories from their time on set. There will also be some other franchise fun, such as a DeLorean car from Back to the Future and stalls with collectibles from series such as Stranger Things, Marvel and other Sci-fi favourites.

Entry is a minimum £2 donation with all proceeds going to GOSH.

Ramsgate Armed Forces Parade & Veterans Breakfast Club

The club is marking its 6th anniversary with a celebration breakfast at Wetherspoon, Ramsgate this Saturday (June 29) from 9am.

Ramsgate and Margate Mayor’s will be in attendance, before participating in Ramsgate Armed Forces Day Parade. All those currently Serving and Veterans are welcome to join.

Annual Parade and Drumhead Service at Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour

10:40am – The Parade leaves the Sailor’s Church at 10:40am, marching down Military Road and Harbour Parade towards the turning circle. 11am – Drumhead Service

Monkton Nature Reserve

New Nature Club starting this Saturday (June 29),  offering lots of nature fun to keep children entertained for the next four Saturday mornings. From pond dipping, planting seeds, hunting for treasures and a creative nature walk, there’s something for everyone! Parents are welcome to stay

Tickets  £5 for each session. Details here

Live Music at Broadstairs Bandstand – The Old Country Crows

June 29, 2pm to 4pm

Weekend entertainment brought to you by Broadstairs & St. Peters Town Council

The Old Country Crows write and perform their own music in the style of light country folk rock.

Worried About Henry

June 29, Dreamland, 1pm – 10:30pm, last entry 5pm

This is a 16+ event. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

An all-day Drum & Bass event taking over Dreamland Margate will see thousands of Drum & Bass fans from far and wide, enjoying a who’s who of top tier DJs performing throughout the day, with a dozen artists putting the venue through its paces.

From £24 + booking fee Book now


June 29, 7.30pm, Tribute band OAYSIS at Ramsgate Music Hall!

OAYSIS perform tunes such as Supersonic, Don’t Look Back In Anger, Wonderwall and more with absolute accuracy. This is the closet thing to seeing OASIS live, check their videos.

Entry Requirements: 14+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

From £20 + Booking fee Book now

Ramsgate Northern Soul

June 29, 7.30pm, Ramsgate Small Boat Owners Association

For the love of Northern Soul, Ramsgate Northern Soul bring you DJs spinning vinyl

Held in a small club environment in central Ramsgate, close to transport, accommodation, and Restaurants, with a great atmosphere and vibe!

Cash bar at 1980’s prices

Tickets £7.50 Book now

Summer Concert – Being Human

June 29, 2.30pm, Join Thanet Big Sing Community Choir at Birchington Village Centre

The words and music for Being Human, both by Tony Castro, have been inspired by a number of factors, and written/composed during a period of post-pandemic reflection on the human condition.

Pre-booking advised – call Lorna on 01843 290513

Refreshments included

Tickets £10, Children under 14 £3

Dance Dance Dance… with John Gómez

June 29, 8pm, Margate Arts Club 276 Northdown Road

Residents Joe Lye and Katie Barber take a dance floor of open minded music appreciators through the night. Another night of dancing in the little room dedicated to sound. This time they are bringing John Gómez to join them on selecting duties.

Margate Arts Club is an inclusive space that fosters a welcoming party environment.

Please try and arrive before 9pm

This is strictly an 18+ event

Tickets £7 general / £10 final release and On The Door Book now

Yesterday’s Favourite ‘the balearic beach boutique’

June 29, 3pm-9pm, Margate Sun Deck

Home of balearic beat, downtempo love and dreamy cinematic grooves with Solarwaves at Margate’s Sun Deck. With special guest Dean Thatcher.

All sorts of different cuisines will be served from the street food vendors on site. ​


June 29, 8pm, Faith In Strangers, Cliftonville

House & Tech­no all night long


£6.50 Book now

Palace Cinema Broadstairs


Taking inspiration from Marlon Brando’s The Wild One, a 1960’s Chicago biker gang, the Vandals, struggles to stay true to its origins and not succumb to the temptations of increasingly serious crime. Jody Comer (Killing Eve) leads a great cast including Tom Hardy and Elvis’ Austin Butler.

Friday 28 June to Thursday 11 July. Details here

The Lido Stores

2 Ethelbert Terrace

Gareth Griffith / Enzo Marra / Jenny Wiggins / Dylan Williams
Until 29 June

It is the last week to visit this four-person exhibition exploring ideas around shelter and environment. Featuring sensitive paintings and delicate sculptures, this is a thoughtful exhibition not to be missed. We are open Wednesday-Thursday 11am-4pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 10am-2pm.

Art installation on Margate sands

World-renowned artist, Stephanie Lane, brings her latest controversial art performance to Margate main sands at 1pm on Saturday 29th June

Stephanie Lane presents real life installations of her art work, which has been exhibited in galleries, all over the world from Australia to US, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Malta and is touring the UK with the striking images!

This piece will be performed on the beach and involves humans caught up in fishing net. The public are invited to comment on and interpret the art work!

The Romans Return At Richborough

Roman re-enactment event taking place at the Roman fort June 29-30

See how Richborough grew into a thriving Roman town with re-enactment, military displays and expert talks

Those who revel in all things Roman will get their ultimate fix with English Heritage when the Richborough Roman Fort & Amphitheatre is transformed into the bustling and important port town and military base it was during the 367 years England was part of the mighty empire.

Visitors to the annual ‘Romans Return’ event will get a vivid taste of how life, culture and soldiery developed at Richborough throughout Roman rule, even as the Empire began to fall apart.

At this special event, visitors will be able to experience living history by exploring the encampments of award-winning re-enactors, Britannia. Budding legionaries will get the chance to grab their gladius and join the Roman army. The owner of the bustling popina will spin tales of the latest gossip and news, whilst in the main arena spectacular shows portray the final years of Roman rule, how uniforms and weaponry develop and improve, and how they are used to try to save the Empire as it finds itself attacked on all fronts.

Elsewhere, expert English Heritage volunteers will be on hand to talk about this special site and its unique status as the spot where the Romans first set foot on British soil in AD 43, and from where they departed in AD 410. In between Richborough grew into a strategically important town and military base, which included an amphitheatre as well as one of the biggest monumental arches in the Roman Empire.

English Heritage undertook a major representation project to bring the site’s history to life which completed last year. Since then, visitors have been able to explore a newly reconstructed 8m Roman gateway – built on the exact spot of an original fortification during the Roman invasion – as well as a museum display with previously unseen objects from the collection found at Richborough.

The Romans Return at Richborough tickets can be booked here

St Nicholas-at-Wade Craft Fair

June 29, 10am to 2pm, free entry

Craft Fair bringing together local crafters in the medieval St Nicholas at Wade Church

Refreshments available – teas, coffees, cakes and lunches

The Big Sweep

June 29, Turner Contemporary, 10.30am – noon and 1pm – 2.30pm

Explore how Ed Clark created his large-scale paintings in this free, drop in workshop at Turner Contemporary

This activity has been inspired by Ed Clark, an artist who pushed the boundaries of painting. He was described as a ‘pioneer’ which means someone who is not afraid to try new things.

In the late 1950’s, Clark developed a technique called ‘The Big Sweep’ with the use of a push broom.

Harnessing his spirit, the gallery invites you to experiment and create your own unique brush strokes using the various ‘tools’ provided in the session.

Suitable for 5 years and above. Anyone under the age of 12 needs to be accompanied by an adult.

Free Book now

The Gruffalo

June 29, 11am to 3pm, Quex Adventure Farm Park

The Gruffalo will be joining Quex Adventure Farm Park at intervals throughout the day on the 29th of June to meet younger visitors with plenty of opportunities for photos!

Your booked time slot is when you will have the opportunity to meet The Gruffalo.

You’re advised to queue 15 minutes before and latecomers will not be accepted.

Your ticket also includes access to Quex Adventure Farm Park.

Age 1+

Tickets £13.95 Book now

Carlton Cinema Westgate

Inside Out 2 (U)

Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone.

June 28-July 4. Details here

Cliftonville Farmers Market

June 30, 10am to 1pm Walpole Bay Lawns Cliftonville

The market has 44 stalls booked in, the most ever, selling everything from celtic sea salts, vegan bakes, handmade pasta, free range meat  free range eggs, cherries, honey, strawberries, crumbles, seasonal veg, asparagus, fresh fish, shellfish, smoked salmon, kimchi, kombucha,a vast array of bakes, Kentish cheeses, olives, oils, vegan bakes,
juices, alcohol, hand made chocs, speciality teas, coffee beans, locally grown mushrooms, yoghurts, Ukrainian bakes,  macarons, pet treats, fresh flowers, plants, bacon baps, teas, coffee,  wooden items, Sams mobile sharpening will be with us and Tania’s ice cream van.

The Jerry Lee Lewis Rock ‘n’ Roll Songbook

June 30, 7pm, Sarah Thorne Theatre Broadstairs

Celebrating the music, with all the classic hits & more in one great show at the Sarah Thorne Theatre in Broadstairs

Jerry Lee Lewis was undoubtedly the first wild man of rock.

This exhilarating and fast paced show tells the story of the star’s meteoric rise to stardom and his equally fast fall from grace before regaining his crown as the most exciting live performer the world has ever witnessed.

Tickets £18 paid in advance, or £20 on doors Book now

Sue Caroline’s Rewind to 70s Divas

June 30, The Oval Bandstand And Lawns

Doors, toilets and concessions open 1pm – 5pm, Concert 2pm – 4pm.

A minimum £2 donation per adult on door (under 16’s no donation required). All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

A fully licensed bar and food is available (alcohol and food is not to be brought into venue, bag searches are in operation). Fully accessible toilet facilities are available. All seating areas have step-free access.

Live Music at Broadstairs Bandstand – UK Paper Band

June 30, 2.30pm-4pm

Weekend entertainment brought to you by Broadstairs & St. Peters Town Council

The UK Paper Band play a balanced programme containing varied music to suit everyone’s tastes. Their repertoire contains traditional marches, and selections from popular musicals, but it also contains popular songs and some more unusual pieces as well – they provide a programme to entertain everyone!

Cliftonville Flea Market

June 30, 11am to 3pm, ARK – Albion Road, Cliftonville

A chance to browse and buy all sorts of goodies at Ark, Albion Road Cliftonville

Come for a rummage through vintage clothes, books and bric-a-brac.

A few spaces for traders still available, contact [email protected] to book a table.


  1. “Jerry Lee Lewis was undoubtedly the first wild man of rock and today he is the Last Man Standing of the great rock ‘n’ roll icons of the 1950s.”… erm, he died in 2022!

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