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

Neurodivergent Friends in Thanet (NDFT) will host an anniversary and fundraiser event at the Windmill Community Gardens

By Holly Lambert 

Jack Savoretti comes to Dreamland Margate

Jack Savoretti, British singer and songwriter’ will take to Dreamland’s outdoor Scenic Stage this Friday (July 5th).

He is best known for his hits ‘Soldier’s Eyes’, ‘Candlelight’ & ‘When We Were Lovers’, with two of seven albums reaching number 1 in the UK charts.

Doors will open at 5pm and finish at 10:45pm. Last entry is 9pm.

Final tickets priced at £50.40 plus a booking fee, check availability here.

Josh Milan at Olby’s, Margate

Friday, July 5th, artist Josh Milan will play a wide range of musical genres, from house, disco, funk & soul.

Playing in the intimate space of Olby’s Soul Café in Margate, this is not one to miss if you want to get on the dancefloor.

The event runs from 7pm to 1am, tickets are available on the door for £30, or buying advance tickets will cost £25 plus a booking fee, available here.

Lucidity presents: dgoHn, Dub One & MAC-V

July 5, 9pm, Ramsgate Music Hall

Headlining the event are two legends of the drum and bass scene: dgoHn, renowned for his work with Love Love, Subtle Audio, and Jungle Syndicate, and Dub One, celebrated for his contributions to Scientific Wax and Subtle Audio.

Guerrilla Bass Records’ boss MAC-V will be making a special trip from Holland to join the line-up.

Supporting these headliners are local legends Al Wah, Thumbzo, Lawless, Phloem, Mc Killa B and head of Lucidity DnB , Jack Rapture.

Tickets are £10 plus £1.50 booking fee and available at Resident Advisor :Lucidity presents: dgoHn, Dub One & MAC-V at Ramsgate Music Hall, South + East · Tickets

Ed Clark Exhibition

The late artist Ed Clark’s artwork inspired from his travels across the globe is exhibited at Margate’s Turner Contemporary (until September 1).

The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm, displaying 20 paintings that had not previously been seen outside of the US.

Entry is free with all ages welcome.

Ramsgate Blitz Walk

On Friday, a blitz walk will be taking place allowing guests to relive the days of the war in the heaviest bombed seaside town in the UK.

The walk will take approximately two hours, from 7pm to 9pm. The walk begins at Ramsgate Library, with dogs welcome to join.

Free to participate, with donations welcome.

Fleetmac Wood, Wild Heart Disco

Fleetwood Mac tribute band are performing at Faith in Strangers, Margate, this Friday.

From 9pm to 2:30am, the event is said to be ‘a rave re-frames the music of Fleetwood Mac.’ The tribute has been going since 2012, ready to present their curated and created assortment of remixes and edits.

This event is 18+, final release tickets are £24.50 and available to purchase here.

Summer Cocktail Tasting Evenings

The Yarrow Hotel in Broadstairs is offering a cocktail tasting evening this Friday and Saturday (July 5th & 6th).

The cocktails on offer are exclusive to the Yarrow’s summer menu, with each cocktail paired alongside plates inspired by summer, with vegetarian options also available.

The event runs from 6pm to 8pm, costing £65 per person.  Call 01843 460 100

First Friday

First Friday event taking place at Marine Studios in Margate, in partnership with Margate Bookie on July 5th.

An exploration of the theme of ‘books’, drop-in workshops with all materials provided, alongside exhibits and an open library.

Hope Fitzgerald, from Bindfulness Handmade Books in Faversham, will be at the event. She will be sharing a variety of simple techniques and taster sessions on handbound structures, bookbinding, paper grain and simple sewing techniques to create useful and beautiful books using basic tools and materials.

Entry to this event is free and it will run from 6pm to 9pm.

High Street Social Club

Friday, July 5th, a free, social drop-in with activities and workshops at Arts in Ramsgate on the High Street.

This happens every Friday, 11am to 4pm. It is a space to bring in and work on projects, ask for art advice, or just drop in for a chat.

For more information, they are available to contact via WhatsApp on 07450 916 558.


The Still and Moving Image students at The Margate School present their personal artistic journeys, working across various mediums including photography, video, animations, collage, installation and performance.

Open now through to 14th July (11am – 4pm) Closed Monday 8th.

Ruffian On The Stair with Lisa Ivory

Now until July 20, private view  Saturday 6th  July 7pm-9pm, The Lido Stores 2 Ethelbert Terrace Cliftonville

A solo exhibition of oil paintings by Lisa Ivory.  The title and theme for this show is influenced in part by Joe Orton’s play of the same name, involving an unsympathetic and mysterious character that toys with the lives of a down at heel couple, with absurd and tragic results.

Wavy Gravy Davey Art

Paul Davey – aka Wavy Gravy Davey- with an exhibition of collage, paintings and prints at the York Street Gallery in Ramsgate from now until July 10.

Paul will be in the gallery on Saturday afternoon 1pm-4:30pm with wine and refreshments to discuss his work with visitors. All welcome.

York Street Gallery is open 10.30am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday.

Taking Care of Vegas

July 5, The Oval Bandstand and Lawns Cliftonville

Lively Elvis covers band with dance routines and audience participation

Doors, toilets and concessions open: 5pm – 9pm. Music 6.30pm – 8.30pm

A minimum £2 donation per adult on door (under 16s: no donation required).

All persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

A fully licensed bar and food is available

The Jack Fletcher Band

July 5, 7.30pm, Justines Margate

The Jack Fletcher Band will be performing live at Margate’s Justines

This is an 18+ event

£8 + booking fee 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.

Now until Thursday 11 July. Details here

Discovery Planet

Discovery Planet has teamed up with Thanet Earth to offer free activities for the whole family, this Saturday, July 6.

Thanet Earth is Britain’s leading greenhouse complex, located in Birchington, and produces around 400 million tomatoes, 30 million cucumbers and 24 million peppers each year.

The workshops will enable participants to understand why they can eat delicious salad, grown on their doorstep, all year round. Find out about the life cycle of plants, what they need to grow, and the  incredible technology Thanet uses to maximise salad production.

Those taking part can plant a seed to grow at home and bag some fresh veg, as well as learning how to pursue horticulture as a career.

The sessions take place at Discovery Planet HQ, 47 high Street, Ramsgate,  on the hour, every hour, from 10am to 3pm (which is when the last one starts). The 10am slot is a special quiet session for those that require a calmer environment. There is no need to book, just drop in, and there is no charge to attend.

Summer Spectacular at The Oval Bandstand and Lawns

July 6, Doors: 5pm-9pm. Performance: 6pm

Canterbury Operatic Society presents A Summer Spectacular – weaving together the most beloved songs from a variety of iconic musicals including Les Miserables, Matilda, Rent, mamma Mia, Annie, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Hamilton, and many more!

Guest appearances from Techniques Dance and Performing Arts, Constant Lark, Theatrecraft Herne Bay and Faversham Musical Theatre Choir.

Tickets from £7.21 Book now

JLS at Dreamland

On July 6th, British boyband JLS will take to Dreamland’s outdoor stage as part of Margate’s Summer Series.

The 2008 X-Factor runners-up have sold over six million records and two million live show tickets since their success on the show.

Doors open for the show at 5pm and will end at 10:30pm. Last entry 9pm.

Remaining tickets cost £45 plus booking fee, check availability here.

Reading Street Open Gardens

This will be Reading Street’s fifth year of their open garden event, showcasing beautiful wildlife across ten gardens on July 6th.

They will be open from 10am to 4pm, with plants and local produce for sale, as well as refreshments and lunches available.

Tickets are £4 brought in advance, or £5 on the day, with all proceeds going to St. Andrews church.

Tickets and programmes are available from the church office in advance (open Monday to Friday, 10am to noon).


Carlton Cinema Westgate, kick off 5pm, July 6, Free

Euro 2024 live screening. England V Switzerland – on the big screen. Tickets are completely free of charge but do need to be booked in advance. Please be aware, this is a family friendly event. Details here

Margate Collectors Fair

Happening at Margate’s Union Church, this fair is an opportunity to buy and sell items such as stamps, postcards, militaria, coins, antiques, and many other collectables.

It is taking place on Saturday July 6th, from 10am to 3pm.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be available.

Beckenham Concert Band at the Bandstand

Weekend entertainment organised by Broadstairs & St Peter’s Town Council will show the Beckenham Concert Band performing from 2pm to 4pm on July 6th.

The Beckenham Concert Band is a woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble. They play a wide range of music from a variety of popular genres. This is a free event.

Harmony Ladies Choir Summer Concert

A summer concert at St Phillips Church, Cliftonville, this Saturday at 2.30pm.

Featuring a range of musical genres. Musical director – Patrick Dunn.

Tickets can be purchased on the door for £8.

Songs of Stage and Screen

July 6, 7.30pm, Holy Trinity Church Cliftonville

Thanet Festival Choir with Stefan Catto on piano, percussion Chris Hall and conductor Clifford Lister.,

Tickets £12 in advance or £15 on the door

Call 01304 620560 or go to

Academy FM summer sizzle

The summer sizzle is back this Saturday, July 6 at the Racing Greyhound in Hereson Road from 2pm to 5pm.

Live music from Lee Patrick, Daisy and Luke J Dorman.

BBQ in the garden prepared by Paul Rutters and Andy Theoff

Raising money for Thanet’s Local Radio Station – Academy FM.

The Teenage Market

Young entrepreneurs across Thanet turning their hobbies into cash in Margate this Saturday, July 6.

From 10am to 4pm, The Centre, Margate, will be open to 8–25-year-olds to showcase their creative talents, supporting the next generation of market traders, allowing them to trial new business ideas and sell their products.

A performance space will also be available on the day for talented young performers being able to present their music, dance, comedy, poetry and more.

For more information, email: [email protected] 

Build your own QuickBuild Tank

July 6-7, 11am to 2pm, The WonderWorks Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate,

Build a QuickBuild Challenger Tank.

QuickBuild are Airfix model kits for adults to build together with children.

Cost  £7.50. Details here

Margate Black Pride

Margate’s Sun Deck will hold a celebration dedicated to LGBTQ+ individuals of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern descent.

Held between 3pm-10pm, the day will consist of music, celebration and unity of the community on Saturday July 6th.

Performances from the likes of Mr Wesley Dykes and Shardeezy from the renowned Cocoa Butter Club will be shown throughout the day.

The event is open to all members of the LGBTQ+ community, entry is free.

Nature Club for Children

Monkton Nature Reserve is holding a morning full of nature-based activities, for planting seeds and decorating plant pots to take and grow yourself at home.

The activity will run on Saturday July 6th  from 11am to noon, with tickets costing £5 per child (including entrance to the reserve with accompanying parents/carers).  Book now

Sweet Pill

July 6, 7.30pm, Ramsgate Music Hall

Mother Brain present an outstanding double bill at Ramsgate Music Hall, featuring Sweet Pill and SUDS!

Philadelphia’s Sweet Pill writes eruptive emo songs that embrace the edges of pop and hardcore, whilst Norwich-based SUDS are flying the flag for UK emo. Two sensational live bands on one summer evening!

Tickets £14.50  Book now

Coastal Crafty Crew Fair

The Coastal Crafty Crew hold a handmade craft fair every month, with the latest event on July 7 at Quex Small Barn.

Running from 10am to 3pm, beautiful crafts will be able to buy as well as socialise with the crafters and learn new skills.

Free parking is available as well as free entry.

Any enquiries about interest in having a stall or demonstration at the event should email [email protected].

Margate Cultural Walking Tour

July 7th

The cultural tour will showcase the historic places Margate has to offer.

With a duration of 60 minutes, the tour will begin at The Shakespeare Pub at 1pm, across the seafront, and ending in the beautiful Old Town.

Afterwards, locals and visitors can stay for a tasting of local wines, ales and cheese at Little Swift, to discuss Margate’s great history.

Tickets cost £10.

Yoakley House Gardens

The gardens at Yoakley House in Drapers Close, Margate, will be open Sunday 7th July from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

It is a rare chance to see Thanet’s hidden garden of peace, reflection and tranquillity. There will also be the opening our the New Quaker Garden planted as it would be in 1709.

Miss Holiday and the Swingtones

July 7,  The Oval Bandstand & Lawns Cliftonville

Doors, toilets and concessions open: 1pm – 5pm . Concert: 2pm – 4pm.
-A minimum £2 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

Floating Frequencies Sound Bath

To relax this weekend, why not try a multi-instrumental sound bath in the new geodesic dome at Monkton Nature Reserve on Sunday?

It will run at two time slots, noon to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm.

The practice is focused on clinically proven studies that music and vibrations result in mood enhancements, relaxation, better sleep and overall relief.

They suggest bringing a mat, cushions, and anything that makes you comfortable on the ground.

Tickets cost £20 and include free entry to for your friends or family, available here.

Stage Door Arts CIC art auction and fundraiser

July 7, 3pm-5pm, Salon Du Miel (upstairs of former WHSmith Ramsgate High Street)

Stage Door Arts CIC are holding an Art Auction to raise funds for the community theatre.

Come along and support, plus get an updated tour of the work done so far on our wonderful community arts hub.

There will also be a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses

NDFT birthday and fundraiser event

This Sunday, 7th July, from 1pm-4pm, Neurodivergent Friends in Thanet (NDFT) will host an anniversary and fundraiser event at the Windmill Community Gardens in Dane Valley Road, Margate.


The event promises fun and entertainment for all, welcoming both Neurodivergent and non-Neurodivergent individuals, friends, and families.

It will feature activities such as Connect 4, Higher or Lower, a dinosaur hunt, bracelet making, and a Design Your Own Fakémon station. Participants can also join the raffle and guessing games to win prizes. Tickets for activities will be £1 each, available for purchase with cash or card upon arrival on the day (Google & Apple Pay will not be supported).

Generous community donations have filled the raffle with prizes from local artists and businesses, including prints, massages, dance and yoga sessions, cinema tickets, food and drink vouchers, candles, a tattoo session, firewood, shop vouchers, and more!

NDFT is a Community Interest Company (CIC) in Thanet, supporting Neurodivergent adults. Their mission is to promote well-being, community belonging, and self-advocacy through social and creative events.

The event supports NDFT’s crowdfunding campaign, A Year of Neurodivergent Connection, which aims to fund a year of free monthly meetups and coffee mornings for Neurodivergent adults in Thanet. With Kent County Council and the NHS Kent Trust backing the campaign, the community only needs to crowdfund another £10,000 to be successful by the end of July. All proceeds from the event will go towards this goal.

To learn more and contribute, visit NDFT Spacehive Campaign. Every donation helps.

Ramsgate Handmade & Vintage Fair

July 7, 11am-4pm,

Ramsgate’s regular maker’s market with locally-produced and made goodies galore Harbour Parade

Live Music at Broadstairs Bandstand – Faversham Mission Brass

July 7, 2.30pm-4pm

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

Josh Rouse

July 7, 7.30pm, Ramsgate Music Hall

Known for his introspective folk-pop and worldly perspective, Rouse has built a reputation as a critically acclaimed and perennially reliable artist in the American roots scene.

Tickets £21.50 Book now

Three Acres and a Cow

July 7, 3pm, Where else? The Centre, Margate

Lewsberg from Rotterdam are a four-piece rock group, named after writer and fellow Rotterdammer Robert Loesberg, famous for his dangerous novel Enige Defecten from 1974. Lewsberg are: Shalita Dietrich (vocals, bass guitar), Michiel Klein (guitar, keys), Marrit Meinema (vocals, drums) and Arie van Vliet (vocals, guitar, violin).

Tickets £16.18 Book now

Further afield

Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival

July 6- 7

Toe-tapping weekend filled with live music on stages throughout the town, in pubs, and other venues.

Experience the vibrant energy of Morris dancers and indulge in an array of food options that will satisfy all taste buds.

Stalls and a selection of ales plus entertainment tailored for all ages.

Mad Cow, the Musical

The Garlinge Theatre, Canterbury, CT4 5RU

Now- Sat 13th July 2024

Mad Cow is a darkly comic musical about a young girl finding her voice to protect those she loves the most. The musical narrative centres on the Woolf family who try to desperately keep up with the well-to-do Heathersonhaugh’s. The family are not as wealthy as they make out and fund their extravagant lifestyle by utilising every outbuilding on their smallholding to create a micro factory-farm.

The youngest daughter Martha was non-verbal until she was ten, but then started to chat to the farm’s livestock and feels closer to the animals than her family. Her sisters nickname her Marth-mite, joking she’s not to everyone’s taste and constantly tease her for being vegan.

Doors open at 6.15pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets, £12 adults, £8 children and concessions, at:

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