Sarah Thorne Theatre Club is a CIC company and this exciting and succesful venture is in association with Hilderstone Adult Education Centre, Broadstairs. It has been formed to present quality professional plays, music and theatre to East Kent and beyond, with the aim to restore the intimate Memorial Theatre, in St Peters Road, Broadstairs to full local community use. Theatre link here.
The small cinema with a huge welcome The Palace Cinema is privately owned by people who are passionate about both cinema and keeping alive this seaside entertainment venue in Broadstairs, a place which has given so much pleasure to so many people, for generations. Located on the sea front near to good local pubs and restaurants it provides the focus for a great day out. We shall be pleased to make you welcome. Cinema link here.
The St Peter's Village Tour offers four free award winning guided walks around the historic village and churchyard of St Peter's, Broadstairs in Kent. The Tours are arranged by a team of 110 volunteers. full details here.
Entertainment throughout the summer season. A great way to spend time in Broadstairs. Full details here.
Traditional May Fair celebrations event on Victoria Gardens and Promenade, overlooking marvellous Viking Bay. For the first time since the Victorian era, we have in attendance an 1893 Savage Galloping Horses driven by steam! Come and enjoy the nostalgia of a traditional seaside funfair. May Fair is a fundraising event to enable the organisers of Broadstairs Water Gala to provide the public with another glorious year of family entertainment on 1st August 2018.
Author Charles Dickens visited Broadstairs in Kent regularly from 1837 until 1859 and immortalised the town as "Our English Watering Place". In 1937, to commemorate the centenary of the author's first visit, Gladys Waterer, the then resident of Dickens House, conceived the idea of putting on a production of David Copperfield and of having people about the town in Victorian dress to publicise it. Thus the Broadstairs Dickens Festival was born and, with the exception of the years of World War 2, has been held annually in the third week of June ever since. Follow in Charles Dickens' footsteps by coming to Broadstairs. Savour the delights of the town which he described as “the freshest, freest place."
From toddlers to glamorous grans, traditional beach competitions, nautical characters, bandstand competitions and all day entertainment, family funfair, and a stunning firework display : Broadstairs Water Gala has something for everyone. Start the day with the Teddy Bears picnic at Lillyputt Mini Golf - perfect for the little ones in your family. Head to the beach for fun on the sands with beach games and water activities, create amazing sandcastles and sculptures, discover sea life in the rockpools and along the seashore, listen to tales of the seven seas, watch the Punch & Judy shows, and much more still to be announced. Get creative and make your beach hut the Best Dressed in Viking or Louisa Bay the theme this year is "The Good Old Days." Craft and trade stalls to browse through along the promenade. PLUS live music in the evening on the bandstand featuring "The Moments" - guaranteed to get you dancing in the moonlight finishing with a fantastic Firework finale over the bay! Plans are underway for the 2020 Water Gala, confirmation of the date and activities will be announced over the coming months. Link here.
Imagine a beautiful seaside resort with seven sandy bays and traditional atmosphere - fill it to bursting with over 500 events - and then you have Broadstairs Folk Week. There's music, song and dance around the town and a special festival campsite with concerts, workshops and facilities on-site for those who prefer to be at the heart of Folk Week. A fifteen minute walk from town, the festival campsite has showers, toilets, on-site catering, the wonderful Panic Circus, children's teatime events, country dancing and late night entertainment for Festival Ticket holders. The Social Dance programme is here too. Pitch your tent, park your car and forget about it until it's time to leave. Link here.
Our celebration of Kent continues to bring you a feast of food - and drink. We actively seek out producers & suppliers who share our passion for quality and flavour : from hand made cheeses to artisan breads, preserves, pies, pickles and pastries, everything will be brimming with flavour. Our producers are passionate about their products and are only too happy to explain why good, local food really matters. It is not just the low food miles - it's about sustaining a regional economy, re-awakening an interest in home cooking and a getting in touch with Kent's rich food heritage as the Garden of England. More here.
TBC July - Firework Event - Viking Bay TBC - Water Gala - Firework Finale TBC August - Firework Event - Viking Bay 5th November- Firework Event - Viking Bay The three Fireworks events will include Fairground rides, food concessions and Music on the bandstand. Details on each event are not yet finalised. Summer event nights normally start at 6pm with music on the bandstand from 8pm The Firework display time is planned for 10pm (subject to change). November the 5th starts at 6pm with a planned display time of 8pm. Please note the FIREWORK EVENINGS are a free event (Charges for Fairground rides and food). All are welcome. We will hold £ in the bucket collections on the night. Please do give generously to help ensure the continuation of these events.
From the 16th to 19th July 2020 Royal St George's, which is considered by many to be one of the finest golf courses in the world, will be hosting the 149th Open Championship. Set in the stunning Kent countryside, players and spectators will enjoy unrivalled views of the sea and the surrounding scenery.