Blog to promote Margate and The Isle of Thanet and its wonderful sandy beaches and bays. I have a theory you can always count ten ships off the coast of Thanet and I test this theory as often as possible. I also Promote Ross Andrews and his Sand Art performed in the sandy bays of Broadstairs Margate and Ramsgate. Another favorite place is Botany Bay beach Kiosk and the bacon sandwiches over looking the sea trying to spot the seals that frequent this area.
Join us for Margate's magical Christmas lights switch on
starts the Christmas season with a festive event including
carol-singing, music, and late night shopping, culminating in our lights
switch on at 6pm.
at 5pm at the bottom of the High Street at the Piazza, join the festive
parade of singing and music, moving through the Old Town and arriving
at Turner Contemporary. See magical Margate sparkle with glittering
lights as our town's Christmas tree lights go on.
the gallery, watch Stagecoach shooting stars perform a festive dance
5.30 - 5.45pm, Theatre Royal Margate's Beauty & the Beast panto cast
countdown to the lights switch on at 6pm with a sing-song, there's a
special visit from Father Christmas, and our cafe will be providing hot
drinks, mince pies and turkey and cranberry sandwiches.
be welcomed back into the gallery by our resident Big Sing choir
performing Christmassy pop songs, then make festive folk decorations
together with artist Zoe Murphy.
shopping till the last minute? Don't worry, artist Bob and Roberta
Smith has picked a range of Interesting Things to help find something
for all your gift recipients.
Christmas lights switch on
Fri 28 Nov, 5 - 8pm
That's not all!
There are lots of events and celebrations happening in Margate during the festive period.
Local learning disability charity, East Kent Mencap, were delighted to raise
over £350 at their Charity Quiz Night last Friday 7 November. Teams
included staff from Westwood Cross, The Foreland School and the charity
itself as well as
many other friends and supporters.
Jane Brooke said ‘We’ve been running quizzes for a couple of years now
but this was our first time at Stonelees Golf Centre, who offered us
their Saxon Suite for free, and it was great to be in such a smart,
They also donated a round of golf for the raffle, which proved very
popular and helped to raise money to run more services for people with
learning disabilities which are always needed. We are already planning
another quiz in the New Year.’
photo shows the winning team ‘Lucy’s Gang’ enjoying their prize
chocolates with Quiz Master and Mistress James and Teresa Lampert.
NOTE TO EDITORS
Golf Centre are currently celebrating their 20th year and are
supporters of local community work like East Kent Mencap. EKM is a
registered charity which works with people with learning disabilities,
their families and carers
to enable them to achieve the things they want out of life and to be
valued, treated equally, listened and included. Our services in Thanet
include housing, community activities and social events. For more
information please call East Kent Mencap on 01843224482
or email email@example.com.
Working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers
I love the smell of a Chistmas tree. A real one not an artificial one. Over the many years I have had a real Christmas tree Heather and me have had loads of fun first going and choosing the tree. We have traipsed all over Thanet Ramsgate Broadstairs and Margate in search of the perfect specimen. And then comes the getting it home and set up. Fun is not a word I associate with decorating the tree so I leave Heather and the kids to do that. Now I am in my wheelchair I have the perfect excuse. I never did get the lights in the right spot so when the kids were able I stepped aside and supervised. Now I just watch. This year our tree will come from Honitons Christmas trees in Harold road in Cliftonville I am looking forward to a trip up to pick the tree, I will sit in the car and watch as Heather decides which one is best.
I understand they will only be stocking Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees which over the years I have found to be the longest lasting tree. The needles tend to stay attached longer than the less expensive trees. I have been showered by needles from the less expensive trees so speak from experience when I say they are worth the extra few pounds, I dont like digging pine needles out of the carpets in July.