Nov
22
Fri
Falle Nioke Film/Music/Art
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Falle gig

An evening of Film/Music/Art.

Short film screening of ‘Falle Nioke, New Foundation’, directed by Tom Dream.

Followed by a live performance with Falle Nioke & artwork by illustrator Rovaneche.

‘New Foundation’ (duration 6:30)
On most nights of the week you can spot charismatic Guinean musician Falle Nioke writing or performing on the harbour arm in Margate. Engaging with the community has always been at the heart of his work, having learnt to sing in Susu, Fulani, Koniag, Bambara, Malinke, English and French—languages that unite the coasts of West Africa to Western Europe.

Margate-based director Tom Dream collaborates closely with artists from the coastal area to create live performance videos, short documentaries and promos. New Foundation captures the Guinea expat at a “particularly exciting moment in his life,” says the director. “Filmed soon after the birth of his son, the center of his creativity now has a new foundation in family and community.”

Nioke’s music is the thread that weaves through this visual tapestry about his new world; showcasing the warmth of his hometown in Conakry, spotlighting his south London performance with Jungle musician Congo Natty, and celebrating his family life in England.

“The filming process gave Falle an opportunity to reflect on his journey so far, while looking towards a new future in the UK,” says Dream. “I hope the project works both as an introduction to an emerging artist, and also a positive immigration story.”

 

Nov
23
Sat
Art’s Cool are proud to present Low Roar (solo) + special guests
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:45 pm

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“Low Roar, the musical vision of Ryan Karazija, turns moments of solitude into airy, ambient soundscapes materializing into anthemic melodies.”

Sat 23 Nov
Tom Thumb Theatre
DOORS: 19:00

Nov
27
Wed
TOM THUMB FILM QUIZ
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

8pm

Yellow Film Clapper Vintage Classroom Poster

Our monthly film quiz!! Test your movie trivia in the cosy surroundings of The Tom Thumb Bar

£2/ per person

Teams of 4 or less

winning team takes the pot..

Nov
29
Fri
Screening: The Last of England (1987), accompanied by a live score
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
 Derek Jarman’s film  The Last of England(1987), accompanied by a live score
DOORS: 7.30pm Screening: 8pm
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Tilda Swinton stars in cult queer film director Derek Jarman’s personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose.The Last of England is an angrily poetic, personal portrayal of a country that he saw, was in ruins. Through the experimental form, through the post-apocalyptic depiction of the country, Derek’s film dismantles the establishment and highlights the horrors of Thatchers Britain through a dream-like state. This film is reawakened in response to Brexit Britain in 2019. Experience this unique screening with a live score from percussionist Joseph Summers, violinist Rosa Irwin-Clark and guitarist Thomas Summers.
Key Promo Shot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSKd9bGeLWM&t=64s
This project is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Shifting Ground.
Dec
6
Fri
SONiK / Charlie Don’t Surf
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Charlie SONiK Festive Knees Up

SONiK ( Save Our NHS in Kent ) are holding a fundraising gig on 6th December with the awesome Charlie Don’t Surf, playing classic punk,mod,ska and soul stompers and the wonderful DJ Mark playing bangers and  and mash ups!
We are fundraising to continue our campaign against all the damaging cuts affecting our hospitals and GP services.

Dec
7
Sat
A Nice Christmas (Matthew Robins and Sadie Hennessy)
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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After the success of last year’s Matthew Robins Show and the hilarious After Show Puppet Disco, Matthew Robins and Sadie Hennessy bring  a Nice Christmas to the Tom Thumb Theatre on the 7th December.  There will be a NICE Christmas market from 5pm for all your festive shopping requirements, and even NICER Christmas Cocktails will be served.  The performance kicks off at 7.30pm and afterwards there will be NICE dancing to NICE music. It will be NICE enough to bring your mum! Audience members are invited to dress as something…..NICE.  There will be an extremely NICE prize for the best.
“Matthew Robins wants you to have a Nice Christmas, he is coming to Margate to tell you Everything is Going to Be OKAY.  Matthew’s new Christmas show contains, puppets, animations, songs about the Dragon that accidentally burnt down the shopping centre on Christmas Eve, Flyboy and the Haunted Snowman, and what happened when Gravity wasn’t invited to the intergalactic Christmas party, as well as competitive audience Christmas puppet-making, made-up games, and other things that haven’t even been written yet (but will be by December).”
Dec
8
Sun
MRS H AND THE SING ALONG BAND
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Mrs H return to the Tom Thumb, with a Christmas special sing along for the whole family.

MRS H AND THE SING ALONG BAND
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Mrs H return to the Tom Thumb, with a Christmas special sing along for the whole family.

Dec
11
Wed
JAZZ AT THE Tom Thumb
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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JAZZ AT THE TOM THUMB.

For our Christmas Show we are delighted to welcome an all-star line-up of Phil Smith on alto, Paul Cheneour on flutes, Tony Hudd on guitar and Clive Fletcher on Double bass. These four talented musicians share an almost telepathic rapport and we can guarantee some musical fireworks.

Dec
21
Sat
YULATRAKTORS (Lunatraktors)
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

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FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW

Doors 2pm

Start 2.30pm

Tis the season to be merry, and to bare your horns and hooves to the darkness. Before Christmas was invented there was Yule – the ancient Germanic festival of death, rebirth and the Wild Hunt. Come celebrate the winter solstice and the start of Yuletide with the Lunatraktors.

Fancy dress, glad rags and Krampus costumes welcomed. Yulatraktors returns this year with added family matinée for all your tiny beasts.

YULATRAKTORS (Lunatraktors)
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm

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Doors 8pm

Show 8.30pm

 

Tis the season to be merry, and to bare your horns and hooves to the darkness. Before Christmas was invented there was Yule – the ancient Germanic festival of death, rebirth and the Wild Hunt. Come celebrate the winter solstice and the start of Yuletide with the Lunatraktors.

Fancy dress, glad rags and Krampus costumes welcomed.

Jan
23
Thu
The Remains of Logan Dankworth by Luke Wright
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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I believed that Fukayama line: the end of history. But History didn’t end, did it?
Logan Dankworth, columnist and Twitter warrior, grew up romanticising the political turmoil of the 1980s. Now, as the EU Referendum looms he is determined to be in the fray of the biggest political battle for years. Meanwhile, Logan’s wife Megan wants to leave London to better raise their daughter. As tensions rise at home and across the nation, something is set to be lost forever.
The third of Fringe First and Stage Award Winner Luke Wright’s trilogy of political verse plays looks at trust and privilege in the age of Brexit.
“Luke Wright’s performances rumble with rage, passion and humour. They are also peppered with brilliantly smart observations. You will leave his show brimming with energy, heart pounding and brain whirring.” The Guardian
Written & Performed by Luke Wright
Directed by Alex Thorpe
Dramaturgy by Sarah Dickenson
Scored by Polly Wright
Lighting Design by Joe Price
Running time: 1h
Age Recommendation: 14+
Co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre, National Centre for Writing, Colchester Arts Centre, Freedom Festival