May
29
Wed
TOM THUMB FILM QUIZ
May 29 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

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..

May
30
Thu
Blind Dog Studio Presents ‘Mally Harpaz’ ‘Hazel Iris’ & ‘Scanners’
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Blind Dog Studio Presents,,, comes to Margate for one night 
£6 ONLINE!!!
£10 On the door
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Featured artists of the evening, Margate based band – Scanners, Mally Harpaz (featuring brand new album Zoom In Zoom Out) and Hazel Iris (The Story of Lily with songs from new album Nine Sisters) 
 
Spaces to see these three cutting-edge acts are extremely limited so be sure to book ahead – see you there! 
 
Jun
1
Sat
LITTLE OPRY ‘BILLY KEMP’
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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Saturday 1 June 2019 

BILLY KEMP (USA)

Previously at the Little Opry as part of the critically
acclaimed, Appalachian Folk duo, Jeni & Billy, here is an
opportunity to enjoy the range of Billy’s talent.

“Billy Kemp, a gifted multi-instrumentalist with an
impressive list of studio and road credentials frames
these songs with austere and subtle acoustic
arrangements built on various combinations of guitar,
banjo, bass, mandolin and harmonica.”
Bob Allen, Bluegrass Unlimited, USA

Support:  HIGH WEALD RIDGE BLUEGRASS BAND

Tickets £9

Doors open 7.15 for 7.30 start
Jun
6
Thu
JAKL with special guests
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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DOORS 7.30pm

Margate based artist JAKL’s  songs tackle love and loss with oceans of layered vocals, echoed guitars and piano accompaniment. Born into a family of musicians, his influences range from John Martyn and Jeff Buckley to the music of his opera singing father.

He burst onto the scene as one of Glastonbury’s emerging talents in 2016, and his ethereal and emotionally-charged music lead to several sold-out headline shows. He has secured national radio airplay from Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq  and Jo Good (XFM), BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music.  After releasing ‘Shadows’ in 2017 and touring Europe with Air Traffic, he recorded a live set at Hackney’s Paper Dress Vintage released in in May 2018. His upcoming single ‘Wounds’ comes out this summer.

Jun
12
Wed
JAZZ AT THE TOM THUMB
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
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A great night of music in prospect with the return of four musicians who play together with a rare empathy. Phil Smith will be on alto, Paul Cheneour on flutes, Tony Hudd on guitar and Maurizio Borgna on double bass.  As if this weren’t enough, the mighty My Sax Society will be making a rare appearance!
Where else could you hear a group comprised of twelve saxophones? The theatre will be open at 7.00pm and the music begins at 8.00pm.

 

Jun
14
Fri
BILLY BLOND
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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billy blond – DEBUT SHOW. 14/06/19 at Tom Thumb Theatre
DOORS 7.30

billy blond is a South London boy who escaped to the blustery beaches of Margate, swapping the grit of the city streets for a prolonged dirty seaside weekender that is yet to end.

With the voice of a fallen angel, this singer/songwriter/producer walked out of the school choir because “it didn’t sound at all like Sister Act”.
His singles ’The Feels’ & ‘Once Upon a High’ create a musical hybrid, smoothly blending trap fuelled 808’s with a 50’s Doo Wop inspired vocal, oozing soul with a just a sprinkle of sleaze.
The perfect introduction into the world of billy blond – a lover and a fighter who sings his tainted soul out about filth, dark romance, cash and chaos.
Jun
15
Sat
NANCY CHARLEY POETRY MATINEE
Jun 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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Poet and storyteller Nancy Charley presents The Gospel of Trickster, a new poem that forms the basis of a monologue created by Charley and theatre director Tamar Saphra. Charley’s audacious antihero, Trickster, is a ‘sorcerer of shit, shape-shifter, who can become lion, whale, snake, bone-sifter, shadow-filler, master of taunt and tease, who dares persuade an angel wrong is right.’ And so he slips into the gospel stories to cause a bit of disruption and mayhem.

 

The performance is accompanied by a new book from Hercules Editions, which features the poem in full, essays by Charley and cultural commentator Sophia Deboick, and specially-commissioned drawings from artist Alison Gill inspired by children’s Bibles, gaming culture and fairy tales. The images and poem together stress the sometimes dark, sometimes playful nature of this retelling of the Gospel story for modern times.

 

Tickets

 

£5 for performance only

£12 for performance and book (a saving of £3 on the cover price of £10)

 

Jun
18
Tue
Jonny & The Baptists Love Margate and Hate Bastards
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jonny & the Baptists Love Margate and Hate Bastards
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We live in a divided world, and we want to cross that divide. But how can we be popular now ‘populist’ means ‘I’m a shit’? Answer: WE LOVE EVERYONE. Oh, except bastards. Everyone hates bastards, right? We agree.
Multi-award nominated* musical-activist-comedians, Jonny & The Baptists, are sick of being political and divisive. This show is about how everything is definitely fine. Everyone’s happy! Let’s just get along!
DOORS 7pm
SHOW STARTS 7.30pm
★★★★ “Excellent” Guardian
★★★★ “Wickedly funny” Times
★★★★ “Lovely” Scotsman
★★★★ “Superbly crafted” Metro
★★★ “Disgraceful” Telegraph (bastards).
Jun
19
Wed
‘WACKY WEDNESDAY’ present: Emily Woods & Elie Kraft
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

‘Wacky Wednesday’  is a comedy night at The Tom Thumb, it happens every third wednesday of the month.

We invite diffrent comedians to perform for you, this month we have….

Bitch & Nerd
One is a bitch. The other is a nerd. Join Emily Woods (As seen on Shaw TV, Max Turner Award Finalist) and Elie Kraft (Chortle Student Comedy Award Finalist) for an hour of jokes about being ugly, family, and dildos. Emily has spent the last two years between Canada and England and has established herself as a stellar new comedian quickly rising up in both scenes. Elie brings a keen eye for observation filled with self-deprecating charm and “cuts an intriguing low-status persona” (Chortle). Together, they are Bitch & Nerd.
Jun
21
Fri
Jayde Adams ‘The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face’
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face

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NOMINEE Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer 2016
WINNER Best Show Scottish Sun 2017
WINNER Best Female Comedian Scottish Sun 2017

‘She’s a star’ (Guardian).

In 2019 if you want to be a ‘successful independent woman person’ you better have something to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. ‘Britain’s funniest woman comic’ (Daily Mail) has put the sequins in a box (for now), because it’s time to get serious. If pop stars, razors and even sausage rolls can attach themselves to important movements, why can’t Jayde Adams?

Jun
22
Sat
Jayde Adams ‘The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face’
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner’s Old Face
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NOMINEE Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer 2016
WINNER Best Show Scottish Sun 2017
WINNER Best Female Comedian Scottish Sun 2017

‘She’s a star’ (Guardian).

In 2019 if you want to be a ‘successful independent woman person’ you better have something to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. ‘Britain’s funniest woman comic’ (Daily Mail) has put the sequins in a box (for now), because it’s time to get serious. If pop stars, razors and even sausage rolls can attach themselves to important movements, why can’t Jayde Adams?

Jun
25
Tue
Harry Baker, Henry Madds (Double bill scratch performances)
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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HARRY BAKER
Mathematician-Turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself. From winning his school battle-of-the-bands competition with a Jay-Z Maths homage to his prime number poetry TED talk being watched by millions online, Harry’s love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew’s 21 seconds. He’s got 99 problems but maths ain’t one. ”Ferociously intelligent” **** Scotsman “Spectacularly witty” ***** Whatsonstage “The greatest performer on earth” ***** BBC Radio 1
HENRY MADD
Henry Madd is a spoken word artist, theatre maker and workshop facilitator. After cutting his teeth on the Californian poetry circuit he returned to his native England and firmly entrenched himself in the poetry community in Kent. He won the 2017 Apples and Snakes/ Wise Words Festival Emerging Artist Contest and has since gone on to perform around the country, highlights include: City 451, Brighton Fringe, Nozstock,  CSP in the Park main stage and supporting Lemn Sissay in Canterbury Cathedral.
“As the town hung-overly heaves itself into life, the farmers chase those of us who have been scarring the crows from the fields all night long. We swallowed galaxies two at a time, sowing seeds of lifelong friendships that dissipate under morning sun.” An autobiographical account of growing up in the West-Mids, exploring the grittier side of life in the countryside.