Jul
25
Thu
Piano concert hosted by: The Margate Piano Players Society
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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The Margate Piano Players Society proudly presents their inaugural piano concert, showcasing the talents of the whole group and all of their different stages of piano development. We cordially invite you to an evening’s programme including a young prodigy, a beautiful mother-daughter piano duet and someone performing piano live for the first time,
The Margate Piano Players Society welcomes anyone who wants to perform a piano piece they have been practicing. No matter what level they are at.
Dress code is Summer.

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics
Jul
27
Sat
The Joneses
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

The Joneses began life in 2016 with Aidan Sheridan ‘Morrissey’ deciding to form the band because of his life-long love for Smiths music and an uncanny resemblance to Morrissey himself. Aidan met Matthieu in Camden Town, and while none of the two partners had any prior band experience, both shared similar passion to do justice to the band they loved most.

Soon joined by fellow musicians Neil Batey on bass and Steve Nye on drums, the band considerably improved their profile in the last 19 months to play 20 gigs across 13 venues in London, Margate & Birmingham – to rapturous applause & reaction from fellow Smiths fans.

The Joneses have developed a very unique style based on The Smiths live gigs, as opposed to the studio recordings. This introduces a stripped down, dramatic show with nods towards punk and rockabilly genres. This delivers a very lively and engaging show, with performances by Aidan ‘Morrissey’ recreating some of the antics performed by the original front man, which include wearing tattoos, brandishing and throwing flowers, undressing, rolling around the stage (where space permits) and thrashing about in Morrissey’s distinctive style.

 

Simone Hurst – Switch Radio – Mancunian Mondays radio presenter quote:

‘The Joneses tribute to The Smiths has the best Morrissey front man I have seen in The Smiths tribute scene, a must see if you can get to their gigs. They offer something unique in the highly polished Smiths tribute market – a band that connects with the audience.’

 

 

Jul
31
Wed
TOM THUMB FILM QUIZ
Jul 31 @ 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..

Aug
6
Tue
Tongue Punch
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

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Tongue Punch is back! and this time, it’s gone for a long walk through some fields and has neglected to wipe it’s feet, thus getting your nice, clean carpets absolutely filthy.

The Saboteur-nominated poetry night is back and full of vigour, bringing ten poets up to the stage at Margate’s legendary Tom Thumb Theatre.
Please note: This months event will happen on Tuesday 6th, rather than our usual Wednesday!
As ever slots move quickly, so get in while you can. We’re looking for three people who have never done the night before!
Aug
7
Wed
Swansong By TOMMY POPPERS
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Tommy Poppers tells stories. He’s queering the troubadour. By presenting themes of Gothic literary discourse; from Nietzsche via Kafka and Shelley to beyond, Tommy revels in the macabre to conjure contemplative moments.

“Swansong,” is a collaborative piece, created in conjunction with Short Sighted Cinema, which articulates the metamorphosis of contemporary masculinities, through short-films, performance, live music and prose.

With musical accompaniment from artist Claire Orme, and visuals by Chris Wade and Nick Thompson – this event promises to be unique and not to be missed.

“Swansong,” is presented at the Tom Thumb Theatre as part of Margate Pride fringe festival.

Tommy Poppers
“A truly unique talent…” (Manchester Pride 2018)
“Intelligent, articulate and powerful…” (Performative Philosophy Collective of Vienna)

EARLY BIRD TICKETS AT £5
Aug
8
Thu
Swansong By TOMMY POPPERS
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Tommy Poppers tells stories. He’s queering the troubadour. By presenting themes of Gothic literary discourse; from Nietzsche via Kafka and Shelley to beyond, Tommy revels in the macabre to conjure contemplative moments.

“Swansong,” is a collaborative piece, created in conjunction with Short Sighted Cinema, which articulates the metamorphosis of contemporary masculinities, through short-films, performance, live music and prose.

With musical accompaniment from artist Claire Orme, and visuals by Chris Wade and Nick Thompson – this event promises to be unique and not to be missed.

“Swansong,” is presented at the Tom Thumb Theatre as part of Margate Pride fringe festival.

Tommy Poppers
“A truly unique talent…” (Manchester Pride 2018)
“Intelligent, articulate and powerful…” (Performative Philosophy Collective of Vienna)

EARLY BIRD TICKETS AT £5
Aug
9
Fri
TOM MARSHMAN ‘A Haunted Existence’
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

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Tom Marshman blends creative technology, music and projection in this one man show as he retraces the forgotten true story of a young local man arrested for gross indecency.

In the early 1950s, 17-year-old Geoffrey Patrick Williamson was on the Exeter to Bristol train when he got into a conversation with another man, also travelling in his train compartment, who accused Geoffrey of making ‘improper approaches’. The other man was a Railway Officer in plain clothes. Geoffrey was arrested at the next stop, Taunton. When questioned, Williamson revealed the names of men he had had sex with, so beginning a domino effect of arrests, prison sentences, aversion therapy and suicide.

A Haunted Existence weaves together history and hearsay to highlight turmoil, stigma and heartbreak and tell the story of Britain’s very recent, shameful past.

Aug
14
Wed
Jazz at the Tom Thumb
Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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It may not seem possible but it is now SIX years since the start of JAZZ AT THE TOM THUMB. To celebrate the occasion we are bringing five erstwhile members of the Dane Court Jazz Orchestra together again. Tim Vinall will be on flugelhorn, Phil Smith on alto, Joe Browne on tenor, Tony Hudd on guitar and Dave Johnston on bass guitar. The evening promises to be a joyous celebration of the occasion, of Jazz and of friendship. And, of course, there will be cake!

Aug
28
Wed
TOM THUMB FILM QUIZ
Aug 28 @ 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..

Sep
20
Fri
Rondo Mo – Cinemas EP Launch Party
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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Rondo Mo is the pseudonym of Robbie Redway – a singer, producer and multi instrumentalist originally from London, now based in Margate. A previous collaborator with the likes of Midland, Citizenn, Edu Imbernon, To Kill A King and a host of others, he recently built a studio in his garden in which he began his solo project in earnest – a kind of electronically-infused left-field pop. Recent releases have been described as having ‘lush electronics that envelope you in sound’ (Clash Magazine) and being ‘forward thinking with pop sensibilities’ (Dummy). His new ‘Cinema’s EP’ will be the next set of songs he puts out, due for physical and digital release in September 2019. ‘Cinemas’, the first single from it, has already been given ‘track of the week’ by BBC Introducing and garnered support from Radio 1. To celebrate the EP there’ll be two headline shows. The second of which will be at the Tom Thumb on Friday 20th September, with support coming from the superb Pete Cochrane.
Sep
25
Wed
TOM THUMB FILM QUIZ
Sep 25 @ 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..

Oct
23
Wed
TOM THUMB FILM QUIZ
Oct 23 @ 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..