Yes - it's all go Margate! This weekend sees a cornucopia of poorly-publicised activities across the north of the island!
Arsongate's 7-day Big Sky Jazz Festival kicks off tonight at the Mike and Bernie Winter Gardens. Then tomorrow it's Margate Pride, which I see has been renamed 'Thanet Pride in Margate' this year in a vain attempt to suggest that it's inclusive of us poor sods here on the underfunded and woefully neglected south side. Meanwhile you can boogie all weekend to the sounds of UB40 and Scouting for Girls at the Sound Island Music Festival at Quex Park.
Still, to be honest it's not all Margate-centric. On Sunday it's Ramsgate Carnival, and the same day sees the start of the first ever, week long Ramsgate Historic Festival billed as 'all action from Eastcliff to Westcliff'. Expect to get your pulse racing with morris dancing, a human chess game and a teddy bears' picnic, culminating in a full scale re-enactment next weekend of the Napoleonic (or should that be 'Wellingtonian'?) Wars. Maybe one way or another Ramsgate will be bangin' after all!