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19
NOV
From outside the George Inn, Newnham
A walk for members and friends and those thinking of joining Faversham Footpaths Group. The walk will start from outside the George Inn, Newnham. There should be plenty of places to park along the road. The walk will go via Sharsted Court to Sharsted Wood, across to Palace Farm and Down Court Farm, and back via Doddington Church, Doddington Place and woodland.
When: 10am      Contact: brian.caffarey1@btopenworld.com / 01795 530356

25
NOV
Christmas Lights Night Food Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Night food and drink market with music and entertainment to celebrate the switch-on of Faversham Christmas Lights. See Faversham become an enchanting, twinkling scene at the switch-on at 5pm and stay on for the market. Food and drink traders will be ready to serve from 6pm.
When: 6pm to 10pm      Contact: Grahame Kane
25
NOV
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Craft workshop for adults to learn new skills in sculpting with natural materials. On this half-day workshop, led by a professional willow artist, everyone will create their own Christmas door wreath to take home. Book a place for £25, to include instruction and all materials.  Light refreshments are provided.
When: 9.30am to 1.30pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460

25
NOV
Christmas Bazaar
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
A chance to do some Christmas shopping. In support of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Church, Faversham, and the Refugee Council.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
25
NOV
The Curb Pilots
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
A return to the Alexander Centre by the ever-popular local band The Curb Pilots for a night of ska and reggae music. Tickets £10 each, available from the Alexander Centre.
When: 8pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
25
NOV
Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham
A complete performance of Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Graham Ross, music director at Clare College, Cambridge, and organised by Musique Cordiale, an organisation that runs a festival in the south of France in August.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Pippa Pawlik, 07976 301443 / pippa@musique-cordiale.com

26
NOV
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
The first of three Christmas markets in Faversham's town centre. Packed full of locally produced food, drink and gift stalls, so you can get all your shopping done in one go! With carols, music and entertainment galore, a fantastic family market.
When: 10am-4pm      Contact: Grahame Kane

26
NOV
Faversham Baptist Church’s 150th Anniversary
Faversham Baptist Church, St Mary’s Road, Faversham
Faversham Baptist Church celebrates its 150th birthday and invites all who have ever had contact with the church to attend its celebration from 10am. During the morning celebratory service, light refreshments will be served and there with be time for a chat.
When: 10am to 12 noon      Contact: 01795 538622
28
NOV
Festive Photography Workshop
19.Preston, Preston Street, Faversham
Spend an evening doing something new at this fun and informative two-hour workshop. Full details and booking can be found at loveyourcamera.co.uk.
When: 6pm to 8pm      Contact: hello@loveyourcamera.co.uk
28
NOV
Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, Church Road, Faversham
Admiral of the Fleet Lord Boyce, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, speaks on “The Cinque Ports - Cradle of the Royal Navy”, followed by John Blackford, on the port of Faversham from medieval origins to 18th century, and by William Palin, director of conservation at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Fleurmuseum@tiscali.co.uk

2
DEC
Christmas Craft Fair
Gatefield Hall, Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Craft fair with locally made goods, including Christmas crackers,  jewellery, greetings cards and children’s knitted items, as well as small collectables and antiques. A chance to get some Christmas shopping done, with something for everyone.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192
2
DEC
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham
Town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. Faversham is renowned for the range and quality of its food and drink products and boasts a growing industry of arts and crafts. You can enjoy a selection of them all in one place at the ‘Best of Faversham’ Market. It includes produce, jewellery, textile art, pottery, paintings and clothing.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm      Contact: Rosina Sharrock
2
DEC
Green Christmas Market
The Guildhall, Market Place, Faversham
Swale Friends of the Earth runs a market packed full of ethically sourced and environmentally friendly presents for all.  Local businesses, as well as national organisations and small charities for wildlife, aid and environmental causes, will be selling everything from plants to cheese, clothing to jewellery. Refreshments are available, and children can do some seasonal art activities.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: swalefoe@yahoo.co.uk
3
DEC
Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market, held on the first Sunday of the month in Faversham’s historic town centre, offers a wide range of items, including clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture.
When: 9am to 3pm      Contact: Grahame Kane
3
DEC
Auction
Boughton Village Hall, off Bull Lane, Boughton-under-Blean, Kent ME13 9AH
Swale Auctions holds its monthly auction of police-recovered items, antiques, jewellery and household goods. Usually there are 400 to 600 lots. Free entry. To put lots in, contact Swale Auctions via its website or telephone the week before.
When: Viewing, 9.30am. Auction, 11am      Contact: www.swaleauctions.co.uk / 01795 590021
3
DEC
Christmas at Brogdale
Brogdale Farm, Brogdale, Faversham, Kent ME13 8XZ
Shop, eat and sing at this free event. Enjoy a mince pie and a festive tipple while shopping for locally made gifts from the produce market at Brogdale Collections, the home of the national fruit collection.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: Brogdale Collections
4
DEC
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Jason Allen Sway returns to the Alexander Centre for a fifth year with his amazing Michael Buble tribute evening in aid of Faversham Carnival Club.
When: 7pm to 10.30pm      Contact: 07860 276000

5
DEC
Festive Photography Workshop
19.Preston, Preston Street, Faversham
Spend an evening with a few friends doing something new at this fun and informative two-hour workshop, with seasonal refreshments to enjoy. Full details and booking at loveyourcamera.co.uk.
When: 6pm to 8pm      Contact: hello@loveyourcamera.co.uk
6
DEC
Daisy’s Christmas Wish
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
An evening of entertainment for children, including Pete the T-Rex, a performance by AJ’s Dance School, balloon modelling and magic show, Christmas songs and meet Father Christmas. Tickets, at £5 per person, available from the Alexander Centre. Ticket price includes a gift from Santa.
When: 5.30pm to 8pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
7
DEC
Faversham Mission Brass Christmas Concert
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Mission Brass gives its ever-popular Christmas concert. Admission is £5 on the door, and there will be a raffle.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: fmbrass@gmail.com
7
DEC
10
DEC
Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham
This year’s Arden pantomime, “Red Riding Hood”, aims to raise your spirits and get your toes tapping as it combines traditional panto with Rock and Roll to create an unforgettable event. Will the Wolf eat all Farmer Hood’s chickens? Or will his tastes turn to more human fare? And who will save Granny?
When: 7.30pm (7 and 8 Dec); 2pm (9 and 10 Dec)      Contact: Guy Wade

8
DEC
Roller Racing
The Freewheel, Graveney
The Freewheel holds its second Roller Racing evening of the winter season. Medway Velo II have taken an early lead, but with four more sessions still to go, there’s still all to play for as riders of fixed-wheel bicycles strapped to rollers compete in head-to-head sprints. You can still enter a team for the series by calling The Freewheel on 01795 538143.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Adrian Oliver
8
DEC
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
The Alan Barnes Octet presents “A Jazz Christmas Carol”. Like the Dickens classic itself, Alan Barnes’s “Christmas Carol” has something for everyone as a family night out to delight anyone who loves music or literature – or Christmas!
When: 8pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460

9
DEC
Christmas Craft Fair
Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham
Christmas fair featuring good-quality craft stalls, raffle, cakes, sweets etc in a beautiful historic church. Mulled wine and mince pies, too!
When: 10am to 1pm      Contact: 01795 532592
10
DEC
Christmas Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
The second of three Christmas markets in Faversham town centre. Music and entertainment and a host of stalls selling locally produced food, drink and gifts so you can get all your shopping done in one go!
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Grahame Kane
14
DEC
17
DEC
Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham
This year’s Arden pantomime, “Red Riding Hood”, aims to raise your spirits and get your toes tapping as it combines traditional panto with Rock and Roll to create an unforgettable event. Will the Wolf eat all Farmer Hood’s chickens? Or will his tastes turn to more human fare? And who will save Granny?
When: 7.30pm (14 and 15 Dec); 2pm (16 and 17 Dec)      Contact: Guy Wade

16
DEC
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham
Town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. Faversham is renowned for the range and quality of its food and drink products and boasts a growing industry of arts and crafts. You can enjoy a selection of them all in one place at the ‘Best of Faversham’ Market. It includes produce, jewellery, textile art, pottery, paintings and clothing.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm      Contact: Rosina Sharrock
16
DEC
17
DEC
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Father Christmas comes back to the Alexander Centre for another year. You can book a timed slot for a walk through a winter wonderland and a visit to Santa, and a pop-up tea-room will be open, offering all kinds of festive treats.
When: 9.30am to 6.30pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460

16
DEC
17
DEC
Alexander Centre’s Christmas Market
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
A full hall of stalls selling Christmas gifts and festive fare, running alongside the ever-popular Santa’s Grotto at the Alexander Centre. A pop-up tea-room will be offering yuletide treats such as warm mince pies, mulled wine and luxury hot chocolate. Entry to the market is free.
When: 10am to 6pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
17
DEC
Christmas Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
The last of three Christmas markets in Faversham town centre. Music and entertainment and a host of stalls selling locally produced food, drink and gifts so you can get all your shopping done in one go!
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Grahame Kane
23
DEC
Carols in the Market Place
Market Place, Faversham
The 41st year of Carols in the Market Place, which was started by the late Jack Keys. Accompaniment is by Faversham Mission Brass. It is a perfect way to mark the start of the Christmas festival proper! Carol sheets are provided.
When: 7pm for 30 to 35 minutes      Contact: Churches Together in Faversham