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21
JUN
24
JUN
THEATRE: Women of Kent
Arden Theatre, Faversham
Kent Coast Theatre (KCT) presents “Women of Kent”, a trilogy of new writing exploring the lives and loves of three famous women of Kent: Anne Boleyn, Ellen Terry and Vita Sackville-West.  You can book tickets at www.wegottickets.com/womenofkent. Details about KCT are at www.kentcoasttheatre.co.uk.
When: Evenings at 7.30pm; Saturday matinee at 2.30pm      Contact: Lou Fowkes, KCT Executive Producer
24
JUN
Market Place, Faversham
Join Faversham Market for an evening of local food, drink and music in one of the highlights of the year. 
When: 6.30pm to 10pm      Contact: Grahame Kane

24
JUN
Come and Sing Mozart’s Requiem
St Catherine’s Church, Preston-next-Faversham
Faversham Choral Society invites you to come and sing Mozart’s Requiem, with singers of all ages and experience welcome. Cost (pay on the day) £10, or £5 for students and under-16s. Rehearsal 1.30pm to 5pm, with refreshments available.  Performance at 6pm (free with retiring collection). For details and to reserve a place, contact comeandsing@favchoral.org.
When: 1pm for 1.30pm to 5pm. Performance at 6pm      Contact: comeandsing@favchoral.org
24
JUN
Gigs in the Garden
The Bull Inn, Tanners Street, Faversham
Charity music event in aid of Pilgrims Hospices, with nine bands playing in the garden of the Bull Inn. Wristbands are on sale now at £7 (or £8 on the day). There will also be a barbecue, a raffle, karaoke and a disco. Children under 12 free entry.
When: 12 noon to 11.30pm      Contact: Sara Apps, 01795 534740
25
JUN
Faversham Society Open Gardens and Garden Market
Faversham
The largest one-day open gardens event in South East England, with 36 private and community gardens open to the public, plus 30 garden-related stalls selling plants, vintage gardenware, local foods and crafts. Tickets from the Faversham Society, 10-13 Preston Street, Faversham.
When: 10am to 5pm (market closes 4pm)      Contact: Visitor Information Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
25
JUN
Car Boot Sale
The Abbey School, Faversham
Car boot sale to raise fund for the Bees Knees Playgroup. Cars £10.
When: 8am      Contact: meg.bridges@gmail.com
27
JUN
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Faversham Town Twinning Association presents “The 400 Blows”, Francois Truffaut’s first film, voted one of the top 50 films of all time by critics. In French with English subtitles.
When: 7pm refreshments, 7.30pm film      Contact: favershamtowntwinning@gmail.com

27
JUN
Business and Innovation Workshop
Capital House, 3 Jubilee Way, Faversham
Workshop for business owners, meeting fortnightly on a Tuesday, with the first event free to attend. The focus is on building a business without large financial outlay and on building community with other business owners. To book, contact Janelle O’Keeffe (07494 520819 / janelle@ppbcoach.com).
When: 5.45pm to 7.15pm      Contact: Janelle O’Keeffe, 07494 520819
28
JUN
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Blood donor session. Find out more at www.blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 2323.
When: 1pm to 8pm      Contact: www.blood.co.uk

28
JUN
Business Lunch at the Red Sails
Red Sails Restaurant, Faversham Creek Hotel, Conduit Street, Faversham
Faversham Business Partnership lunch. Places are £12.95 for members and £14.95 for non-members. All are welcome. Places are limited and are going quickly. Contact Debs Smith, of FBP, on 01795 539339 / 07710 393936 or email debs@faversham.org to book a place, or register your interest on the FBP Facebook page.  
When: 12 noon to 2.30pm      Contact: Debs Smith or Red Sails Restaurant
29
JUN
1
JUL
Arden Theatre, Faversham
The Arden Theatre presents three one-act plays by Tennessee Williams, the American playwright probably best known for “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1947) and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1955).
When: Doors open 7.30pm      Contact: ardentheatre.co.uk/events

1
JUL
Faversham
The Faversham Society’s Open House provides an annual opportunity to see inside buildings of historical and architectural interest. Owners open their properties on 1, 8 and 15 July in what is the 48th year of the scheme, the first of its kind and a template for the national Heritage Open Days.
When: 10.30am to 4.30pm      Contact: The Faversham Society

1
JUL
Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital Summer Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
The Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital hold their summer fair, with a raffle, a cake stall, a bottle stall and a produce stall, and refreshments.
When: 10am to 12.30pm      Contact: Sue Grove
2
JUL
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
2
JUL
Auction
Boughton Village Hall, 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: 9.30am viewing; auction at 11am       Contact: www.swaleauctions.co.uk / 01795 590021
8
JUL
Faversham Society Open House
Faversham
The Faversham Society’s Open House provides an annual opportunity to see inside buildings of historical and architectural interest. Owners open their properties on the first three Saturdays in July. About 30 properties participate.
When: 10.30am to 4.30pm      Contact: Faversham Society, Preston Street, Faversham
9
JUL
Grand Summer Fun Day
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
West Faversham Community Centre, working with the Big Lottery Fund, holds its biggest free fun day yet, with loads of games and attractions, including fairground rides such as the waltzer.
When: 11am to 8pm      Contact: 01795 537321
9
JUL
Open Gardens
Newnham
About 12 village gardens will be open for Newnham’s Open Gardens event. Tour them for £5 per adult (children free). Proceeds to church funds. Cream teas, Pimm’s and local beers. Parking at the foot of Sharsted Hill  (ME9 0LN).
When: 1pm to 6pm      Contact: Bruce Leckie, 01795 890550 / bruce.leckie@live.co.uk
9
JUL
Summer Sing
Boughton Parish Church, Boughton, Kent ME13 9NB
Canterbury Vocals, consisting of Canterbury Ladies’ Choir, Canterbury Voices and Canterbury Girls’ Choir, perform a varied programme of music, from classical melodies to lighter pieces from musical theatre, Disney and Noel Coward. The concert will be followed by refreshments. There will be a retiring collection in aid of upkeep of the fabric of Boughton Parish Church.
When: 5pm      Contact: Sue Owen, 01227 750203
15
JUL
Faversham
The Faversham Society’s Open House provides an annual opportunity to see inside buildings of historical and architectural interest. Owners open their properties on the first three Saturdays in July. About 30 properties participate.
When: 10.30am to 4.30pm      Contact: Faversham Society, Preston Street, Faversham

15
JUL
Craft Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made craft goods for sale, including jewellery, greetings cards and children’s knitwear.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192
21
JUL
Boughton Parish Church, Boughton, Kent ME13 9NB
An evening of music with award-winning local young musicians Ellen Pearson (voice), winner of the Canterbury Festival Youth Bursary Award 2017, with Olivia Harris-Harding (violin), who was a junior finalist in the competition.  Their recital will include a selection of classical pieces, including opera and Italian and French song, and lighter pieces from musical theatre.  
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Sue Owen, 01227 750203

22
JUL
23
JUL
Faversham Nautical Festival 2017
Front Brents Green and Town Quay, Faversham
Heritage event focusing on the history of Faversham Creek with a display of traditional boats and trading barges, along with displays of sailmaking, wooden boat repair and other crafts. Traditional stalls and entertainments make for a fete atmosphere, supplemented with nautical folk music, craft beers, oysters and champagne.
When: 10am to 6pm each day      Contact: Peter Flower, 07743 695946
22
JUL
Book Fair
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Free-entry book fair, with numerous stalls of antique and secondhand books to browse through. The Alexander Centre pop-up tea-room will be open.
When: 9.30am to 3pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
22
JUL
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
A tribute to The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.  The Marrakesh Express take the music of the Woodstock hippy era and mix it up with jangling six-string guitars and fine harmony singing.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460

27
JUL
Creative Photography Course
Alexander Centre, Faversham
Start of a six-week Thursday evening course covering all the technical and creative basics you will need to start using your camera to its full potential. As the course progresses, you will receive tips and advice on creating visually strong photos.
When: 6.30pm to 8pm      Contact: info@favershamphotography.com
6
AUG
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
19
AUG
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
A workshop for beginners and those who want to improve their photography. Learn how to create strong photographs and how to be confident coming off auto. Find out how to use ISO, shutter speed and aperture, and take home tips and practice sheets.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: www.loveyourcamera.co.uk

28
AUG
Kent Chrome and Cruisers Vehicle Show
Abbey School, London Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8RZ
Custom and classic car and motorcycle show, plus autojumble.  Live music includes Dylan Kirk at 11am,  The Accidents at 12.15pm and a Buddy Holly tribute act at 2pm. Also, vintage stalls and trade stalls.
When: 10am to 5pm       Contact: 07903 339466
2
SEP
3
SEP
Craft Fair
Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts for sale, including greetings cards, jewellery, knitted items, household soft furnishings and small collectables. The event takes place alongside Faversham Hop Festival, which is on the same two days.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192
15
SEP
17
SEP
Faversham Food Festival
Various venues
This three-day, free annual event includes Fish Night on the Friday, with a celebration of local fish, both for sale as wet fish and cooked on Town Wharf. The celebrations of real food and drink continue throughout the town on Saturday and Sunday, with events including ale and sausage trails and venues including Market Place, the Parish Church and the Abbey Physic Garden.
29
SEP
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Tina May, an international jazz artist, is joined by ‘les girls’, Nikki Iles on piano, Karen Street on accordion, and Julie Walkington on double bass. The performers present “Berlin, Paris, Broadway - a jazz journey”. Tickets £12 (or £10 concessions) available from the Alexander Centre.
When: 8pm      Contact: 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com

1
OCT
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
5
OCT
Faversham Mission Brass in Concert
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Mission Brass performs in aid of the Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital. Admission is £5 on the door, and there is a raffle.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: fmbrass@gmail.com
11
OCT
TALK: Artists of the First World War
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A talk by Martin Heard organised by the Faversham Branch of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men. Non-members welcome at £1 per person.
When: 8pm for about 1hr 30mins      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 / annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
14
OCT
Faversham Carnival
Faversham Town Centre
Faversham’s illuminated carnival parade tours the town centre, starting from Whitstable Road. View progress towards the big night at www.favershamcarnival.com.
When: 6.30pm      Contact: 07860 276000
14
OCT
Craft Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Craft fair, on Faversham’s carnival day, selling locally made handicraft, including greetings cards, jewellery, children’s knitted items and small collectables.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192
21
OCT
Bob Flowerdew on ‘No Work Gardening’
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
After his visit to Faversham with Radio 4’s “Gardeners’ Question Time” in February, Bob Flowerdew returns to entertain with tips and stories on the subject of No Work Gardening. His talk will be followed by a Q&A session. Licensed bar available. Tickets £10 from the Alexander Centre.
When: 8pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
4
NOV
Coffee Morning
Guildhall, Market Place, Faversham
The Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital hold their autumn coffee morning, with tea/coffee and cake for £1.50, and a raffle and stalls.
When: 10.30am to 12.30pm      Contact: Sue Grove
5
NOV
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
8
NOV
TALK: Kent in the 19th Century
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A talk by Bob Ogley organised by the Faversham Branch of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men. Non-members welcome at £1 per person.
When: 8pm for about 1hr 30mins      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701
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

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
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
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
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
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