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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

19
AUG
‘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
19
AUG
Bike Jumble and Bike Sale
The Freewheel, Graveney
Bike Jumble and Bike Sale in the garden at the Freewheel pub, with new bikes, nearly new bikes, old bikes and vintage bikes being sold. You can pre-book a Bike Jumble pitch (3m x 3m) free and if you want to sell a bike, just take it along. For details, see www.thefreewheel.pub.
When: 9am to 1pm      Contact: Adrian Oliver
24
AUG
FLEUR DE LIS MUSEUM: Grandparent Thursday
Fleur de Lis Museum, Preston Street, Faversham
On Thursdays, from 27 July to 31 August, take a grandparent free to the Fleur de Lis Museum! With a special trail and activities for you to enjoy together this school summer holiday, there is lots to see and do at the Fleur. The museum is on Facebook and Instagram and at www.favershamsociety.org.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: ticfaversham@btconnect.com
26
AUG
Organ Recital by Christopher Ouvry-Johns
The Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham
Organ recital by Christopher Ouvry-Johns, from Leicester Cathedral. Retiring collection in aid of the organ fund.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: James Brown at directorofmusic@stmaryofcharity.org
27
AUG
28
AUG
Edibleculture, The Abbey School, London Road (A2), Faversham
Two-day festival of all things chilli. Stalls, chilli tastings, growing tips, plant sales, cocktail shed and a tearoom including homemade cakes and Moroccan mint tea. Prepare your tastebuds for the joys of the Dorset Naga or milder flavours such as the Scotch Bonnet. Proceeds to Pilgrims Hospices.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: Edibleculture, 01795 537662

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
31
AUG
FLEUR DE LIS MUSEUM: Grandparent Thursday
Fleur de Lis Museum, Preston Street, Faversham
On Thursdays, from 27 July to 31 August, take a grandparent free to the Fleur de Lis Museum! With a special trail and activities for you to enjoy together this school summer holiday, there is lots to see and do at the Fleur. The museum is on Facebook and Instagram and at www.favershamsociety.org.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: ticfaversham@btconnect.com
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
2
SEP
3
SEP
Faversham town centre
Lively and popular event recalling traditional festivities associated with the hop harvest. Now one of the largest free street festivals in the southeast England, the event offers entertainment including live music on five stages, arts and crafts, morris dancers, street performers and processions.

8
SEP
The Grain Store Studio, Brenley Farm, Brenley, near Faversham
An opportunity to take photographs in the Kent countryside with Love Your Camera Photography Walks. After the walk, you can enjoy a complimentary drink and are welcome to buy lunch from the BREW cafe at the Grain Store (not included in the price). Details at loveyourcamera.co.uk.
When: 10am to 1pm      Contact: hello@loveyourcamera.co.uk

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.
16
SEP
‘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
17
SEP
Faversham Footpaths Group Walk
From car park just off Dargate Road, Yorkletts
A free walk for members of Faversham Footpaths Group and their families and friends and those thinking of joining the group.  The walk will take between two and three hours and will focus on Victory Wood, where there is much of interest to see, as well as some lovely countryside.
When: 10am      Contact: brian.caffarey1@btopenworld.com
19
SEP
CICM Charity Wine and Wisdom
Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
The Kent branch of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management holds its annual Wine and Wisdom quiz, raising money for charity. The price, £60 for a table of six, includes nibbles, cheese and bread and two bottles of wine per table. To book, email kentbranch@cicm.com.
When: 7pm for 7.30pm sharp      Contact: Pierre Haincourt
21
SEP
Boughton Golf Course, Brickfield Lane, Boughton, Kent ME13 9AJ
The Kent MS Therapy Centre holds its annual charity golf day at Boughton. Entry is £40 per person for a 9.30am start and includes a bacon roll with coffee on arrival, a round of golf and a one-course lunch at the clubhouse.
When: 8am to 5pm      Contact: Victoria Wilsher, 01227 470876

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
7
OCT
‘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
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
21
OCT
‘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
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
4
NOV
‘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
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
18
NOV
‘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
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
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
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
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
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