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23
FEB
Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Music Club presents a piano recital by Tom Poster, who has made multiple appearances at the BBC Proms and featured as soloist on the soundtrack of the film “The Theory of Everything”.
When: 7.30pm to 9.30pm      Contact: Norma Baxter

23
FEB
Positively Coeliac and ‘Free From’ Support Group
Creek Creative, 1 Abbey Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 7BE
A Valentine-themed topic of heart health, with a little information about the history of chocolate, and how to keep your “free from” diet heart-savvy.  Lorraine King will provide a delicious recipe you can try on your loved ones. There will be Free From cakes and lunches available to buy.
When: 10am to midday      Contact: Victoria Shorland, 07789 512825
28
FEB
5
MAR
Creek Creative, 1 Abbey Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 7BE
A selection from more than 100 photographs in a book by Malcolm Phelps, a keen rock-climber who lives locally, whose “Leading the High Life” tells of his adventures over the past 50 years. He gives an evening talk on 3 March.
When: 10am to 4pm. (Talk: 6pm to 8pm, 3 March)      

2
MAR
4
MAR
Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham
Faversham Youth Choir, under the musical direction of Ben Saul, presents “Into the Woods – Junior”, a musical by Stephen Sondheim. This version is shorter than the complete production and lasts little more than an hour, but is action-packed and a firm favourite of many young people.
When: 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm      Contact: Administrator, Faversham Youth Choir

3
MAR
Creek Creative, 1 Abbey Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 7BE
Malcolm Phelps, a locally based rock-climber, gives an illustrated talk based on his recently published book, “Leading the High Life”, which tells stories from his adventures over the past 50 years.
When: 6pm to 8pm      Contact: malcolm phelps

3
MAR
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
An opportunity for everyone to take along their memories of shows performed by Faversham Philharmonic Society, fondly known as “The Phil”. Programmes and photos from 1948 to 1975 will be on show at this event, organised by Phil fans, and light refreshments will be available.
When: 2pm to 4pm      Contact: Yvonne Wills, 01795 538252

4
MAR
‘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. Now 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
MAR
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
MAR
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
7
MAR
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
After the success of its first Meet the Buyer event in November 2016, Faversham Business Partnership holds a second show.
When: 9am to 3pm      Contact: Debs Smith

8
MAR
SLIDESHOW: The City of Canterbury
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A talk with slides by Lenny Clark 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 an hour      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701
9
MAR
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Mission Brass gives the first concert of its season, a fundraiser for the Faversham Hop Festival.  Admission £5 on the door. Raffle.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: fmbrass@gmail.com

10
MAR
Jazz@TheAlex - The Jazz Lounge
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
An informal evening offering an opportunity to relax with friends and a few drinks while listening to some easy-going jazz music from the Andy Bennett Quartet. Admission is free, with a retiring collection for the band. The bar will be open.
When: 8pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
11
MAR
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham folk-­rock band Green Diesel are releasing their third album, “The Hangman’s Fee”, this spring and are returning home to Faversham to launch it with a special concert at The Alexander Centre.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460

18
MAR
‘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. Now 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
18
MAR
Nosh and Knowledge Quiz
United Church Hall, Preston Street, Faversham
Quiz for teams of six to eight organised by the Faversham Branch of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men. Places are £6 per person. Advance booking is essential. Ploughman’s supper provided. Take your own drinks.
When: 7.30pm for about two hours      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 / annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
25
MAR
Auction of Promises
Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Auction organised by Faversham and Villages Refugee Solidarity Group to raise funds in aid of rapid response to refugee crises as they occur in France and elsewhere.  Auction lots will be listed at fvrsg.wordpress.com and the group’s Facebook page. Entry by ticket, £5 (includes glass of wine/fruit juice and catalogue), obtainable at The Hat Shop, West Street, Faversham.
When: 7.30pm to 10.30pm      Contact: 07710 928882
1
APR
‘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. Now 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
APR
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
APR
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
15
APR
‘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. Now 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
15
APR
Faversham
The ever-popular Faversham Hat Festival and Hat Parade are back. The aim is to encourage community involvement in a fun, creative and interesting way – centred round the theme of hats.
When: From 11am      Contact: Rachel Thapa-chhetri

23
APR
St George’s Day Classic Car Rally
Court Street, Faversham
Classic car enthusiasts take part in an 85-mile shakedown run  in preparation for the summer motoring season, assembling in Court Street at about 8.30am for a 10am start. The event is run by Kent Classic Rallies. Details and entry form at kentclassicrallies.co.uk.
When: 8.30am to 10am      Contact: kentclassicrallies.co.uk
30
APR
Faversham Doggy Day and Fun Dog Show
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Faversham Market plays host to its annual Doggy Day this Sunday. Is your canine a champion sausage catcher? Then register them for the charity Fun Dog Show or go along to browse the stalls and watch the fun. More information at www.favershammarket.org/events.
When: Time to be confirmed      Contact: Grahame Kane
6
MAY
‘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. Now 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 3.30am      Contact: Rosina Sharrock
7
MAY
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
MAY
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

11
MAY
Faversham Mission Brass in Concert
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Mission Brass performs in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Admission is £5 on the door, and there is a raffle.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: fmbrass@gmail.com
13
MAY
14
MAY
Town centre
Faversham’s two-day celebration of transport, starting with vintage buses and commerical vehicles and free vintage bus rides on Saturday.  On Sunday, the ever-popular Faversham Car Show is expected to feature about 350 cars and motorcycles. New this year is a family area including activities for children.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Debs Smith

20
MAY
‘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. Now 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
24
MAY
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington
Florist Julie Davies runs a flower-arranging workshop, including a tour of the 10-acre gardens, and a light lunch. Advance booking is essential (email julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk). Tickets are £75 per person.
When: 10am to 2.30pm      Contact: julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk / 07879 291188

3
JUN
‘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. Now 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
JUN
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

4
JUN
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
17
JUN
‘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. Now 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
JUN
The George Inn Garden, The Street, Newnham
A quintessential village fete in the garden of The George Inn, Newnham. Traditional games and stalls, including coconut shy, Aunt Sally, bottle tombola and guessing the weight of the cake.  In aid of the village hall and the church.
When: 2pm      Contact: Louise Bareham

18
JUN
Artists in the Woods
Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Free, family-friendly event with quirky art installations, children’s workshops, art and craft stalls, food and drink stands, performers and a dragon.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: 07952 827806
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

25
JUN
Faversham Society Open Gardens and Garden Market
Faversham
Organised by the Faversham Society, about 30 homeowners open their gardens, which include waterside gardens, a town meadow garden, walled gardens, and some tiny gardens showing what can be done in a small space. A Garden Market will feature specialist plants, vintage gardenalia and local crafts and foods. Tickets available from the Visitor Information Centre from mid-May.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: Visitor Information Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
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: 10am to 5pm      Contact: The Faversham Society

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
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
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
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.
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
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

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