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24
JUN
Faversham Open Gardens and Garden Market Day
Faversham
Visit 30-plus private and community gardens, many within walking distance of each other, in the charming historic town of Faversham. Market Place will have a special garden market, with plant stalls, vintage gardenalia, and local crafts and food. Entry to gardens by ticket-handbook (£6 each or £10 for two). There is a children’s competition and there’s free entry for children under 12.
When: 10am to 5pm (market closes at 4pm)      Contact: Faversham Society, 10-13 Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS
25
JUN
Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
This opening concert of the second Faversham Music Festival is given by the festival director, Ben Saul (piano), and Ian Williams (tenor) and will include works by Purcell, Monteverdi, Wolf, Warlock and Britten.  The concert is free with a retiring collection.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Christine Ford

26
JUN
Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
The Assembly Rooms’ regular Tuesday classical concert is incorporated this week into the Faversham Music Festival and, as ever, the performers and their programme will be kept as a surprise until they take to the platform.  As usual, this is a free concert with a retiring collection.
When: 10.45am      Contact: Christine Ford

27
JUN
Almshouses Chapel, South Road, Faversham
Charles Francis, currently Organ Scholar at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury, is joined by Faversham Youth Chamber Orchestra in this sparkling organ concerto.  The concert is part of the second Faversham Music Festival, which supports Faversham Youth Music, including many of tonight’s performers. This is a free concert with a retiring collection.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Christine Ford

28
JUN
Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Kent’s fabulous CantiaQuorum performs Debussy, Boulanger, Bernstein and Martinu in one of the highlights of this year’s Faversham Music Festival. With some members of this celebrated group living locally, it is a concert not to miss!  Free admission with retiring collection.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Christine Ford

29
JUN
Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
The second Faversham Music Festival continues with a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations given by the talented Japanese-born harpsichordist Asako Ogawa. Her recent performances of the Goldberg Variations in both the UK and Japan have received enthusiastic acclaim. Free concert with retiring collection.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Christine Ford

30
JUN
The Vicarage, Selling (opposite the church)
Traditional village fete with lots of things for children to do, including face painting, beat-the-goalie, toy tombola, bouncy castle, wet sponges to throw, coconut shy and archery. There will also be a barbecue and a beer tent.
When: 2pm to 5pm      

30
JUN
Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Music Festival presents the second of its week’s surprise concerts.  Who will it be?  What will they play? The festival’s musical director, Ben Saul, aims to keep everyone guessing, as he does with the regular Saturday morning concerts at the Assembly Rooms.
When: 10.45am      Contact: Christine Ford

30
JUN
Faversham Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Join with Faversham Youth Choir and other young singers in a community performance of Brahms’s Requiem on the final day of the second Faversham Music Festival.  All voices welcome.
When: 1pm rehearsal, 4pm performance      Contact: Christine Ford

30
JUN
Midsummer at the Opera
Macknade Fine Foods Restaurant, Selling Road, Faversham
A gala opera night and supper is the final event of this year’s Faversham Music Festival. Enjoy a delicious meal and be entertained by operatic singers. The event rounds off a week packed with a variety of classical music, all raising funds to support and promote music for young people in Faversham and the surrounding area. Tickets are £35 and can be booked in advance only through Macknade’s website at https://macknade.com.
When: 7.45pm      Contact: Christine Ford
1
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 (except September) in Faversham’s historic town centre, offers a wide range of items, including clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: Jonathan Kemp
1
JUL
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: 9.30am viewing, auction at 11am      Contact: www.swaleauctions.co.uk / 01795 590021
1
JUL
A Summer Sing
Boughton-under-Blean Parish Church, Kent ME13 9NB
Music for a summer afternoon with a return visit by Canterbury Vocals and their director, Kerry Boyle, with a varied programme of short pieces to appeal to all musical tastes.  Canterbury Vocals consists of three groups, Canterbury Girls’ Choir, Canterbury Ladies’ Choir and Canterbury Vocals.  The concert will be followed by refreshments. There will be a retiring collection in aid of church repairs.
When: 5pm to 6.30pm      Contact: Sue Owen, 01227 750203
1
JUL
Faversham Footpaths Group Walk
From Selling Station
Free guided walk for members of Faversham Footpaths Group, their family and friends and anyone thinking of joining the group. The walk will begin at Selling Station at 10am. There is a train from Faversham that arrives at 9.59am. The walk will not be a circular walk and will end in Faversham.  
When: 10am start      Contact: brian.caffarey1@btopenworld.com
3
JUL
Floristry @ The Garden
Abbey Physic Community Garden, off Abbey Place, Faversham
Start of a four-week Tuesday course on the basics of floral design. Places are limited spaces, and booking is necessary. Concessions available. Contact blooms36@icloud.com / 07960 881809.
When: 10am to 12 noon       Contact: blooms36@icloud.com / 07960 881809
7
JUL
Craft Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts for sale at a craft fair on what is also the first day of the 2018 Open House scheme in Faversham.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192 / anitajwalker@yahoo.co.uk
7
JUL
Faversham Military Modelling Group Show
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Military Modelling Group holds its 2018 show. Lots of fantastic models, both military and civilian, spanning centuries of history, including military figures and vehicles, aircraft and ships. Displays by visiting clubs and the chance to buy a few goodies from a selection of traders. Free admission.
When: 10am to 3.30pm      Contact: Dave Gore, egor.gore@talktalk.net
7
JUL
‘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: Jonathan Kemp
7
JUL
Faversham
The first of three Saturdays on which the Faversham Society Open House scheme provides an annual opportunity to see inside buildings of historical and architectural interest.
When: 10.30am to 4.30pm       Contact: Faversham Society, 10-13 Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS / 01795 534542

7
JUL
Come and Sing Faure’s Requiem
St Catherine’s Church, Preston Lane, Faversham
A chance to rehearse and sing Faure’s Requiem with Faversham Choral Society under the direction of James Brown. Scores will be provided, plus tea and cake. The cost is £10 (£5 for students and under-16s). To reserve a place, contact comeandsing@favchoral.org or Melvin Church on 01795 424102. An audience for the 6pm performance is very welcome (free entry, with a retiring collection).
When: Rehearsal at 2pm. Performance at 6pm      
7
JUL
Summer Serenade
All Saints’ Church, Graveney, Kent ME13 9EB
The Canterbury Singers return to All Saints’ Church, Graveney, to present a programme of mainly secular music to include madrigals, romantic part songs, folk song arrangements and arrangements of popular songs. The concert will also feature Emily Hopper, harp, and Will Crawford, guitar, and will be conducted by Elizabeth Jenkins. Tickets (£8, including refreshments) are available on the door or in advance from Elizabeth Jenkins (01795 536778).
When: 7.30pm to 9pm      
14
JUL
15
JUL
Faversham Creek (ME13 7DF), Town Wharf and Front Brents Green
Festival featuring many traditional vessels moored in Faversham Creek, including Thames sailing barges, Dutch barges, tugs, smacks and gaffers. Vessels will be dressed overall, making a colourful display, and some owners may invite you on board.  On Town Wharf, home of the Sea Cadets’ medieval building, TS Hazard, there will be stalls, exhibitions, music and a beer tent.
When: 10am to 6pm      Contact: Sue Akhurst, nauticalfestival@gmail.com / 01795 530141

14
JUL
Faversham
The second of three Saturdays on which the Faversham Society Open House scheme provides an annual opportunity to see inside buildings of historical and architectural interest. 
When: 10.30am to 4.30pm       Contact: Faversham Society, 10-13 Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS / 01795 534542

14
JUL
CONCERT: My Spirit Sang All Day
St Catherine’s Church, Preston Lane, Faversham
Concert by the Kent Chamber Choir, featuring soprano Ellen Pearson (winner of the 2017 Kath Topping Award), conducted by Alan Vincent and accompanied by John Williams. The event is in support of St Catherine’s Church. For tickets (£10 for adults, £5 for children and full-time students), contact 01795 536778.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: fiona.hamer@gmail.com
14
JUL
A Night of Comedy with Matt Winning
Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Swale Friends of the Earth presents a night of comedy with the popular Edinburgh Fringe comedian Matt Winning, supported by Eleanor Morton. Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door, including one free drink. Bar at the venue. To reserve tickets, contact swalefoe@yahoo.co.uk, or find FoE on Twitter @swale_foe, or buy tickets at The Hat Shop, West Street, Faversham.  In aid of Swale Friends of the Earth to support its local campaigns.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Anna Stanford, Coordinator, Swale FoE
15
JUL
Cherry Fair
Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Road, Ospringe, Faversham
Celebration of the cherry, of which there are more than 400 varieties in the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale. The Cherry Fair is packed with cherry entertainment, including a cherry stone spit, messy cherry pie eating competitions, live music, local producers and a display of cherries. See www.brogdalecollections.org for ticket prices.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Brogdale Collections
19
JUL
12 Market Place, Faversham
In the year in which  the current Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Faversham, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the official opening its site, Antony Millett, a town guide and a trustee of the Old Grammar School, gives a history talk, “The Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth of England”.
When: 7.30pm to 8.30pm      Contact: Louise Bareham, louise.bareham@favershamtc.co.uk

21
JUL
‘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: Jonathan Kemp
21
JUL
Faversham
The last of three Saturdays on which the Faversham Society Open House scheme provides an annual opportunity to see inside buildings of historical and architectural interest.
When: 10.30am to 4.30pm       Contact: Faversham Society, 10-13 Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS / 01795 534542

21
JUL
22
JUL
Flower Festival
Graveney Church, Graveney
Flower festival on the theme of “Occupations”, with at least 20 occupations depicted. Refreshments available all day.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: 07961 427997
28
JUL
Alexander Centre Summer Fete
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham’s Alexander Centre hosts its first summer fete, run in partnership with, and in aid of, local charities. The Alexander Centre pop-up tearoom will be open and serving teas, coffees, cakes and light snacks.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
4
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: Jonathan Kemp
5
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 (except September) in Faversham’s historic town centre, offers a wide range of items, including clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: Jonathan Kemp
5
AUG
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: 9.30am viewing, auction at 11am      Contact: www.swaleauctions.co.uk / 01795 590021
18
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: Jonathan Kemp
1
SEP
2
SEP
Craft Fair
Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts for sale at a craft fair coinciding with the Faversham Hop Festival.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192 / anitajwalkr@yahoo.co.uk
2
SEP
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: 9.30am viewing, auction at 11am      Contact: www.swaleauctions.co.uk / 01795 590021

8
SEP
Miss Faversham Selection Dance
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Selection of the new Miss Faversham and Junior Miss Faversham to represent the town for a year from October 2018. Further details on Facebook from June 2018.
When: 1pm to 11pm      Contact: See Faversham Carnival on Facebook
8
SEP
Methodist Church, Preston Street, Faversham
Quiz night in aid of the Faversham branch of the Royal British Legion. Individuals, couples or parties for a table welcome. Places £7, to include cheeseboard and nibbles. Take you own drink. Raffle.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Alma Huntley, 01795 534969

15
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: Jonathan Kemp
6
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: Jonathan Kemp
7
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 (except September) in Faversham’s historic town centre, offers a wide range of items, including clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: Jonathan Kemp
7
OCT
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: 9.30am viewing, auction at 11am      Contact: www.swaleauctions.co.uk / 01795 590021
10
OCT
TALK: Don’t Sneeze at the Microphone
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A talk by Wilf Lower on entertainment’s journey from the music hall to television. 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
13
OCT
Faversham town centre
Carnival parade, starting at 6.30pm. Floats line up from 4pm at Jubilee Way, off Whitstable Road, Faversham, with judging starting at 5pm, and the parade moves into position in Whitstable Road at 6pm, ready for a 6.30pm start.
When: 6.30pm start      Contact: See Faversham Carnival on Facebook

13
OCT
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts for sale at a craft fair coinciding with Faversham carnival day.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192 / anitajwalker@yahoo.co.uk

20
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: Jonathan Kemp
3
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: Jonathan Kemp
4
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 (except September) in Faversham’s historic town centre, offers a wide range of items, including clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: Jonathan Kemp
4
NOV
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: 9.30am viewing, auction at 11am      Contact: www.swaleauctions.co.uk / 01795 590021
14
NOV
TALK: Wandering in Flanders Fields
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A talk by Melanie Gibson-Barton about the towns and First World War cemeteries of Flanders. 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
17
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: Jonathan Kemp
24
NOV
Christmas Lights Night Food Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Night food market in conjunction with the switch-on of the Faversham Christmas Lights. The evening starts at 5pm with the switch-on of the lights by Father Christmas. At 6pm, the night market starts, with plenty of delicious local food and drinks to choose from and entertainment galore. Don’t forget to wrap up warm so you can enjoy the festivities all evening in comfort!
When: 6pm to 10pm      Contact: Jonathan Kemp
25
NOV
Faversham Christmas Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
The first of three Christmas markets in the heart of Faversham town centre, packed with stalls selling locally produced food, drink and gifts, and accompanied by carols, music and entertainment.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Jonathan Kemp
1
DEC
Christmas Craft Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts for sale to help you make a good start to Christmas gift and decoration buying.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192 / anitajwalker@yahoo.co.uk
1
DEC
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: Jonathan Kemp

2
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 (except September) in Faversham’s historic town centre, offers a wide range of items, including clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: Jonathan Kemp
2
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: 9.30am viewing, auction at 11am      Contact: www.swaleauctions.co.uk / 01795 590021
3
DEC
Michael Buble Tribute Night
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
For a sixth successive year, Faversham Carnival Club starts the Christmas festivities with Jason Allen Sway’s Michael Buble tribute show. Tickets are £15. The bar is open, there will be a raffle, and you can take your own food and nibbles.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Sylvia Lawrence, 07860 276000
9
DEC
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
The second of three Christmas markets in the heart of Faversham town centre, packed with stalls selling locally produced food, drink and gifts, and accompanied by carols, music and entertainment.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Jonathan Kemp

15
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: Jonathan Kemp
16
DEC
Faversham Christmas Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
The last of three Christmas markets in the heart of Faversham town centre, packed with stalls selling locally produced food, drink and gifts, and accompanied by carols, music and entertainment.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Jonathan Kemp