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13
SEP
3
OCT
EXHIBITION: Hopfield and Hollowshore
Fleur de Lis Gallery, Preston Street, Faversham
An exhibition of recent work by popular local artist Paul Fowler.
When: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday; 10am to 1pm, Sundays      
27
SEP
Drama Taster
Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham
The last of an Arden Theatre programme of play readings and drama workshops on Tuesday evenings from 23 August to 27 September, all at 8pm at the Arden. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced actor, or just have an interest in amateur theatre, you will be welcome. There is no charge for these sessions.
When: 8pm      Contact: Mary Caryer, 01795 531600
28
SEP
Traditional Cubano Music
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Traditional Cuban music with Javier Zalba, a former member of the Bueno Vista Social Club. Cuban barbecue provided in the garden by Drum Pan Catering, with a licensed bar available. Tickets from the Alexander Centre (01795 594460 or bookings@thealexandercentre.com) at £19, including food, or £14.50, without food.
When: Doors open, 7.30pm; music starts at 8.30pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
28
SEP
Town Twinning Meeting
The Guildhall, Market Place, Faversham
Meeting to discuss revitalising the town twinning of Faversham and Hazebrouck, France. Everyone welcome.
When: 7pm      Contact: Adrienne Begent
29
SEP
KurryOke
The Freewheel, Graveney
A curry night combined with karaoke. Book yourself in for a curry from 6pm and then sing your favourite tune when the karaoke starts at 8pm.
When: 6pm till late      
30
SEP
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Popular monthly bingo evening run by West Faversham Community Association at its West Faversham Community Centre. Licensed bar plus teas and coffees for just 50p. Two bingo sessions, each costing £5 or £9, depending on how many games you play, plus a big prize raffle at halftime. Run by volunteers in aid of the community centre.
When: Doors open, 6.30pm. Eyes down, 7.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
30
SEP
Grand Barn Dance
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Abbey Place, FavershamME13 7BQ
Barn dance, with music by Faversham Steam Navigation Band, leader Mike Wheeler and caller Ruth Cronk. Tickets for this family event are £8 adult and £6 children and unwaged. Under-fives are free. Tickets available on 01795 530121 or 07586 356599, and on the door. Take your own food and drink. Parking at the school. Proceeds to Faversham Creek Trust, registered charity No 1146660.
When: 7.30pm to 10.30pm      Contact: Sue Akhurst
1
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. 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
OCT
Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Antiques market held in Faversham’s beautiful town centre. The market offers a wide range of vintage and antique items, including clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture.
When: 9am to 3pm      Contact: Grahame Kane
2
OCT
Auction
Boughton Village Hall, Boughton-under-Blean, Kent ME13 9AH
Sale run by Swale Auctions, which holds an auction on the first Sunday of the month at Boughton Village Hall. There are usually 400 to 600 lots, including police-recovered items, jewellery, furniture, tools, household items and collectables.  Details at  www.swaleauctions.co.uk. Free entrance.
When: Viewing from 9.30am. Auction, 11am      Contact: 01795 590021 / swaleauction@aol.com
4
OCT
Faversham Parish Church of St Mary of Charity
A talk on the medieval paintings in the Church of St Mary of Charity by Paul Binski, Professor of the History of Art at Cambridge University. The murals are obscured by the organ and this lecture will launch a campaign to make them available for public viewing.  They are considered to be among the finest of their period in England.
When: 7pm (wine and canapes available from 6.15pm)      Contact: Juliet Cowgill

5
OCT
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
The Alexander Centre welcomes the BBC recording an edition of Radio 4’s “The Kitchen Cabinet”. Jay Rayner hosts the culinary panel show in which a team of experts answer questions about food, cooking and eating from audiences around the UK.  Entry by ticket.
When: 6pm      Contact: 01795 594460

6
OCT
Faversham Mission Brass in Concert
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Mission Brass performs in aid of the Royal Air Forces Association Wings Appeal.  Admission is £5 on the door.  Raffle.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: fmbrass@gmail.com
7
OCT
Soul on the Creek
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham’s Got Soul are back with across-the-board soul music, including an hour of pure Northern Soul from midnight. Tickets £7 from the Alexander Centre (01795 594460 or bookings@thealexandercentre.com). Or contact the ticket hotline, 07493 740740.
When: 7.30pm to 1am      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
8
OCT
If Music Be the Food of Love ...
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Choral Society’s Autumn Concert marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with sonnets, madrigals and excerpts from musicals such as “Kiss Me, Kate” and “West Side Story”, with their links to plays by the Bard. Tickets £12 (under-16s free). Bar from 7pm and at the interval.
When: 7.30pm      
11
OCT
Faversham Flower Club
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
This month’s Faversham Flower Club meeting is a DIY workshop to create your own arrangement (with no flowers allowed). Take foliage or berries and a container.  A sales table will be open for purchase of flower foam, etc.
When: 7.30-9.15pm      Contact: julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk
12
OCT
TALK: Wandering the Somme
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A talk by Melanie Gibson-Barton 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 90 minutes      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 / annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
14
OCT
Seventies and Eighties Night
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Boogie on over to West Faversham Community Centre to dance the night away. Entry, £8, includes a buffet and welcome drinks. Buy tickets from the centre reception desk or call on 01795 537321.
When: 8pm to 10.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
15
OCT
Craft and Collectables Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts and small collectables for sale at a fair taking place on the day of Faversham Carnival.
When: 10am to 3.30pm      Contact: Anita Walker 01795 531192
15
OCT
16
OCT
Brogdale Farm, Brogdale
Display of 1,000 varieties of apple. Taste and buy rare varieties and find apples with fascinating stories and associations. Enjoy live music and local food. Tractor trailer and walking tours of orchards will be running and a craft and produce village offers unique gift ideas.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: 01795 536250

15
OCT
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham
Town-centre market selling the best arts-and-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. 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
OCT
Lorenden School Hall, Painters Forstal
Painters Forstal Gardeners’ Club hosts as its guest speaker Andy Sturgeon, winner of the Best Show Garden category at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Tickets £10. Details are on the club website (www.paintersforstalgardenersclub.org.uk) or can be obtained by telephone.
When: 7.30pm to 9.30pm      Contact: 01795 537622 or 01795 480431

22
OCT
The Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham
The Musique Cordiale International Festival presents Handel’s “Solomon”, conducted by Graham Ross, director of music at Clare College, Cambridge. The concert is under the umbrella of the Canterbury Festival. Ticket prices range from £8 to £25 (all including a glass of interval rosé). Tickets can be booked at www.musique-cordiale.com/solomon-in-faversham.
When: 5pm to 8pm      Contact: info@musique-cordiale.com

23
OCT
Chamber Music to Please
Doddington Church, Doddington
Musique Cordiale International Festival presents “Chamber Music to Please”, with Ruth Harrison, flute, and friends. Tickets £5 on the door (includes glass of wine).
When: 12 noon to 1pm      Contact: info@musique-cordiale.com
28
OCT
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Popular monthly bingo evening run by West Faversham Community Association at its West Faversham Community Centre. Licensed bar plus teas and coffees for just 50p. Two bingo sessions, each costing £5 or £9, depending on how many games you play, plus a big prize raffle at halftime. Run by volunteers in aid of the community centre.
When: Doors open, 6.30pm. Eyes down, 7.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
30
OCT
Hallowe’en at Belmont
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Hallowe’en event with lots of tricks and treats for all the family. Children can reveal their inner artist with pumpkin carving and creepy craft making, aided by Hand Crafted Events. There will also be a spooky trail around the gardens. Fancy dress is most welcome. The tearoom will be open from 12 noon for soup and sausage rolls, cream teas and homemade cakes. Children, £5. Adults, £1.
When: 12 noon to 3pm      Contact: 01795 890228
5
NOV
Race Night
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Have a flutter on racecourse films at West Faversham Community Association’s race night. Included in the evening is a fish-and-chip supper. The bar will also be open. Places £8 per person. Book on 01795 537321.
When: 7pm to 10.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
5
NOV
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham
Town-centre market selling the best arts-and-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. 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
6
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
Faversham Flower Club
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
This month’s Faversham Flower Club meeting is a demonstration of Christmas flower arranging with Julie Davies.
When: 7.30pm to 9.15pm      Contact: julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk
9
NOV
TALK: Dickens in Kent
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A talk by Christoph Bull organised by the Faversham branch of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men. Non-members very welcome for £1.
When: 8pm, for about 90 minutes      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 / annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
11
NOV
12
NOV
The Canterbury Belles
Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham
An original “whodunnit” musical involving 1870s London, murder most foul and a pair of outrageous sisters who paraded around Canterbury and Herne Bay, flirting with soldiers. The show, by Kent’s Really Promising Company, is based on a true story. Tickets £10 from Sweet Scene, Preston Street, Faversham, or by ringing 01227 458829.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: 01227 458829 / reallypromising@gmail.com
19
NOV
Preston Street, Faversham
Town-centre market selling the best arts-and-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

25
NOV
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Popular monthly bingo evening run by West Faversham Community Association at its West Faversham Community Centre. Licensed bar plus teas and coffees for just 50p. Two bingo sessions, each costing £5 or £9, depending on how many games you play, plus a big prize raffle at halftime. Run by volunteers in aid of the community centre.
When: Doors open, 6.30pm. Eyes down, 7.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321

3
DEC
Christmas Craft and Collectables Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts for sale, including Christmas crackers. Also, small collectables for sale.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01794 531192
3
DEC
Friends of the Cottage Hospital Christmas Stall
Market Place, Faversham
The Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital and Community Health Centres run a Christmas stall at Faversham Market.
Contact: Sue Grove, 01795 533818
3
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. 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
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
13
DEC
Faversham Flower Club
West Faversham Community Centre
This month’s Faversham Flower Club meeting is a Christmas party with a seasonal in-house flower-arranging competition. A buffet will be provided.
When: 7.30pm to 9.15pm      Contact: julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk
16
DEC
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Bingo evening run by West Faversham Community Association at its West Faversham Community Centre. Licensed bar plus teas and coffees for just 50p. Two bingo sessions, each costing £5 or £9, depending on how many games you play, plus a big prize raffle at halftime. Run by volunteers in aid of the community centre.
When: Doors open, 6.30pm. Start, 7.30pm       Contact: 01795 537321
17
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. 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