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29
JUL
Pond Dipping
Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, Faversham
Education rangers will accompany you to the Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park pond to use nets to catch a variety of underwater creatures. Places £3 per child. Booking is essential, through Medway Valley Countryside Partnership on 01622 683695.
When: 10am and 1pm, for two hours      Contact: 01622 683695
30
JUL
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Enjoy a variety of summer-themed crafts at Belmont House. Booking is essential for the children’s crafts.
When: 11am to 12.30pm      Contact: 01795 890202

1
AUG
Bat Walk
Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, Faversham
Kent Bat Group provides a fascinating talk on bats followed by a stroll round Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park after dark to encounter the creatures. Places £3 per person (all proceeds go to Kent Bat Group). Booking essential. Call Medway Valley Countryside Partnership on 01622 683695.
When: 7pm, for 2 hours      Contact: Medway Valley Countryside Partnership, 01622 683695
2
AUG
'Best of Faversham' Market
Preston Street, Faversham, Kent
Faversham is renowned for 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, on the first Saturday of every month in Preston Street. The regular Saturday market will be in its usual location in Market Place and Court Street.
When: 9am to 4pm      Contact: info@bestoffaversham.org
3
AUG
Family Fun Day at Happy Endings Rescue
Well Lane, Ospringe, Faversham, Kent
An afternoon out for all the family, including any doggy friends, with barbecue, beer tent, games, stalls, crazy inflatables and entertainment. Entry is free to this event in aid of Happy Endings Rescue.
When: From 12.30pm      
3
AUG
Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market, the only town-centre antiques market in Kent, takes place on the first Sunday of the month in Faversham’s beautiful town centre. It offers a wide range of vintage items, including clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture. Many of Faversham’s lovely shops and cafés will also be open.
When: 9am to 3pm      Contact: info@favershammarket.org
10
AUG
Shepherd Neame Stadium, Salters Lane, Faversham
Faversham Town FC celebrates its resurrection 10 years ago. The club, now a Charter Standard Community Club and in the Ryman League South, is staging youth football and a veterans’ match, and there will be live bands, a barbecue, an outdoor bar and stalls. Entry £2 for adults, £1 for under-16s.
When: 10am until evening      Contact: Maria, 07887 532163

12
AUG
Kite Making
Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, Faversham
Join education rangers to make your own kites, and, if it is windy enough, take them for a flight. Places £3 per child. Booking is essential. Call Medway Valley Countryside Partnership on 01622 683695 to book a place.
When: 10am and 1pm, for two hours      Contact: 01622 683695
13
AUG
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Enjoy a variety of summer-themed crafts at Belmont House. Booking is essential for the children’s crafts.
When: 11am to 12.30pm      Contact: 01795 890202

15
AUG
Hi Tech Nature Trail
Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, Faversham
A treasure hunt with a difference, following satellites to find clues hidden around Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park. Booking is essential, through Medway Valley Countryside Partnership on 01622 683695.
When: Time slots on booking      Contact: 01622 683695
15
AUG
Evening Tour and Ale Samplers' Supper
Shepherd Neame Brewery, Court Street, Faversham
Evening tour of the Shepherd Neame brewery, with tasting, followed by a two-course home-cooked supper in the historic Visitor Centre of Britain's oldest brewer. Booking essential.
When: 7pm for three and a half hours      Contact: 01795 542016 or tours@shepherdneame.co.uk
16
AUG
17
AUG
Faversham Fruit Weekend & Food Festival
Various venues
One of a series of four Faversham Food Festival weekend celebrations of local food.
Contact: Visit www.FavershamFoodFestival.co.uk
16
AUG
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Craft fair with all crafts welcome at £15 a stall booked in advance.
When: 9.30am to 4pm      Contact: Lottie Ralph, 07775 647906

17
AUG
Plum Day
Brogdale Farm, Faversham
Enjoy a relaxing day in the Kent countryside. Guided walks and tractor-trailer tours of orchards. Plum varieties on display, as well as tastings and sales. Details on the Brogdale Collections website at brogdalecollections.co.uk.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: info@brogdalecollections.co.uk
17
AUG
OPEN-AIR THEATRE: The Jungle Book
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
The Chapterhouse Theatre Company performs The Jungle Book. In this adaptation by Laura Turner, all your favourite animal characters are brought to life in a fun-filled musical show for children of all ages. You can enjoy a picnic in Belmont’s beautiful walled garden or indulge in a Belmont cream tea after the show. For details or to book tickets, visit www.seetickets.com/tour/chapterhouse-theatre-company.
When: Performance at 2pm      Contact: 01795 890202
23
AUG
24
AUG
Brogdale Farm, Faversham
A great selection of local and artisan ciders, plus live music, local food and entertainment. Visit the wild food tent to learn how to forage for food. Tractor trailer and walking tours of orchards. Details on the Brogdale Collections website at brogdalecollections.co.uk.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: info@brogdalecollections.co.uk

24
AUG
25
AUG
Meet the Beasts
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington
Visitors to Doddington Place Gardens have the chance to meet a variety of furred, scaled and feathered beasts, as well as to try their hand at archery and to enjoy the experience of having a bird of prey land on their gloved hand.
When: 11am to 5pm      Contact: 01795 886101 or 01795 473680
24
AUG
Phoenix Tavern, Abbey Street, Faversham
Nico Ramsden and Friends perform at the Phoenix.
When: 6pm to 8.30pm      Contact: 01795 591462 / office@thephoenixtavernfaversham.co.uk

24
AUG
Summer Grooving
Phoenix Tavern, Abbey Street, Faversham
Nico Ramsden & Friends perform.
When: 6pm to 8.30pm      Contact: 01795 591462 / office@thephoenixtavernfaversham.co.uk
26
AUG
Pond Dipping
Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Education rangers at Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park accompany you to its pond to use nets to catch an array of underwater creatures. Booking is essential. Call Medway Valley Countryside Partnership on 01622 683695 to book a place.
When: 10am and 1pm, for two hours      Contact: Medway Valley Countryside Partnership, 01622 683695
27
AUG
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Enjoy a variety of summer-themed crafts at Belmont House. Booking is essential for the children’s crafts.
When: 11am to 12.30pm      Contact: 01795 890202

29
AUG
Bat Walk
Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Kent Bat Group provides a talk about bats followed by a stroll around Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park after dark to encounter the creatures. Places £3. Booking is essential. Call Medway Valley Countryside Partnership on 01622 683695.
When: 7pm for two hours      Contact: Medway Valley Countryside Partnership, 01622 683695
29
AUG
Evening Tour and Ale Samplers' Supper
Shepherd Neame Brewery, Court Street, Faversham
An evening tour of the Shepherd Neame brewery, with tasting, followed by a two-course home-cooked supper in the historic Visitor Centre of Britain's oldest brewer. Booking essential.
When: 7pm for three and a half hours      Contact: 01795 542016 or tours@shepherdneame.co.uk
30
AUG
31
AUG
Faversham Hop Festival
Faversham
Faversham Hop Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with live music on four stages and in pubs around the town, plus morris dancing and stalls. Details at favershamhopfestival.org.
30
AUG
31
AUG
Craft Fair
Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts on display and for sale, including jewellery, greetings cards, knitted items and Christmas crackers.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192
6
SEP
'Best of Faversham' Market
Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham is renowned for 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, on the first Saturday of every month in Preston Street. The regular Saturday market will be in its usual location in Market Place and Court Street.
When: 9am to 4pm      Contact: info@bestoffaversham.org
9
SEP
Charity Bike Ride
Phoenix Tavern, Abbey Street, Faversham
The Phoenix Tavern’s annual charity cycle ride in aid of the Kent Air Ambulance to the Blacksmiths Arms, Willesborough.
Contact: 01795 591462 / office@thephoenixtavernfaversham.co.uk
14
SEP
Plant and Craft Fair
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington
The Plant Heritage Kent Group holds its Autumn Plant and Craft Fair in the wonderful setting of Doddington Place Gardens. Birds of prey will be flying at 3pm.
When: 11am to 5pm      Contact: 01795 886101 or 01795 473680
19
SEP
Evening Tour and Ale Samplers' Supper
Shepherd Neame Brewery, Court Street, Faversham
An evening tour of the Shepherd Neame brewery, with tasting, followed by a two-course home-cooked supper in the historic Visitor Centre of Britain's oldest brewer. Booking essential.
When: 7pm for three and a half hours      Contact: 01795 542016 or tours@shepherdneame.co.uk
21
SEP
Belmont Country Fair
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
A family day out, with a falconry display, stationary steam engines, ferret racing, opportunities to have a go at clay-pigeon shooting and archery, a dog show, terrier racing, children’s entertainers and shopping and fine food. Admission £7 a person (children under 12 free). The house will closed this day.
Contact: 01795 890202
25
SEP
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Admission £5.  Proceeds for the Royal Air Forces Association Wings Appeal.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: fmbrass@gmail.com

25
SEP
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Comedy night in aid of Abigail's Footsteps, the stillbirth bereavement charity, featuring Josie Long, Matthew Crosby, the Three Half Pints slap-stick comedy group, and Dan Cardwell. Tickets £10 from Faversham Computers, Preston Street, Faversham, or contact 07769 972248 or fav.comedy@hotmail.com.
When: Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start      Contact: Laura, 07769 972248, or fav.comedy@hotmail.com

26
SEP
Evening Tour and Ale Samplers' Supper
Shepherd Neame Brewery, Court Street, Faversham
An evening tour of the Shepherd Neame brewery, with tasting, followed by a two-course home-cooked supper in the historic Visitor Centre of Britain's oldest brewer. Booking essential.
When: 7pm for three and a half hours      Contact: 01795 542016 / tours@shepherdneame.co.uk
27
SEP
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Oare String Orchestra, with guest violinist Alice Hall, plays Stanley's Concerto Grosso in D, Haydn's Violin Concerto in G, Vaughn Williams's Concerto Accademico, and an arrangement of Bruch's Octet.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: pattihickswhaley@yahoo.co.uk

4
OCT
Autumn Beer and Food Matching Evening
Shepherd Neame Brewery, Court Street, Faversham
Enjoy a gourmet evening featuring a six-course evening meal showcasing seven beers and lagers. An expert from Sheps will explain how its brewers and its taste panel ensure that Shepherd Neame products are of the highest quality. Booking essential.
When: 7pm for four hours      Contact: 01795 542016 or tours@shepherdneame.co.uk
4
OCT
'Best of Faversham' Market
Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham is renowned for 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, on the first Saturday of every month in Preston Street. The regular Saturday market will be in its usual location in Market Place and Court Street.
When: 9am to 4pm      Contact: info@bestoffaversham.org
8
OCT
TALK: 'Thirty Years of Bovver on the Hover'
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
Brian Laverick-Smith gives a talk about hovercraft services from Dover at a meeting of the Faversham branch of the Association of Men of Kent & Kentish Men. Non-members welcome at £1 per person.
When: 8pm, for one and a half hours      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 / annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
10
OCT
Evening Tour and Ale Samplers' Supper
Shepherd Neame Brewery, Court Street, Faversham
An evening tour of the Shepherd Neame brewery, with tasting, followed by a two-course home-cooked supper in the historic Visitor Centre of Britain's oldest brewer. Booking essential.
When: 7pm for three and a half hours       Contact: 01795 542016 or tours@shepherdneame.co.uk
10
OCT
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NY
Kent Coastal Concert Band plays in a concert that has become an annual event at the Alexander Centre. The band will perform an engaging and entertaining programme of music that makes the most of the acoustics that this great venue has to offer.
When: 7.30pm to 9.30pm      Contact: kentcoastalconcertband@gmail.com

18
OCT
19
OCT
Faversham Food Festival Apple and Game Weekend
Various venues
Fourth of a series of four Faversham Food Festival weekend celebrations of local food being held in 2014.
Contact: Visit www.FavershamFoodFestival.co.uk
18
OCT
19
OCT
Brogdale Farm, Faversham
Display of 400 apple varieties and ‘try-before-you-buy’ in the fruit packing house. Tractor-trailer and walking tours of the orchards, and a craft and produce village offering unusual gift ideas. Enjoy live music, local food and entertainment. Details at the Brogdale Collections website, brogdalecollections.co.uk.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: info@brogdalecollections.co.uk

18
OCT
Faversham town centre
Faversham's traditional evening carnival.
When: Evening      

18
OCT
Craft Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Carnival Day craft fair featuring locally made handicrafts on display and for sale.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192
28
OCT
Natural Painting
Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Discover what natural materials you can use to make paint and create your masterpiece. Places £3. Booking is essential. Call Medway Valley Countryside Partnership on 01622 683695.
When: 10am and 1pm for two hours      Contact: Medway Valley Countryside Partnership, 01622 683695
1
NOV
'Best of Faversham' Market
Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham is renowned for 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, on the first Saturday of every month in Preston Street. The regular Saturday market will be in its usual location in Market Place and Court Street.
When: 9am to 4pm      Contact: info@bestoffaversham.org
5
NOV
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
Martin Heard gives a talk at a meeting of the Faversham branch of the Association of Men of Kent & Kentish Men. Non-members welcome at £1 a person.
When: 8pm, for one and a half hours      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 / annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk

7
NOV
Evening Tour and Ale Samplers' Supper
Shepherd Neame Brewery, Court Street, Faversham
An evening tour of the Shepherd Neame brewery, with tasting, followed by a two-course home-cooked supper in the historic Visitor Centre of Britain's oldest brewer. Booking essential.
When: 7pm for three and a half hours       Contact: 01795 542016 or tours@shepherdneame.co.uk
9
NOV
The Gunpowder Plot, a Story through Time
Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, Faversham
See stories of the old gunpowder factories come alive with the Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park ranger team and a few of their old friends. Places £3 a child. Booking essential, through Medway Valley Countryside Partnership on 01622 683695.
When: 10am for two hours       Contact: Medway Valley Countryside Partnership, 01622 683695
21
NOV
Evening Tour and Ale Samplers' Supper
Shepherd Neame Brewery, Court Street, Faversham
An evening tour of the Shepherd Neame brewery, with tasting, followed by a two-course home-cooked supper in the historic Visitor Centre of Britain's oldest brewer. Booking essential.
When: 7pm for three and a half hours       Contact: 01795 542016 or tours@shepherdneame.co.uk
6
DEC
Shepherd Neame Brewery, Court Street, Faversham
Enjoy a gourmet evening featuring a six-course evening meal showcasing seven beers and lagers. A beer expert from Sheps will explain how its brewers and its taste panel ensure that Shepherd Neame products are of the highest quality. Booking essential.
When: 7pm for four hours      Contact: 01795 542016 or tours@shepherdneame.co.uk

6
DEC
7
DEC
Christmas at Brogdale
Brogdale Farm, Faversham
Enjoy a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine or cider before taking a walk through the beautifully lit orchards. There will be carols, as well as a craft and produce village so that you can find a perfect gift for everyone this Christmas. Details on the Brogdale Collections website at brogdalecollections.co.uk.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: info@brogdalecollections.co.uk
6
DEC
Christmas Craft Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Christmas craft fair with more than 25 stalls selling Christmas goods and local craftwork, including Christmas crackers and greetings cards.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192
11
DEC
Faversham Mission Brass Christmas Concert
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Christmas concert by Faversham Mission Brass, with proceeds going to Faversham Christmas Lights.  Admission is £5.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: fmbrass@gmail.com