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4
SEP
28
SEP
EXHIBITION: 120 years of Faversham Carnival
Fleur de Lis Gallery, Preston Street, Faversham
More than 2,000 photos of Faversham Carnival history over the past 120 years, featuring the magnificent floats of the early 20th century and carnival queens’ fashion over the years. Free recent programmes for anyone who wants one, and the chance to join in with the Faversham Carnival Club 100 Club Draw. Entry forms for the 2017 carnival will be available, too.
When: Monday-Saturday, 10am to 4pm (Tuesday, 11.30am to 4pm); Sunday, 10am to 1pm      Contact: 07860 276000
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
2
OCT
Making Better Places for People to Live in
Fleur Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
Two eminent speakers with topical ideas particularly relevant to Faversham: Professor Harold Goodwin, discussing using tourism to make better places to live in,  and Professor Tim Stonor, looking at life beyond yellow lines. Tickets £5 (£3 for members of the Faversham Society or the Faversham Creek Trust).
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Fleur Heritage Centre, Preston Street, Faversham (01795 534542)
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
7
OCT
Alexander Centre, Preston Street. Faversham
An opportunity to taste a range of French wines that are either for sale locally or easy to pick up on a day trip to France. The tasting is led by Will Parker, a wine specialist with John Lewis and an International Wine Challenge judge.
When: 7.30pm for 8pm start      Contact: favershamtowntwinning@gmail.com / 07854 649776

8
OCT
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. Free entry.
When: Viewing from 9.30am. Auction at 11am      Contact: www.swaleauctions.co.uk / 01795 590021

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
20
OCT
Fleetwood Bac
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Fleetwood Bac, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band that has played around the world, comes to Faversham. Tickets available from the Alexander Centre at £14 each.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
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
22
OCT
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Slapstick comedy trio The Three Half Pints, as seen on the BBC’s CBeebies channel, come to Faversham with their hilarious act “The Three Musketeers”.
When: 2pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460

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
5
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: Viewing, 9.30am. Auction, 11am      Contact: www.swaleauctions.co.uk / 01795 590021
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
11
NOV
Faversham Choral Society: A Concert of British Music
Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Choral Society, with musical director James Brown, presents an exciting programme of British music. Entry free with retiring collection.
When: 7.30pm       Contact: info@favchoral.org
11
NOV
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Abbey Place, Faversham
To mark the merger, 50 years ago, of the Faversham Grammar School, for boys, and the town’s William Gibbs School, for girls, to form today’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, a reunion is being held for all former pupils of the schools.
When: 2pm to 5pm      Contact: ygloriaw@btinternet.com

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
25
NOV
Christmas Lights Night Food Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Night food and drink market with music and entertainment to celebrate the switch-on of Faversham Christmas Lights. See Faversham become an enchanting, twinkling scene at the switch-on at 5pm and stay on for the market. Food and drink traders will be ready to serve from 6pm.
When: 6pm to 10pm      Contact: Grahame Kane
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
3
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: Viewing, 9.30am. Auction, 11am      Contact: www.swaleauctions.co.uk / 01795 590021
4
DEC
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Jason Allen Sway returns to the Alexander Centre for a fifth year with his amazing Michael Buble tribute evening in aid of Faversham Carnival Club.
When: 7pm to 10.30pm      Contact: 07860 276000

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