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24
FEB
25
FEB
Various Faversham locations
Faversham Literary Festival, from 23 to 25 February, offers author talks and events, including writing workshops. Full details at www.favershamliteraryfestival.org.
When: Friday evening to Sunday evening      Contact: www.favershamliteraryfestival.org

3
MAR
Heritage Fair
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Free-entry event run by the Faversham Society and the Alexander Centre offering the chance to find out what heritage attractions and events Kent has to offer. The Alexander Centre pop-up tearoom will be open.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
3
MAR
2
APR
EXHIBITION: Faversham’s Glory Days
The Fleur de Lis Gallery, Preston Street, Faversham
Free-entry exhibition showing how Faversham people lived in the 18th century, through masses of artefacts found by archaeologists in a Preston Street garden. Be amazed at the pottery imported from faraway lands, and all the wine bottles and glasses! The exhibition by the Faversham Society Archaeological Research Group is of items found in excavations in 2017 at the rear of Furlongs Ale House.
When: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Sunday, 10am to 1pm      
4
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 (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
MAR
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Based on the original television series by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate, “The Sagas of Noggin the Nog” is a stunning, charming and witty play that is perfect for families and fans. Tickets, at £7 for children (under 16) and £9 per adult, are available from the Alexander Centre.
When: 2pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460

4
MAR
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
7
MAR
TALK: Canterbury Cathedral
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 1hr 30mins       Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 / annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
8
MAR
The Alexander Centre, Faversham
The ever-popular Faversham Mission Band performs in aid of Faversham Carnival.
When: 7pm      Contact: 07860 276000

8
MAR
Bird Class
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
Learn about the birds you can find in Kent and meet like-minded people.  Part of a series of interactive evening talks/workshops at the Fleur de Lis Hall.  The cost is £10 per session, and includes handouts and refreshments.  Details at www.exploring-the-wild.com/bird-classes-faversham.
When: 7pm to 9pm      Contact: Simon Ginnaw, 07783 354337 or info@simonginnaw.co
10
MAR
Alexander Centre, Faversham
Love Your Camera photographer Karen George and florist Rachael Roby, owner of Olive + Blossom, combine their skills to bring you this floristry-and-photography workshop.
When: 10am to 1pm      Contact: hello@loveyourcamera.co.uk

16
MAR
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NZ
Free-entry event celebrating the community and helping visitors to find out what’s going on in the community and how to get involved, and how to get a new hobby or try something new.
When: 11am to 1pm      Contact: emma@strongerkentcommunities.org.uk 01843 609339

17
MAR
United Church Hall, Preston Street, Faversham
Quiz organised by the Faversham branch of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men. Teams of eight or six at £7 per person. Ploughman’s supper provided, but take your own drink.
When: 7.30pm, for about 2hrs 30mins      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 / annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk

17
MAR
Birdwatching Day Tour
Oare
A relaxed day enjoying the Faversham and Oare area, discovering wetland and woodland birds, from waders to woodpeckers. Spot signs of spring, perhaps a wheatear or a sand martin, and maybe some wild flowers.  Places, which are limited, are £15 per person (includes a species checklist and hot drinks).
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Simon Ginnaw, 07783 354337 or info@simonginnaw.com
18
MAR
Royal Cinema, Market Place, Faversham ME13 7AG
An afternoon of black-and-white and colour films from the archives on Thames sailing barges. Proceeds from the event are to be shared between two charities, the Thames Sailing Barge Trust and the Faversham Creek Trust.
When: Doors open, 2.30pm. Films start 3pm, ending 5.30pm      Contact: Sue Akhurst, 01795 530141

23
MAR
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Steve Waterman’s All Star Septet plays classic jazz featuring music by Gerry Mulligan, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Benny Golson. Tickets £12, available from the Alexander Centre.
When: 8pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460

24
MAR
Faversham Choral Society Spring Concert
Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham
Concert featuring Haydn’s “Nelson Mass” and Howard Goodall’s “Eternal Light”. The conductor is James Brown. The Faversham Choral Society Chamber Orchestra is performing. Tickets £12 (£5 for students). Under-16s free.  Tickets are available from wegottickets.com or Carters Newsagents, Market Place, Faversham, and on the door.
When: 7.30pm       Contact: info@favchoral.org
1
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 (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
APR
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
7
APR
Quiz Night
Methodist Church, Preston Street, Faversham
Quiz night in aid of the Faversham branch of the Royal British Legion. Places are £7 per person (cheeseboard and snacks included). Take your own drink. Individuals, couples or full tables welcome.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Alma Huntley, 01795 534969
14
APR
Hanami Festival
Brogdale Collections, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Ospringe
Brogdale celebrates Hanami – the Japanese festival of blossom – with a packed festival day amid the largest collection of fruit trees in the world. Enjoy the Japanese exhibition, Japanese performances and cultural demonstrations plus Japanese food tastings and children’s activities before relaxing with a picnic under the blossoming trees. See www.brogdalecollections.org for prices. 
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Brogdale Collections
18
APR
Wednesday Beginners Photography Course
19.Preston, Preston Street, Faversham
Start of a morning course for those who always use their cameras on auto, but wish to get in control and create beautiful and strong images. The course (five Wednesday mornings and a Saturday morning location walk) covers all the technical and creative basics you will need to start confidently using your camera on manual. Details and booking at loveyourcamera.co.uk.
When: Five Wednesday mornings and one Saturday morning      Contact: hello@loveyourcamera.co.uk
6
MAY
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
6
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 (except September) in Faversham’s historic town centre, offers a wide range of items, including clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Jonathan Kemp
3
JUN
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
23
JUN
Summer Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
The Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital and Community Health Centres hold a summer fair with fresh local produce, raffle and bottle stall.
When: 10am to 12.30pm      Contact: Sue Grove, 01795 533818
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
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
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
14
JUL
15
JUL
Faversham Creek, Town Wharf, Town Green and Front Brents Green, Faversham
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: 01795 537030 (subject to change)

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
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
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

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
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

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
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
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
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
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

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