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28
MAR
FBP Network Meeting - A Lightbulb Moment
The Vaults, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Business Partnership’s March network meeting has as its speaker Shiel Campbell, talking about her lightbulb moment. To attend, reply to Debs@faversham.org.
When: 6pm to 8pm      Contact: Debs Smith
30
MAR
Positively Coeliac and ‘Free from’ Support Group
Creek Creative, Abbey Street, Faversham
Free cooking demonstration and health talk, “Mad about Spring Veg”, with discussion of ‘Free from’ eaters’ risk of nutritional deficiency from not eating enough greens with their limited diets, and some food alternatives. 
When: 10am to about midday      Contact: Victoria Shorland, 07789 512825
1
APR
‘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
1
APR
Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, Faversham
Faversham Choral Society, with conductor Dom del Nevo, presents “Oh for the Wings”, a concert with music including Felix Mendelssohn’s “Hear my Prayer”, Franz Schubert’s Mass in G and Johannes Brahms’s Gypsy Songs: Opus 103.
When: 7.30pm       Contact: info@favchoral.org

2
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 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
APR
Auction
Boughton Village Hall, 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
9
APR
Rotary Charity Auction
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Faversham Rotary Club’s annual charity auction, which aids local charities, with all lots donated by the community.  Entry is £1 and there will be refreshments and a raffle. To give something for the sale, call 01795 533656 to arrange collection or take it to the venue between 8am and 10am. Lots include jewellery, furniture, household goods, collectables, toys and antiques.
When: Viewing from 11am, auction from 12 noon      Contact: 01795 533656
15
APR
‘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
15
APR
Faversham
The ever-popular Faversham Hat Festival and Hat Parade are back. The aim is to encourage community involvement in a fun, creative and interesting way – centred round the theme of hats.
When: From 11am      Contact: Rachel Thapa-chhetri

15
APR
The Guildhall, Market Place, Faversham
The Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital hold an Easter coffee morning, with a raffle and with small gifts for sale.
When: 10.30am to 12.30pm      Contact: Sue Grove

23
APR
St George’s Day Classic Car Rally
Court Street, Faversham
Classic car enthusiasts take part in an 85-mile shakedown run  in preparation for the summer motoring season, assembling in Court Street at about 8.30am for a 10am start. The event is run by Kent Classic Rallies. Details and entry form at kentclassicrallies.co.uk.
When: 8.30am to 10am      Contact: kentclassicrallies.co.uk
27
APR
Grain Store Studio, Brenley Farm, Brenley
Take your camera and enjoy a walk around a beautiful working farm. Photograph the scenery and improve your camera skills on the way. These purely creative and social walks are the perfect way to enjoy time outdoors with other keen photographers.
When: 10am to 1pm      Contact: info@favershamphotography.com

29
APR
Oare String Orchestra Concert
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Oare String Orchestra’s leader, Lucia D’Avanzo-Lewis, plays Schubert’s Rondo in A for violin and strings, and its first cellist, Jonathan Chapter, plays the Cello Concert in G minor by Georg Matthias Monn. The orchestra will also play a Handel concerto grosso, Niels Gade’s Novelletten, and Jacob’s Overture for Strings. Tickets £12 (accompanied schoolchildren free).
When: 7.30pm       
30
APR
Faversham Doggy Day and Fun Dog Show
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Faversham Market plays host to its annual Doggy Day this Sunday. Is your canine a champion sausage catcher? Then register them for the charity Fun Dog Show or go along to browse the stalls and watch the fun. More information at www.favershammarket.org/events.
When: Time to be confirmed      Contact: Grahame Kane
1
MAY
Eastling Bluebell Walk
Eastling Village Hall, Eastling, Kent ME13 0BA
A choice of three circular walks in local bluebell woods. All walks start and finish at the village hall any time between 10am and 2pm. £3.50 per adult, £1.50 per child, £8 per family. The Bluebell Bistro in the hall will be serving hot and cold refreshments from 10am to 2.30pm. Proceeds go to Eastling Church.
When: 10am to 2pm (last registration)      Contact: 01795 890368
6
MAY
‘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 3.30am      Contact: Rosina Sharrock
6
MAY
One-day Photography Course
Grain Store Studio, Brenley Farm, Brenley
Photography course designed for adults and covering all the technical aspects you will need to start using your camera to its full potential. You will also receive tips and advice on creating visually strong photos throughout the day. Details and booking at favershamphotography.com.
When: 9am to 4pm      Contact: info@favershamphotography.com
7
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 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
7
MAY
Boughton Village Hall, 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

11
MAY
Faversham Mission Brass in Concert
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Mission Brass performs in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Admission is £5 on the door, and there is a raffle.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: fmbrass@gmail.com
11
MAY
Summer Photography Walk
Grain Store Studio, Brenley Farm, Brenley
Take your camera and enjoy a walk around a beautiful working farm. Photograph the scenery and improve your camera skills on the way. These purely creative and social walks are the perfect way to enjoy time outdoors with other keen photographers. Details at favershamphotography.com.
When: 10am to 1pm      Contact: info@favershamphotography.com
13
MAY
14
MAY
Town centre
Faversham’s two-day celebration of transport, starting with vintage buses and commerical vehicles and free vintage bus rides on Saturday.  On Sunday, the ever-popular Faversham Car Show is expected to feature about 350 cars and motorcycles. New this year is a family area including activities for children.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Debs Smith

20
MAY
‘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
20
MAY
Faversham Recreation Bowling Club Open Day
Recreation Ground, Park Road, Faversham
Faversham Recreation Bowling Club offers you the chance to try your hand at bowls. Equipment provided. Flat shoes are required. The club always welcomes new members.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: 01795 533818
24
MAY
Doddington Place Gardens, Doddington
Florist Julie Davies runs a flower-arranging workshop, including a tour of the 10-acre gardens, and a light lunch. Advance booking is essential (email julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk). Tickets are £75 per person.
When: 10am to 2.30pm      Contact: julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk / 07879 291188

3
JUN
‘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
4
JUN
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

4
JUN
Auction
Boughton Village Hall, 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
JUN
Grain Store Studio, Brenley Farm, Brenley
Start of six-week photography course. If you always use your camera on ‘auto’ and want to push yourself to start creating and controlling the images you take, this course is a first step. You will also be able to contact the tutor throughout the six weeks for information, advice and tips as you develop your skills at home. Details at favershamphotography.com.
When: Thursdays, 6.30pm to 8pm      Contact: info@favershamphotography.com

11
JUN
Open Gardens
Newnham
About 12 village gardens will be open for Newnham’s Open Gardens event. Tour them for £5 per adult (children free). Proceeds to church funds. Cream teas, Pimm’s and local beers. Parking at the foot of Sharsted Hill  (ME9 0LN).
When: 1pm to 6pm      Contact: Bruce Leckie, 01795 890550 / bruce.leckie@live.co.uk
17
JUN
‘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
17
JUN
The George Inn Garden, The Street, Newnham
A quintessential village fete in the garden of The George Inn, Newnham. Traditional games and stalls, including coconut shy, Aunt Sally, bottle tombola and guessing the weight of the cake.  In aid of the village hall and the church.
When: 2pm      Contact: Louise Bareham

18
JUN
Artists in the Woods
Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Free, family-friendly event with quirky art installations, children’s workshops, art and craft stalls, food and drink stands, performers and a dragon.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: 07952 827806
24
JUN
Market Place, Faversham
Join Faversham Market for an evening of local food, drink and music in one of the highlights of the year. 
When: 6.30pm to 10pm      Contact: Grahame Kane

25
JUN
Faversham Society Open Gardens and Garden Market
Faversham
Organised by the Faversham Society, about 30 homeowners open their gardens, which include waterside gardens, a town meadow garden, walled gardens, and some tiny gardens showing what can be done in a small space. A Garden Market will feature specialist plants, vintage gardenalia and local crafts and foods. Tickets available from the Visitor Information Centre from mid-May.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: Visitor Information Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
1
JUL
Faversham
The Faversham Society’s Open House provides an annual opportunity to see inside buildings of historical and architectural interest. Owners open their properties on 1, 8 and 15 July in what is the 48th year of the scheme, the first of its kind and a template for the national Heritage Open Days.
When: 10.30am to 4.30pm      Contact: The Faversham Society

2
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 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
JUL
Auction
Boughton Village Hall, 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
JUL
Faversham Society Open House
Faversham
The Faversham Society’s Open House provides an annual opportunity to see inside buildings of historical and architectural interest. Owners open their properties on the first three Saturdays in July. About 30 properties participate.
When: 10.30am to 4.30pm      Contact: Faversham Society, Preston Street, Faversham
9
JUL
Grand Summer Fun Day
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
West Faversham Community Centre, working with the Big Lottery Fund, holds its biggest free fun day yet, with loads of games and attractions, including fairground rides such as the waltzer.
When: 11am to 8pm      Contact: 01795 537321
9
JUL
Open Gardens
Newnham
About 12 village gardens will be open for Newnham’s Open Gardens event. Tour them for £5 per adult (children free). Proceeds to church funds. Cream teas, Pimm’s and local beers. Parking at the foot of Sharsted Hill  (ME9 0LN).
When: 1pm to 6pm      Contact: Bruce Leckie, 01795 890550 / bruce.leckie@live.co.uk
15
JUL
Faversham
The Faversham Society’s Open House provides an annual opportunity to see inside buildings of historical and architectural interest. Owners open their properties on the first three Saturdays in July. About 30 properties participate.
When: 10.30am to 4.30pm      Contact: Faversham Society, Preston Street, Faversham

22
JUL
23
JUL
Faversham Nautical Festival 2017
Front Brents Green and Town Quay, Faversham
Heritage event focusing on the history of Faversham Creek with a display of traditional boats and trading barges, along with displays of sailmaking, wooden boat repair and other crafts. Traditional stalls and entertainments make for a fete atmosphere, supplemented with nautical folk music, craft beers, oysters and champagne.
When: 10am to 6pm each day      Contact: Peter Flower, 07743 695946
6
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 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
28
AUG
Kent Chrome and Cruisers Vehicle Show
Abbey School, London Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8RZ
Custom and classic car and motorcycle show, plus autojumble.  Live music includes Dylan Kirk at 11am,  The Accidents at 12.15pm and a Buddy Holly tribute act at 2pm. Also, vintage stalls and trade stalls.
When: 10am to 5pm       Contact: 07903 339466
15
SEP
17
SEP
Faversham Food Festival
Various venues
This three-day, free annual event includes Fish Night on the Friday, with a celebration of local fish, both for sale as wet fish and cooked on Town Wharf. The celebrations of real food and drink continue throughout the town on Saturday and Sunday, with events including ale and sausage trails and venues including Market Place, the Parish Church and the Abbey Physic Garden.
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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