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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
1
NOV
2
NOV
East Kent Artists’ Open Houses
Faversham
The last weekend of East Kent Artists’ Open Houses. A great opportunity to visit artists in their own homes and discuss their work. Work is for sale.
When: 11am to 5pm      Contact: Catalogues from Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre and Creek Creative
2
NOV
Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
The only town-centre antiques market in Kent, taking place on the first Sunday of the month and offering a wide range of vintage items, including antiques, clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture. Many of Faversham’s lovely shops and cafés will also be open.
When: 8.30am to 3pm      Contact: Pete Barrow, 07966 375572
4
NOV
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Monthly meeting of the Faversham branch of the Women’s Institute, held on the first Tuesday of the month at West Faversham Community Centre.  
When: 1pm to 3pm      Contact: Deb Brewer, 07794 020072

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

6
NOV
MEETING: Get involved with Christmas
The Phoenix Tavern
Faversham Business Partnership invites local businesses to a meeting to discuss the run-up to Christmas in Faversham and how best to get involved. Everyone is welcome.
When: 6pm to 8pm      Contact: ima@faversham.org
7
NOV
Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
An  irreverent musical evening improvising on all genres of music and song, from the baroque, renaissance and classical repertoire to folk song, music hall ballads and Broadway favourites. In aid of the restoration of the Faversham Assembly Rooms.
When: 7.45pm to 9.30pm      Contact: Martin Nicholls, 01795 530925

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
8
NOV
LIVE MUSIC: Bande-Apart
The Carpenters Arms, Eastling
Bande-Apart play a unique mixture of jazz, blues, folk and jazz/funk. The four-piece professional band consists of sax, bass, guitar and drums. See www.bandeapartjazz.co.uk for an insight into the band.
When: 9pm till late      Contact: www.bandeapartjazz.co.uk
8
NOV
Luddenham School Christmas Shopping Afternoon
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Browse a delightful selection of local handmade gifts as Luddenham School holds its Christmas Shopping Afternoon at West Faversham Community Centre. Get a few early Christmas presents and hear the children of Luddenham School sing and ring handbells.
When: 2pm to 4pm      Contact: Leeming2000@sky.com
8
NOV
Faversham Townswomen’s Guild Autumn Fair
United Church Hall, Preston Street, Faversham
Free-admission autumn fair with stalls for books, gifts, tombola, clothes, cakes, jams and produce, as well as a raffle. Tea and coffee served with homemade cake.
When: 9.30am to 12 noon      Contact: Marjorie Cheesman, 01227 751303
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
12
NOV
Aqua Yoga
Sheldwich
Start of three-week Aqua Yoga course combining the supportive nature of water and the harmonising effect of yoga. Each class includes cardio, strength training and flexibility. No previous experience of yoga is necessary. 
When: One-hour course for three weeks      Contact: Sheldon Spa, Sheldwich, 07954 421764 or 01795 532418
13
NOV
15
NOV
Murder Mystery Play
Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham
“Evil in the Sun”, the latest murder mystery by Brian Booth, is performed at Faversham’s Arden Theatre. Tickets £13. Price includes boxed buffet (lamb cutlets). A vegetarian option can be requested.
When: 7.45pm      Contact: Brian Booth, 01795 590008
14
NOV
Christmas Cracker - a Floral Demonstration
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Faversham Flower Club presents a flower-arranging demonstration by Jacqui Arnold. Tickets £7 per person.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: 01795 536450 or 01795 476086
20
NOV
Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Music Club presents Emmanuel Bach (violin) and Jennifer Stern (piano), playing works by J. S. Bach, Brahms, Bartok, Richard Strauss and Waxman. Tickets £12 (students £6) on the door or from www.favershammusicclub.co.uk or Rodney Foord (01795 535937). Light refreshments in the interval.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: Norma Baxter, favmusclub@tiscali.co.uk

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
21
NOV
Faversham
Join Julie Davies at a private Grade II-listed home in Faversham to find out how to make stunning decorations. Learn how to mix your garden greenery and foraged materials with a few clever buys from a florist.
When: 10am to 1pm      Contact: Julie Davies, 07879 291188 / julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk

22
NOV
Oxjam Music Festival
Creek Creative, Abbey Street, Faversham
Concert in aid of Oxfam featuring Green Diesel, a folk rock band, Henri-Pierre Koubaka, a Senegalese singer and guitarist, and Anna Mullens and Beth Gifford, who play violin and viola and perform traditional folk songs and some of their own compositions. Drinks and snacks available at the bar. Tickets £10.
When: 7.30pm to 11pm      Contact: susimagin@gmail.com
29
NOV
Christmas Vintage and Makers Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
A chance to enjoy some Christmas shopping at the lovely Alexander Centre, with more than 25 stalls of handmade crafts and vintage merchandise. Stay for some light refreshments before heading out to watch the Faversham Christmas Lights switch-on.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: vandmmkent@gmail.com
29
NOV
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Khushi Feet, the Kent charity supporting schools for street children in India, holds a gala dinner with the actress and director Louise Jameson as guest of honour, catering by Corinne’s Creative Kitchen and Chetna Makan, a contestant on this year’s “Great British Bake Off” on BBC One, and entertainment from dancer Arunima Kumar.
When: 7pm to 10.30pm      Contact: info@khushifeet.org.uk

29
NOV
Christmas Lights Night Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Following the success of last year’s Christmas Night Market and this year’s Midsummer Night’s Feast, Faversham Markets will be holding a night food and craft market to celebrate the switch-on of Faversham Christmas Lights. Expect fairy lights, tables to sit at, live music and mulled wine and cider.
When: 5.30pm to 10pm      Contact: Favershammarket.org
3
DEC
Christmas Workshop
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Get in the mood for Christmas with a special workshop to create your own seasonal door wreath and to make festive table decorations, instructed by Julie Davies. Coffee and mince pies served on arrival, and a hearty soup at lunchtime. The workshop includes tutorial, materials and refreshments. Booking essential, at £35.
When: 11am to 3.30pm      Contact: 01795 890202 or events@belmont-house.org
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
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
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
6
DEC
‘Small Business Saturday’ Expo
Creek Creative, Abbey Street, Faversham
Event in support of the national Small Business Saturday, encouraging people to “shop local” and support small businesses in their community. Meet local small businesses and find out more about the talents and expertise that are on your doorstep.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: jude.sach@sachvirtualassistance.co.uk or 01795 342400
7
DEC
Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
The only town-centre antiques market in Kent, taking place on the first Sunday of the month and offering a wide range of vintage items, including antiques, clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture. Many of Faversham’s lovely shops and cafés will also be open.
When: 8.30am to 3pm      Contact: Pete Barrow, 07966 375572
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
14
DEC
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Faversham Markets is celebrating Christmas in style with Christmas Markets on Sundays 14 and 21 December with more than 70 traders promising great local gifts, food and drink, entertainment, mulled wine and cider and general Christmas merriment.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm      Contact: Favershammarket.org

19
DEC
Market Place, Faversham
Ceremony to commemorate Lieutenant-General Sir Philip Neame, VC, who, 100 years ago, as a young lieutenant and explosives expert, was awarded the Victoria Cross on 19 December 1914 for his valour and quick thinking at Neuve Chapelle.
When: 11.30am to 1pm      Contact: Faversham Town Council

23
DEC
Carols in the Market Place
Market Place, Faversham
Churches Together in Faversham presents, for the 38th year, community carol singing accompanied by Faversham Mission Band.
When: 7pm