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1
MAR
Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham, Kent
Monthly antiques and vintage on the first Sunday of the month.  More than 50 traders.  See what finds you can pick up and check out beautiful Faversham.
When: 8am to 3pm      
1
MAR
Fairtrade Fair
Oare Village Hall, Church Road, Oare
Fairtrade Fair with stalls, tombola, tea, coffee and cakes, plus Bananaman. Samples of Fairtrade dried fruit and fruit-and-nut bars to be tasted.
When: 2pm to 4pm      Contact: James, 07961 353841 / Janice, 07979 900425
4
MAR
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Ballroom and sequence dancing. Cream teas and home-made scones available. Admission £4 per person or £3 for members of West Faversham Community Association.
When: 2pm to 4.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321

5
MAR
Faversham Library, Newton Road, Faversham
On World Book Day, Faversham Library celebrates with a free Hugless Douglas-themed storytime and activities session. The event is perfect for pre-school children, with World Book Day vouchers for visitors under five. Booking for this free event is recommended.
When: From 2pm to 2.30pm      Contact: favershamlibrary@kent.gov.uk

6
MAR
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Another of the popular bingo-and-raffle nights at West Faversham Community Centre.
When: 7pm for 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321
7
MAR
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham, Kent
Traditional town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. Details at www.favershammarket.org.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm       
9
MAR
Dementia Friends
The Vaults, Preston Street, Faversham
Event encouraging individuals and businesses to become Dementia Friends. A series of one-hour free awareness-raising sessions are being run by Alison Carter at The Vaults pub, in Preston Street, Faversham. These are primarily for Faversham Business Partnership members, but there is likely to be space for members of the public, too.
When: 1pm to 2pm      Contact: Alison Carter, 01795 597983
11
MAR
SLIDE SHOW: Pubs in Faversham
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A slide show by Peter Kennett organised by the Faversham Branch of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men. Non-members welcome for an entry fee of £1.
When: 8pm for about 90 minutes      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 or annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
12
MAR
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
A chance to learn how to get the best exposure from Google Places for business listings (available for any “location” business, from florists to hotels) with a presentation by Google Trusted photographer Peter Ryder.
When: 6pm to 7pm      Contact: heather@faversham.org

14
MAR
General Knowledge Quiz Night
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Abbey Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7BQ
Quiz run by the Friends of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School. Adults £5 and students (over 16) £3.  Simple nibbles provided. Take drinks, glasses and additional snacks if required.  Tables of eight can be booked by sending an envelope with your name, phone number, email address, number of tickets required and payment to the school office. Cheques should be made payable to QE PTFA.
When: 7.15pm for 7.30pm start      Contact: School Office, 01795 533132
14
MAR
Nosh & Knowledge Quiz
United Church Hall, Preston Street, Faversham
Quiz organised by the Faversham Branch of the Association of Men of Kent & Kentish Men. Tables of six to eight at £6 per person. Food of the ploughman’s lunch type and some soft drinks provided. Take any other drinks required.
When: 7.30pm start for about two and a half hours      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 or annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
16
MAR
The Welcome Centre, St. Jude’s, Tanners Street, Faversham
Swale Workers’ Educational Association holds a day school, “Castles: Wooden Frontier Posts to Military Palaces”, with tutor Peter Coborn. It is open to all, but places must be booked by 27 February.
When: 10am to 3pm (with one-hour lunch break)      Contact: Mary Allman, 01795 476826

21
MAR
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham, Kent
Traditional town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. Details at www.favershammarket.org. The market is only a short stroll from Faversham Railway Station and pay car parks.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm       
1
APR
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Ballroom and sequence dancing. Cream teas and homemade scones available. Admission £4 per person or £3 for members of West Faversham Community Association.
When: 2pm to 4.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321

3
APR
5
APR
Easter at Brogdale
Brogdale Farm, Faversham
Meet lambs, calves, pigs, sheep, bunnies, guinea pigs and chicks in the Animal Barn and have an adventure through the blossom-filled orchards on the Easter egg trail. Details at brogdalecollections.co.uk.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: info@brogdalecollections.co.uk
3
APR
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Another of the popular bingo-and-raffle nights at West Faversham Community Centre.
When: 7pm for 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321
4
APR
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham
Town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. The Saturday general market takes place near by in Market Place and Court Street.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm      Contact: www.favershammarket.org
4
APR
The Hat Festival
Faversham town centre
The Hat Festival is back. Its hat parade starts at 11am from the Hat Shop, West Street, Faversham. The aim of the festival is to encourage community involvement in a fun and creative way – centred on the theme of hats.  Whether you want to make headwear, dress up a hat or just wear a well-loved favourite, it’s all about the hat!
When: 11am onwards      Contact: Rachel Thapa-Chhetri, The Hat Shop ( 01795 227071)
5
APR
Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversgam, Kent
Antique and vintage market held on the first Sunday of the month.  More than 50 traders.  See what finds you can pick up and check out beautiful Faversham.
When: 8am to 3pm      
5
APR
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
An afternoon of fun, games and activities. Take a walk through beautiful gardens to search for Easter eggs to claim your chocolate prize. Themed craft-making. Entry £5 a child (adults and children under three, free). Tearoom open from noon for cream teas and homemade cakes. Normal house admission charges.
When: 12 noon to 3pm      Contact: 01795 890202

11
APR
Hanami One-day Festival
Brogdale Farm, Faversham
New for 2015, the Hanami festival is a one-day celebration letting you enjoy traditional Japanese entertainment while you picnic under the beauty of the ornamental cherry blossom. Details at brogdalecollections.co.uk. Exhibition and tasters not included on this day.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: info@brogdalecollections.co.uk
11
APR
Race Night
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
The popular race night is back at West Faversham Community Centre, offering the chance of a flutter on filmed races.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
18
APR
Preston Street, Faversham, Kent
Traditional town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. Details at www.favershammarket.org. The market is only a short stroll from Faversham Railway Station and pay car parks.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm       Contact: www.favershammarket.org

23
APR
Faversham Music Club
St Catherine's Church, Preston-next-Faversham
Faversham Music Club presents the Pipers 3 oboe trio. Tickets £13 (£6 students) on the door or from Rodney Foord (01795 535937). Light refreshments available. All are welcome. Programme details at www.favershammusicclub.co.uk.
When: 7.30pm to 9.30pm      Contact: Norma Baxter, favmusclub@tiscali.co.uk
1
MAY
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Another of the popular bingo-and-raffle nights at West Faversham Community Centre.
When: 7pm for 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321

2
MAY
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham, Kent
Traditional town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. Details at www.favershammarket.org. The market is only a short stroll from Faversham Railway Station and pay car parks. The Saturday general market will be in its usual location in Market Place and Court Street.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm       
3
MAY
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Antiques and vintage market held on the first Sunday of the month.  More than 50 traders.  See what finds you can pick up and check out beautiful Faversham.
When: 8am to 3pm      

3
MAY
4
MAY
Plant and Craft Fair
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Plant and craft fair offering expert advice on how to get your garden looking wonderful this summer. ‘Have-a-go’ archery for the children. Locally produced food and a pop-up tearoom serving homemade cakes and tray bakes. Admission £2 per person (free for children under 12). Normal house admission applies.
When: 11am to 4pm      Contact: 01795 890202
6
MAY
Tea Dance
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Ballroom and sequence dancing. Cream teas and homemade scones available. Admission £4 per person or £3 for members of West Faversham Community Association.
When: 2pm to 4.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
10
MAY
Faversham Running Expo
Abbey Sports Centre, Abbey School, London Road, Faversham
Event bringing together runners and endurance athletes from across Kent to showcase facilities and businesses improving the quality and enjoyment of running. A 3k fun run and a 1k junior fun run will raise money for charity, and you can sign up early for September’s Faversham 10k. Exhibitors include fitness providers and sports nutritionists.
When: 10am to 2pm      Contact: Adrian Riggs
16
MAY
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham, Kent
Traditional town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. Details at www.favershammarket.org. The market is only a short stroll from Faversham Railway Station and pay car parks. The Saturday general market will be in its usual location in Market Place and Court Street.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm       
16
MAY
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Quiz night for table teams of up to eight people.
When: 7pm for 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321

16
MAY
17
MAY
Faversham town centre
Travel Through Time is Faversham’s weekend-long transport event, embracing all forms of historic vehicles and displays. The Saturday sees a display of vintage buses and commercial vehicles in the town centre. Classic cars and motorcycles are on show on the Sunday. There are also stalls, entertainment and music each day. The event is free for members of the public. For details, visit www.faversham.org/carshow.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: ima@faversham.org

22
MAY
MAGNA CARTA CELEBRATION: Any Questions?
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
As part of the Faversham Magna Carta celebrations, BBC Radio 4’s “Any Questions?” is broadcast from the Alexander Centre on the eve of the opening of the touring exhibition “Magna Carta Rediscovered”. To register your interest in an “Any Questions?” ticket, contact Sally Wookey at Faversham Town Council.
When: To be confirmed      Contact: Sally Wookey, Faversham Town Council (sally.wookey@favershamtc.co.uk / 01795 594442/3)
23
MAY
28
JUN
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Touring exhibition, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, displaying the 1300 Faversham Magna Carta as its centrepiece. 
When: Open seven days a week      Contact: Sally Wookey, Faversham Town Council (sally.wookey@favershamtc.co.uk / 01795 594442/3)

23
MAY
28
JUN
Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Exhibition, part of the Faversham Magna Carta celebrations, highlighting the long history of protest in Faversham, starting in 1300, the date of the town’s confirmation Magna Carta.
When: Open every day      Contact: www.favershamsociety.org

28
MAY
Magna Carta Guest Lecture Series
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
First in a series of lectures, being held as part of Faversham’s Magna Carta Celebrations, in which leading experts in their field deliver a fascinating programme of free talks on various aspects of Magna Carta. The series runs on Thursdays from 28 May to 25 June, with details to be announced nearer the time.
Contact: Sally Wookey, Faversham Town Council (sally.wookey@favershamtc.co.uk / 01795 594442/3)
29
MAY
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Another of the popular bingo-and-raffle nights at West Faversham Community Centre.
When: 7pm for 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321

2
JUN
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Arms and armour conservator Deborah Lee shares her knowledge of the Belmont House collection, including pieces from Mysore in India, acquired after the Battle of Seringapatam,
When: 10.30am tp 4pm      Contact: 01795 890202

3
JUN
Tea Dance
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Ballroom and sequence dancing. Cream teas and homemade scones available. Admission £4 per person or £3 for members of West Faversham Community Association.
When: 2pm to 4.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
4
JUN
Magna Carta Guest Lecture Series
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Second in a series of lectures, being held as part of Faversham’s Magna Carta Celebrations, in which leading experts in their field deliver a fascinating programme of free talks on aspects of Magna Carta. The series runs on Thursdays from 28 May to 25 June. Details to be announced nearer the time.
Contact: Sally Wookey, Faversham Town Council (sally.wookey@favershamtc.co.uk / 01795 594442/3)
6
JUN
Church of St Mary of Charity, Church Road, Faversham
In the Magna Carta Gala Concert “Toads on a Tapestry”, local composer David Knotts brings together professional and amateur performers in a spectacular musical celebration of Faversham’s association with Magna Carta.
When: To be confirmed      Contact: www.favershammusicclub.co.uk

6
JUN
Beetle Drive
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Beetle drive and buffet for £3 per person.
When: 7pm for a 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321
6
JUN
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham, Kent
Traditional town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. Details at www.favershammarket.org. The market is only a short stroll from Faversham Railway Station and pay car parks. The Saturday general market will be in its usual location in Market Place and Court Street.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm       
7
JUN
Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Antiques and vintage market held on the first Sunday of the month. More than 50 traders. See what finds you can pick up and check out beautiful Faversham.
When: 8am to 3pm      
7
JUN
Strawberry and Vintage Fair
Brogdale Farm, Faversham
Enjoy the first fruits of the year at Brogdale. Take a picnic or enjoy freshly baked goodies and a cup of tea (or a glass of Pimm’s) before shopping for unique gifts and homewares from the vintage market. Details at brogdalecollections.co.uk.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: info@brogdalecollections.co.uk
11
JUN
Magna Carta Guest Lecture Series
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Third in a series of lectures, being held as part of Faversham’s Magna Carta Celebrations, in which leading experts in their field deliver a fascinating programme of free talks on aspects of Magna Carta. The series runs on Thursdays from 28 May to 25 June. Details to be announced nearer the time.
Contact: Sally Wookey, Faversham Town Council (sally.wookey@favershamtc.co.uk / 01795 594442/3)
13
JUN
14
JUN
Faversham town centre
A fun-packed weekend as part of Faversham’s celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. There will be music, entertainment, re-enactment, arts, hands-on activities, town tours, stalls, food and drink and plenty of medieval atmosphere.
When: 10am to 4pm both days      Contact: ima@faversham.org

18
JUN
Magna Carta Guest Lecture Series
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Fourth in a series of lectures, being held as part of Faversham’s Magna Carta Celebrations, in which leading experts in their field deliver a fascinating programme of free talks on aspects of Magna Carta. The series runs on Thursdays from 28 May to 25 June. Details to be announced nearer the time.
Contact: Sally Wookey, Faversham Town Council (sally.wookey@favershamtc.co.uk / 01795 594442/3)
18
JUN
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Day focusing on the story of William George Harris, the future 2nd Lord Harris, and the battalion he commanded in the Waterloo campaign.
When: 10.30am to 4pm      Contact: 01795 890202

18
JUN
Floristry Workshop
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Spend a summer evening in Belmont’s walled garden enjoying a Pimm’s or two! After a garden tour, make a flower crown. All materials and tools will be provided and whatever you make will be yours to take home. No previous experience is needed. Places £45.
When: 6pm to 9pm      Contact: 01795 890228
20
JUN
Faversham Market’s Midsummer Night’s Feast
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Join the traders of Faversham Market and the ‘Best of Faversham’ Market to celebrate midsummer with a night food and drink market, live music and general Faversham fun!
When: 6.30pm to 10.30pm      Contact: www.favershammarket.org
25
JUN
Magna Carta Guest Lecture Series
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Fifth and last in a series of lectures, being held as part of Faversham’s Magna Carta Celebrations, in which leading experts in their field deliver a fascinating programme of free talks on aspects of Magna Carta. The series runs on Thursdays from 28 May to 25 June. Details to be announced nearer the time.
Contact: Sally Wookey, Faversham Town Council (sally.wookey@favershamtc.co.uk / 01795 594442/3)
26
JUN
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Eyes down at the popular monthly bingo night at West Faversham Community Centre.
When: 7pm for a 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321
28
JUN
Summer Fayre
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Belmont House and Vintage and Makers’ Markets present more than 50 stalls, including vintage, upcycled, and handmade gifts and a mini farmers’ market.  Entry £5 (free for children under 12). Tearoom open. To book stalls, email vandmmkent@gmail.com.
When: 11am to 4pm      Contact: 01795 890202
1
JUL
Tea Dance
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Ballroom and sequence dancing. Cream teas and homemade scones available. Admission £4 per person or £3 for members of West Faversham Community Association.
When: 2pm to 4.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
4
JUL
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham, Kent
Traditional town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. Details at www.favershammarket.org. The market is only a short stroll from Faversham Railway Station and pay car parks. The Saturday general market will be in its usual location in Market Place and Court Street.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm       
4
JUL
5
JUL
Faversham Town Quay and Front Brents
The Kentish Sail Association once again stages the Faversham Nautical Festival, now firmly established as a popular annual Faversham event. As well as invited vessels moored on Faversham Creek, the festival features live music, food, a beer tent, stalls and children’s entertainment.
When: 10am to 6pm      Contact: Lena Reekie

5
JUL
Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Antiques and vintage market held on the first Sunday of the month. More than 50 traders. See what finds you can pick up and check out beautiful Faversham.
When: 8am to 3pm      
10
JUL
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
William Shakespeare’s comedy is performed in the beautiful grounds of Belmont House. Access the grounds from 6.30pm. Performance at 7.30pm. Adults £19.50, children (under 16) £8. Family ticket (two adults and two children under 16) £50.
When: Performance starts at 7.30pm      Contact: 01795 890202
18
JUL
Preston Street, Faversham, Kent
Traditional town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. Details at www.favershammarket.org. The market is only a short stroll from Faversham Railway Station and pay car parks. The Saturday general market will be in its usual location in Market Place and Court Street.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm      

24
JUL
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Another of the popular bingo-and-raffle nights at West Faversham Community Centre.
When: 7pm for a 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321
1
AUG
OPEN-AIR THEATRE: Hay Fever
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
The Changeling Theatre Group presents Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever”. Tickets for this comedy of bad manners are £19.50 for adults and £8 for children (under 16). Family tickets (two adults and two children under 16) are £50. Take chairs and blankets.
When: Performance starts at 3pm      Contact: 01795 890202
1
AUG
Preston Street, Faversham, Kent
Traditional town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. Details at www.favershammarket.org. The market is only a short stroll from Faversham Railway Station and pay car parks. The Saturday general market will be in its usual location in Market Place and Court Street.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm      

2
AUG
Faversham Antiques and Vintage Market
Market Place and Court Street, Faversham
Antiques and vintage market held on the first Sunday of the month. More than 50 traders. See what finds you can pick up and check out beautiful Faversham.
When: 8am to 3pm      
5
AUG
Tea Dance
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Ballroom and sequence dancing. Cream teas and homemade scones available. Admission £4 per person or £3 for members of West Faversham Community Association.
When: 2pm to 4.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
15
AUG
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham, Kent
Traditional town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. Details at www.favershammarket.org. The market is only a short stroll from Faversham Railway Station and pay car parks. The Saturday general market will be in its usual location in Market Place and Court Street.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm       
16
AUG
Plum Day
Brogdale Farm, Faversham
Orchard walks and tractor-trailer tours, the best selection of plum varieties on display and a try-before-you-buy of the seasonal fruit. Details at brogdalecollections.co.uk.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: info@brogdalecollections.co.uk
21
AUG
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Another of the popular bingo-and-raffle nights at West Faversham Community Centre.
When: 7pm for a 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321
23
AUG
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Alive with music and song, “The Secret Garden” promises to capture the spirit of Summer. Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful walled garden and indulge in a cream tea after the show. Adults £14, children (under 16) and students £10. Families (two adults and two children) £42. Parties of 10-plus, 10 per cent discount.
When: Performance starts at 2pm      Contact: 01795 890202

29
AUG
‘Best of Faversham’ Market
Preston Street, Faversham, Kent
Traditional town-centre market selling the best arts, crafts and food products from the Faversham area. This regular event is a week early because of Faversham Hop Festival on the first weekend of September. Details at www.favershammarket.org.
When: 9.30am to 3.30pm       
31
AUG
Abbey School, London Road, Faversham
Kent Chrome and Cruisers, having outgrown its Sittingbourne location, comes to the playing fields of the Abbey School, Faversham, with Kent’s best collection of classic and custom cars and bikes.
When: 10am till late      Contact: Ian (Stumpy) Maggs, 07903 339466

2
SEP
Tea Dance
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Ballroom and sequence dancing. Cream teas and homemade scones available. Admission £4 per person or £3 for members of West Faversham Community Association.
When: 2pm to 4.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
5
SEP
6
SEP
Faversham Hop Festival
Faversham Town Centre
Thousands will be following the hop-pickers’ trail to the ancient hopping and brewing town of Faversham for one of the biggest free street festivals in southeast England. The historic town centre offers music stages, dancers and buskers, Shepherd Neame brewery tours, a fun fair and family area, a street market and fantastic Kentish food and drink. The festival campsite and local B&Bs let visitors make a weekend of it.
When: 10am to 5.30pm both days      Contact: www.favershamhopfestival.org
13
SEP
The Country Fair
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Family day out with activities for everyone interested in country life. Attractions include ‘The Galloping Acrobatics’, falconry, ferret racing, terrier racing, a fun dog show, great shopping and fine foods. Dogs should be kept on a lead. The house will be shut.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: 01795 890202
18
SEP
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Another of the popular bingo-and-raffle nights at West Faversham Community Centre.
When: 7pm for a 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321

19
SEP
Pear Day
Brogdale Farm, Faversham
Orchard walks and tractor-trailer tours, the best selection of pear varieties on display and a try-before-you-buy of the seasonal fruit. Details at brogdalecollections.co.uk.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: info@brogdalecollections.co.uk
26
SEP
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Play the fast-and-furious British party game Beetle and enjoy a buffet. Places £3 per person.
When: 7pm for a 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321

7
OCT
Tea Dance
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Ballroom and sequence dancing. Cream teas and homemade scones available. Admission £4 per person or £3 for members of West Faversham Community Association.
When: 2pm to 4.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
10
OCT
Wine and Wisdom
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Quiz night for table teams of eight people. Places £7 per person (including buffet).
When: 7pm for a 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321
10
OCT
11
OCT
Wood Fest
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Two-day event for all the family, celebrating all aspects of the woodland. See why horses are still one of the most effective means of logging, and learn why wood is an efficient source of fuel. Exhibitors from the wonderful world of wood will demonstrate traditional skills and craftsmanship, and there will be live music, food stalls and craft stalls.
When: 10am to 5pm. Entry £10 a person (under-12s free)      Contact: 01795 890202
14
OCT
TALK: Under Billowing Sails
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A talk by Wilf Lower organised by the Faversham Branch of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men. Non-members welcome for an entry fee of £1.
When: 8pm for about 90 minutes      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 or annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
16
OCT
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Another of the popular bingo-and-raffle nights at West Faversham Community Centre.
When: 7pm for a 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321

17
OCT
18
OCT
National Apple Festival
Brogdale Farm, Faversham
Display of about 400 apple varieties and a try-before-you-buy. Tractor-trailer and walking tours of the orchards, and craft and produce stalls offering unique gift ideas. Enjoy live music and local food and take a miniature train ride to see the farm from a new angle. Children can get crafty and have their faces painted. Details at brogdalecollections.co.uk.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: info@brogdalecollections.co.uk
25
OCT
Hallowe’en at Belmont
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Tricks and treats for all the family, including a spooky trail around the gardens, pumpkin carving and a scary workshop. Fancy dress is most welcome. The tearoom will be open from 12 noon for soup, cream teas and homemade cakes. Entry £5 per child (adults and children under three are free of charge).
When: 12 noon to 3pm      Contact: 01795 890202
4
NOV
Tea Dance
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Ballroom and sequence dancing. Cream teas and homemade scones available. Admission £4 per person or £3 for members of West Faversham Community Association.
When: 2pm to 4.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
11
NOV
TALK: The Medway Queen
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A talk by Mark Bathurst organised by the Faversham Branch of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men. Non-members welcome for an entry fee of £1.
When: 8pm for about 90 minutes      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 or annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
14
NOV
Race Night
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Have a flutter on filmed races at the West Faversham Community Centre.
When: 7pm for a 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321
20
NOV
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Another of the popular bingo-and-raffle nights at West Faversham Community Centre.
When: 7pm for a 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321
2
DEC
Tea Dance
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
Ballroom and sequence dancing. Cream teas and homemade scones available. Admission £4 per person or £3 for members of West Faversham Community Association.
When: 2pm to 4.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
9
DEC
Christmas Wreath Making Workshops
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Make a Christmas door wreath for your home. No floristry experience needed and all floral materials will be supplied. Attenders must take secateurs and should wear warm, layered clothing. Coffee and homemade mince pies served on arrival. Places £25, including tuition, materials and refreshments. Book on 01795 890228. Deposit required.
When: 11am to 1pm      Contact: 01795 890202
16
DEC
Christmas Table Arrangement Workshop
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Create a contemporary flower arrangement with local florist Julie Davies. The arrangement will incorporate lots of garden greenery and leaves. Take some candles to complete your design. All other materials and equipment are supplied. Tea, coffee and mince pies will be available to get you in the Christmas spirit. Places £45.
When: 10am to 12.30pm      Contact: 01795 890202
18
DEC
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RH
A Christmas special of the popular, monthly bingo night at West Faversham Community Centre.
When: 7pm for a 7.30pm start      Contact: 01795 537321