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19
JUL
28
JUL
Clay Pipe Makers of Faversham
Fleur de Lis Museum Foyer, Preston Street, Faversham
The Faversham Society Archaeological Research Group (FSARG) presents a mini pop-up display looking at Faversham’s clay pipe making past.
When: 10am- 4pm, Monday to Saturday; 10am-1pm on Sundays      Contact: fleurmuseum@tiscali.co.uk
26
JUL
ActionClub Business Growth Workshop
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Workshop for business owners who want to grow their businesses.  ActionClub is about building community between like-minded business owners who are serious about building their business without a large financial outlay. The first meeting is free to attend. Register emailing peterokeeffe@actioncoach.com or calling Pete O’Keefe on 07468 339450.
When: 5.45pm to 7.15pm      Contact: Antipodean Action
28
JUL
Coeliac Community Coffee Morning
Gallery Kitchen Café, Creek Creative, Abbey Street, Faversham
Coeliac community coffee morning, offering the opportunity to make friends and gain positive support. Victoria Shorland, a nutritionist, will address dietary nutritional concerns and Alsace Baking will give a cookery demonstration. The café will serve Free From refreshments. .
When: 10am to 11.30am      Contact: 07714 630225
29
JUL
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Popular monthly bingo evening run by West Faversham Community Association at its West Faversham Community Centre. Licensed bar plus teas and coffees for just 50p. Two bingo sessions, each costing £5 or £9, depending on how many games you play, plus a big prize raffle at halftime. Run by volunteers in aid of the community centre.
When: Doors open at 6.30pm. Eyes down at 7.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
29
JUL
The Mayor's Faversham Business Inaugural Tennis
Faversham Tennis Club, Faversham Recreation Ground
The Mayor of Faversham, Cllr Shiel Campbell, invites local businesses to join her in a tennis tournament. Each team should be of four players and there is a £20-a-team charge. You need not be a good tennis player, but just enthusiastic for a bit of fun!  Details from Debs Smith at Faversham Business Partnership (01795 539339 / 07710 393936).  Book by 22 July.  Tea and cake provided.
When: 4pm to 8pm      Contact: Debs Smith
5
AUG
Faversham Townswomen’s Guild
United Church Hall, Preston Street, Faversham
Mary Lane gives a talk about the “Spike Sanctuary” and her work helping hedgehogs.
When: 2pm to 4pm      Contact: Sally Robertson
6
AUG
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: Nicola Chatten

7
AUG
All around Faversham
Grab a bargain and get to know your neighbours. After the success of a similar event last year, residents are being offered a chance between 9am and 6pm to make money in their garage or front garden.
When: 9am to 6pm       Contact: faversham_safari@hotmail.com

7
AUG
Court Street and Market Place, Faversham
The only town-centre antiques market in Kent. Taking place on the first Sunday of the month in Faversham’s beautiful town centre, it offers a wide range of vintage items, including antiques, clothing, collectibles, jewellery, paintings and furniture. Many of Faversham’s lovely shops and cafes will also be open.
When: 10am to 3pm      Contact: Nicola Chatten

7
AUG
Faversham Footpaths Group
From car park next to Selling Primary School, Selling
A walk for members of Faversham Footpaths Group, their friends and family and those thinking of joining the group.  Details will be posted nearer the time on the group’s website (www.favershamfootpathsgroup.org.uk).
When: 10am for two and a half hours to three hours      Contact: Brian Caffarey, 01795 530356 or brian.caffarey1@btopenworld.com
9
AUG
Faversham Flower Club
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
This month’s Faversham Flower Club meeting is a taught workshop. Contact Julie Davies for details of what you need to take.  A sales table will be open for purchase of flower foam, etc.
When: 7.30pm to 9.15pm      Contact: julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk
11
AUG
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Quarterly workshop designed to help clients and their management teams to prepare an effective business strategy.  The purpose of the day is to assess where the business has got to on the long-term plan in the past 90 days and what needs to happen in the next 90 days to move the business forward towards achieving that plan. 
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: Pete O’Keeffe, 07468 339450

14
AUG
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Chapterhouse Theatre Company performs the unforgettable story of Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland. 
When: Performance starts at 2pm      Contact: 01795 890228

20
AUG
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: Nicola Chatten

26
AUG
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Popular monthly bingo evening run by West Faversham Community Association at its West Faversham Community Centre. Licensed bar plus teas and coffees for just 50p. Two bingo sessions, each costing £5 or £9, depending on how many games you play, plus a big prize raffle at halftime. Run by volunteers in aid of the community centre.
When: Doors open, 6.30pm. Eyes down, 7.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
27
AUG
28
AUG
Brogdale Farm, Brogdale
Meet the makers and sample artisan ciders at the Brogdale Artisan Cider Festival. Try something different from an extensive range of more than 50 local and artisan ciders. Choose the soundtrack to your festival from soulful acoustics, old country folk or rhythm and boogie, with bands playing all weekend.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: 01795 536250

3
SEP
4
SEP
Craft and Collectables Fair
Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts and collectables for sale. The event is taking place during the Faversham Hop Festival.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192
10
SEP
11
SEP
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Belmont this year combines its two biggest events, promising plenty to see and do for the whole family. Exhibitors from the world of wood will be demonstrating traditional skills and craftsmanship, including chainsaw demonstrations, horse logging, willow weaving, pole-lathe turning, and steam engines cutting kindling and logs.
When: 10am to 5pm both days      Contact: 01795 890228

10
SEP
Race Night
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Have a flutter on racecourse films at West Faversham Community Association’s race night. Included in the evening is a fish-and-chip supper. The bar will also be open. Places £8 per person. Book on 01795 537321.
When: 7pm to 10.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
13
SEP
Faversham Flower Club
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
This month’s Faversham Flower Club meeting is a DIY workshop. Take your own flowers, foliage and container.  A sales table will be open for purchase of flower foam, etc.
When: 7.30pm to 9.15pm      Contact: julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk
16
SEP
18
SEP
Various Faversham venues
The third Faversham Food Festival takes place over three days at a variety of venues, starting on Town Quay with the landing of fish on Friday, stalls, music, bar and demonstrations. More details nearer the day, or check www.favershamfoodfestival.co.uk.
When: Friday night to Sunday night      Contact: David Selves, 01795 534689

16
SEP
Murder Mystery Night
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Murder Mystery Night, at which you and your table try to figure out “whodunnit”. Included in the night is a two-course meal. The bar will also be open. Places £15 per person. Tickets are available from West Faversham Community Centre or call 01795 537321.
When: 8pm to 11pm      Contact: 01795 537321
23
SEP
Wine and Wisdom
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
A lively and fun quiz night. Tickets are £8 per person. The bar will be open.
When: 8pm to 10.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
30
SEP
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Popular monthly bingo evening run by West Faversham Community Association at its West Faversham Community Centre. Licensed bar plus teas and coffees for just 50p. Two bingo sessions, each costing £5 or £9, depending on how many games you play, plus a big prize raffle at halftime. Run by volunteers in aid of the community centre.
When: Doors open, 6.30pm. Eyes down, 7.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
6
OCT
Faversham Mission Brass in Concert
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Mission Brass performs in aid of the Royal Air Forces Association Wings Appeal.  Admission is £5 on the door.  Raffle.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: fmbrass@gmail.com
11
OCT
Faversham Flower Club
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
This month’s Faversham Flower Club meeting is a DIY workshop to create your own arrangement (with no flowers allowed). Take foliage or berries and a container.  A sales table will be open for purchase of flower foam, etc.
When: 7.30-9.15pm      Contact: julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk
12
OCT
TALK: Wandering the Somme
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A talk by Melanie Gibson-Barton 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 90 minutes      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 / annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
14
OCT
Seventies and Eighties Night
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Boogie on over to West Faversham Community Centre to dance the night away. Entry, £8, includes a buffet and welcome drinks. Buy tickets from the centre reception desk or call on 01795 537321.
When: 8pm to 10.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
15
OCT
Craft and Collectables Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts and small collectables for sale at a fair taking place on the day of Faversham Carnival.
When: 10am to 3.30pm      Contact: Anita Walker 01795 531192
15
OCT
16
OCT
Brogdale Farm, Brogdale
Display of 1,000 varieties of apple. Taste and buy rare varieties and find apples with fascinating stories and associations. Enjoy live music and local food. Tractor trailer and walking tours of orchards will be running and a craft and produce village offers unique gift ideas.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: 01795 536250

17
OCT
Lorenden School Hall, Painters Forstal
Painters Forstal Gardeners’ Club hosts as its guest speaker Andy Sturgeon, winner of the Best Show Garden category at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Tickets £10. Details are on the club website (www.paintersforstalgardenersclub.org.uk) or can be obtained by telephone.
When: 7.30pm to 9.30pm      Contact: 01795 537622 or 01795 480431

28
OCT
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Popular monthly bingo evening run by West Faversham Community Association at its West Faversham Community Centre. Licensed bar plus teas and coffees for just 50p. Two bingo sessions, each costing £5 or £9, depending on how many games you play, plus a big prize raffle at halftime. Run by volunteers in aid of the community centre.
When: Doors open, 6.30pm. Eyes down, 7.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
30
OCT
Hallowe’en at Belmont
Belmont House and Gardens, Throwley
Hallowe’en event with lots of tricks and treats for all the family. Children can reveal their inner artist with pumpkin carving and creepy craft making, aided by Hand Crafted Events. There will also be a spooky trail around the gardens. Fancy dress is most welcome. The tearoom will be open from 12 noon for soup and sausage rolls, cream teas and homemade cakes. Children, £5. Adults, £1.
When: 12 noon to 3pm      Contact: 01795 890228
5
NOV
Race Night
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Have a flutter on racecourse films at West Faversham Community Association’s race night. Included in the evening is a fish-and-chip supper. The bar will also be open. Places £8 per person. Book on 01795 537321.
When: 7pm to 10.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321
9
NOV
TALK: Dickens in Kent
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A talk by Christoph Bull organised by the Faversham branch of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men. Non-members very welcome for £1.
When: 8pm, for about 90 minutes      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 / annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
25
NOV
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Popular monthly bingo evening run by West Faversham Community Association at its West Faversham Community Centre. Licensed bar plus teas and coffees for just 50p. Two bingo sessions, each costing £5 or £9, depending on how many games you play, plus a big prize raffle at halftime. Run by volunteers in aid of the community centre.
When: Doors open, 6.30pm. Eyes down, 7.30pm      Contact: 01795 537321

3
DEC
Christmas Craft and Collectables Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts for sale, including Christmas crackers. Also, small collectables for sale.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01794 531192
3
DEC
Friends of the Cottage Hospital Christmas Stall
Market Place, Faversham
The Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital and Community Health Centres run a Christmas stall at Faversham Market.
Contact: Sue Grove, 01795 533818
16
DEC
Bingo
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Bingo evening run by West Faversham Community Association at its West Faversham Community Centre. Licensed bar plus teas and coffees for just 50p. Two bingo sessions, each costing £5 or £9, depending on how many games you play, plus a big prize raffle at halftime. Run by volunteers in aid of the community centre.
When: Doors open, 6.30pm. Start, 7.30pm       Contact: 01795 537321