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28
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. This free exhibition is open seven days a week and includes interactive displays.
When: 10am till 4pm (last admission 3.30pm). Open until 7.30pm on Thursday      Contact: Sally Wookey, Faversham Town Council (sally.wookey@favershamtc.co.uk / 01795 594442/3)

28
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: 10am to 4pm 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 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. Tonight, Peter Tann on why Faversham has its Magna Carta.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
28
MAY
30
MAY
THEATRE: Run for your Wife
Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham
Once again, the Arden Theatre has hilarity on offer with another Ray Cooney farce, Run for your Wife. Performances on 28, 29 and 30 May at 7.45pm. Tickets (£7 for adults and £6 concessionary) are available from Sweet Scene, Preston Street, Faversham, or at ardentheatrefaversham.blopgspot.com.
When: 7.45pm      Contact: Mary Caryer, 01795 531600
29
MAY
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
30
MAY
Shrine of St Jude, 35 Tanners Street, Faversham
The Carmelite Friars invite you to the summer celebration at the National Shrine of St Jude to mark 60 years of ministry. From noon until 1pm, there is a picnic in the grounds (take your own food), followed at 1.30pm by an open-air service and a St Jude procession.
When: 12 noon      Contact: developmentmanager@stjudeshrine.org.uk

31
MAY
De Lux BBQ
Abbey Physic Community Garden, off Abbey Place, Faversham
The beautiful organic Abbey Physic Community Garden, Faversham,  near Tesco and the Church of St Mary of Charity, provides a perfect setting for a summer barbecue. Forget about cooking Sunday lunch and take a trip to this hidden, child-friendly garden. To help catering arrangements, text/book (07940 840729).
When: 1pm to 4pm      Contact: Roy Campbell, 07940 840729
31
MAY
Civic Service and Magna Carta Celebration
Faversham Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, Church Road, Faversham
The annual Faversham Town Council civic service is this year combined with a celebration of Magna Carta during five weeks of town events marking the 800th anniversary of the 1215 document and focusing on the 1300 re-issue of it to Faversham.
When: 10.30am      
31
MAY
3
JUN
Cycling Holiday
Faversham Creek Hotel, Conduit Street, Faversham
Three-night cycling holiday in the Garden of England based in historic Faversham. The Faversham Creek Hotel offers bed and breakfast for two from £192 to £387. There are numerous rides to choose from and you can dine in the hotel’s Red Sails Restaurant or at the nearby Phoenix Tavern. Details at www.favershamcreekhotel.co.uk.
Contact: Tracy Selves, Faversham Creek Hotel, 01795 533535
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
3
JUN
Flower Arranging Class
The Freewheel, Graveney
Start of a three-week flower arranging course on Wednesday mornings at The Freewheel public house in Graveney (formerly the Four Horseshoes). The course, run by Julie Davies and continuing on 10 and 17 June, costs £50 per person. Participants need to supply their own flowers. Details at juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk.
When: 10am to 12 noon      Contact: julie@juliedaviesflowerworkshops.co.uk
4
JUN
Purifier Building, Morrison’s Car Park, Faversham
Faversham Business Partnership provides this chance for any interested person or business to learn more about the Faversham Creek Trust and have a guided tour of the renovated Purifier Building. Email heather@faversham.org to book a place.
When: 6pm to 8pm      Contact: Heather Brown, heather@faversham.org

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 experts deliver free talks on aspects of Magna Carta. The series runs on Thursdays from 28 May to 25 June. Tonight, “Magna Carta in its own Time”, by Louise Wilkinson, Professor of Medieval History, Canterbury Christ Church University.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
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 more than 200 professional and amateur performers in a spectacular musical celebration of Faversham’s association with Magna Carta.
When: 3pm and 7.30pm      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
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       

6
JUN
Faversham Townswomen’s Guild Summer Fair
United Church Hall, Preston Street, Faversham
Summer fair with stalls for plants and produce, cakes, books and DVDs, secondhand clothing and new goods, as well as tombola and a raffle.
When: 9.30am to 12.30pm      Contact: Sally Robertson, 01795 536916
6
JUN
Chef’s Special Meal
The Old Grammar School, off Abbey Place, Faversham
Tour an Elizabethan grammar school and enjoy a glass of Champagne in the Abbey Physic Community Garden before sitting down at a long table to a specially prepared meal. Only 30 places (£30 per person, including  wine). In aid of Dyspraxia Action. Booking essential (text/phone 07940 840729). Enquiries to dyspraxiaaction@gmail.com.
When: 6pm to 11pm      Contact: Roy Campbell, 07940 840729
7
JUN
Newnham Open Gardens
Newnham, Kent ME9 0LN
Newnham’s Open Gardens event includes Sharsted Court, Frith Old Farmhouse (NGS), Calico House and Tawny Hill Kennels. Cream teas, Pimm’s, ice-cream and children’s treasure hunt. Bell-ringing including Trafford Mini Ring. Visiting ringers welcome. Entry £5 by programme available from participating gardens. Children free.
When: 1pm to 6pm      Contact: bruce.leckie@live.co.uk / 01795 890550
7
JUN
10
JUN
Golfing Holiday
Faversham Creek Hotel, Conduit Street, Faversham
Three-night golfing holiday in the Garden of England based in historic Faversham. The Faversham Creek Hotel offers bed and breakfast for two from £192 to £387. There are several local golf courses to choose from and you can dine in the hotel’s Red Sails Restaurant or at the nearby Phoenix Tavern. Details at www.favershamcreekhotel.co.uk.
Contact: Tracy Selves, Faversham Creek Hotel, 01795 533535
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
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 in Faversham’s historic Market Place and Court Street. See what finds you can pick up and check out beautiful Faversham. Today’s market coincides with the month-long “Magna Carta Rediscovered” free exhibition at the nearby Alexander Centre, in Preston Street.
When: 8am to 3pm      
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. Tonight, Richard Eales, former Head of History at the University of Kent, speaks.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
12
JUN
14
JUN
St Catherine’s Church, Preston Lane, Faversham
Festival weekend at St Catherine’s Church, incorporating a flower festival, a concert by Kent Chamber Choir on Saturday, 13 June, and the renowned Tulip Tree Fete on Sunday, 14 June, held around the tulip tree in the vicarage garden from 1.30pm to 4pm.
When: Festival starts at 2pm on Friday, 12 June       Contact: htulett@btconnect.com

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

13
JUN
14
JUN
Trial by Jury
The Assembly Rooms. Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Youth Choir, supported by adult singers, performs the well-loved Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera “Trial by Jury” in honour of Faversham’s Magna Carta celebrations.
When: Saturday, matinee and evening. Sunday, matinee      Contact: bensaul@me.com
13
JUN
St Catherine’s Church, Preston Lane, Faversham
Kent Chamber Choir gives its first concert in Faversham in aid of the St Catherine’s Church restoration fund. It features a broad selection of anthems and songs from the 16th century to the present and a selection of organ solos.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: e.jenkins3@btinternet.com

15
JUN
Fire Prevention in the Workplace
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Faversham Business Partnership is providing a short presentation about fire prevention in the workplace followed by an opportunity for business people to network. Tea and coffee will be served. The event is free to Business Partnership members (£5 for non-members). Contact heather@faversham.org to book.
When: 2pm to 3pm      Contact: Heather Brown, heather@faversham.org
18
JUN
The Betjeman Players
Newnham Church, Newnham, Kent ME9 0LL
A light-hearted celebration of the works of the poet Sir John Betjeman through verse, prose, song and music, remembering things quintessentially English. Admission £6.50, which includes light refreshments in the interval.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: valbuckett@gmail.com, 01795 890240
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
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
Magna Carta Guest Lecture Series
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Dr David Starkey, the constitutional historian and presenter of BBC2’s “David Starkey’s Magna Carta”, gives the fourth in a series of five free lectures by experts in their field being held as part of Faversham’s Magna Carta Celebrations. The series is on Thursdays from 28 May to 25 June.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
20
JUN
Faversham Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, Church Road, Faversham
The second recital in the 2015 series being held at the Faversham Parish Church of St Mary of Charity. Recitalist to be confirmed. Retiring collection to aid the organ fund.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: directorofmusic@stmaryofcharity.org

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 experts deliver a fascinating programme of free talks on aspects of Magna Carta. Tonight, “Universal Human Rights: the enduring legacy of Magna Carta”, by Stephen Bowen, senior lecturer in human rights at Kingston University.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
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
27
JUN
Davington School, Priory Row, Faversham
Davington School holds a costumed medieval fair to celebrate the sealing of Magna Carta. Go back in time and enjoy a banquet fit for a king, as well as medieval games and sports. Try your hand at archery, catch-the-rat and jousting, and see fire-eaters and displays by birds of prey.
When: 12 noon to 4pm      Contact: Janet McKay, 07884 067365 or 01795 530304

28
JUN
Faversham
Explore 30-plus private and community gardens in the heart of historic Faversham. Treat yourself to teas, cakes and locally grown food at the special one-day Garden Market, featuring garden-related crafts, vintage and antique garden furniture, gardening books, plants and a children’s garden competition.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: 01795 534542

28
JUN
Summer Fair
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
2
JUL
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Start of a six-week 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 as the course progresses. Booking is essential. For details and booking, visit www.favershamphotography.com.
When: 6.30pm to 8pm      Contact: info@favershamphotography.com

4
JUL
Ospringe Primary School, Water Lane, Faversham
Summer fair promising family fun, with games, prizes to win, tombolas and craft stalls, as well as the popular local attraction Creepy Claws Animal Displays, dance displays and a steel band. Look inside new classrooms as they are officially opened. Barbecue and refreshments. Entry by donation.
When: 12 noon to 3pm       Contact: Elaine Johnson, elaine-johnson@hotmail.co.uk

4
JUL
Summer Fete
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, Abbey Place, Faversham
School fete with strawberries and cream, Pimm’s bar, barbecue, cakes, music, tombolas for chocolate and bottles, and a driving school. Entry by donation.
When: 12 noon to 4pm      Contact: office@queenelizabeths.kent.sch.uk
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      
5
JUL
Open Gardens
Newnham, Kent ME9 0LN
Newnham, set in the Syndale Valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty, holds an Open Gardens event, with about a dozen village gardens open, including that of Calico House. Cream teas, Pimm’s, ice-creams and children’s treasure hunt. Entry £5 by programme available from participating gardens. Children free.
When: 1pm to 6pm      Contact: bruce.leckie@live.co.uk / 01795 890550
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
11
JUL
Craft Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts on exhibition and for sale, including greetings cards, children’s knitted items and toys, plus a “collectables” antiques stall.
When: 10am to 3.30pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192
18
JUL
Friends of the Cottage Hospital Tombola
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
The Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital hold their annual tombola with stalls at the Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham. The event coincides with a ‘Best of Faversham’ Market in Preston Street.
When: 10am to 12.30pm      Contact: Joan Young, 01795 534075
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      

18
JUL
Organ Recital
Faversham Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, Church Road, Faversham
The third in the 2015 series of organ recitals being given at the Faversham Parish Church of St Mary of Charity is by Richard Moore (London). Retiring collection for the organ fund. The fourth recital will be on 29 August by Kris Thomsett (Salisbury Cathedral).
When: 7.30pm      Contact: directorofmusic@stmaryofcharity.org
19
JUL
Cherry Fair
Brogdale Farm, Faversham
A chance to relax at Brogdale Farm, Faversham, enjoying some of the juiciest cherries around! Find out more at brogdalecollections.co.uk.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: info@brogdalecollections.co.uk
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
25
JUL
The Champion Hall, Painters Forstal, Kent ME13 0RT
Painters Forstal Gardeners’ Club holds its 36th summer show, with classes for flowers, fruit, vegetables and floral art. Staging of exhibits takes place in the morning, and the show opens to the public at 1.30pm.
When: 1.30pm to 3pm      Contact: 01795 537622

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      

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
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       
29
AUG
30
AUG
Artisan Cider Festival
Brogdale Farm, Faversham
Music and an amazing range of the best local artisan ciders. Enjoy local food and entertainment over the whole weekend. Tours of the Brogdale Farm orchards will be running and the craft and produce village will be full of local products. There are plenty of activities for little festival-goers, too. Details at brogdalecollections.co.uk.
When: 10am to 5pm      Contact: info@brogdalecollections.co.uk
29
AUG
Organ Recital
Faversham Parish Church of St Mary of Charity, Church Road, Faversham
The fourth and final recital in the 2015 series of organ recitals at the Faversham Parish Church of St Mary of Charity is given by Kris Thomsett (Salisbury Cathedral). Retiring collection to aid the organ fund.
When: 7.30pm      Contact: directorofmusic@stmaryofcharity.org
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
Craft Fair
The Assembly Rooms, Preston Street, Faversham
Craft fair, held in conjunction with Faversham Hop Festival, with locally made handicrafts on exhibition and for sale, including jewellery, greetings cards, toys and children’s knitted items.
When: 10am to 4pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192
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
12
SEP
Model Railway Exhibition
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7RJ
Model railway exhibition hosted by Faversham Model Railway Club. Seventeen layouts, 11 trade stands and related society stands. Admission: adults, £4; seniors, £3; children, £2. On main bus route from town centre and railway station. On-site parking and cafe. More information at www.favershammrc.org.uk/exhibitions.
When: 10am to 4.30pm      Contact: 07931 589001
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
Craft Fair
Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Locally made handicrafts on exhibition and for sale, including Christmas crackers, greetings cards, jewellery and children’s knitted items.  Also including a collectables and antiques stall.
When: 10am to 3.30pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192
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
24
OCT
Faversham Abbey Virtually illuminated (FAVi)
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Playing Field, Abbey Place, Faversham
Lantern procession leading to a full-scale light-sculpture performance revealing Faversham Abbey’s location and size with dramatic stage lighting effects, live medieval plainsong, ambient soundscape, and storyteller.
When: 7pm to 9pm      Contact: info@creek-creative.org / 01795 535515
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
13
NOV
Flower Arranging Demonstration by Robin White
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Faversham Flower Club hosts its annual Christmas flower arranging demonstration with the ever-popular Robin White. Tickets are available from the club treasurer.
When: 7pm for 7.30pm start (till 9.30pm)      Contact: Tickets, 01795 536450
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
5
DEC
Christmas Craft Fair
Gatefield Hall, Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Everything you need for Christmas, with stalls offering stocking fillers, presents, crackers, greetings cards, jewellery and children’s knitted items. Just the place to do your Christmas shopping.
When: 10am to 3.30pm      Contact: Anita Walker, 01795 531192
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