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18
JAN
30
JAN
EXHIBITION: Elvis meets the Impressionists
Fleur Gallery, Preston Street, Faversham
Exhibition of paintings and sketches by local artist Brian Summers. Brian’s main interests are portraits of well-known people, dogs and cats, using mainly acrylic paint and pencil sketching.
When: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm; Sunday, 10am to 1pm      Contact: 07961 502578
24
JAN
Action Club Workshop for Business
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
Fortnightly workshop for business owners, with the first event free to attend and the focus on building a business without large financial outlay. To reserve a place, contact Pete O’Keeffe (07468 339450 or peter@ppbcoach.com).
When: 5.45pm to 7.15pm      Contact: Pete O’Keeffe, 07468 339450
26
JAN
28
JAN
Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham
The Arden Theatre Group presents a streamlined, modern-dress version of the original anonymous 1592 “Arden of Faversham” script, as adapted by the Royal Shakespeare Company, based on the murder of Thomas Arden, a past mayor of Faversham, in 1551.
When: 8pm      Contact: Mary Caryer, 01795 531600

28
JAN
Oare String Orchestra
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Guest soloist Ross Winters plays the Telemann Recorder Concerto in C and conductor Peter Aviss’s Recorder Concerto. The orchestra will play works by Elgar, Handel and Grieg.  Tickets are £12. School children accompanied by an adult are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door, where you may also buy 2017 season tickets for £30.
When: 7.30pm to 9.30pm      Contact: 07739 199557
4
FEB
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

5
FEB
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
5
FEB
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
10
FEB
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
For the first in a series “Jazz @ the Alex”, the Steve Waterman Quintet plays the music of Gerry Mulligan, with Steve Waterman on trumpet and flugelhorn, Karen Sharp on baritone sax, Gareth Williams on piano, Alec Dankworth on double bass and Clark Tracey on drums.
When: 8pm      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460

14
FEB
BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
The Radio 4 gardening programme comes to Faversham to record a broadcast at the Alexander Centre. Tickets are £4.50 and available from the Alexander Centre.
When: 6.15pm (doors 5.30pm)      Contact: bookings@thealexandercentre.com / 01795 594460
16
FEB
18
FEB
West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham
Sleeping Beauty wakes up in Faversham during the February half-term break, in a panto with dragons, frogs and fairies that is designed to please all ages.
When: 7.45pm on 16 and 17 February; 11.30am and 3.30pm on 18 February      Contact: Wendy Otway

18
FEB
‘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
2
MAR
4
MAR
Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham
Faversham Youth Choir, under the musical direction of Ben Saul, presents “Into the Woods – Junior”, a musical by Stephen Sondheim. This version is shorter than the complete production and lasts little more than an hour, but is action-packed and a firm favourite of many young people.
When: 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm      Contact: Administrator, Faversham Youth Choir

4
MAR
‘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
5
MAR
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
MAR
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
7
MAR
The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
After the success of its first Meet the Buyer event in November 2016, Faversham Business Partnership holds a second show.
When: 9am to 3pm      Contact: Debs Smith

8
MAR
SLIDESHOW: The City of Canterbury
Fleur de Lis Hall, Gatefield Lane, Faversham
A talk with slides by Lenny Clark 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 an hour      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701
18
MAR
‘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
18
MAR
Nosh and Knowledge Quiz
United Church Hall, Preston Street, Faversham
Quiz for teams of six to eight organised by the Faversham Branch of the Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men. Places are £6 per person. Advance booking is essential. Ploughman’s supper provided. Take your own drinks.
When: 7.30pm for about two hours      Contact: Anne Salmon, 01795 537701 / annesalmon62@hotmail.co.uk
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
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
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

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
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
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
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

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
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: 10am to 5pm      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
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
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
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
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