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Upcoming Events in and around Faversham: Issue 4


Faversham Open House (6th, 13th & 20th July) (see images in sub directory)

2019 marks the 50th year since Faversham - the medieval market town of Kings - first held its much loved Annual Open House event.

It was the first of its kind in England, and so well received that it became a template for the National Heritage Open Day Scheme.

Each Summer since, across three Saturdays in July, a number of the town’s most interesting, iconic and intriguing buildings and homes open their doors to the public. This is a great and rare opportunity to see these addresses from a different angle, by taking a look around inside and finding out more about their history and design. We are fortunate to have a number of wonderful properties taking part and a wide range of period features to see.

The 50th Open House is going to be the biggest yet, with over 50 properties confirmed to attend, so even if you've attended an Open House before, you'll still be able to see something new this year, and if you haven't attended before... you're in for even more of a discovery!

The 2019 Open House will be taking place on Saturdays 6th, 13th and 20th of July. Not all properties will be open each weekend but your entry costs cover you for all three weekends, so you can come back again and again!

Entry to all the houses is by a handbook (£9). For groups of up to 4 people, they can buy one handbook and other members of the group can buy an entry programme for £5 (a list of properties and opening times - no property descriptions). Handbooks will be on sale from the beginning of June at the Visitor Information Centre, Shepherd Neame Visitors Centre, the Shrine of St Judes in Tanners Street and the Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne (HRGS).

Nautical Festival from 10am on 6th – 7th July, Faversham Town Quay & Front Brents

A fantastic weekend of nautical fun and frolics.

See barges, smacks and other traditional boats at the head of the Creek.  Plus nautical displays, stalls, food and drinks, as well as live music all on the Town Quay and the Front Brents.

Faversham Beer Festival on 26th – 28th July

A new not for profit event formed as a joint venture between Faversham Town FC, Faversham Strike Force FC, Faversham Rugby RFC & Faversham Cricket Club. Monies raised will provide funds to support local sporting activities.

The event runs from 26th to 28th July and will host lots of great local beer, bands & various other entertainment, with the Blockheads headlining on the Saturday evening & The Kast of the Kinks on the Friday. See for more information.

Kent Creative Awards 2019 – closing date for entries is August 16th

Entries are now open! The Kent Creative Awards 2019, which celebrate the county’s wide range of artistic talent and creativity, are now open for entries from Kent-based artists, creatives and organisations who contribute to the cultural and creative scene in Kent and live in or are located in the county. The Kent Creative Awards are presented to finalists in each of 12 categories, with an overall winner being announced at The Kent Creative Awards Ceremony, on Friday November 8, 2019 hosted by Dreamland, Margate. Judging will take place in September / October 2019 and our panel of judges in each category will be looking for a range of criteria including artistic quality, execution and technique, creativity and innovation, as well as proven results and success. See for more information.



Thelma Findlay (18th – 30th June)

Liz Bradley (25th June – 7th July)

U3A (16th – 28th July)

Chris Goldstone (30th July – 4th August)

Fatma Durmush (6th – 18th August)

Fiona Sewell Johansen (6th – 18th August)

Norton Art Group (20th August – 1st September)

12 Market Place

Capture Faversham Photography Exhibition (22nd - 29th June)



Comedy Night – Edinburgh Preview – Join comedians Si Deaves and Adam Morrison – Jones as they preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows. From 7.30pm on 12th July at The Arden Theatre



Market Day Matinee: Sometimes Always Never – 2.30pm on Friday 5th July at The Alexander Centre

Market Day Matinee: The Upside – 2.30pm on Friday 19th July at The Alexander Centre

Market Day Matinee: The Titfield Thunderbolt – 2pm on Friday 21th August at The Alexander Centre


Markets, Fairs & Jumble

Faversham Charter Market ( every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday, in and around the Market Place.

Best of Faversham Market – 6th & 20th July on Preston Street

Antiques & Vintage Market – First Sunday of every month (7nd July & 4th August) in the Central Car Park & in the Market Square.

Eventissima Artisan Craft, Vintage and Gift Fairs – 6th, 20th July & 3rd, 17th August at the Alexander Centre.

Craft Fair – 10am – 3pm on Saturday 6th July in the Mayor’s Parlour & Jubilee Room, Alexander Centre.

Stalls for Smalls (baby & kids market) – 10 – 2pm on Saturday 13th July, Alexander Centre.

Faversham Safari (garage sales in aid of Faversham Creek Trust) – Sunday 4th of August around Faversham (maps available from the Alexander Centre).

Faversham Safari Charity Auction (in aid of Faversham Christmas Lights) – from 12pm on Sunday 4th of August, Alexander Centre.



Saturday 29th June

Saturday Morning Classical, 10.45-11.30am, The Assembly Rooms

Faversham Music Festival – Passepartout Duo, from 10.45am, Assembly Rooms

Faversham Music Festival – Come & Sing the Armed Man by Karl Jenkins, 1.00pm, St Mary of Charity Church

Sunday 30th June

Faversham Music Festival – Grand Finale – The Sacred Concert, Duke Ellington, from 10.45am, St Mary of Charity Church

Thursday 4th July

Acoustic Club, from 7.30pm, Graveney Village Hall

Friday 12th July

Woodsalt EP Release Show, from 8pm, The Alexander Centre

Saurday 13th July

Saturday Morning Classical, 10.45-11.30am, The Assembly Rooms

Who are you UK (Who Tribute band), from 8pm, The Alexander Centre

Thursday 18th July

Faversham Almshouses Organ Recital: Colin Parsons, from 7.30pm, Faversham Almshouses Chapel

Saturday 20th July

Saturday Morning Classical, 10.45-11.30am, The Assembly Rooms

DS: UK – Dire Straits Tribute Band, from 7.30pm, The Alexander Centre

Saturday 27th July

Saturday Morning Classical, 10.45-11.30am, The Assembly Rooms

The Lost Revellers, 7.30pm, The Alexander Centre

Thursday 1st August

Acoustic Club, from 7.30pm, Graveney Village Hall

2nd – 4th August

New Day Music Festival, Mount Ephraim Festival



Faversham Footpaths Group Walk. 10am on Saturday 29th June (

QE Summer Fete. From 12pm on Saturday 29th June at QE School

Faversham Pride, from 12pm on Saturday 29th June, West Faversham Community Centre

Kent Roller Disco, from 4pm – 7.30pm on Saturday 29th June & Friday 19th July at The Alexander Centre

Faversham Society Open Gardens & Market Garden Day, from 10am on Saturday 30th June

Music Quiz from 8pm on Thursday 4th July & 1st August at the Anchor.

Kent County Show, from 12pm on 5th - 7th July at Kent Showground.

Nautical Festival, from 10am on 6th – 7th July, Faversham Town Quay & Front Brents

Faversham Society Open Houses, from 10am on Saturday 6th & 20th July

Auction, from 9.30am on July 7th July at Boughton Village Hall

Cherry Day – from 11am on 7th July, Mount Ephraim Gardens

Dogs Trust Canterbury Fun Day, from 11.30am on 14th July, Faversham Showground

Faversham Horticultural Society ‘Medical Detention Dogs’, 7.30pm on 17th July, Age UK

Brogdale Cherry Fair – from 10am on 21st July, Brogdale Collections

Faversham Beer Festival, 26 – 28th July, Salters Lane Stadium (see above)

Brogdale Plum Day – from 10am on 11th August, Brogdale Collections

Brogdale Cider Festival –24-25th August, Brogdale Collections


Theatre/Panto/Spoken Word/Dance

Arden Theatre

BRB Productions – The Book Club Murder, 7.45pm on 15th June

Charity Begins at Home, 7.30pm on 26th – 29th June

Disenchanted, 7.30pm on 17th – 20th July

Dark Side – Tom Stoppard, 7.30pm on 25th – 27th July

Nobody In - 21 – 23rd August

Faversham Fringe – 24 – 30th August

Alexander Centre

Sing-a-long – The Greatest Showman, 7.00pm on Wednesday 24th July

Silver Matinees – Memory Lane, 2.00pm on Friday 26th July



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