UPCOMING EVENTS IN AND AROUND FAVERSHAM

Updated: Jan 23

FEATURES

An evening of silent cinema with live piano by Stephen Horne (POSTPONED)

The event, initially due to take place on Saturday 22nd January, had to be postponed to a future date.


An unforgettable evening of early cinema with live piano, taking you back to an era when film soundtracks were orchestrated in front of spectators by live musicians. Classic short films will be shown with live piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne, one of the leading silent film accompanists, resident pianist for the BFI and regular at Cannes Film Festival. Although principally a pianist, he often incorporates other instruments into his performances, sometimes simultaneously.


After the films, Stephen Horne will take part in an after show interview with Simon Tyler of Creekside Vinyl in Faversham.


Stephen Horne has long been internationally considered one of the leading silent film accompanists. A house pianist at London’s BFI Southbank for thirty years, he has played at all the major UK venues and recorded music for many DVD releases of silent films. Although principally a pianist, he often incorporates other instruments into his performances, sometimes simultaneously.


www.kentcreative.org


Sunset Swims at Faversham Swimming Pool – from 4th January

From 4 January onwards, Faversham’s heated lido will continue to stay open for Sunset Swims. These special sessions are for over 16s and will run every Tuesday and Thursday through the winter and spring.

  • Tuesdays 4-7pm

  • Thursdays 4-8pm

Online prebooking http://www.favershampools.com/booking/ is essential with tickets available up to 7 days in advance.


Faversham Literary Festival

(12th to 20th February)


Author talks, poetry, spoken word, children’s and family events.


The programme will be announced and tickets available in mid-December. Friends of the Festival get early access to tickets.


The festival dates are slightly different to previous years. Rather than one hectic weekend the main festival events are on Saturday 12 February and Saturday 19 February, with a few midweek events in-between, and one or two highlights to close the festival on Sunday 20 February.


There's some local favourites on the programme as well as a few national treasures; plus the unmissable Friday-night poetry Slam; serious politics and journalism; award-winning writers and literary fiction; nature writing, history, poetry; new voices, exciting family events, a bit of punk attitude and musical anarchy. Hopefully, as always, something for everyone.


All festival venues will comply with Covid-19 regulations in place at the time, and we will be taking care to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable festival.


More information coming soon at https://www.favershamliteraryfestival.org/

 

FILM

See http://royalcinema.co.uk/faversham/now/ for Faversham Royal showtimes


KIDS

Dustbin Doris 9:00am – 5:00pmon 26th Feb at the Alexander Centre


MUSIC

See https://www.playinginfaversham.com/ for pub bands


Sunday 6th Feb

Clare Hammond, Solo Piano - Faversham Music Club, 3pm at The Assembly Rooms. Followed by tea and cakes (£10). Clare Hammond brings a romantic sonataby Medtner (Rachmaninov's great friend) alongside Tango king, Piazzolla's music for Midsummer Night's Dream.

Olie Brice Trio, double bassist, improviser and composer 7pm, The Hot Tin


Thursday 10th Feb

Jazz Club 8:00pm, The Limes.


Saturday 12th Feb

Taking Care of Vegas - Elvis party show band, with their blend of rock 'n' roll hits for all the family and big band Vegas show sound at 8:00pm, Alexander Centre


OTHER

Sunset Swims in the heated lido - Tuesdays 4-7pm and Thursdays 4-8pm from 4th January at Faversham Pool.


Faversham Carnival - Carnival Presentation Night (22nd January)Join the Faversham Carnival at West Faversham Community Association on January 22nd for a carnival prestation, silent action and tables quizzes!For full details please head to the Faversham Carnival Facebook Page.


Faversham Carnival - Miss Faversham Selection Dance (29th January) Join the Faversham Carnival Committee as they find their Miss Faversham! For further details please head to the Faversham Carnival Facebook Page.


Music Quiz - 8:00pm on Thursday 6th Feb, The Anchor


Faversham Literary Festival 12th - 20th Feb (see features)


THEATRE/PANTO/SPOKEN WORD/DANCE


Arden Theatre

Breadcrumbs by Jennifer Haley 20th - 2nd Jan.


Alexander Centre

An evening with Paul Merson - 8:00pm on Saturday22nd Jan (£27.50).Paul Merson is an English football television pundit, former professional footballer and manager and recently one of Harry’s Heroes

Burns Night Celidh - Friday 28th Jan. In 2022 The Alexander Centre CIC will be celebrating 10 years of running The Alexander Centre. To kick off a celebratory year, we are thrilled to be hosting a Burns Night event. With a fantastic ceildh band booked and a fabulous Burns Night Supper Buffet planned,we are really looking forward to a fun night out to remember. Tables of 8-10 people can be booked at £30 per head.


50 Years of Fender - Saturday 5th Feb. 50 Years of Fender takes music fans on a rollercoaster ride through the history of the Fender Stratocaster through the players that made it great and the songs that made us fall in love with its unique sound.

A FULLY LIVE and commercial show featuring songs that we all know and love, peppered with fascinating history charting the Stratocaster's journey from the very beginning of popular music, right up to the 2000s. Featuring a full live band of world class Professional music fans. How did the Stratocaster become the very personification of the "electric guitar"? Come and experience it as we take a journey through 50 Years of Fender.