Tuesday 20th February 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 21st February 2018 - MORRIGAN - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Morrigan
7.30      Ticket Price £7 / £8
Unlike our Celtic namesake we do not shape shift into crows or any other beast as part of our act!
Our name originates in our initial line up when we first sang as a female trio. The current four piece group adding male voices was formed in 2010. However we have known each other and played together for over 20 years through our mutual involvement in ceilidh bands, folk singing, morris dancing, theatre and music education.
Our music is a blend of traditional and contemporary songs, some self penned, and delivered in four part harmony. Although we also all play a variety of instruments we tend to sing a capella.

Thursday 22nd February 2018 - THE SKATE BOYS OF FAVERSHAM TOWN - at The Assembly Rooms

SOLD OUT
BUT SEE BELOW FOR ADDITIONAL DATE
ON SUNDAY 25TH


The Skate Boys of Faversham Town is a musical presentation by Geoff Sandiford. It tells the true story of how Faversham provided the entire National Rink Hockey Team and went on to win the European Cup of Nations in 1930 –and this despite the fact that their home skating rink had been burnt down some years earlier. The story is told through the words of Perce Monk, one of the members of that successful team. It is accompanied by music and songs by Geoff Sandiford.

The story has the feel-good factor of all good tales of endeavour over adversity. It may even have the makings of the next great film and join esteemed company of the likes of Billy Elliot and The Full Monty!

Tickets available from The Hat Shop, West Street, Faversham.









This is a run-up event for Faversham Literary Festival, 23rd to 25th February.
Full details here:

Thursday 22nd February 2018 - CALAIS CHILDREN: A CASE TO ANSWER - at St Mary of Charity Church

7:30

Calais Children: A Case to Answer
a new film by Sue Clayton (UK 60 mins)
Thursday, 22 February 2018, 7.30 pm
As the Calais Jungle was set to be razed in October 2016, there were over 1,900 unaccompanied minors stranded there - many of whom had a legal case to enter the UK. Sue Clayton fought to get these children recognised and their cases heard. But with the camp soon to go up in flames, could she do it in time? Sue will be attending for a Q&A session following the showing.

Admission £5 on the door, all money goes to Sue Clayton's campaign.
Refreshments will be available (dress warmly - this is a 12th century church in February!).

Friday 23rd February 2018 - THINK OF ENGLAND - at The Alexander Centre



2:00 pm
Ticket £7.50 includes tea and biscuits

A theatre performance to bring back memories of wartime years.
In the Summer of 1943, Bett and Vera travel the country hosting tea dances for RAF fighter pilots stationed nearby. What the locals don’t know is that the dance is a cover for the girls’ real purpose; to send the men off to fight and die having experienced all of life’s pleasures...
An immersive theatre performance by 'Anonymous is a Woman Theatre Company' and supported by Applause Rural Touring and Ideastest.
Audience members are encourage to come in 1940s dress if they'd like to.
Tea and biscuits included in the ticket price.
For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com


Friday 23rd February 2018 - THE BOB DYLAN EXPERIENCE - at The Market Inn

8.30

The Bob Dylan Experience perform a powerful band set for fans old and new. From his earliest to his latest recordings, we feature the songs that have made Bob Dylan a musical icon and inspired generations over the past 50 years and counting....

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February 2018 - FAVERSHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL

"It's our inaugural year and we hope you will join us at some of the events and activities planned. A varied programme is on offer for book lovers of all ages and persuasions, featuring author talks, discussions, creative workshops and spoken word events."

Full details of all the events, venues and tickets can be found on their website:
and their Facebook page:

Friday 23rd February 2018 - THE NARRATONES - at The Sun Inn

8.45





In PiF's view - one of the very best bands playing in Faversham!








Saturday 24th February 2018 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Saturday 24th February 2018 - WAX COLLECTOR - at The Ship inn, Ospringe

8:00
Wax Collector foray out into 2018 with a gentle cruise in February's stormy waters then tie up in the safe haven known as The Ship at Ospringe.
So fenders out, haul on the main block and get your Mizzen set for a fun voyage !!!!

Sunday 25th February 2018 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Sunday 25th February 2018 - THE SKATE BOYS OF FAVERSHAM TOWN - at The Assembly Rooms

ADDITIONAL DATE
6pm

The Skate Boys of Faversham Town is a musical presentation by Geoff Sandiford. It tells the true story of how Faversham provided the entire National Rink Hockey Team and went on to win the European Cup of Nations in 1930 –and this despite the fact that their home skating rink had been burnt down some years earlier. The story is told through the words of Perce Monk, one of the members of that successful team. It is accompanied by music and songs by Geoff Sandiford.

The story has the feel-good factor of all good tales of endeavour over adversity. It may even have the makings of the next great film and join esteemed company of the likes of Billy Elliot and The Full Monty!

Tickets available from The Hat Shop, West Street, Faversham.












This is a run-up event for Faversham Literary Festival, 23rd to 25th February.
Full details here:

Sunday 25th February 2018 - MOROCCAN MOLE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

"East Kent's finest post-punk / new wave covers band are rockin' the underground - can you hear it?"



Sunday 25th February 2018 - THE LUCKY DIPS - at The Market inn

2.30 to 5.00

An eclectic mix of songs, courtesy of Tony Pepper, Peter White, Rufus Ruffell and Andy Jenkins (If you are a unfamiliar with the names its 3 of The Pepper Set joined by a lead guitarist)

This was a one off line up to fill an empty slot at short notice. They turned out to be so good this is now their fith (actually I've lost count)  gig at the Market Inn.

Tuesday 27th February 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 28th February 2018 - ROD POOLEY - at The Assembly Rooms

7.30
King of Swing
Rod Pooley
Faversham Organ & Keyboards Monthly Concerts
At The Assembly Rooms

Tickets are £7.50 and more details can be obtained from Neilson Matthews on 01795 590558 

Wednesday 28th February 2018 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
7.30                £2
Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.
http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Wednesday 28th February 2018 - HEADLONG - at The Railway

8.30

Thursday 1st March 2018 - MUSIC QUIZ - at The Anchor

8pm
The Anchor, Abbey Street, home of Faversham’s longest running music quiz night. You can leave your anorak at home as the emphasis is on fun. Yes, there are some tough questions but you’ll surprise yourself with what you know. All eras and styles of music are covered. From ABC to ZZ Top, from Harry Styles to The Style Council. Only £1 per person. Teams of any size welcome. Generous first prize and slightly less generous prizes for the runners up. Even the team that finishes last will be a winner. First Thursday of every month. Get there early.

Friday 2nd March 2018 - THE CHILLBILLIES - at The Market Inn

8.30
The Chillbillies
"This is Soul - funk - jazz - ska - blues - latin - rock'n'rollin' crazy people having a good time music and all you need to do is listen, enjoy, dance."

"The Chillbillies put their own twist on covers of an eclectic mix of classic tunes, made up of a very versatile 4 piece rhythm section, with high energy vocals and featuring the infamous 'Raging Horns'™. You'll be amazed, amused, astounded!"

Friday 2nd March 2018 - THE DAVEY RALPH BAND - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Friday 2nd March 2018 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere

8.30


A well known and much loved Faversham band! Playing a wide range of unexpected but well-known covers delivered with raw passion and energy.

Friday 2nd March 2018 - CHARITY CONCERT FOR SHELTER & THE EAST KENT FRIENDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH - at The Assembly Rooms


£10 in advance/ £12 on the door
7:00pm Doors Open – 7:30pm Start

A charity fundraiser – all proceeds go to Shelter and The East Kent Friends for Mental Health.

Come and join us for an evening of sublime original music with 4 fantastic local artists.

Also featuring a prize raffle. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be on sale on the night.

Tickets available from:
Gatefield Sounds Record shop, Whitstable
Canterbury Rocks Records, Canterbury
Railway Cuttings Barbers, Faversham
OR
or email:

Friday 2nd March 2018 - SING, DANCE AND SMILE! - at The Arden Theatre

7:30

Sing, Dance and Smile 

Come along prepared to Sing, Dance & Smile for a fabulous evening being entertained by your favourite local performers. 

All proceeds will be split between Friends Of Wisdom Hospice & The Papworth Charity Hospital Trust.This will also be the launch of the cocktails named after these Gents. The Sonic Screwdriver and The Rocket Man await you along with a raffle, ice cream and a very well priced bar.
Ticket Price: £5.00*
*booking fee applies
Box Office: 07717 298996


Saturday 3rd March 2018 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Saturday 3rd March 2018 - NOW HERE'S A FUNNY STORY! - at The Arden Theatre

7.30 to 10.00

Now Here's a Funny Story! by Mitch Feral 
Starring Miss Airlie Scott and Mr Tommy Parsons
Directed by Jan Hunt of BBC Televisions' The Good Old Days Fame

Funny Story Productions is currently on a UK tour, following sell-out London dates and hot from a recent 4 Star reviewed run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

A jaunty romp through the history of the Golden age of Music Hall, often delving into its dark underbelly.

Experienced music hall artists, TOMMY PARSONS and AIRLIE SCOTT take you on a musical journey from the very beginnings of music hall through to its 1890s heyday with the likes of Marie Lloyd and Champagne Charlie, onto wartime jingoism and the cross-dressing Vesta Tilley of the Great War. Not just drunken toffs, risqué sexuality, homelessness, decadence and war casualties across the Empire... but plenty of booze and sing along songs as well!

Written by MITCH FERAL Winner of The Offcut Festival Short Play Award ‘Inspiring musical’

Three Weeks on Mitch Feral’s Street Cries
Directed by JAN HUNT of BBC Television’s The Good Old Days.

"Excellent entertainment with appeal for everyone....amusing, touching, rowdy" Brian Dazley Max Miller Appreciation Society.

****"a decidedly upbeat....whistlestop singalong history tour..." AllEdinburghTheatre.com Review


Tickets:


Sunday 4th March 2018 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 4th March 2018 - THE SAGAS OF NOGGIN THE NOG - at The Alexander Centre


£7 for children (Under 16) and £9 for adults

Based on the original TV series by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate, The Sagas of Noggin the Nog is a stunning, charming and witty play that is perfect for families and fans. We have performed the play to people from the ages of 4 to 94.


THE INDEPENDENT
★★★★

“An expertly acted, beautifully realised stage play with the warm charm of a bedtime story.”
THE SCOTSMAN
★★★★

” … the cast of actors truly know their craft. Whether they’re narrating, using puppetry, dramatic tension or (as is the case most of the time) comic characterisation, it’s all done with flair and attention to detail.”
THREE WEEKS
★★★★★

“The script is sharp, mixing jokes, storytelling and song in equal measure, while the combination of puppetry and live action works remarkably well. ‘The Sagas Of Noggin The Nog’ is hilarious, sweet family fun that will entertain adults and children alike.”

http://nogginthenogblog.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/kingofthenogs?ref=hl&ref_type=bookmark

https://twitter.com/noggintheking

http://nogginthenog.org

https://vimeo.com/98208325


For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460

Sunday 4th March 2018 - THE CROSSFIRE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

All hard core ex- Pro musicians, born & raised in a vat of Jack Daniels, with a slightly smoky flavour, the band play a powerful blend of rock, acoustic rock & blues influences, with the occasional bit of funk thrown in. Though mainly a covers band, The Crossfire also have some strong original material. Artists covered currently include Led Zeppelin, Muse, Foo Fighters, Bowie, Reef, Police, Radiohead, Elbow, Stereophonics, Blur, Stones, Beatles, Daft Punk, The Killers, U2 and The Who.

Sunday 4th March 2018 - OZZIE & THE UGLIES - at The Market inn

2.30 to 5.00

Funk, Pop, Country, Soul, RnB, Blues and Classic Rock

Sunday 4th March 2018 - MARK LEES - at The Phoenix Tavern

6pm

laid back acoustic covers and self penned originals

http://www.markleesmusic.co.uk/

Sunday 4th March 2018 - FENELLA HUMPHREYS - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
FIRST SUNDAY SERIES
3:00pm to 5:00pm


Fenella Humphreys – Solo Violin


Full price ticket: £7 
Student Tickets & Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 - Under 16s: FREE

Full details:

Tuesday 6th March 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 7th March 2018 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
7.30                £2
Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen or sing the choruses.
http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Wednesday 7th March 2018 - JAZZ NIGHT - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 8.30pm

Jazz Night - The First Wednesday of Every Month

PiF's man in Doddington says:
"A very old jazzband hosts. They have a wonderful singer of 84 years young, and a double bass that was built when Napoleon was alive!"

Friday 9th March 2018 - WIRELESS - at The Market Inn

8.30

Friday 9th March 2018 - THE DUALERS - at The Alexander Centre

8pm


The Dualers are a 9-piece Jamaican Rhythm & Blues band from South East London. 

They first hit the headlines when the single ‘Kiss on the Lips’ stormed in to the UK top 30 despite no industry or professional backing, the follow up single 'Truly Madly Deeply' charted at number 23 & featured in Hollywood blockbuster Fools Gold.

They progressed to playing alongside some of the finest names in Ska and Reggae including The Skatalites, Toots and The Maytals, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, UB40 and Madness. With a number of album releases, several top 40 chart singles, a record breaking 9 sell out shows at indigo at the 02 and an ever increasing large worldwide fan base behind them their success has continued.

Now heralded as Britain’s finest Ska & Reggae band The Dualers continue to play to sell-out crowds all over the UK, Europe & Asia.Music Genres: Reggae, Ska

Ticket price is £15 + £1.75 online booking fee
Tickets available to book online at www.skiddle.com


https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Medway-Rochester/Gatefield-Hall---The-Alexander-Centre/The-Dualers/13062268/

Friday 9th March 2018 - PARAGRAPH 1 - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Rock, Pop and Dance Classics

Paul Vocals Matt Drums Nigel Bass Mick Lead guitar and BVs James Keyboards and BVs
http://paragraph1band.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/The-Elephant-Faversham-Ltd-1551219828494817/

Saturday 10th March 2018 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Saturday 10th March 2018 - BONEYARD JUNCTION - at The Vaults

8.30
"We try and avoid the old chestnuts you've heard hundreds of times from hundreds of bands (although we do have a couple of exceptions) and we still give you over two hours of loud, sweaty music that you'll know and bloody love! Check us out - even if we say so ourselves, we're really bloody good!"
(PiF agrees - they are bloody good!)

Saturday 10th March 2018 - THE BALD SOPRANO - at The Arden Theatre

7.30 to 10.00

The Bald Soprano


more details soon . . . 


Sunday 11th March 2018 - BRIAN FOLEY'S CURIOUS BREW - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
Foley’s Curious Brew. Featuring: 
Brian Foley (Shedload of Love / Big Orange Head) on vocals and guitar
Justin Mitchell on keyboards (Big Orange Head) 
Felix Krish on bass
Nico Ramsden on guitars 
Robert Jarvis on trombone

(PiF: I think the above line-up is correct???)

Sunday 11th March 2018 - (Left of) THE DIAL - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00
The Dial - previously known as 'Left of the Dial'

"The Dial  are a five piece party/show band playing live music across the south of England.
Showcasing classic rock, soul and dance hits, our set features many songs not performed by other party bands, music by artists such as Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, 10CC, Santana.."

Tuesday 13th March 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.

Wednesday 14th March 2018 - CRAOBH RUA - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Craobh Rua
7.30      Ticket Price £9 / £10

Hailing from Belfast they perform Irish traditional music with their distinctive northern style. Their music has delighted audiences and earned them wide acclaim and recognition. Craobh Rua are now regarded around the world as one of the finest ambassadors of Irish traditional music. The band’s musicians bring their own individual experience to the group and fuse their talents to bring life to a wide array of instruments including the banjo, mandolin, fiddle, uilleann pipes, tin whistle, guitar and vocals. They take a refreshing, unpretentious but uncommonly skilled run at some of the greatest music in the world.

They have given concerts and festival performances in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Brittany, Asturias, Belgium, Poland, Slovenia, Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria, England, Scotland, Wales and of course their native home – Ireland.

Craobh Rua has released six albums to date and appeared on a number of compilation albums. Their latest release, I’d Understand You If I Knew What You Meant, has been 

critically acclaimed and spent most of 2015 near the tops of the traditional music album charts.
http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Wednesday 14th March 2018 - THE BLUES JAM - at The Market Inn

The Market Inn Blues Jam started in 2014 and is now a well-established event on the Faversham music scene – courtesy of mine hosts, Sue and Dave. It’s held on the second Wednesday in each month, between 8.30 p.m. and 1100 p.m. A full backline is provided.


Thursday 15th March 2018 - MARICI SAXES - at The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
THURSDAY SERIES

7:30pm to 10:00pm


Marici Saxes
Michael Nyman – Chasing Sheep is best left to Shepherds Gabriel Fauré – Pavane
Josie Simmons – Irish Folk Song Suite
Rob Buckland – New York Hat
Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion & Libertango
John Tavener – The Lamb
Bob Mintzer – Quartet No.1
George Gershwin – Three Preludes
Richard Rodney Bennett – Four Country Dances

Full price ticket: £14 
Student Tickets & Friends of Faversham Music Club: £5 - Under 16s: FREE


Friday 16th March 2018 - LIBERTY PARK - at The Sun Inn

8.45
Liberty Park formerly known as The Boogie Knights

Friday 16th March 2018 - THE ANDY BENNETT QUINTET - at The Alexander Centre

8.00
A season of straight-ahead jazz to be enjoyed relaxing with friends over a drink on a Friday night. Featuring favourite songs from the Cole Porter era spiced with some of the best jazz standards. Also featuring special guests and showcasing different jazz styles - come and give it a try!
Licensed bar.

Free admission with retiring collection.

Friday 16th March 2018 - AVANZI - at The Market Inn

8.30

Avanzi has pop & ska. Whilst daring to be be a little different!evolved from The Bodegas...
We will be playing some awesome sets of Rock, pop & ska. Whilst daring to be be a little different!

Saturday 17th March 2018 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

Every Saturday Morning
10:45 to 11:30am
Free Concert of Classical Music
The Assembly Rooms

Saturday 17th March 2018 - KIT CURTIS & THE B3's - at The White Lion, Selling


Saturday 17th March 2018 - KENNY & DOLLY TRIBUTE EVENING - at The Old Brewery Store


Entry £13.50 in advance, £15 on the door Doors 7:00pm

Grab your Stetson’s and join us for a yeeehhaaa as we pay tribute to the brilliant Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. A night that is sure to get your foot tapping along.

The evening will be hosted by Sarah Jayne, Europe's Leading Dolly Parton tribute act. For more information visit the website.

Tickets are available to purchase online, by calling our Box Office on 01795 542016 & in person at the Brewery Shop (Court Street, Faversham).

Over 18s only. This is a standing event. Limited seating may be available in the bar area, on a first come first served basis.

Food available - freshly made stone baked pizza from Stoned Pizza will be available throughout the evening.


For more information and to book tickets online:

Sunday 18th March 2018 - JAZZ SUNDAY SERVICE - at The Assembly Rooms

4pm

(PiF: Don't know yet who is playing )

Sunday 18th March 2018 - THE PEPPER SET - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

A fusion of rock classics with original numbers.The Pepper Set Band are -
Tony Pepper on Lead Vocals & Guitar
Peter White on Keyboards, Left-hand Bass & Vocals
Phil Brown on Tenor & Soprano Saxophones and Flute
Andy Jenkins on Drums & Vocals

Sunday 18th March 2018 - THE STEVE WHALLEY BAND - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Sunday 18th March 2018 - SOUTHERN CRUISERS - at The Limes

5:00 to 7:00
60's  /  Rockabilly

Sunday 18th March 2018 - THE IRISH SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Tuesday 20th March 2018 - CLASSICAL COFFEE MORNING - at The Assembly Rooms

10.45 to 11.30am
Ben & Jo Saul present free classical music played and free coffee served (donations welcome)  every Tuesday morning.
An opportunity for attendees of the Saturday morning Classical Coffee morning at the Assembly Rooms, and anyone else who loves classical music, to enjoy another dose of culture during the week.