Hopping Down in Kent is a multimedia community-based folk opera, with songs old and new, interviews of people’s memories of hopping, and moving images and photography past and present.
It features a stellar cast of singers, musicians, actors and artists from Swale, mostly amateurs:
• traditional songs about hopping plus newly written songs
• audio interviews of those who’ve experienced hopping
• a new choir of local people
• projection of moving images and photographs“Won’t you follow me, follow me down / follow me down to Faversham townSee them hanging from the bines / help me pick those Kentish vinesWon’t you follow me, follow me down / follow me down to Faversham town”
The Faversham Hop Festival will be full of good times and some great music. Get in the mood with a special Pre-Hop Music Quiz at The Anchor on Thursday, September 1st. Bring your friends and form a team or join a team. 8.00 p.m. start. Get there early. Some great prizes and the emphasis is on fun.
The Old Brewery Store Comedy Club provides a platform for 7 brilliant up and coming Comedians from Kent and the South-East to showcase their comedic talent. This month: Chris Norton Walker, will take to the stage with 6 up and coming Comedians from Kent & the South-East. We also have an 'Introducing...' spot! The 'Introducing...' Spot is a chance for newer Comedians to perform infront of a live audience to see if they have what it takes to become a top comic!
Tickets are only £5. Buy online, call the Box Office on 01795 542285 or collect in person at the Brewery Shop (Court Street, Faversham)!