THE WEEK AHEAD


PLAYING IN FAVERSHAM
THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday 6th April to Monday 13th April 2020
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MONDAY 6th April
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TUESDAY 7th April
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WEDNESDAY 8th April
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THURSDAY 9th April
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FRIDAY 10th April
Fantastic Friday
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SATURDAY 11th April
Saturday Morning Classical Streamed live @ 10:45am https://www.facebook.com/classicalcoffeeconcertsand
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SUNDAY 12th April
Easter Sunday
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MONDAY 13th April
Easter Bank Holiday
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There may be more events to add and amendments to be made to this post over the coming week.

To contact PiF email:

info@playinginfaversham.com

GREEN SPACE BINGO

GREEN SPACE BINGO FOR KIDS IN LOCK DOWN!
Why not make the most of the sunshine and days at home to explore the nature on your doorstep?
Brogdale Collections has designed a fun bingo activity for all the family to find out what they can spot in their gardens or on daily walks.
See if you can find beetles, blossom, snails, sparrows and more  – snap a photo and post it on Facebook tagging @brogdale_collections. 
We’d love to see what you’ve discovered!
Brogdale is a charity that works with children to educate them on fruit, gardening, wildlife, nature, farming and cooking. Although we’ve had to shut up shop for now, we’re still here to help keep the young ones entertained with on-line activities and information.
Keep an eye on our social media or check out our website for other forthcoming activities.
You can download your bingo sheet here: https://www.brogdalecollections.org/

Don't forget to stay safe and respect social distancing

FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT YEAR

NEWS 25th March from Faversham Hop Festival . . . .  
"It is with great sadness that we have to release the following statement from the directors of Faversham Hop Festival : -

Faversham Hop Festival and Coronavirus

For infectious diseases such as the flu and the common cold, public gatherings like Faversham Hop Festival are seen as super spreader events by the authorities. However, unlike the flu and the common cold, there is no vaccine for COVID-19 and the possibility of one being available by the time our event normally runs is not guaranteed.

Whilst many people will be inconvenienced by the virus, for some COVID-19 is life threatening.

We could wait to see how things play out, but financially a late cancellation is more than an inconvenience to the stall holders and local business owners relying on the income the festival brings to them. Additionally, lack of surety over the footfall we could attract, even if everything miraculously clears up in time, means we won’t have the investment to continue with planning. The festival company itself, as a non-profit, has no reserves and there is no likelihood of financial support from local businesses, or local government who will be suffering in this environment.

Additionally, with the latest Government instructions, it has now become impossible to continue planning effectively for this year’s festival without breaking these rules or putting members of the team at risk.

Therefore we have decided to err on the side of caution and postpone our festival until next year - for many reasons, we feel it’s simply the right thing to do.

We very much hope to return in 2021 to bring this wonderful event back to the town and resume the tradition that these extraordinary events have interrupted. For now, stay safe, stay home and healthy and the happy times we have here in Faversham will return."

Thursday 26th March 2020 - 8pm - CLAP FOR OUR CARERS - at UK

People in the UK are being encouraged to take part in a huge round of applause to show their appreciation for all those working in the NHS.

The Clap for our Carers campaign is asking for as many people as possible to clap their hands together on Thursday 26 March at 8pm to thank all doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists and other NHS staff working hard to help those affected by the coronavirus.

People across the UK can clap from their gardens, front doors, and balconies to show their support.


PLAYING IN FAVERSHAM

Due to the current situation and the advice of the government urging people to stay away from pubs, theatres etc:
THIS SITE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED

The events that I know have been cancelled have been removed from the listings. However, it is likely that events have been cancelled without my knowledge so the listings are not trustworthy.

My thoughts are with the staff of the pubs and venues and I wish them well in these difficult times.

Take care everybody.

PiF

SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL

CLASSIC CONCERTS AT THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS

CROWDFUNDER
"Hello loves,

Currently we’re still open and we’re also putting recitals online so people can attend safely.

This needs funding and we’ve set up a Crowdfunder so we can keep going and keep musicians making music and protecting musicians’ livelihoods at this extremely complex time.

Please, if you can, support this project and see you Saturday, either here or at the Assembly Rooms!

Stay well and much love

Ben"

THE HOT TIN

20/3 . . . For the sake of all our wonderful customers and amazing staff we’ve decided to close our doors from this morning and for the time being. Our contribution to #flatteningthecurve.

Heartfelt thanks to all for your unfailing loyalty!

Love always, the very best of wishes and most importantly stay safe and positive!

See you soon!
Love Romana, Mike, Will, Ugne, Leila and Millie xxxxx

THE MARKET INN


All live music at the Market Inn is cancelled until at least 3rd April. Following the advice from the government on avoiding pubs and gatherings of over 100 people. Many customers and musicians are wisely following that advice.

We will remain open until the government tells us to close. While they say they have no intention of closing pubs. In France, Spain and Italy voluntary advice rapidly changed to a complete shut down of the hospitality industry within a few days.

Currently we will still open at midday but you may find us closed at 10.00 pm if we've been empty most of the evening.

If there is a sudden shut down by the government any completed tote envelopes will be held over until the first Sunday of reopening.

THE SUN INN

The Sun Inn has cancelled all live music for the time being

THE ANCHOR

Live Music cancelled for the time being

THE ALEXANDER CENTRE

Due to the current health situation, and further to government advice. Most events at The Alexander Centre for the forthcoming few weeks have been cancelled or rescheduled. If you have a ticket for any forthcoming event, please check the website or call us on 01795 591691 to check the status of your event.

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB - The Limes

Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Dear Folkers,

Due to the present emergency, with the Government urging us to stay away from pubs, clubs and assemblies, the committee have agreed that we have no alternative but to suspend operations until the situation resolves.

If anybody can think of a way that we could have a “virtual folk club” using online technology, then we would love to hear about it.

Meanwhile, keep safe, keep well, and we will see you when this is all over.

Pat and the Committee

THE ARDEN THEATRE

In the light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, the committee have decided to close the theatre until for at least one month from today.

MONDAY 16TH MARCH 2020
The reasons are simple.
We naturally hold the health of our audiences, users and volunteers above all else.

We naturally fully understand that opinions towards the current National problem do vary. However, we are not in a position to accommodate all views - hence the closure.

We are contacting all imminent and future hirers regarding the situation.
Should you have any questions - please contact chair@ardentheatre.co.uk

The committee will continue to work in the background to be sure that when
we return to normal the transisition is smooth.

Friday 1st May 2020 - KAE KURD - at Copter's Comedy Club, The Old Brewery Store

8.00
Join our MC for the evening, KONSTANTIN KISIN, as he leads you through an evening of fantastic stand-up comedy! Featuring performances from the following Comedians, from the UK’s Comedy Circuit: WINTER DOMINUS, ADAM MORRISON JONES, MARISE GAUGHAN, ELLIE CALNAN and our headline act for the evening… KAE KURD!

Smart, sharp and brilliantly astute, Kae Kurd is a young British-Kurdish stand up making a serious name for himself. Passionate about making politics accessible to his peers, his comedy presents beautifully crafted slick routines with confident cutting edge flair.

TV credits include Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Don’t Hate the Playaz as both writer and on screen talent (ITV2), The Tez O’clock Show (Channel 4) Know Your Rights (own series on Channel 4 OD), Comedians Solve World Problems (Comedy Central) Three Guys Eat (BBC Three) and BBC Asian Network’s Big Comedy Night.

His radio appearances include A Night of International Comedy for BBC World Service and Best of the Fringe for BBC Radio 4 Extra. He’s also a regular radio presenter on BBC Asian Network.
more information and online tickets: EVENTBRITE

Sunday 3rd May 2020 - JONATAN BAUGT & IRENA RADIĆ - at The Assembly Rooms

Faversham Music Club
Sunday Series
3pm
JONATAN BAUGT & IRENA RADIĆ
GUITAR & PIANO

Full Price Ticket: £8
Friend of Faversham Music Club: £5
Under 16s: FREE

Full details:

Thursday 7th May 2020 - 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.

Thursday 21st May 2020 - CALLANAN WIND ENSEMBLE & DAVID KNOTTS - at The Assembly Rooms

Faversham Music Club
Thursday Series
7:30pm
CALLANAN WIND ENSEMBLE & DAVID KNOTTS

Full Price Ticket: £16
Under 25s / Students: £8
Under 16s & Friends of
Faversham Music Club: FREE

Full details:

Thursday 4th June 2020 - 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 5th June 2020 - DANE BAPTISTE - at Copter's Comedy Club, The Old Brewery Store


8.00
Join our MC for the evening, SAM RHODES, as he leads you through an evening of fantastic stand-up comedy! Featuring performances from the following Comedians, from the UK’s Comedy Circuit: RAVI HOLY, LYLE BARKE, RUSSELL ARATHOON, KATHRYN MATHER and our headline act for the evening… DANE BAPTISTE!

Original and provocative, Dane Baptiste has already being hailed as one of the most exciting acts to break in years. The London born stand up made comedy history in 2014 as the first black British act to be nominated for a Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has since written and starred in his own BBC sitcom series and made numerous other TV and radio appearances.

In 2018 Dane set out on a massive world tour, covering numerous territories, with his smash hit third stand up hour G.O.D. (Gold. Oil. Drugs.) about our worldwide pursuit of wealth, power and pleasure.
TV credits include hosting Live at the Apollo (BBC Two) and Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Tonight at the London Palladium(ITV1), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live from the BBC (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4) and his own BBC sitcom, Sunny D.

He also hosts his own hugely successful podcast Dane Baptiste Questions Everything, is a member of comedy collective Quotas Full and is currently working on numerous scripted projects for both the UK and US.

more information and online tickets: EVENTBRITE

Sunday 7th June 2020 - JOANNA KRAUZE - at The Assembly Rooms

Faversham Music Club
Sunday Series
3pm
JOANNA KRAUZE
PIANO

Full Price Ticket: £8
Friend of Faversham Music Club: £5
Under 16s: FREE

Full details:
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The Market Inn - Faversham Hop Festival 2020 Information

The Market Inn 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2020

A Sheps pub on the corner of East Street and Park Road alongside the recreation ground.
This is a very large pub so don’t be put off  as you enter if it looks busy, bands play in a large area to the side of the main bar or in the large, well planned garden area. The landlord, David,  has a reputation for putting on good music most Fridays and Sundays. It is well worth avoiding the crowds in the centre of town and walking the hundred yards to The Market Inn

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 Music info . . . . scroll down . .  being updated



Rubber Biscuit . . . 
"Rubber Biscuit is a 12 piece Rhythm 'n' Blues and Soul band. The band is renowned for its "big sound" brought about by a three piece horn section, up to five vocalists, and four piece rhythm section."




The Leigh Highwood Band
Classic rock!



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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!"


The Pepper Set
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






Moroccan Mole
Moroccan Mole are a 5-piece hailing from East Kent playing the finest pub rock, post-punk and new wave material for your phonic pleasure.

The Three Tuns - Faversham Hop Festival 2019 Information

The Three Tuns 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2020

Interesting and ancient Sheps pub on the corner of Tanners Street and Napleton Road, not far from the town centre. It has a large garden and last year it was, for us, the most enjoyable venue of the festival.


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The Albion Taverna - Faversham Hop Festival 2020 Information

The Albion Taverna 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2020


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The Crown and Anchor - Hop Festival 2015

The Crown and Anchor 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2015




The Crown and Anchor is a Shepherd Neame pub in The Mall, it is known for its traditional, friendly pub style. It has not featured in PiF's Hop Festival coverage over the past 4 years. 





Saturday

The Bull Inn - Faversham Hop Festival 2020 Information

The Bull Inn 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2020
A Sheps pub at the far end of West Street, a short stroll from the town centre, in a lovely area close to Stonebridge Pond. This friendly pub has a large garden with plenty of seating and food! 


SUNDAY




Only music on Sunday afternoon but the pub is doing a great range of food over the weekend!:-




The Bull Inn

The Phoenix Tavern - Faversham Hop Festival 2020 Information

THE PHOENIX TAVERN   
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2020



A ‘free house’ in Abbey Street with a good range of beers.The Phoenix has music  from its stage in the large rear garden with an outside bar. If the pub looks busy inside, don't be put off, it is possible to reach the garden via the car park at the side of the pub.
https://www.thephoenixtavernfaversham.co.uk/
MUSIC:

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Band info . . . 



The Bones


We are musicians based in Kent, England. We love music from a wide spectrum of genres, but as a band we play rock, soul and blues.




Rudy Warman & The Heavy Weather




Blighty






A London based group dabbling in Country, Blue Grass and Folk.


The Anchor - Faversham Hop Festival 2020 Information

The Anchor 
FAVERSHAM HOP FESTIVAL 2020


A Sheps pub situated at the far end of Abbey Street. It has live music every early Sunday evening throughout the year
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Dancing In Faversham - Hop Festival 2015 - Information



SATURDAY
Dance Displays
POST OFFCE

STONE STREET






SUNDAY
Dance Displays
POST OFFCE

STONE STREET

11.30


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Details of the bands / artists appearing on this stage can be found on the Hop Festival Website:
http://www.favershamhopfestival.org/


This year PiF has agreed not to give details of the official stages
More detail of the dance teams/sides can be found on the Hop Festival website: