Tuesday 23rd October 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 24th October 2018 - CHRIS JONES - at The Assembly Rooms

7.30

Chris Jones
musical fun!
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 24th October 2018 - DAMIAN BARBER & MIKE WILSON - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Damian Barber & Mike Wilson
7.30      Ticket Price £9 / £10

Two of the finest exponents of Traditional Song in the United Kingdom; it is difficult to accept that these relatively young men, have a combined 40+ years experience of performing at folk venues.

Raised in Norfolk and heavily influenced by such earlier Norfolk singers as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy, Damien is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina. Though he has lived for a long time in West Yorkshire he retains a strong East Anglian identity.
Mike Wilson is the youngest member of the Wilson Family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club event. His musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East – rural and industrial folk song both traditional and modern.
Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson
http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Friday 26th October 2018 - AVANZI - at The Market Inn

8.30

Friday 26th October 2018 - OPEN MIC NIGHT - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 8pm
PA and some house instruments provided

Friday 26th October 2018 - THE ANDY BENNETT QUINTET - at The Alexander Centre

8pm
Another 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 26th October 2018 - THE SOUND OF MUSICALS - at The Arden Theatre


Friday 26th October 2018 - FREEDOM CAGE - at The Sun Inn

8.45

"We are a four piece rock band from Maidstone, Kent playing original songs with a few covers.
We like to keep our feet firmly on the ground and appreciate good solid rock with solid drum and bass and driving guitars. We let the music do the talking, and are passionate players who just wants to spread the good word of The Cage \m/"

Friday 26th October 2018 - 'Last Fridays @ Macknade'


A season of monthly events brought to you by Macknade, MightyFineThings & Friends.


more info soon . . . 

For more details:

Saturday 27th October 2018 - HIGH TIDE - at The Vaults

High Tide are:
James - Songwriter. Acoustic Guitar and Lead Vocals.
Ben - Percussion, Drums and Vocals.

Having formed early 2012 after meeting at university, High Tide have gained momentum and a following across Kent and beyond, writing original folk-pop numbers and creating blistering unique covers. They perform genuinely exciting and intimate gigs, and have a unique and highly approachable rapport with their audiences. 

Featured on BBC Radio Kent, performed at Sport Relief at The Olympic Park to thousands, supported Chas & Dave and performed constantly up and down the U.K, alongside Paris and Spain.

Saturday 27th October 2018 - THE ALTER EAGLES - at The Alexander Centre

Eagles Tribute Band

7:30 pm  £18
The Alter Eagles are an experienced, authentic Eagles tribute band. Formed in 2003, they perform the whole repertoire of Eagles tracks, from tasteful country rock - complete with full harmonies - through to hard rocking numbers, showcasing the Eagles' trademark duelling electric guitars. The current set comprises material from 35 years of Eagles' performances, up to and including 2007's Long Road Out Of Eden.

Lauded for their accuracy, the Alter Eagles are a tribute to the Eagles, pure and simple and in a typical two hour set play many of the band's greatest hits, including Hotel California, Desperado, Life In The Fast Lane, How Long, Lyin' Eyes, Take It Easy and One Of These Nights. The Alter Eagles are: Jay Stezaker (guitars, vocals) Alan Tomkins (keys, guitars, vocals) Mike Bradley (guitars) Matt Hobson (drums and percussion) and Rob Beattie (bass, vocals).


For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Saturday 27th October 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 27th October 2018 - OLLY MURS TRIBUTE NIGHT - at The Old Brewery Store


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


A tribute to the fantastic Olly Murs, Joe Scripps, a stunning vocalist and talented singer songwriter, presents an evening of Olly’s hits. With support from The Trucks band, and freshly made pizza from Stoned Pizza.

BOOK NOW below or call the team on 01795 542016
Tickets can also be purchased form the Brewery Shop, Court Street

Saturday 27th October 2018 - A HUNDRED DIFFERENT WORDS FOR LOVE - at The White Lion, Selling

9pm

Tickets £7:50
Three years ago, James met the love of his life. A year ago, they broke up. This is James' story of falling in love and landing broken hearted. It's also about him being best-man of honour at Sarah and Emma's wedding. And it's the story of a quest: to find the right words to make sense of love. A hilarious, heart-lifting story of romance, despair and above all, friendship - from one of the UK's most acclaimed storytellers. Featuring live music, original songs and unoriginal emotions expressed through all the wrong words.

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October 2018 - ST. CRISPIN CELEBRATION - at St Mary of Charity Church


A weekend packed full of celebration for Faversham's Saints Crispin and Crispinian. 

Saturday 27th October
Children's Activities
Activities for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10am - 12pm • Free of Charge

Church Tours
Take a walk round the church getting access to places usually closed to the public. 10am - 4pm • Donations

Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a traditional homemade afternoon tea in the surroundings of the beautiful church.
2pm-4pm • £7 per person

O Quam Gloriosum
Choral concert by the Chapel Choir of Worcester College, Oxford. Directed by Thomas Allery 7pm • Tickets on the door £10/£8 (including interval drinks)

Sunday 28th October
Festal Eucharist
Starting with a procession from Swan Café where Crispin and Crispinian lived. Sung by the combined choirs of St Mary of Charity & Worcester College, Oxford.
10.00am Procession • 10.30am Service


Sunday 28th October 2018 - SQUEEZE GUT ALLEY - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Sunday 28th October 2018 - THE FOLK MUSIC SESSION - at The Market Inn

8pm

Sunday 28th October 2018 - STANDARD FIVE - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00
Bob Fridd's band Standard Five - in PiF's opinion one of the best blues bands in this part of the world.

Sunday 28th October 2018 - HOTSY TOTSY - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

4 to 6pm
Our name is 1940s slang:
"hot-sy tot-sy (hot-see tot-see) adjective slang about as right as can be, perfect, everything is just hotsy-totsy"

Tuesday 30th October 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.

Tuesday 30th October 2018 'NEW' FOLK CLUB - at The Four Horseshoes, Graveney

7 to 9pm
Every Tuesday
All acoustic instruments, singers and audience welcome
Subs £3

Wednesday 31st October 2018 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The Railway

9.00


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

Wednesday 31st October 2018 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club - Singers Night 

8.00pm

Admission £2
"Bring your instruments, poems, stories and particularly your favourite songs and join in - or just listen and sing the choruses."

Thursday 1st November 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 November 2018 - FAWKED UP FRIDAY - at The Yard

"I am really looking forward to hosting this wonderful event at The Yard in Faversham on November 2nd- home of the most glorious street food and mulled cider. Oh! There will be outdoor lights and bonfires and glorious poets and a musical duo- Rapturous- performing. All this fun leads us up to remembering the beautiful green gaze with Matt Chamberlain, our headline poet. Reading from his new book and perhaps even some archive dipping, Matt can make you laugh or cry or be stunned to sweet reverence of the spoken word. He turns himself to pathos, romance,comedy,theatre on the spin of a semi- colon. You will be sad to miss this event- a real highlight in Faversham’s literary and culinary and cultural calendar." Angela Dye

Friday 2nd November 2018 - IVAN'S ALL-STARS - at The Market Inn

8.30

Friday 2nd November 2018 - THE UNKNOWN - at The Red Lion, Badlesmere

8:30

The Unknown are 4 piece band with a huge underlying of rock and blues, propelled by guitarist Reece Taylor , encased by Singer Ross fagan who has a very vast range and power to his voice. backed up by Richard Hills on Bass and Rob Hassan on Drums. The Unknown are not claiming to be the industry image, they are just relying on the ability and love of their music.

Friday 2nd November 2018 - FAVERSHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL FUNDRAISING QUIZ - at The Assembly Rooms

It'll be a fun evening for all, so do come along and support this Fantastic Faversham Festival that will be taking place for a second year this coming February.
The Quiz master is Simon Adams aka actor Paul Ritter of Friday Night Dinner and Vera. There will be a book exchange so bring books to swap. Don't miss this one-off event!


Tickets available from The Hat Shop (soon to be Top Hat & Tales)

Faversham Literary Festival will take place: 21 to 24 February 2019
more details:

Friday 2nd November 2018 - THE MCB - at The Sun Inn

8.45

The MCB are the Miles Cookman Band.
Miles is well known as the frontman of Kelly's Heros. The full line-up is:
Miles Cookman - vocals, guitar
Lee Wilson - Keys
Leon Victor - bass
Ian Harris - drums


Saturday 3rd November 2018 - ORBI PLAYER BIG BAND - at The Alexander Centre


8:00 pm           £10
ORBI perform your favourite swing classics in the third year of this highly successful venture as part of Jazz@TheAlex.

Come along and jive the evening away or just enjoy spending the evening having a drink with friends and taking in the music.

Tickets available at the Alexander Centre - 01795 594 460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com - or on the door

Saturday 3rd November 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 November 2018 - DE GARRE - at The Arden Theatre

8pm
Tickets £10.00 contact 01795 536635
or email Mike Wheeler at:

Saturday 3rd November 2018 - FAVERSHAM VOICES - at St Mary of Charity Church


FOUR TALES OF ENCHANTMENT ALASDAIR NICOLSON



FOUR SEASONS EACH WITH A TALE TO TELL
A spring murder by a cruel sister.
A summer search for a singing rose.
An autumn tidal wave.
A winter ghost in the snow.

Devised as a work to involve a wide range of performers, Two Sisters is a series of folk tales written for narrator, soloists, choirs and ensemble. Originally commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra for their Community Choirs under the direction of Gareth Malone, it was first performed at LSO St Luke’s in 2005.

Full price ticket: £10 Student Ticket: £5 Under 16s: FREE

more info and to buy tickets online:

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

8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

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

6pm
Renowned singer, song writer Mark Lees with a mix of his own upbeat music and some acoustic covers.

Sunday 4th November 2018 - BEN-SAN LAU - at Faversham Music Club, The Assembly Rooms

FAVERSHAM MUSIC CLUB
3:00pm to 5:00pm


Ben-San Lau – Piano

Bach Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor
Beethoven Sonata No.26 in E-flat major ‘Les adieux’
Debussy Images book 1
Chopin Ballade 1

Ben-San Lau presents an historical survey of music by some of the master composers for the keyboard. The music ranges from the rigorous counterpoint of Bach to Beethoven’s enigmatic and passionate ‘Les Adieux’ Sonata, from the extraordinary impressionist timbres of Debussy’s Images to the romantic fantasy of Chopin’s Ballade.

Ben San Lau has a flourishing career as a pianist with a great interest in opera and vocal coaching. Following his degree at Cambridge where he was King’s College organ scholar he has gone on to work internationally as a solo pianist and accompanist.

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

Full details:
https://www.favershammusicclub.co.uk/events/

Tuesday 6th November 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.

Tuesday 6th November 2018 - OPEN BLUES JAM NIGHT - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

from 8pm

Wednesday 7th November 2018 - JOHN KIRKPATRICK - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
John Kirkpatrick
7.30      Ticket Price £9 / £10

John Kirkpatrick was born in Chiswick, West London in 1947. A deep love of music was instilled from birth, and family gatherings always included a hearty sing-song. School choirs, the Church choir, playing recorder and piano ensues, until he joined the Hammersmith Morris Men, in their second week, in 1959.

Whilst with the team he took up the melodeon, then the button accordion, then the anglo concertina, and got hooked on the traditional songs that were accompanied with a post-dancing pint.

John has gone on to become one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.

He rejoined The Albion Band for The National Theatre productions of "Lark Rise" and "Candleford", and from 1980 has regularly worked on shows at The Victoria Theatre (later The New Victoria Theatre) in North Staffordshire, The Orchard Theatre Touring Company based in Devon, and elsewhere. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.

John has lived in Shropshire since 1973, where he had four sons by his first marriage. Now happily re-married, he still dances, with all four sons (on a good day), with the Morris team he founded in 1975, The Shropshire Bedlams.
http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Friday 9th November 2018 - THE KONKS - at The Market Inn

8.30

a dedicated tribute to The Kinks...featuring such classics as Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset, Lola, Days, You Really Got Me, See My Friends, Autumn Almanac, Dead End Street....the list goes on and on.......so celebrate with us the genius of Ray Davies....with The Konks!

Friday 9th November 2018 - LIBERTY PARK - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Six piece pop/funk band formerly known as The Boogie Knights
http://libertyparkband.com/

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

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

Sunday 11th November 2018 - THE NATIVE OYSTERS - at The Market Inn

2.30 to 5.00

Sunday 11th November 2018 - LOCAL COMEDY CLUB with LEE HURST - at The Alexander Centre

Doors open 6.30pm

Super Early Bird ticket price - until 12th Oct - £9

Early Bird ticket price - 12th Oct until 2nd Nov - £10.50

After earning his spurs on the UK comedy circuit Lee became the warm-up man for many TV shows including Have I Got News For You? Although he had no sporting prowess and he knew next to nothing about football, Lee appeared as a regular panellist in the first five series of They Think It’s All Over during which he won over close to 12 million viewers each week with his quick witted banter.

Lee's other TV credits include presenting Shark Tank, Saturday Live, Salvage Squad and The Warehouse, and guest appearances on The Stand Up Show and Have I Got News For You. Lee was the creator of Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment, which ran for five series on Channel 5 between 1997 and 2000. On radio, Lee has guested on The Steve Wright Show, Euromix, Two Men and a Transmitter and The Robert Elms Show. He was team captain on Hold The Front Page. He also presented Wriggling with Eels, a study of Cockney comedians for BBC Radio 4.

In 2000, Lee decided to semi-retire and concentrate on running his comedy venue, the Backyard Comedy Club in London's Bethnal Green, acting as resident compere. His touring shows include ‘Man v Woman’, ‘Too Scared to Leave the House’, Things That Make You Go Aaarggh’ and ‘Comedy Show No.9’ which began in 2016 and was extended into 2017 due to great demand.

Still a regular at the Backyard Comedy Club and elsewhere around the club scene. Lee is preparing for a brand new tour to start in 2018, 'Mucking About'. Lee is also organising a series of comedy nights around Kent called 'The Local Comedy Club'.

http://www.leehurst.com
Tickets sold online only at 

Tuesday 13th November 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 November 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.


Wednesday 14th November 2018 - ARCHIE FISHER - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
Archie Fisher
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9

Master guitarist, Archie Fisher is one of Scotland’s foremost folksinger/ songwriters. He is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning 'Travelling Folk' programme, which he presented for over 25 years. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, in 2007 he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE for services to traditional music. The most recent recognition of his art came in 2008 when he was granted the Tradition Bearers Award from the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival in Canada.

Archie was born in Glasgow into a large singing family, which yielded three professional singers, Archie and his sisters Ray and Cilla Fisher. Constant music, combined with his father’s appreciation of many musical styles (opera, music hall, traditional ballads) had a strong impact on Archie’s musical development, while his mother, a native Gaelic speaker from the Outer Hebrides, was a strong influence on the lyrical quality of his singing and songwriting.
http://www.favershamfolkclub.net/

Thursday 15th November 2018 - COMEDY LOCK-IN - at The Vaults

DOORS 7.30 START 8.00

Come down to The Vaults Cask & Kitchen for a monthly night of standup comedy from the best new and up-and-coming acts on the UK comedy circuit. No charge for entry, but donations gratefully received towards costs if you enjoyed yourself (at the end of the night).

Friday 16th November 2018 - UNDER THE WOOD - at The Market Inn

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 16th November 2018 - DANNY POSTHILL - at The Alexander Centre


8:00 pm    £12.50

Britain's Got Talent Finalist, Impressionist and Comedian Danny Posthill has been making people laugh since the age of 16 after being talked into doing Impressions at his school talent show.

Since discovering his passion for comedy Danny has never looked back. His versatile act caters for all walks of life with unbeatable stand up and a string of impressions such as Jimmy Carr, Billy Connolly, Lee Evans plus many more to guarantee a night of laughter you will never forget.

Despite his young age he has performed all over the world, and is undoubtedly one of the most promising British comedians.

Over 18's Only
For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 594460 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com Or contact the Promoter directly - Colin Phillips 07813 708513

Friday 16th November 2018 - THE CURB PILOTS - at The Sun Inn

8.45

16th to 18th November 2018 - MUSIQUE CORDIALE IN KENT