Wednesday 19th February 2020 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club, The Limes
Singers Night


7.30                  Ticket Price £2

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

Wednesday 19th February - FAVERSHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL 2020


Tickets are now available and the full programme can be viewed and downloaded here.

Wednesday 19 February
7–9pm Ned Palmer, Old Brewery Store

Thursday 20th February 2020 - TIMOTHÉE BOTBOL & DINARA KLINTON - at The Assembly Rooms

Faversham Music Club
Thursday Series
7:30pm
TIMOTHÉE BOTBOL & DINARA KLINTON
CELLO & PIANO

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

Full details:

Thursday 20th February - FAVERSHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL 2020


Tickets are now available and the full programme can be viewed and downloaded here.

Thursday 20 February


5–6pm Jack Straw, Alexander Centre

7–8pm Will Self, Alexander Centre

Friday 21st February 2020 - DJ MOKITAL - at The Hot Tin

every friday night 6-10pm
Up to the minute releases from around the world and around the corner - from Afrobeat to Zouk from Ambient to Zamrock

FREE ENTRY
Fully licensed bar until 11pm
HAPPY HOUR COCKTAILS - - - - 6-8PM

Friday 21st February 2020 - THE GOLDFINCH - at The Alexander Centre

MARKET DAY MATINEE
The Goldfinch
2.00pm     £4.50
Based on the bestselling novel by Donna Tartt. This literary drama is with us for the week of the Faversham Literary Festival.
Theodore Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day -- a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.

Friday 21st February 2020 - MARTIN FARBROTHER - THE CROONER at The Alexander Centre

SILVER MATINEE

Martin Farbrother - The Crooner

11.00am   £4.50
The Alexander Centre welcomes Martin Farbrother - also known as The Crooner and Kent's King of Swing, to perform as part of our Silver Matinees programme.
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Martin's warm vocals and engaging natural rapport will give you great entertainment as he brings you his unique tribute to The Kings of Swing, The Great American Songbook, 50's n 60's pop and more. As well as the UK he has worked extensively in Rotterdam and The Hague as part of an international double act and he is resident singer with a 34 piece Swing Band.

For tickets contact The Alexander Centre - 01795 591691 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Friday 21st February 2020 - THE DYLAN BAND - at The Market Inn

8.30

Friday 21st February 2020 - PINK KOALA - at The Sun Inn

8:45

"We are a 5-piece rock/pop band with an 80’s influence."

Friday 21st February - FAVERSHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL 2020


Tickets are now available and the full programme can be viewed and downloaded here.


Friday 21 February


7–8pm Joan Bakewell & Maggie Gee, Alexander Centre

7.30–11pm Poetry Slam, The Limes

Saturday 22nd February 2020 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Saturday 22nd February - FAVERSHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL 2020


Tickets are now available and the full programme can be viewed and downloaded here.


Saturday 22 February

9.45–10.45am Stephen Gillatt, Physic Garden

11–12noon Michael Rosen, Alexander Centre

11–12noon Joe Dunthorne, Max Sydney Smith & Xanthi Barker, Arden

11–12noon John Gregory-Smith, Neame Visitor Centre


12.30–1.30pm Lemn Sissay, Alexander Centre

12.30–1.30pm Clare Pollard, Arden

12.30–1.30pm Gareth E. Reese, Neame Visitor Centre

2–3pm Jenny Eclair, Alexander Centre

2–3pm Christy Lefteri & David Herd, Arden

2–3pm William Shaw & Maggie Gee, Neame Visitor Centre

3.30–4.30pm Naomi Wood & Elizabeth Macneal, Alexander Centre

3.30–4.30pm Ken Livingstone, Arden

3.30–4.30pm Lee Rourke & Will Wiles, Neame Visitor Centre

5–6pm Stephen Morris, Alexander Centre

5–6pm Alia Trabucco Zerán & Sema Kaygusuz, Arden

5–6pm Writing Women's Lives, Neame Visitor Centre

6.30–7pm Tracey Thorn, Alexander Centre

6.30–7pm Hamid Ismailov, Arden

6.30–7pm Peter Williams, Neame Visitor Centre

8–9pm Jane Wenham-Jones, Arden

Saturday 22 February

11am–11pm Poetry Hub, The Limes

12.30–7.30pm YA workshops & author talks, Alexander Centre

12.30–3.15pm Children's events, Guildhall

Saturday 22nd February 2020 - THE BLUES BANDITS - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

2.30 to 5.00

Saturday 22nd February 2020 - KARAOKE NIGHT - at The Bull Inn

8pm

Sunday 23rd February 2020 - THE OILSKINZ - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

This band's line-up comprises of some of the greatest names from some of the most legendary bands in Kent:

Jarrod Coombes of Hullabaloo
Miles Cookman & Ian Harris of Kellys Heros
Kit Curtis from the B3's
Lee Wilson of Rubber Biscuit

"After a long wait, the band that no one knew they wanted but now won’t be able to live without has arrived. The Oilskinz are formed from the choice cuts of some of the most successful bands in the South East and have come together to make a Rock & Roll noise for your listening pleasure.
From Buddy to Bo, Cochran to the Comets, Jerry Lee to Richie V.
The complete 50s Rock and Roll jukebox with enough humour, bad fashion and musical hi jinx to satisfy the most discerning hip-shaker.
If you Dig it Baby. If you aint nothin’ but a Houndog. If you want to B. Goode. If you want to get a Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On then this is the band for you.

See you on the dance floor."

Sunday 23rd February - FAVERSHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL 2020


Tickets are now available and the full programme can be viewed and downloaded here.


Sunday 23 February

11am–12noon Tim Dee, Alexander Centre

11am–12noon Alex Preston, Sara Collins & Sarah Churchwell, Arden

12.30–1.30pm Melvyn Bragg, Alexander Centre

12.30–1.30pm Jon Henderson, Arden

12.30–1.30pm Lara Maiklem, Neame Visitor Centre

2–3pm Peter Fiennes & Sara Wheeler, Alexander Centre

2–3pm Sarah Churchwell, Arden

2–3pm Katherine May, Neame Visitor Centre

3.30–4.30pm Sara Collins, Alexander Centre

3.30–4.30pm Daniel Rachel, Arden

3.30–4.30pm Caroline Greville, Neame Visitor Centre

5–6pm Gavin Esler, Alexander Centre

5–6pm Caroline Crampton, Arden

5–6pm Julie Wassmer, Neame Visitor Centre

6.30–7.30pm Sarah Perry, Alexander Centre

Wednesday 26th February 2020 - JIB: JIM MAGEEAN, INGRID & BARRIE TEMPLE - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

FAVERSHAM FOLK CLUB
JIB: Jim Mageean, Ingrid & Barrie Temple
7.30      Ticket Price £8 / £9


Wednesday 26th February 2020 - THE NEIL SUTCLIFFE EXPERIENCE - at The Railway

8.45
Faversham friends ..... why not come along to the Railway for some mid-week madness with the NSE trio ..... expect acoustic covers of classic rock, alongside some poorly advised Neil Diamond covers ..... plenty to get you singing along on a Wednesday.

Friday 28th February 2020 - DJ MOKITAL - at The Hot Tin

every friday night 6-10pm
Up to the minute releases from around the world and around the corner - from Afrobeat to Zouk from Ambient to Zamrock

FREE ENTRY
Fully licensed bar until 11pm
HAPPY HOUR COCKTAILS - - - - 6-8PM

28th Feb to 1st March 2020 - THE EMPEROR'S CLOTHES - at The Arden Theatre


Fri 28 Feb 2020, 7:30pm
Sat 29 Feb 2020, 1:00PM
Sat 29 Feb 2020, 5:00PM
Sun 1 Mar 2020, 1:00PM
Sun 1 Mar 2020, 5:00PM
The Emperor’s Clothes is a new family musical based on the classic fairy tale, offering catchy songs, fun characters and a few unexpected twists on the well-known story!

"Everyone knows the Emperor's clothes, fashion in its prime!"

Emperor Frederick the Fashionable is always dressed beautifully. In fact, it’s the law that he should have an amazing new set of clothes every day. But the unthinkable has happened – there are no new outfits! Many people think they have what it takes to be the empire’s new chief designer, but two outsiders promise an outfit like you've never seen before. The court is thrown into confusion as these charismatic con artists weave their spell.
Suggested for ages 7 and upwards, this musical is suitable for the whole family. Expect lots of laughter as the people of the empire learn about individuality, appearance and truth.

Friday 28th February 2020 - 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 28th February 2020 - THE LOST WEEKEND - at The Sun Inn

8.45

Formed in the spring of 1994, just as Britpop was making its impact. Inspired by the resurgence of this MOD based, high energy music, the Lost Weekend began by putting together a set of classic MOD tunes that influenced the whole Britpop scene. This provided an opportunity to mix the set with a rich variety of music, old and new, which we have exploited with great success ever since.

The set today is still constantly changing. With bands like the Kaiser Chiefs, Supergrass, Oasis and the Fratellis the evidence of a 40 year old influence is very apparent. Great news, for The Lost Weekend are always looking to expand on their huge back catalogue of stonking tunes.

The band line up still consists of 3 of the 4 original members, all of whom are passionate about the music they play. With a laid back approach, the emphasis is to play the songs that have, or will influence generations, songs that will get feet dancing and tunes that will have you humming hours after the gig is over.

Friday 28th February 2020 - THE WINDOW TO MY SOUL: THE EXHIBITION CLOSING SHOW - JUDE ADAMS - at Creek Creative


To accompany the first showing of The Window to My Soul:The Exhibition. A Closing Show.
Take a last (or first) look around this exhibition before it moves on. It is the third creative strand in a very personal project telling some very personal stories. A visual art exhibition to accompany the book and album which came out together last year. Whilst interwoven they can each stand alone.

There will be a live performance of music (Jude with Gavin Alexander on guitar) from the album, readings from the book and a short in conversation about the whole project. And maybe a few surprises. 


There will be a VERY SPECIAL BAR!

Doors open at 7 pm. The performance will run from 7.30-8.30 pm. We would prefer that people remain for the duration.

Cabaret style seating and standing. Seating allocated on a first come first served basis but please contact Jude if you need to be seated.

Whilst this is a Free event capacity is limited so please let us know if you need to cancel once booked.
Click on the link to book: Eventbrite

Saturday 29th February 2020 - BIT LIZZY - at The Elephant

8.30

Kent based rock covers band performing material by: Foo Fighters, The Killers, Slade, Status Quo, Snow Patrol and more . . . and as the name suggests . . . . . a bit of Thin Lizzy thrown in there too!

Saturday 29th February 2020 - Alabaster dePlume - at The Hot Tin

6.30pm     Tickets £10
Following 12 monthly development residency concerts and 3 viral video clips, this ruthlessly creative approach to experimental pop music delivers eastern-influenced anthems, under spoken elements that attempt to challenge and address divisive rhetoric recently prevalent in society. Ahead of an LP release on Lost Map produced by Danalogue (Comet is Coming) and Kristian Capitol K in early 2018, the show described in the Guardian as “a reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be” enjoys an emphasis on candid interaction, humility and warmth. Based in underground East London’s Total Refreshment Centre, saxophonist and spoken word artist Alabaster creates a new band each month in his development residency Peach. PRSF has funded his 4th LP The Corner of a Sphere, following recent performances for BBC Radio 3, National Theatre and clubs festivals and theatres around UK.

“Totally unique… Very, very brilliant indeed” – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3
“One of the most thrilling performances I’ve seen this year; a reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be” – Laura Barton, The Guardian
“…Majesty” – Q Magazine
“Takes the biscuit” – DJ Magazine
“a torrent of words and ideas that never fail to inspire” – CLASH Music
“One of my definite favourite saxophone players from this country” – Shabaka Hutchings
“Frankly @a_deplume is outrageously talented and puts the rest of us to shame, this is just sublime, one of my favourite poets by a country mile” – WordLife Sheffield


Saturday 29th February 2020 - WATERWAYS - at St Mary of Charity Church


7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Faversham Voices
Cantiana
Mustardseed Singers
Lowering the Tone
Faversham Community Choir
Faversham Choral Society


A unique collaboration bringing together local choirs to explore the unique heritage of the town and its people. Waterways will explore how the small settlement of Faversham grew at the the head of a navigable creek and will celebrate how boatbuilding, brewing, brickmaking and even gunpowder all flourished.
A journey of discovery from Faversham’s grand Victorian station, through the medieval centre of town to the bleak beauty of the Kent marshes.


Ticket Information:
Full Price Ticket: £16
Under 25s/Students: £8.00
Under 16s: £5
Friends of Faversham Music Club: £12


More details and ticket information:

Saturday 29th February 2020 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Saturday 29th February 2020 - WATERWAYS - at St Mary of Charity Church

Faversham Music Club
7.30pm
WATERWAYS


FAVERSHAM VOICES
CANTIANA
MUSTARDSEED SINGERS
LOWERING THE TONE
FAVERSHAM COMMUNITY CHOIR
FAVERSHAM CHORAL SOCIETY

A unique collaboration bringing together local choirs to explore the unique heritage of the town and its people.

Full Price Ticket: £16
Under 25s / Students: £8
Under 16s: £5
Friends of Faversham
Music Club: £12

Full details:

Saturday 29th February 2020 - ACCOUSTIX - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

Accoustix – brilliant guitar duo – back by demand.

Saturday 29th February 2020 - 87KEYS - at The Bull Inn

8pm

Saturday 29th February 2020 - JIM KAHR BAND + Special Guests - at The Market Inn


Sunday 1st March 2020 - 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 1st March 2020 - OPEN ACOUSTIC MIC - at The Market Inn


8pm - acoustic - all musicians welcome

Sunday 1st March 2020 - ANNA KONDRASHINA & PAVEL TIMOFEYEVSKY - at The Assembly Rooms

Faversham Music Club
Sunday Series
3pm
ANNA KONDRASHINA & PAVEL TIMOFEYEVSKY
FLUTE & PIANO

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

Full details:

Sunday 1st March 2020 - THE BLUES BANDITS - at The Market Inn

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - THE FOLK SESSION - at The Market Inn

9pm


Every Tuesday

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - COMEDY LOCK-IN - at The Limes

7.30 to 10.30pm


Free, relaxed comedy night, everyone welcome. Bucket collection at end of night.

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - FAVERSHAM FOLK DANCE GROUP - at Ethelbert Road School Hall


This week's caller - Phillip Barber

(PiF: The poster is a temporary PiF made thing)

Wednesday 4th March 2020 - SINGERS NIGHT - at Faversham Folk Club, The Limes

Faversham Folk Club, The Limes
Singers Night


7.30                  Ticket Price £2

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

Thursday 5th March 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 6th March 2020 - THE DEREK NASH PICANTE LATIN BAND - at The Alex


8pm    Tickets £8.50

Picante is a hugely enjoyable Latin band fronted by Derek Nash (featured saxophonist with the Jools Holland R&B Orchestra and Sax Appeal) and Dominic Ashworth (British Jazz award-winning guitarist). With guest appearance by Steve Waterman.

Taking Latin flavours from Buena Vista Social Club, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz/Astrid Gilberto, Spyrogyra and the Gypsy Kings, Picante’s music makes you feel like dancing from the first bar with their unique compositions in mambo, salsa, samba and bossa nova styles.

The band line-up is as follows:-

Derek Nash - Saxophones
Dominic Ashworth - Guitar
Neil Angilley - Piano
Andy Staples - Bass
Marc Cecil - Drums
Satin Singh - Percussion


For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 591691 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Friday 6th March 2020 - DJ MOKITAL - at The Hot Tin

every friday night 6-10pm
Up to the minute releases from around the world and around the corner - from Afrobeat to Zouk from Ambient to Zamrock

FREE ENTRY
Fully licensed bar until 11pm
HAPPY HOUR COCKTAILS - - - - 6-8PM

Friday 6th March 2020 - READ BETWEEN THE LIES - at The Alexander Centre

MARKET DAY MATINEE
Read Between The Lies
2.00pm     £4.50
Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her life and home to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life. Starring British screen royalty Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen.

Tickets available in advance and on the door - contact The Alexander Centre - 01795 591691 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Friday 6th March 2020 - CREEK - at The Sun Inn

8.45
A Powerful and Energetic British Rock Band from Faversham

Friday 6th March 2020 - ELECTRIC TORTOISE - at The Market Inn

8.30 . . . . Tortoise Time!
The Sounds of the 60's & 70's British Invasion
Facebook Tortoise

Saturday 7th March 2020 - SATURDAY MORNING CLASSICAL - at The Assembly Rooms

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

Saturday 7th March 2020 - ANDY ROBINSON - at The Three Horseshoes, Hernhill

guitar and vocal phenomenon!

Saturday 7th March 2020 - MARK LEES - at The Limes

8.30
Renowned singer, song writer Mark Lees - 
acoustic covers with a few of his own self penned originals

Sunday 8th March 2020 - MAMPAMA QUINTET - at The Anchor

6.30 to 9.00

Mampama Quintet: a collective of south east musicians who play a mixed bag of African pop songs and fusion music.

Sunday 8th March 2020 - SEAGER & CARTER - at The Chequers Inn, Doddington

3.30


https://www.bluesduo.co.uk

Sunday 8th March 2020 - HULLABALOO - at The Market Inn

2:30 to 5:00
Swing and Jive with a twist on Pop from one of Kent’s best bands