The Faversham Society and the Friends of St Mary of Charity have joined forces to showcase our town’s built, cultural and natural heritage in August. We anticipate events and activities celebrating our heritage across Faversham and perhaps in some of those nearby villages which relate to Faversham.
Open Faversham runs from Saturday 12th August to Sunday 20th and during that 9 days Faversham groups and individuals who would like to celebrate and share an aspect of our heritage present and activity or event and encourage visitors and residents alike to participate. St Mary of Charity has been at the heart of our town for centuries and in August will be available as a venue and along with the Faversham Society’s Visitor Information Centre, opposite the Guildhall, will be signposting activities and encouraging people to participate
If you or your group would like to organise an event or activity during the nine days of Open Faversham we will be happy to promote it. It is the summer holidays and although some of us will be away, many will be having a staycation and families will be home with children looking to be entertained. In August Faversham attracts many tourists and day visitors and many of us have friends and relatives come to stay. We hope that during Open Faversham there will be lots of activities for children and young people and that we shall attract old and new residents alike.
On Tuesday 15th August Geoff Sandiford’s group will be putting on “The Charmed Life of Arden” in St Mary of Charity.
There are lots of ideas being talked about from a demonstration of flint knapping to a guided walk to appreciate Faversham bricks, the lives of Sir Sandy and Lady Alexander, maritime-themed exhibitions on the sailing barge Roberta and in the Town Warehouse, aka TS Hazard, on Town Quay, guided nature walks along the Westbrook and down the creek out on to the marshes, exhibitions in the Town Hall and in Maison Dieu, a boules tournament and goal running on the Faversham Rec.
We hope that Open Faversham will grow into an established annual event celebrating our natural, built and cultural heritage – it will be what we make it. We hope that you will want to be part of it.
Our website at www.OpenFaversham.info will list the events and we shall be promoting the nine days widely in the town, across Swale and on Visit Kent. If you would like to organise an event or activity and to have it included in Open Faversham please email us at email@example.com – you will need to organise and insure your event but we will be happy to promote it for you.
VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
12 Market Place, ME13 7AE
10am to 4pm - Monday to Saturday
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FLEUR MUSEUM - FREE ENTRY
12-13 Preston Street, ME13 8NS
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11 Preston Street, ME13 8NS
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