What's on at the Alexander Centre

Friday, December 14, 2018

Vintage Lianna

Vintage LiannaVintage Lianna
Friday, December 14, 2018
2:00 pm
£
7.50

FREE EVENT

Lianna’s timeless elegance, beautiful vocals and authentic attire all make for the perfect entertainment for any event.

Lianna covers an extensive range of hits from the 1950’s and 1960’s covering many genres including rock and roll, jazz and doo-wop. Lianna has performed all over the UK and internationally at many vintage events and was most recently asked to make her debut in Las Vegas which was a huge honour to her. Lianna was also awarded the runner up position for Best Musical Performer at the National Vintage Awards 2014.

Lianna's look, reminiscent of the film stars of the 1950’s, and her charismatic yet classic performance of unforgettable songs is enough to get any crowd jiving along to the popular hits of the 50’s and 60’s and you'll really feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to eras gone by.

For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - call 01795 591 691 or email bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Friday, December 14, 2018

Jazz@TheAlex - Steve Waterman's Allstars play Jazz Christmas Carols

Jazz@TheAlex - Steve Waterman's Allstars play Jazz Christmas CarolsJazz@TheAlex - Steve Waterman's Allstars play Jazz Christmas Carols
Friday, December 14, 2018
8:00 pm

Ticket price includes a glass of mulled wine.

£
15

FREE EVENT

Further to his sell-out show earlier in the year world-renown, and yet local to Faversham, jazz trumpeter Steve Waterman returns with his All Stars to bring his own unique spin on Christmas Carols.

Steve is one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene. He began his career while studying at Trinity College Of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the British and European jazz scene.

With a fantastic line-up, below, expect a fantastic evening of a jazz twist on Christmas tunes you know and love.

Steve Waterman (Trumpet)

Jo Fooks (Tenor Sax)

Matt Wates (Alto Sax)

Anthony Kerr (Vibraphone)

Andy Cleyndert (Double Bass)

Dave Barry (Drums)

For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 591691 / bookings@thealexandercentre.com or book online via ticketext - link below: https://www.tickettext.co.uk/the-alexander-centre-cic/christmas-jazzthealex-14122018/

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Eventissima Artisan Craft, Vintage and Gift Christmas Weekend Fair

Eventissima Artisan Craft, Vintage and Gift Christmas Weekend FairEventissima Artisan Craft, Vintage and Gift Christmas Weekend Fair
Sat 15th and Sun 16th Dec 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
10am-3pm
10:00 am
£

FREE EVENT

Browse stalls exhibiting handicrafts, Christmas gift ideas and vintage wares.

Free Entry.

Our pop-up tea-room will be open for this event.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

LAMDA (Drama) Taster Workshops

LAMDA (Drama) Taster WorkshopsLAMDA (Drama) Taster Workshops
Sunday, December 16, 2018
9.30-11am & 11.30-1pm
9:30 am
£
6

FREE EVENT

These new and exciting taster workshops are open to all 10 to 18 year olds.  At your taster you’ll get exactly what it says on the tin - a taste of our LAMDA accredited Young People’s Syllabus (launching in spring, ’19).  So come along ready to do a lot of acting, have a great deal of fun, get to know your tutors a little and ask absolutely any questions at all.

 LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) is one of the oldest and most respected drama schools in the country - in fact, the world - so we’re very proud indeed to be offering their exams. To take a look at the sort of topics you can choose from please just visit the relevant LAMDA web pages: www.lamda.ac.uk/our-exams

Our LAMDA tasters, run by DBS checked tutors, are happening soon at two excellent Kent venues; one in Faversham and the other in Rochester. Our actual LAMDA syllabusand exam courses start in January 2019.

                       Workshop One:   9.30 am to 11.00 am

                       Workshop Two:   11.30 am to 1.00 pm

Parents and guardians are extremely welcome to attend/observe for FREE – one per student.  We’re also very happy for you to simply drop your child off and pick them up again at the end of the session

 Workshop places are available to participants at the discounted price of just £6.00 per student

 Note: there are limited places - and only these two workshops in Faversham - so we strongly advise you get in touch just as soon as you have a chance (please see below)

Simply email theatreclass@hotmail.com

 

When you email please be sure to tell us five key things;

           # The venue you want to come to

           # The workshop you want to attend(One or Two)

           # The name and age of the student attending

           # The name of the adult who will be attending/observing (if any)

           # The best email for us to get back to you on*

 

Fora young actor to work to LAMDA standards is a demanding but wonderful experience. We want as many students as possible to have the chance to try these tasters.  With this in mind we’re giving people up to Saturday 1 December ‘18 to email us.

 

On Monday 3 Dec we’ll get back to everyone*.  At that point we’ll tell you who we’ve been able to offer places to (we’ll also ask successful applicants to make payment, and tell you how to do this).

To book email theatreclass@hotmail.com by 1st Decmber 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Santa's Grotto

Santa's GrottoSanta's Grotto
Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Dec
Saturday, December 22, 2018
9.30-6.30pm
9:06 am
£
7

FREE EVENT

Come along for a walk through a winter wonderland, before visiting Santa.

A gift (a book & chocolate figure) for each child.

Festive tea-room available and a comfortable waiting room with colouring-in and Christmas films for the children.

And why not do some shopping in our extensive Christmas market?

Slot to see Santa must be booked - please call 01795 591691 or email bookings@thealexandercentre.com to book a specific day and time

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Christmas Market

Christmas MarketChristmas Market
Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd
Saturday, December 22, 2018
10 am - 5 pm
10:00 am

£

FREE EVENT

A chance to pick up some last minutes gifts - there'll be a range of stalls to browse.

The tea-room will be open offering all sorts of festive treats.

The market runs alongside our ever-popular Santa's Grotto, so book a slot for your children or grand-children to see Santa (£7 per child)

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Little Match Girl

The Little Match GirlThe Little Match Girl
Sunday, December 30, 2018
2:00 pm

Adults £10 Children £7.50

£

FREE EVENT

The Little Match Girl

A warming tale for winter - inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's traditional fairy tale

London. The last evening of the year. The snow is falling. A little girl struggles fiercely through the dark streets. In a vain attempt to stay warm she strikes a match, then a second and third. In the fatal cold the flames blaze to life and the friendly flickering fire guides her to fantastic Christmas visions. With each strike we are transported into her tumultuous hopes and dreams.

In this magic, humorous and poignant show, The Last Baguette use physical comedy, live music and visual storytelling to shine a light on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter tale.

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

Tickets can be booked online at

https://www.tickettext.co.uk/the-alexander-centre-cic/the-little-match-girl-30122018/

Friday, January 25, 2019

Peter and Tyber from the Dualers

Peter and Tyber from the DualersPeter and Tyber from the Dualers
Friday, January 25, 2019
7:00 pm

Tickets £15.10 (£13.50 + booking fee)

£
15.10

FREE EVENT

After previous packed-out performances Peter and Tyber from the Dualers return with their high-energy Ska and Reggae gig.

Book online at:- http://skiddle.com/e/13324093

A limited amount of physical tickets are available from The Alexander Centre - call 01795 591691 or email bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Taking Care of Vegas

Taking Care of VegasTaking Care of Vegas
Saturday, February 16, 2019
8:00 pm

£12.50 early bird tickets / £15 standard

£

FREE EVENT

Welcome to Kent's favourite Elvis party show band, Taking Care of Vegas, with their blend of rock 'n' roll hits for all the family and big band
Vegas show sound.

"People want to come out and be entertained and that's what we are all about, filling the whole space available with sound that makes people want to bring their own energy and enjoyment to the mix."

Known for their on stage antics and authentic 70's vibe, the band provide much more than just background music with fun dance routines and audience participation; one of the many reasons they have been main stage regulars at big summer events for several years.

"We hope that everyone who comes to see us will experience the magic that Elvis created during his live performances. We take a wonderful set of songs that really transgressed all music styles from gospel to blues, rock to country and recreate them with our own twist for today's fun
loving audience."

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

Sunday, February 17, 2019

'Out of the Hat' by Long Nose Puppets

'Out of the Hat' by Long Nose Puppets'Out of the Hat' by Long Nose Puppets
Sunday, February 17, 2019
2:00 pm

£8.50 Adults / £6.50 Children

£

FREE EVENT

When Doris and Delilah wake up to find something strange and sparkly has fallen from the sky, they are inspired to put on the world’s greatest magic show! But HOW do you make real magic happen? What ingredients do you need and who can help them?

Along the way they encounter some fabulous characters, from a transformative moth, a giant singing frog, an artistic spider and a rather grumpy stick insect to some beautiful fireflies who all help to create their dream.

Will the conjuring trick work and will anything EVER come out of the hat?

Since launching in Brighton in 2006 Long Nose Puppets have produced four much loved and critically acclaimed puppets shows for children.  Their first show Shoe Baby won the award for Best Children’s Show at Brighton Fringe Festival. Shoe Baby then went on to have sell out shows across the UK, gaining many five star reviews at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Faversham Literary Festival

Faversham Literary FestivalFaversham Literary Festival
Saturday, February 23, 2019
12pm-8pm
12:00 pm
£

FREE EVENT

Full details to be announced can be found at the Faversham Literary Fsstival website:-

http://www.favershamliteraryfestival.org/live/index.php

Saturday 23 February, Alexander Centre, Main Hall

11am–12noon      Tim Dee, with Peter Fiennes

12.30–1.30pm      Jenni Murray

2–3pm                  Iain Sinclair

3.30–4.30pm       Diane Setterfield

5–6pm                 Viv Albertine

7–8pm                 Jo Brand

Saturday 23 February, Alexander Centre, Room 2 – Teen/Young Adult

11am–12noon      Lucy Strange and Emily Critchley

12.30–1.30pm      Ben Parker and Mark Bowsher

2–3pm                 Teen/Young Adult Workshop: Writing Comics

3.30–4.30pm       Teen/Young Adult Workshop: Dr Who

5–6pm                 Teen/Young Adult Workshop: Flash Fiction

All tickets bookable online at the Literary Festival website - http://www.favershamliteraryfestival.org/live/index.php/about or from 'Top Hat & Tales' on West Street

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Local Comedy Club with Lee Hurst

Local Comedy Club with Lee HurstLocal Comedy Club with Lee Hurst
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Doors open 6.30pm
7:30 pm

Book online only :- https://www.tickettext.co.uk/lee-hurst/the-local-comedy-club-24022019/

Early Bird - £10 - Available until 03 February / Standard - £14


£
9

FREE EVENT

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 https://www.tickettext.co.uk/lee-hurst/the-local-comedy-club-24022019/

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Peril at Sea

Peril at SeaPeril at Sea
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
2.30pm & 7.30pm
2:30 pm

Matinee - all tickets £8

Evening - Adults £10 / Under18s £8

£

FREE EVENT

The greatest storm in living memory blasts the English coast. Striving against the howling winds and pounding waves, a lonely boat struggles on. Those left behind wait impatiently, huddled together, isolated and unfamiliar.


As the storm rages, stories, memories, songs and myths tumble out of the night,capturing a life lived on and around the sea.


Kent-based theatre company Up The Road Theatre bring you this brand new production, as part of its tour of the UK coast.

Suitable for anyone aged 12 and over.

 

Produced in association with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth,supported by Wells Maltings, The Seagull and LV21.

Supported by funding from Arts Council England.

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

Friday, March 8, 2019

Jazz@TheAlex - Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra with Steve Waterman

Jazz@TheAlex - Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra with Steve WatermanJazz@TheAlex - Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra with Steve Waterman
Friday, March 8, 2019
7:30 pm
£

FREE EVENT

Details to be announced soon.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Imagine the Beatles

Imagine the BeatlesImagine the Beatles
Saturday, March 16, 2019
7:30 pm
£
16

FREE EVENT

One of the UK's leading Beatles tribute bands.

Musically, no detail is overlooked to re-create the true sound and excitement of The Beatles, with every song performed totally live and in its original key. Visually, the presentation is as close to the real thing as you can imagine... Close your eyes, could it really be them? Quality stage outfits range from the early Cavern days through to Beatlemania, Sgt Peppers and beyond. Authentic vocals and instruments, including the McCartney Hofner violin bass, Lennon's Rickenbacker, George's Gretsch and Ringo's Ludwig kit, complete the perfect tribute.

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

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Queen II - The Ultimate Tribute to Queen

Queen II - The Ultimate Tribute to QueenQueen II - The Ultimate Tribute to Queen
Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:00 pm

Early Bird Tickets £15

Standard Tickets £18

£

FREE EVENT

Queen II are the Queen tribute that provide a breath taking show at any venue! They have been touring Britain and Europe captivating audiences with their nostalgic show!

The band faithfully recreates the energy, excitement and emotion of a classic Queen concert! An authentic four piece line up delivers powerful vocals, driving rock anthems and closest sounding guitarist yet!

Every show is packed with costume changes! Including that famous outfit from 'I Want To Break Free'! All shows feature some of the UK's finest professional musicians using authentic instruments and equipment, including the 'red special' guitar, Grand Piano and a silver sparkle 'Roger Taylor style' drum kit!

Performing hits from every decade of Queen's musical legacy - Queen II truly are the Champions Of Tributes!

For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - call 01795 591691 or email bookings@thealexandercentre.com

Tickets can be booked online here:-

https://www.tickettext.co.uk/the-alexander-centre-cic/qii-queen-tribute-23032019/

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Voodoo Room - the music of Hendrix, Clapton and Cream

Voodoo Room - the music of Hendrix, Clapton and CreamVoodoo Room - the music of Hendrix, Clapton and Cream
Saturday, April 6, 2019
7:30 pm
£
18

FREE EVENT

Paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Cream - Voodoo Room are a stunning classic power trio, featuring some of the UK's finest musicians.

They perform an incredible high energy show, delivered in the true spirit of these legendary superstars.

Their individual credits include: Steve Winwood, Massive Attack, Duran Duran, Arthur Brown, Fish, Thunder, Thea Gilmore, Lulu etc etc.

"Incredible players" - Neneh Cherry
"Stunning" - Time Out
"Sounds fantastic" - BBC Radio Devon
"Phenomenal" - Phoenix F.M.
"Outstanding" - Blues In The South Mag

For tickets contact the Alexander Centre - 01795 591691

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Abba Chique

Abba ChiqueAbba Chique
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00 pm

£12.50 limited Early-Bird Tickets

£15 Standard Tickets

£

FREE EVENT

ABBA's music has stood the test of time for more than 40 years, so it's little wonder that ABBA tribute bands are one of the most favoured on the tribute scene!

The sequel to the Mamma Mia film is now on in the cinemas and ABBA have written two new songs, the first of which is set for release in December this year, so there couldn't be a better time to come and see an ABBA tribute band and ABBA Chique are the HOTTEST one around!

​ABBA Chique are an authentic looking and sounding ABBA tribute band. Suitable for all ages, ABBA Chique have performed at children's parties and all over milestone parties, from 18th - 90th birthdays!

With precise ABBA vocals, stunning ABBA costumes and a powerful stage presence full of energy and fun, this unforgettable ABBA tribute show will leave you feeling like you've headed back in time to the 1970s where ABBA ruled the music scene.

​This hugely popular ABBA show gets booked up very quickly, so grab your tickets soon!

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

Tickets can be booked online here:-

https://www.tickettext.co.uk/the-alexander-centre-cic/abba-chique-13042019/

Weekly Events

Faversham Pilates

Every

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

Pilates classes run by Celia Hamilton-Jones in newly refurbished pilates studio.

Class schedule:-

Mon - 10am-11am Mixed ability/improvers

11am-12pm 60+ Beginners

6.30pm - 7.30pm Improvers/Intermediate

7.45pm - 8.45pm Intermediate

Tues - 1pm-1.45pm Mixed ability

5.30-6.30pm Mixed ability/improvers

Weds - 9.30-10.30 60+ Improvers

2pm-3pm 60+ Improvers

3pm-4pm Mixed ability

5.30-6.30pm Mixed ability/Improvers

Thurs - 9.30am-10.30am 60+ Improvers

10.45am-11.45am Improvers/Intermediate

6pm-7pm Improvers/Intermediate

7pm-8pm Intermediate

Full full class details see: https://favershampilates.pilatesnearyou.co.uk/

Yoga

Every

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

6.30pm - 8.00pm / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Yoga class with Julie Page - contact juliebillpage@btinternet.com

Monday 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Tuesday 8.00pm - 9.30pm

Physio South East - Pilates

Every

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

At Physio South East, we run small Pilates classes, held at venues local to you and taught by Chartered Physiotherapists so you're in safe hands.

https://www.physiosoutheast.co.uk/pilates/

Sessions are 6:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Swallow Quilters

Every

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friendly informative group of varying abilities, from learner to expert in patchwork quilting, eager to share their knowledge.

For more information please contact Marian by email - marianfinch@yahoo.co.uk or 01795 521528

Mindfulness Yoga

Every

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

Gentle yoga & mindfulness training.

For more details: www.sati-yoga-faversham.co.uk

 Tuesdays: 10am – 11.15am

 Fridays: 10am – 11.30 am & 11.45 - 1.15pm

Yoga Birth Classes

Every

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

Preparing for birth and parenthood with specialist pregnancy yoga since 1991. 

1.5 hours of yoga and relaxation specially developed for preganancy and birth preparation.   Start any time in pregnancy and attend until the baby is born. The group setting helps you build a support network for the months to come.

Cost: £12 drop-in or £40 for 4 classes in advance.  You can pay on the day in cash or by Paypal or go to the classes page on this website and book and pay online.

​Yoga mats are provided, bring 2 small cushions.  Do bring your mat if you prefer.  Wear loose, stretchy clothes.

For further info see website: www.yogabirthkent.com or contact ​Becky 07759772109 / yogabirthkent@gmail.com

Zumba

Every

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.

Check out the website: http://www.milesdanceandfitness.com/ or just turn up for a class!

Line Dancing

Every

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

From 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm No experience or partners necessary. Just come along and enjoy yourself.

Sophie Jayne Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness Classes

Every

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

9.30am - 11am

All abilities, beginners welcome!

Call Sophie on 07821759518

Email: info@sophiejayneyoga.co.uk

Visit: www.sophiejayneyoga.co.uk

What they’re saying

Brilliant, brillant day, it was fabulous. All the staff were really helpful and friendly. I had a lot of comments from my guests about how lovely the venue was and so many had no idea there was a garden!

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