What's on at the Alexander Centre

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Hamish Stuart Band

The Hamish Stuart BandThe Hamish Stuart Band
Saturday, July 29, 2017
8:00 pm

£12 in advance / £15 on the door

£
12

FREE EVENT

We are thrilled to be hosting a return visit by local music celebrity Hamish Stuart.

Hamish, a member of the Average White Band from 1972 to 1982, went on to work with Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and David Sanborn. He wrote Atlantic Starr's 1986 hit "If Your Heart Isn't in It" and songs for Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, George Benson and Diana Ross. He went on to join Paul McCartney's band (where he switched between guitar and bass as necessary with McCartney) for McCartney's 1989 comeback album, Flowers in the Dirt, and appeared on several other albums as well as playing for McCartney's world tours of 1989 and 1993.

After collaborating on numerous albums for other artists, he recorded his first solo album, Sooner or Later, in 1999, 17 years after leaving the Average White Band, which he released on his own record label, Sulphuric Records. Apart from playing with his own group, the Hamish Stuart Band, and with his fellow Glaswegian guitarist and friend Jim Mullen, Hamish also produced Gordon Haskell and the Swedish singer-songwriter Meja.

In 2006 and 2008 Hamish toured as the bass player with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band; and in 2007, he produced and appeared as a guest vocalist on the album All About the Music, by The All Stars Collective. Along with partner Claire Houlihan and friend Tom Sutton-Roberts, Hamish curates the annual mOare Music Festival in Oare.

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

Friday, August 18, 2017

Jazz Lounge - The Andy Bennett Quintet and Leonie Hamway

Jazz Lounge - The Andy Bennett Quintet and Leonie HamwayJazz Lounge - The Andy Bennett Quintet and Leonie Hamway
Friday, August 18, 2017
8pm
12:31 pm
£

FREE EVENT

Don't miss our popular relaxed Friday night jazz events - free with a retiring collection. No need to book tickets, just drop in.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Creative Skills Share Day

Creative Skills Share DayCreative Skills Share Day
Saturday, August 19, 2017
10am-4pm
8:59 am
£
8.50

FREE EVENT

Are you a creative who would like to know more about photography, running a business online or other aspects of working creatively?

Join this Creative Skills Sharing to share skills and make new contact 10am-1pm. Find out more about how to photograph your work 1pm-4pm. You can drop in at any time.

We'll have a photographic corner set up so that you can photograph your work. Karen of Love Your Camera will be on hand to help you take better photographs. And it's a great opportunity to get a new headshot for your creative business.

Artist Nigel Wallace of White One Sugar will be joining us to offer tips and advice on running an online business, plus illustrator and Photoshop tasters.

There'll be an area with vision boards, so that you can take the time to put together ideas for your creative business.

And you'll meet other local bloggers, writers, photographers, makers and creatives.

http://www.loveyourcamera.co.uk/product/creative-skill-share-day/

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Faversham Hop Festival - free gigs here

The Faversham Hop Festival - free gigs hereThe Faversham Hop Festival - free gigs here
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September
Saturday, September 2, 2017
1pm-7pm
12:32 pm
£

FREE EVENT

Now one of the largest free music festivals in the UK, the Faversham Hop Festival celebrates both traditional and contemporary live music, from folk and country to tribute bands, singer-songwriters and rock. 

Enjoy the best local bands here in the Gatefield Hall (the only Hop Festival free gig venue that's also under cover!). Share a pint or a glass of wine with friends and family in our Hop Festival garden, or refresh yourself with a cup of tea and home-made cake in our pop-up cafe.

Just drop in - no tickets required!

Saturday 1-1.45pm:QE Students

                2-2.45pm: Estelle Mey

                3-3.45pm: The WaterGrain Band

                4-4.45pm: New Old World  

                5-5.45pm: Funke and the Two tone Baby

                6-7.30pm: Green Diesel 

 

Sunday 1-1.45pm: Faversham Youth Choir

              2-2.45pm: High Tide

              3-3.45pm: Paragraph 1

              4-4.45pm:  Creek 

              5-6pm Curb Pilots 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tina May & 'les girls' present 'Berlin, Paris, Broadway - a jazz journey'

Tina May & 'les girls'  present 'Berlin, Paris, Broadway - a jazz journey'Tina May & 'les girls'  present 'Berlin, Paris, Broadway - a jazz journey'
Friday, September 29, 2017
8:00 pm

£10 concessions

£
12

FREE EVENT

Tina May is an international jazz artist and is joined by 'les girls' a top-class group of fabulous female musicians:-

Nikki Iles on piano, Karen Street on accordion and Julie Walkington on double bass

'Berlin, Paris, Broadway - a jazz journey' celebrates jazz , chansons  and the great 'Divas' of our age; featuring music from our favourite chanteuses: Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae and composers such as Kurt Weill, Gershwin, Ellington, Styne,  Cole Porter and many others.

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

Friday, October 6, 2017

Charity Cabaret Ball in aid of Open Arms Malawi

Charity Cabaret Ball in aid of Open Arms MalawiCharity Cabaret Ball in aid of Open Arms Malawi
Friday, October 6, 2017
7pm-midnight
12:03 pm
£
50

FREE EVENT

Enjoy a glass of fizz, a three course meal and entertainment from the Kent School of Performing Arts at this black-tie charity cabaret ball.

A good time is guaranteed for all! In aid of Open Arms Malawi.

Call 07525 441939 to book your tickets

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Bob Flowerdew - 'No Work Gardening'

Bob Flowerdew - 'No Work Gardening'Bob Flowerdew - 'No Work Gardening'
Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:00 pm
£
10

FREE EVENT

After his visit to Faversham with Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time in February; we are delighted to welcome back Bob Flowerdew to entertain us with tips and stories on the subject of 'No Work Gardening'! His talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

Come along for a light-hearted evening of anecdotes and advice - licensed bar available.

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

Weekly Events

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

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

Callanetics

Every

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

The Callanetics® Exercise Method. Drop a dress size in 10 hours! Achieve rapid results in core and pelvic floor strength whilst protecting your back. Dramatically improve and relax your posture, increase flexibility and lengthen your muscles.

Every Monday at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm - 8:30 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

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

Summer Photography course (July & August)

Every

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Saturday

Sunday

A weekly summer photography course for beginners from Faversham Photography. 6.30pm-8pm on Thursdays in July and August.

How to start using your camera confidently. Create beautiful images off 'auto' and learn to control the camera. It's a small group and you have access to the tutor for queries when you're practising at home.

Find out more from Karen Louise George at http://www.loveyourcamera.co.uk/

What they’re saying

Kim's retirement party went well on Friday evening at the Alex (better than I expected!). I'd like to thank you and all your staff for making the evening so good. Could you thank all the staff working on Friday evening for the kindness they showed us and the friendly and efficient way they ran the bar. They were very, very good!!

Rob -