Tag Archives: Faversham

Colin Frake returns to Faversham – and sets up shop in the Purifier Building

Many folks will be delighted to to hear that traditional block-maker and deck fittings maker Colin Frake has returned to Faversham – he’s been away for a couple of years after he took the difficult decision to leave Standard Quay … Continue reading

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Captain Ward – Faversham’s famous pirate who changed the course of history

The ballad Captain Ward sung by Gavin Atkin – who learned it from the singing of Roy Harris. This is a striking if historically inaccurate short ballad about an amazing character – a Faversham fisherman who became a pirate in … Continue reading

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The Unknown Land – a play about arctic exploration, at the Arden Theatre, Faversham on the 28th March

In the 1840s, the race to discover the fabled North-West Passage gripped the public imagination. The Unknown Land is an original play by Caroline Small for one actor and many characters. It is said to be a compelling tale of … Continue reading

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