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Fakenham Makers Market at Christmas

event-nov-2016Fakenham Parish Church
Saturday 10th December
10am to 2pm

Come along to Fakenham Parish Church for Fakenham Makers Bumper Christmas Market. Live Christmas music from Dawn Wakefield and friends and Santa will be raising money for Barnardo’s.

Fakenham Makers Market started in March 2015 in the beautiful and historic setting of Fakenham’s 14th century Parish Church in the heart of North Norfolk. It is entirely devoted to arts and crafts handmade by the stallholders and entry is free.

The market runs once a month throughout the year and dates have been specifically chosen to coincide as much as possible with Fakenham Farmers Market.

There are refreshments served at each market with all proceeds going to Fakenham Parish Church. Fakenham Makers Market supports Fakenham Barnardo’s Helpers Group who have a regular free stall at each market.

Fadlos Pantomime and Quiz

peter-pan-jpegFadlos present their award winning Pantomime with the traditional tale of Peter Pan. The magical childhood story we all love has been weaved with some Fadlos style to promise a night of family fun, brilliant songs, toe tapping routines and breath taking costumes! This year we welcome some of the Fadlos Kidz graduates on stage, Thomas Bailey leaps into the role of Peter and Olivia Cunningham last seen as the young Cosette in Les Miserables is excited to become the lovable fairy Tinkerbell.

Before we even make sail for Neverland we have our fundraising weekend which is almost as famous now as our shows, Saturday 19th November you can challenge Roy the Quiz Master at the Fadlos Quiz and Sunday 20th is our bargainous Jumble sale.

As always we welcome you to our events and show and hope that for our 50th anniversary celebrations next year we will have you Dancing along to our spectacular production of Sister Act the musical!

Box Office opens on 10th November at Sweets ’N’ Things, 14–16 Market Place, Fakenham 01328 855172
Tickets can also be purchased online at

To book a team for the Quiz call 07500043001 or go to our website

The Quiz Night is Saturday 19th November at the Fakenham Community Centre 7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Teams of 4 people £12.00 a team

The Jumble Sale is on Sunday 20th November at the Fakenham Community Centre from 11.00am until 1.00pm

Vacwash Spares

vacwash-sparesGina McCormack runs her very useful stall Vac Wash Spares on the market area in front of Argos, next to Christie’s Cheese stall. She sell lots of essential items – vacuum cleaner spares and all sorts of car care products.

Where are you from?

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
34 years.

What are your opening times here?
6.30am – 2.30pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Sheringham (Wednesday & Saturday)

What led you to running this stall?
I looked after a stall for a friend in London. I had been working at Heathrow Airport and I never went back! I liked market trading so much that I did a diploma in market management and worked as a field support officer for NMTF (National Market Traders Federation). But I missed trading myself, and so came back to running a stall.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
I like the fact that market is all to do with personal service . It’s a very friendly, informal market.

What are your best selling items?
Vacuum cleaner bags, and spare parts; Autoglym products, car care consumables, chamois and sponges.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

Local Charity Event – 9th & 11th August

clicsargentA locally-based team of youngsters who’ve joined National Citizen Service are organising two charity events. They’ve got one planned for Fakenham Tesco on Tuesday 9th August and another in Fakenham Market on Thursday 11th August. They’re both to raise awareness and funds for CLIC Sargent.

Here’s a message from the group…

“Please come along to Tesco in Fakenham on Tuesday 9th August for face painting, tombola, your favourite characters in fancy dress and much more family fun all in aid of CLIC Sargent, a charity who offers help and support to children and their families who are suffering with cancer. Also in Fakenham on Thursday 11th similar family fun at Fakenham Market. All ages welcome, please help us make a difference!”

Their Event Page on Facebook is here. Let them know you’re going (there’s a button on their page) and please help them promote it by sharing the event page with your FB Friends.

CLIC Sargent is a charity which supports young cancer sufferers. It was formed in 2005 after a successful merger between CLIC and Sargent Cancer Care for Children.

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a not-for profit social enterprise open to 15 to 17 years-olds, set up to provide challenges through social action and build skills for work and life.

Gerry Colvin Band In Concert

Sat 1st October, 8pm
Fakenham Community Centre
Tickets £10 from Fakenham Info Hub
Book online:

Gerry Colvin is a brilliantly original singer-songwriter with a wonderful stage presence. Poignant, quirky lyrics that really touch your heart combined with hilarious audience interaction between songs. An
experience not to be missed.

Adobe Photoshop PDFMany of us locally have seen and heard this wonderful performer at the annual Folk on the Pier festival in Cromer and now we are really thrilled to be hosting a gig for him and his latest band in Fakenham! Over the years he has released numerous CDs but to get the full experience – you just have to see him live with an audience. Don’t let the ‘folk’ label put you off – his songs appeal across the generations and varied tastes of music followers, his insightful lyrics, catchy tunes and great sense of humour and enthusiasm cannot fail to give you a memorable night out.

In the early 1980’s he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit Terry & Gerry. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including “The Tube” and “The Old Grey Whistle Test”.

In the early 1990’s Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-writing on an album project. He also penned TV themes, musicals, film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. His band Gerry Colvin’s Inexperience, a fusion of Soul, R and B and Folk-Country, became a firm favourite on the College circuit.

In 1995 Gerry co-founded the five piece folk band ColvinQuarmby. They released six critically acclaimed albums and were voted best band at the prestigious Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival in 2009. In 2010 they won the Hancock Award for ‘Best Live Folk Act’.

In 2015 the original line-up of Terry and Gerry reformed and toured nationally with rock heroes Status Quo culminating with a concert at The Albert Hall!! Terry and Gerry also appeared at Glastonbury that year and released the ‘Dear John’ EP: a self penned tribute to the late John Peel. And also since 2015 Gerry has a brand new band of his own…with all the appeal of his previous incarnations…..come along and see for yourself!

Fakenham Classic Music is a not for profit concert/gig series aimed at bringing top quality performers to Fakenham area at affordable prices. Please get in touch to join our email list and be the first to find out what is happening next!

Words Across The Wensum 2016

WATW Literary Festival 2016 rev 2Words Across The Wensum is a series of inexpensive workshops in Fakenham during August

Fakenham Community Centre, Oak Street

Fakenham Community Centre, Oak Street

LIFE WRITING WORKSHOP Monday: 10.15 – 11.30am Friday: 6.30 – 7.45pm
£3 including refreshments. Fakenham Community Centre, Oak Street

Fakenham Library, Oak Street

refreshments. Fakenham Community Centre, Oak Street.

SCRIPT-WRITING WORKSHOP 7.30 – 8.30pm £3 including refreshments.
Fakenham Community Centre, Oak Street