Events

 The Victorian   Strollers

 1837-1901

 Dates of events and venues that we hope to attend in 2013 (in yellow boxes) and some that we probably wont be at but maybe you or others will.

Email us with the details of any other events that you think we might be interested in attending: info@victorianstrollers.co.uk

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 Also check out these listings:

http://www.rochesterdickensfestival.org.uk/news.htm

http://www.visitkent.co.uk/explore/dickens-events.asp

 2014 Events:

March

T.B.C.

The Medway Festival of Steam

 

 

  May

 

Victorian Costume sale

Venue: Princes Hall High Street Rochester

10am-3pm. Your chance to buy your outfit ready for the Christmas Dickens festival, or maybe sell those that have since shrunk and no longer fit you!

 

June.

Rochester Dickens Festival, Rochester Kent

A spectacular event of colour, costume and entertainment. Thousands of visitors soak up the Victorian atmosphere, while parades make their way through central historic Rochester each day Newly commissioned theatrical and creative content planned to mark the bicentenary in Rochester.

 http://www.medway.gov.uk/index/leisure/events/dickensfestival.htm

http://www.rochesterdickensfestival.org.uk/

 

 

June T.B.C.

 

Victorian Military at Gunpowder Mills Waltham Abbey.

 http://www.royalgunpowdermills.com/victorian_experience.htm

 

June T.B.C.

Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration, ilfracombe Devon.

A week of Victorian events.

We warmly invite you to attend Ilfracombe Victorian Week from ??th to ??th June 2011 - and to enjoy almost 50 separate events over nine days - the largest and longest festival in North Devon

http://www.ilfracombevictoriancelebration.org.uk/

 

15-21 June

Broadstairs' 75th Dickens Festival. Broadstairs

Charles Dickens visited Broadstairs in Kent regularly from 1837 until 1859 and immortalised the town as "Our English Watering Place". In 1937, to commemorate the centenary of the author's first visit, Gladys Waterer, the then owner of Dickens House, conceived the idea of putting on a production of 'David Copperfield' and of having people about the town in Victorian dress to publicise it. Thus the festival was born and, with the exception of the years of World War 2, has been held annually in the third week of June ever since.

http://www.stella-maris.org.uk/

 http://www.broadstairsdickensfestival.co.uk/

 

June

Historic Festival, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire

 

www.chatterishistoricfestival.co.uk

 

August

 

Victorian Weekend  Isle of Wight Steam Railway Haven Street.

Isle of Wight.

http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/special-events/details/19-victorian-weekend.html

 

August

 

Victorian Festival

in Llandrindod Wells. Wales.

http://www.victorianfestival.co.uk

 

Late August

 

Military Odyssey - Kent Show Ground, Detling, Kent, ME14 3JF

Not only the Country's Largest Multi-Period Living History Event, but now the Worlds largest event of its type with a huge collectors market with hundreds of traders.

http://www.military-odyssey.com/

 

September

Costermongers' Harvest Festival Parade London

A parade of a marching band, street traders ("Costermongers"),Pearly Kings and Queens and Victorian Characters from 1-3pm, starting at Guildhall Yard, Gresham Street EC2 London. This is followed by a harvest festival service at 3-4pm at St Mary Le Bow Church, Cheapside EC2.
A "harvest festival" is a thanksgiving ceremony, to give thanks after crops have been harvested successfully. It is a very old tradition. It usually takes place on a Sunday in September or early October. People collect food from their homes and take it to their churches or schools. The food is later given to poor or older members of the local community.

 

  November

 

Victorian Costume sale

Venue: Princes Hall High Street Rochester

10am-3pm. Your chance to buy your outfit ready for the Christmas Dickens festival, or maybe sell those that have since shrunk and no longer fit you!

 

  November

 

Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival

http://www.dickensianfestival.co.uk/

 

November

 

Victorian Festival of Christmas

Venue: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

With its snow-covered street, seasonal carols, Father Christmas, Christmas shopping and cast of Victorian characters, this hugely popular event is a delightful trip to Christmas past for all the family.

Wander through the European-style shopping village, Victorian Street, Georgian colonnades and discover superb quality gifts, fine crafts, festive food and drink at the biggest Christmas market on the South Coast. 

 

Step back 150 years to celebrate Christmas with a cast of hundreds.  Meet a host of colourful Victorian characters such as Scrooge, Mr Bumble and Queen Victoria herself and join in with the new and novel bawdy music hall of Fagin’s Tavern.

 

Children will laugh at the traditional street and fairground entertainments and music lovers will delight in traditional Christmas carols and marching bands.

http://www.christmasfestival.co.uk:80/

 

 

December

Dickensian Christmas, Rochester

Each year, the first weekend of December brings Victorian festivities to Rochester in the form of a Dickensian Christmas, where you can experience street entertainment, readings, songs and dance. You'll be captivated by Dickens' characters as you explore the literary journey that was the great writer's life. Each day there are parades through Rochester and the magnificent surroundings of Rochester Cathedral and Castle and guaranteed snowfall creates a charming scene!

A Christmas experience in the heart of the land of Dickens. In addition to the street entertainment, musicians and costumed characters perform around the festival area. Parades and processions and magical stalls offering a huge range of Christmas fare. The day is completed with a Carol Concert outside Rochester's magnificent Cathedral.

Among the highlights of this weekend's festival are a grand parade through the town at 1200 GMT on both days and a candlelit parade each day at 1645 GMT.

A carol concert takes place at Boley Hill at 1700 GMT each day, while children can visit Father Christmas in Rochester Castle Gardens throughout Saturday and Sunday.

The council is advising people to use public transport as it expects many visitors to the town, but a park and ride scheme has also been set up.

http://www.medway.gov.uk/

http://www.whatsonmedway.co.uk/medway-festivals/dickensian-christmas

 

 

December

 

Victorian Weekend in Robin Hood's Bay North Yorkshire

 

 including; christmas tree exhibition, street entertainments, guided walks, Geology, Open cottages, carol-singing, handicraft displays ie rag-rug making.

 

December

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Grassington Dickensian Festival, Yorkshire

During these three Saturdays Grassington is transported back to the time of Charles Dickens. See the Christmas lights, the village square and the streets transformed into a traditional market with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume

 http://www.grassington.uk.com/dickensian

 

 

December

 

Wisbech Christmas Market

 Fenland District Council

 


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