Events

 The Victorian   Strollers

 1837-1901

 Dates of events and venues that we hope to attend in 2020 (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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http://www.rochesterdickensfestival.org.uk/news.htm

2020 Events:

29th March

 

London Half Marathon

 We will be near St Pauls cathedra supporting the Great Ormond Street Hopsital Childrens Charity cheering on the runners.

 

12 April

 

Open Day Slough fort

 Open day at the Victorian Slough Fort, Allhallows Kent, ME3 9QF

http://www.sloughfort.org.uk/home

 

9 May

 

VE Day Slough fort

 Open day at the Victorian Slough Fort, Allhallows Kent, ME3 9QF

http://www.sloughfort.org.uk/home

 

  May T.B.C.

 Annual Event

Victorian Costume sale

Venue: Princes Hall High Street Rochester

Free event

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!

 

24th May

Annual Event

Burseldon Brickworks Steampunk weekend.

 Admission fee applies

SO31 7HB

https://www.bursledonbrickworks.org.uk/events.php

 

6-14th  June

 

Grand Victorian& Steampunk Festival Ilfracombe

 Renamed the Ilfracombe Victorian and Steampunk Celebration, the event boasted a number of new features in 2018. Regular events include the Suffragettes March and Garden Parties.

Steampunk is attracting new interest and breathing new life and fun into the Celebrations Ė Ilfracombe Victorian and Steampunk Celebration was lots of fun for all this year resulting in positive feedback.

https://www.visitilfracombe.co.uk/item/grand-victorian-steampunk-festival/

 

13-14 June

Annual Event

Rochester Dickens Festival, Rochester Kent

Free event

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 in Rochester.

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

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

 

20 June

Watermouth Castle Ilfracombe

Visit Watermouth Castle on
Tuesday 9th June 2020
And enjoy a Cream Tea with Queen Victoria and enterouge. £7.50 for all in full Victorian or Steampunk outfits
A lovely afternoon in a castle with Victorian curios and a labyrinth of gardens and attractions

 https://www.watermouthcastle.com/

 

20-21 June

Annual Event

Broadstairs' 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/

 

28 June

 

Open Day Slough fort

Open day at the Victorian Slough Fort, Allhallows Kent, ME3 9QF

http://www.sloughfort.org.uk/home

 

16 August

 

Open Day Slough fort

 Open day at the Victorian Slough Fort, Allhallows Kent, ME3 9QF

http://www.sloughfort.org.uk/home

 

August

Annual Event

Victorian Festival

in Llandrindod Wells. Wales.

http://www.victorian-festival.co.uk/

 

29-31 August

 Annual Event

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.

Admission fee applies

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

 

13 September

 

Yesterday & Tommorow Haywards Heath

A festival of the history of Haywards Heath in and around the town. With parades and static displays. More details to follow.

 

September

Annual Event

Costermongers' Harvest Festival Parade London

Free public event

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

 Annual Event

Victorian Costume sale

Venue: Princes Hall High Street Rochester

Free event

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

 Annual Event

Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival

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

 

31 Oct - 1 Nov

 

Villanous Victorians National Emergency Services Museum Sheffield

Join all manor of rogues and ruffians for a family friendly weekend of Victorian villainy

www.visitnesm.org.uk

 

 

November

 Annual Event

Dickensian Christmas Festival

Venue: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Admission fee applies

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 Faginís 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

Annual Event

Rochester Christmas Dickens Festival, Rochester Kent

Free event

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 in Rochester.

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

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

 

December

Annual Event

Victorian festival weekend Robin Hoods Bay

Free event

 https://www.robin-hoods-bay.co.uk/whats-on/calendar/

 

 


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