Broadstairs Dickens Festival

Broadstairs Dickens Festival
Broadstairs (Kent county)

Geographical, cultural and historical context

Broadstairs is a coastal town and seaside resort on the Isle of Thanet about 130 km from London. Charles Dickens visited Broadstairs regularly from 1837 until 1859 and immortalised the town as "Our English Watering Place".

Event description and programme

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 has been held annually in the third week of June ever since. Throughout the week, varied entertainment and competitions are organized in the city, including Victorian County Fair, living history displays, various workshops, historical walks, plays inspired by Dickens’ novels and concert programs.

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

Association/organization: Broadstairs Dickens Festival
Address: 10 Lanthorne Road, Broadstairs, county of Kent CT10 3NH, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 1843861827

Image: © Broadstairs Dickens Festival
Texts sources: Broadstairs Dickens Festival, Wikipedia

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