ROCHESTER DICKENS FESTIVAL
NEWS AND COMING EVENTS
The Rochester Dickens Summer Festival runs from 31 May To 2 Jun 2013. We will keep you informed further down this page - click here to scroll down to the Dickens Summer Festival
Now is the time to start thinking about going as a Dickensian character. Anything goes, but the idea is to be either a character from any of Dickens' works, or a typical Dickensian lady or gentleman. For ideas visit our photo gallery - especially this album by Sarah Rogers .
If you didn't make it to the costume sale in Rochester on Saturday 11th May you missed quite an event. The numbers attending were the largest yet, to the extent that for the first couple of hours customers had to queue for entry! There were plenty of bargains and profits will be used to the benefit of the festival. The next sale will be in November, in the run-up to Christmas Dickens, and we will announce the date here as soon as information is available. We have been promised a picture or two coming soon.
If you want to have a go at making your own outfit there is still time! Visit our Resources page for inspiration.
Tea for Two?
We have been contacted about a CD with a Dickens connection. It features music typical of the Victorian period, works by Dickens' favourite composers, duets with biographical links to the author, and pieces specifically referenced in his writings. Individual items include a piece by Dickens' musical idol Mendelssohn, whom the writer met at a London dinner party; a duet by Ignaz Moscheles, Fanny Dickens' teacher at the Royal Academy of Music; and the Handel variations on which
Herbert Pocket's nickname for Pip in Great Expectations is based.
Our report on the Dickensian Christmas Festival 2012 has joined earlier reports in the News archive
Dickens events in 2013