Rochester Dickens Summer Festival 2015
The Festival brochure is available as a PDF to download from the Medway Council website - CLICK HERE. It includes the all-important map and park-and-ride information on page 12. The printed version is available from Medway Visitor Information Centre in Rochester High Street. There are countless entertainments on offer, so we will only be able to highlight a few!
This year the theme is 'Oliver Twist'. If you are coming to the Festival in costume your outfit is probably ready, but if you are coming as a Character from a Dickens novel you might need to visit the David Perdue Charles Dickens website to check your facts - click here.
The Great Kentspectations steampunks will be there - not content with joining in with the parades they are giving talks on Dickens' interest in science fiction, and the links between him and the ideas behind the steampunks! More on page 7 of the Festival Brochure or click here.
Don't miss the festival entertainers and performers - Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of the great man will be performing Sikes and Nancy each day (brochure page 6), and look out for Fagin, Mr. Pickwick, Mrs. Pocket, Estelle Havisham, and the less than fragrant members of the Seven Dial Rapscallions amongst the crowd.
Our report on the 2014 Rochester Dickensian Christmas has moved to our News Archive
Dickens events in 2015