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 will be 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!
Bookings are now being taken for the Dickens Summer Ball on Thursday 28th May. If you aren't on the mailing list but want to come, or if you are on the list but haven't heard from Ashley, there is contact information on page 3 of the Festival Brochure, or you can contact us. More information HERE
This year the theme is 'Oliver Twist'. If you are thinking about coming to the Festival in costume, time is getting short. There is a full list of competitions on page 4 of the brochure - if you want to come as a Character from a Dickens novel the David Perdue Charles Dickens website is a good place to start, with a section carrying over 400 possibilities - CLICK HERE. There is plenty of costume advice on our Festival Characters page and our Resources page
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.
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