Stamford Georgian Festival

*RETURNING IN 2019 – Dates TBC*

With its debut festival in 2013, the Stamford Georgian Festival delves back three hundred years to celebrate the Georgian Era.

From its literature to fashion, arts to food, this period is still intriguing today and can be rediscovered in 2018.

Taking place in the recently-voted best place to live in Britain, the festival explores historic Stamford for a journey of discovery.

The action-packed programme allows for all the family to learn all about what Georgian life was like, through recreations, informative talks, entertainment, children’s workshops and even a stage show from the BBC’s ‘Horrible Histories’, all about the Georgians. Events include a traditional fayre, the Stamford Bull Run, some choral and organ music and an Audience with Dan Cruickshank.

Each day of the Georgian Festival boasts an attractive array of events, many of which are free. With so much to see and do, it is hard to choose which events to go to! The vast majority of events require booking through the Stamford Arts Centre.

Stamford Georgian Festival is organised by South Kesteven District Council in order to ‘celebrate the town’s colourful heritage and architecture’. It is also an invaluable opportunity for children to learn about an interesting period in history.

Children can take part in a poetry competition and be amazed by the old-fashioned toys that the festival has to exhibit. They can learn in an indirect, fun way, stepping out of the classroom and straight into the eighteenth century.

There really is so much to do throughout the three days of the festival. For details of the full programme, including times, visit www.stamfordgeorgianfestival.co.uk, and to keep up with the preparations, follow @stamfordgeorgianfest on Twitter or find them on Facebook.

To see images from the previous festivals, click here.

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