Georgian costumes mark countdown to Stamford's third Georgian Festival

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Georgian costumes mark countdown to Stamford's third Georgian Festival

25 July 2017


Council organisers will be manning a stall at the top of the High Street all day, with children's activities including a photo booth, programmes and festival information for market-goers.

Character actor and festival favourite, John White, will be on hand as William Knight, a crew member on a slave ship, to help create a buzz ahead of this year's festival.

The hugely popular festival, now in its third year, is due to open on Thursday 21 September and run for four days throughout the finest stone town in the country.

With eight weeks to go, SKDC says that tickets are selling strongly, with the Costume Ball and the nationally acclaimed Austentatious event already sold out. 

Events relating to Georgian author Jane Austen, who died exactly 200 years ago, are also proving particularly popular.

A large proportion of the festival will be free, with numerous events designed to appeal to families with children, including performances on the Meadows on both the Saturday and Sunday.

TV historian Dan Cruickshank is the headline act for the festival opening event on Thursday 21 September at Stamford Endowed Schools Hall.

SKDC Leader, Councillor Matthew Lee, said. "Stamford epitomises the Georgian era and we're delighted to be holding another Georgian Festival this year.

"It will be wonderful to see characters in full Georgian costumes mingling with modern-day shoppers in Stamford. The festival is a excellent way to celebrate our history and draw thousands of people to enjoy our beautiful town and at the same time give a boost to our local economy.

"I am an avid supporter of this festival and we will be looking to build on past successes and make our events calendar bigger and better as time goes on."

Book online, in person at Stamford Arts Centre or call 01780 763203.

Contacts

Stamford Georgian Festvial

01780 763203

boxoffice@stamfordartscentre.com

Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2DL

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The Stamford Georgian Festival is core funded and organised by South Kesteven District Council