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Festival 2021 - 18th to 20th June

The 2021 Festival is scheduled to take place from 18th to 20th June. At the present time we do not know if this will be able to go ahead. Updates will appear here when we have more news.

Broadstairs Dickens Festival

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About

Charles Dickens visited Broadstairs in Kent regularly from 1837 until 1859 and immortalised the town as "Our English Watering Place".

In 1937, to commemorate the centenary of the author's first visit, Gladys Waterer, the then resident of Dickens House, conceived the idea of putting on a production of David Copperfield and of having people about the town in Victorian dress to publicise it.

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