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Festival 2024 - Friday, 14th to Sunday, 16th June

2024 will be the 87th year, and we are pleased to confirm the dates for our 3-day festival.

Broadstairs Dickens Festival

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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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