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Festival 2021 - Cancellation

Due to the ongoing uncertainty with Covid, the organising committee of the Dickens Festival has taken the decision to cancel the 2021 event.

2022 will be the 85th year, and we are pleased to confirm that the Festival will run from Friday, 17th June to Sunday 19th June 2022.

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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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