Dressing up for Dickens
THE Dickens Festival is just around the corner and volunteers are shaking out their Victorian dresses – swimming costumes included.
In the latest instalment of the Dickens Festival Diary, Wynne Clancy runs through some of the delights in store.
Come along on Festival Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am to enjoy a sighting of Dickensian Beach Parties and marvel at the Victorians at play.
You may even get a glimpse of a saucy ankle as the ladies discard their crinolines for the freedom of a bathing suit.
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The events marquee at Victoria Gardens will host three workshops during the week.
On Monday, June 18 at 11.30am you can Trim-a-Hat. June Popham and Beryl Pinaffo will provide all materials for the entertaining session, followed by a competition for Best Millinery Effort. Cost £3.
On Thursday, June 21 a fun parasol trimming session with Pauline Gill and Wynne Clancy, who will provide all materials including the parasol.
Again, a competition for the most Picturesque Parasol on the Planet will follow.
There will also be a Parasol Parade along the promenade to the musical accompaniment of John Myhill. Tickets £3.
The workshop planned for Friday, June 22 entitled Trinket Boxes will appeal to the creative people out there.
All materials suppled. Tickets £3.
Our festival would not be complete without the Historical Walk conducted by Peter Shaw.
Come along at 11am each weekday to Suzanne's and meet other visitors to the town and enjoy the fascinating "talk with the walk" as you hear about the many famous people who were drawn here to live and visit.
See where Charles Dickens stayed during his many visits to the town.
Crampton Museum provides a fitting conclusion to the walk with its many and diverse model train layouts, the town stagecoach and other working models.
The Broadstairs festival starts on Saturday, June 16 and runs until June 22. Find out more at www.broadstairsdickens festival.co.uk