Broadstairs Dickens Festival
Taking place between Saturday 15th and Friday 21st June 2013, the Broadstairs Dickens Festival turns Kent back through time into a Victorian holiday destination. This heritage event features a dramatic adaptation of a Dickens novel performed in the Dickens House Museum, a Victorian cricket match, talks and walking tours of the town. Charles Dickens used to holiday in Broadstairs from 1837 to 1859 and Betsey Trotwood, a character in his novel, David Copperfield, was based on a woman who lived in the cottage that is now the Dickens House Museum.
In 1937, the then owners of the cottage commemorated the centenary of Dickens' first visit to Broadstairs, by staging one of his novels, and people dressed as Victorians to publicise the performance. Now, visitors flock from all over the world in their droves and there Is even more dressing up to do! For more information: