Stamford’s first ever Georgian Festival has been officially launched and ESP went along to hear all about it!
The ‘king’ who was dressed in full regal attire announced that Stamford would be transported back to the elegance of the Georgian era and that celebrations would be fit for royalty.
The Georgian Festival begins on the evening of Friday September 27 with a series of talks from some of the UK’s finest voices on the Georgian era including the BBC’s Dan Cruickshank and food historian Annie Gray. From then on the weekend is a plethora of history and entertainment combined into one!
Chairman of SKDC David Nalson helped launch proceedings and told ESP he was excited about the prospect of the festival.
“Stamford has the perfect backdrop for a festival such as this one. The town’s Georgian heritage and architecture contributed greatly to it being crowned the best town in the UK and this festival will surely provide further evidence for that case.”
On Saturday September 28 the town will come alive with street entertainers, a street fayre and craft market, horse drawn carriage rides, a treasure hunt, tours and more. Horrible Histories will perform a specially written show ‘Gorgeous Georgians’ which is expected to be a sell out, and the entertainment continues into Sunday September 29 when the line-up includes a Georgain Tea Dance and a cricket re-enactment on The Meadows.
Tickets for special events happening throughout the festival are available to book now from the Stamford Arts Centre!