Stamford Georgian Festival

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Thursday 24th Sept

Victory for Nelson!
Opening Concert given by Burghley Voices with soloists and orchestra conducted by Fergus Black. 
Tickets: £10 Time: 7.30pm
Location: St John’s Church, Red Lion Square, Stamford

The Beaux’ Stratagem – The National Theatre Live
Two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.
 An encore screening.
Tickets: £14 (£12) £10 students /groups of 10 or more Time: 7pm
Location: Stamford Arts Centre Theatre 

Stamford Town Hall Tours
Visit the Mayor’s parlour and all its treasures along with the other historical rooms in this Georgian building before visiting the original prison cells.
Tickets: Free but must be obtained from the box office 01780 763203 Time: Every hour between 10am and 4pm
Location: Stamford Town Hall 

Friday 25th September

Dr Lucy Worsley (SOLD OUT)
Lucy Worsley takes you on a journey through the weird world of the Georgian court by telling the story of her favourite queen, Caroline, wife of the almost-forgotten King George II. The talk ties in with Lucy’s BBC Four series, ‘The First Georgians’, and her book ‘Courtiers, The Secret History of the Georgian Court’.
Tickets: £20 Time: 3pm & 8pm
Location: Stamford Arts Centre Theatre

Ghost Walks
Soak up the haunting atmosphere of the streets of Stamford with plenty of scary fun along the way! Recommended age 8 years plus.
Tickets: £5 Time: 7.30pm and 8.30pm
Location: Leaving from Stamford Arts Centre

Costume Ball (SOLD OUT)
Recreating a period ball in the Georgian ballroom, join us in costume to enjoy dancing, music and period card games. 
Dance rehearsal: For any ball-goers that would like to rehearse some of the steps, a free rehearsal is being held in the ballroom on Wednesday 16th September between 7pm and 8pm.
Tickets: £35 Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start
Location: Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom

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Saturday 26th September

Street market and entertainment
10am till 4.30pm with free street entertainment. The Charles Ant band will be performing Georgian dance music from the Helpston poet and fiddler John Clare’s notebooks during Saturday’s market.
 
On The Meadows
Members of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards 1815 along with a selection of ‘Georgian’ traders. Visit the Georgian Magic Eye! And enjoy an interactive experience showing how the early camera obscurers worked. Entertaining and educational for all ages. Children’s traditional fairground rides, a Punch and Judy show (at 11am, 1pm and 2.45pm) plus donkey rides will also be available.

Omnibus Carriage Rides
Ride in our delightful horse-drawn omnibus. Some seats are on top but are subject to being able to climb up and down. No unaccompanied children under 16 riding on top. Approx. 10 minute ride.
Tickets: £3.50 Time: 10am till 4.30pm
Location: Leaving from St Georges Square, Stamford

Mail Coach Rides
The mail coach returns to Stamford! Enjoy a ride on the authentic coach taking in the sights of Burghley park on this once in a lifetime experience. Be warned, if you are on the top seats, you will need to be able to climb up and down and you will get wet if it rains but it’s all part of this fantastic experience! No unaccompanied children under 16 riding on top. Approx. 25 minute ride.
Tickets: £8.50 Time: 10am till 4.30pm
Location: Leaving from Cattlemarket car-park, Stamford

Horrible Histories’ Barmy Britain returns to Stamford
Direct from London’s West End, Horrible Histories makes a welcome return to Stamford with the all new Barmy Britain Part 3. 
Tickets: £15 children £12 family of 4 £46 (tickets are also available from the Corn Exchange Theatre on 01780 766455) Time: 2pm
Location: The Corn Exchange Theatre, Broad Street, Stamford

Trials and Tribulations with the Galleries of Justice
Enjoy this interactive reconstruction of a real life trial from Stamford in 1749. Elizabeth Taylor stands accused of stealing but what will be her punishment? A family experience where the audience become involved with proceedings.
Tickets: £6 Time: 11am and 3pm
Location: The old courtroom, Stamford Town Hall 

Antique Book Fair
Price: £1 entry fee
Location: Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom 

Card making & paper cutting workshop
Have a go at making your own Georgian cards and learn some paper craft techniques. Suitable for all the family.
Tickets: Free Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: Stamford Library

Georgian Poetry and Prose
Poet Teresa McLean and friend Jan Limback read period poetry both silly and sensible with maybe some singing thrown in.
Tickets: Free Time: 2pm – 3pm
Location: Stamford Library

Walking tours with Blue Badge guide, Jill Collinge
Join Jill as she points out historical facts and figures whilst enjoying a gentle walk around Stamford’s stunning streets.
Tickets: £4.50 Time: 11am and 2.30pm
Location: Leaving from the Stamford Arts Centre 

Shoestring Theatre performs… A Comedy of Folly
Join Shoestring Theatre for 30 minutes of the best of Regency prose and poetry about love, life, marriage, smoking and even toothache from a variety of authors, including the incomparable mistress of the comedy of folly, Miss Jane Austen. 
Tickets: £2.50 Time: 11.30am & 1.30pm
Location: Browne’s Hospital grounds, Stamford

Frumenty’s Georgian Songbook
Frumenty is an experienced four piece local folk group who will be performing folk songs from the Napoleonic era, evocatively blending the sounds of voice, string, wind and percussion instruments
Tickets: £2.50 Time: 12.30pm
Location: Browne’s Hospital grounds, Stamford

Waterloo – A Pedlar’s Tale
Mathew Chapman, a Pedlar, was present at the great Battle of Waterloo. Eager to share his eye-witness account of the great victory and, if possible, sell you some of his wares!
Tickets: £2.50 Time: 2.30pm
Location: Browne’s hospital grounds, Stamford

The Birth of Frankenstein
An exciting short performance written by local playwright Becky Cooper revolving around Mary Shelley’s 1816 tour of Geneva which gave birth to her famous novel, Frankenstein. Experience a small cast bringing the story to life.
Tickets: £2.50 Time: 4pm
Location: Browne’s hospital grounds, Stamford

Stamford Town Hall Tours
Visit the Mayor’s parlour and all its treasures along with the other historical rooms in this Georgian building before visiting the original prison cells.
Tickets: Free but must be obtained from the box office 01780 763203 Time: 10am and 4pm
Location: Stamford Town Hall

Sir Joseph Scott, a Georgian Dandy, visits Burghley House
Listen to ‘Sir Joseph’s’ amusing anecdotes regarding his stay at Burghley and other noteworthy houses as he passes his time being a ‘gentleman about town’.
Tickets: As part of the visitor experience at Burghley House (included in the normal admission price) Time: 12.00 – 1pm
Location: Burghley House, Stamford

Burghley House Organ Recital
Tickets: £3.50 Time: 4.30 for 4.45pm
Location: Burghley House Chapel, Stamford

Emma
Tickets: £12, £10 & £8.50 for schools/groups of 10+ Time: 7.30pm
Location: Stamford Arts Centre Theatre

Dancing with Mr Darcy
Enjoy a pleasant evening of period dancing with the Charles Ant Ceildh Band which will be playing music from the Georgian era. Dances will be demonstrated prior to guests being able to try them for themselves, so all levels of dancers are welcome; singles or with partners. 
Tickets: £6 Time: 7.30pm
Location: St Mary & St Augustine’s Church Hall, Broad Street, Stamford

Gin and Gems
Enjoy an evening of speciality  gin tasting courtesy of the Northamptonshire based award winning distillery, Warner Edwards and learn about the history of this favourite Georgian tipple before moving onto an introduction to jewellery design, historic gem cutting and jewellery making from local goldsmith Matthew Powell – a perfect combination!
Tickets: £15 Time: 7.30pm
Location: Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom

A Journey into Georgian Architecture
Join conservational architect and architectural historian, Valeria Passetti as she takes you on a whistle stop tour of Georgian architecture and how the Georgian’s developed a new concept in urban design.
Tickets: £4.50 Time: 7.30pm
Location: Browne’s Hospital Hall, Broad Street, Stamford

The Georgian Magic Eye! – the camera obscura explained
Until the early part of the twentieth century, Stamford had its own Camera Obscura sited on this very building. Enjoy this illustrated talk covering an outline history of the camera obscura’s use by artists, solar astronomers and, intriguingly, even in warfare as well as how they have featured in film and literature.
Tickets: £4.50 Time: 7.30pm
Location: Castle House (Wildcats Theatre Acadamy) St Peter’s Hill, Stamford

The Stamford Bull Run
The bull run once again returns to the streets of Stamford! Watch a thrilling carnival display as it weaves its way around the town centre. The bull will finally meet its fate on the Meadows in a spectacular finale event at 8.30pm. Robert Loomes, watch and clockmakers of Stamford will be acting as the official timekeepers. 
Tickets: Free Time: from 7pm

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Sunday 27th September

Coffee & Chocolate – the perfect Georgian combination!
Treat your taste buds to coffee and chocolate tasting whilst gaining an insight into how this popular Georgian pastime has transformed the modern day high street.
Tickets: £10 from the café Time: 10am
Location: Café au Chocolat, Ironmonger Street, Stamford

Street market and entertainment
10am till 4.30pm with free street entertainment
 
On The Meadows
Members of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards 1815 along with a selection of ‘Georgian’ traders. Visit the Georgian Magic Eye! And enjoy an interactive experience showing how the early camera obscurers worked. Entertaining and educational for all ages. Children’s traditional fairground rides, a Punch and Judy show (at 11am, 1pm and 2.45pm) plus donkey rides will also be available.

Omnibus Carriage Rides
Ride in our delightful horse-drawn omnibus. Some seats are on top but are subject to being able to climb up and down. No unaccompanied children under 16 riding on top.
Tickets: £3.50 Time: 10am till 4.30pm
Location: Leaving from St Georges Square, Stamford

Mail Coach Rides
The mail coach returns to Stamford! Enjoy a ride on the authentic coach taking in the sights of Burghley park on this once in a lifetime experience. Be warned, if you are on the top seats, you will need to be able to climb up and down and you will get wet if it rains but it’s all part of this fantastic experience! No unaccompanied children under 16 riding on top.
Tickets: £8.50 Time: 10am till 4.30pm
Location: Leaving from Cattlemarket car-park, Stamford          

Come walking!
We have two free walks on Sunday as part of the South Lincolnshire Walking Festival.
 
11am – The Bull Run. Walk the streets with us and re-live the infamous Stamford Bull Run. For 700 years Stamford staged its Bull Run, inspired by a nobleman's hunting instincts after chasing a runaway bull and prompting an annual event only banned in 1839. Walk streets that echoed to the chase, learn more about Stamford's bull and how it inspires Stamford's Georgian Festival carnival parade.
 
2.30pm – Just how ‘Horrible’ was Stamford’s history? Walk down streets little changed since Georgian times and reflect on a bygone age, celebrated the same weekend with Horrible Histories Georgian Festival stage shows, fresh from the West End. A gentle walk lasting just under an hour suitable for children.
 
For full details and to book, contact Rachael Smith or Debbie Nicholls at South Kesteven District Council on T:01476 40 60 80
 
Horrible Histories’ Barmy Britain returns to Stamford
Direct from London’s West End, Horrible Histories makes a welcome return to Stamford with the all new Barmy Britain Part 3. 
Tickets: £15 children £12 family of 4 £46 (tickets are also available from the Corn Exchange Theatre on 01780 766455)
Time: 1pm & 3.30pm performances
Location: The Corn Exchange Theatre, Broad Street, Stamford

Trials and Tribulations with the Galleries of Justice
Enjoy this interactive reconstruction of a real life trial from Stamford in 1749. Elizabeth Taylor stands accused of stealing but what will be her punishment? A family experience where the audience become involved with proceedings.
Tickets: £6 Time: 11am and 3pm
Location: The old courtroom, Stamford Town Hall

Stamford Town Hall Tours
Visit the Mayor’s parlour and all its treasures along with the other historical rooms in this Georgian building before visiting the original prison cells.
Tickets: Free but must be obtained from the box office 01780 763203 Time: Every hour between 10am and 4pm
Location: Stamford Town Hall 

Walking tours with Blue Badge guide, Jill Collinge
Join Jill as she points out historical facts and figures whilst enjoying a gentle walk around Stamford’s stunning streets.
Tickets: £4.50 Time: 11:30am
Location: Leaving from the Stamford Arts Centre 

Patchwork & Quilting Workshop to create the Georgian Festival Patchwork
Come along and create your own little piece of the patchwork which will make up the ‘Georgian Festival’ legacy patchwork piece. All materials supplied along with help from patchwork artist Jane Schofield so you can also spend time learning how to create your own piece of work to take home. Suitable for ages 5+ upwards.
Tickets: £3.50 Time: 10am – 1pm (drop in session)
Location: Stamford Arts Centre, Art Room

The Gruesome Side of Crime and Punishment
Gruesome tales of hanging and floggings (and everything in between!) as Thomas Turlis, the Hangman at Tyburn being equipped with gallows, ropes, and all the 'tools' of his gruesome trade, recounts the nature of crime and punishment in the Georgian and Regency period; the time of the ‘Bloody Code’, a body of law that set death as the sentence for well in excess of 200 offences!
Tickets: £4.50 Time: 11.30am
Location: Stamford Arts Centre Theatre    

Shoestring Theatre performs…a Comedy of Folly
Join Shoestring Theatre for 30 minutes of the best of Regency prose and poetry about love, life, marriage, smoking and even toothache from a variety of authors, including the incomparable mistress of the comedy of folly, Miss Jane Austen. 
Tickets: £2.50 Time: 11.30am & 1.30pm
Location: Browne’s hospital grounds, Stamford

Waterloo – A Pedlar’s Tale
Mathew Chapman, a Pedlar, was present at the great Battle of Waterloo. Eager to share his eye-witness account of the great victory and, if possible, sell you some of his wares!
Tickets: £2.50 Time: 4.00pm
Location: Browne’s hospital grounds, Stamford

The Historic Gardener
Join Michael Brown, the historic gardener as he takes you on a horticultural journey through the years.
Tickets: £4.50 Time: 2.30pm
Location: Browne’s hospital grounds   

Georgian Fashions – the shape of things to come
Discover the secrets of creating the fashionable Georgian shape. Costumier Lindsey Holmes demonstrates step by step, the layers that go into making an 18th century lady fit to be presented at court.
Tickets: £4.50 Time: 1pm
Location: Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom        

Georgian Fashion Show – from the outrageous to the simple, a visual encounter of period fashions
Discover the fashions that encompassed this long period in British fashion history. From the periwigs and white painted faces of the early Georgian period through to the simplicity of Jane Austen’s era, the outfits modelled are from the rich to the poor, civilian and military.
Tickets: £8.00 to include tea and cake afterwards
Time: 2pm
Location: Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom     

Pride and Prejudice with Dr Jane
Enjoy tea and a talk with Dr Jane and explore Jane Austen’s hugely popular novel Pride and Prejudice. You’ll discover what it really is that makes this novel. Surely the romance and Mr Darcy on TV would not account for its importance alone?
Tickets: £8.00 to include tea and cake beforehand at 3.00pm Time: Talk at 3.30pm
Location: Stamford Arts Centre Theatre       

Sedan Chair Racing Supported by Stamford Rotary Club.
Local teams battle it out around a timed course to see who can become Stamford’s fastest Georgian taxi! Sedan chairs will be provided. Entries accepted on the day or complete an entry form online. Prizes to the fastest teams in both classes. All proceeds to Rotary charities. 
£10 entry for teams of 4 or £5 for teams of 2 Time: From 1pm
Location: The Meadows, Stamford

Evensong Service
With music from the Georgian period. All welcome. Time: 6.30pm
All Saints Church, Red Lion Square, Stamford

The Enraged Musician - Cultural Contrasts in Hogarth’s London
Tickets: £14 (£12) Time: 7.30pm
Location: Stamford Arts Centre Theatre

 

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