LOCAL EVENTS IN BROADSTAIRS
Broadstairs Dickens Festival 13th - 19th June 2015
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.
Thus the festival was born and, with the exception of the years of World War 2, has been held annually in the third week of June ever since.
Follow in Charles Dickens' footsteps by coming to Broadstairs. Savour the delights of the town which he named "Our English Watering Place".
Folk Week 7th - 14th August 2015 - It's the 50th anniversary!
Folk Week takes place all over the town of Broadstairs with over 500 events throughout the week. There's lots of musical entertainment to keep the family happy.
In the 50th anniversary year, we are celebrating the origins of Folk Week as a traditional dance Folk Show - and we are inviting you all to dance!
Christmas & New Year's Eve at Bleak House
Special Christmas Dining events and our New Year's Eve party - Excellent food - Fabulous entertainment
Details will appear here in the Autumn.
Broadstairs is now more accessible than ever, being served by frequent High Speed Javelin trains that take just 79 minutes from London's St. Pancras station.
By car it's nearly all motorway and dual carriageway from London and the M25.