September 2022 Georgian Festival

This Festival is now cancelled

Dear All,

The events of the last 24 hours have thrown us all for six, and as you can imagine, it has taken a lot of soul-searching and discussion on the decision we have taken.

We have gone backwards and forwards all day, to try to resolve an acceptable way forward, but I am afraid to say that as a result of email responses from the organising team, and the good people of Folkingham, we are taking the hard decision to cancel the Festival in its entirety.

We have tried to come up with a way of cutting out the more raucous elements, (Gin Bars spring to mind) but we would end up with a totally different event, not one that was planned and not one that would be in the spirit of the Georgians.

I am really sorry to have to send this email, but we remain undefeated, and the Aveland Odyssey sails on. As many of you already know, next years’ event is already in place when the Vikings return to Threekingham, but in 2024 we plan to return to Folkingham and do the Georgians proud, we hope you will understand.

I will contact you all individually over the course of the next couple of days, but I thought it was only right to give you as much notice as possible.,

So sorry,

Ali and Alison


Email sent Friday 9th September 2022

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2022

Georgian Folkingham

Grantham Dansery will be providing an interactive talk on Saturday 17th 3.00pm - Dancing with Mr Darcy

HOW TO FIND US

Folkingham Village Hall

Market Place

Folkingham

LINCS NG34 0SE

DIRECTIONS

Folkingham is situated on the A15 equidistant between Sleaford and Bourne. For Sat Nav direction use postcode NG34 0SE. What 3 Words for The Millennium Green are hockey.overlooks.marathon

Free parking is available South of the Village and will be clearly signposted. What 3 Words for the entrance are sourcing.timed.steps

For Disabled Parking arrangements phone 07962 191319

The festival will be held in a variety of locations in the village. Please be aware that some locations may be more suitable for wheelchairs than others, and that despite being in Lincolnshire the route from Church to Green is steep in places!

Toilets will be available in locations through the village, and St John's Ambulance will be in attendance.

There will be a variety of food and drink vendors and seating areas will be provided in several areas through the village.

JUST SOME OF THE SELECTION OF EXHIBITORS TAKING PART IN OUR EVENT

THE 1815 COLDSTREAM GUARDS

A living history camp, with daily displays showing off uniform and equipment. See the equipment up close and personal with rifle loading and firing including a timed shoot, followed by childrens drill sessions where parents are able to take their last photograph of their children, before they are whisked off to fight Napoleon.

The Mannered Mob are a society of re-enactors specialising in the portrayal of civilian life between the years 1730 and 1760 representing all levels of society from high to low.

Our members are men and women of all ages with wide-ranging interests and expertise. Together we portray a variety of period crafts, trades, skills and professions, from the handicrafts of genteel ladies to the work of servants and labourers, but most of all we love to share our enthusiasm for all things 18th Century.

Registered re-enactment providers to the National Trust, our members come from all parts of the country and we undertake events nationwide.

We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver high-quality living history events, tailored to the requirements of each sponsor. We portray men and women in all stations of 18th Century life, from the wealthy gentry to the roadside vagabond, demonstrating many of the smaller details of everyday living, from the clothes people wore to the essential matters of work and play.


About Regency ReJigged

We are a group of dancers based in the North West of England. We perform dances popular from the 17th to early 19th centuries in Regency style costume, accompanied by our musicians, the Regency Players, playing acoustic instruments appropriate to the period.

Our dances are described by Jane Austen as the “good old English country dances” and can be seen in films such as Pride and Prejudice. She herself once said “to be fond of dancing is a certain step towards falling in love!” At that time dancing was an integral part of social life – indeed accomplished dancing was linked with high achievement, grace, and harmonious thinking!


The Time Machine

Irene the Inventor is lost in space and her time machine is ticking her off. Every second counts, so can you help her in her hour of need? But watch out, once she clocks you, she will whisk you off to a Victorian school room, a Roman invasion and even take you as far back as the time of the dinosaurs. So, hold onto your pants because this is an adventure not to be missed.

Brand new family theatre full of music, zany characters, and lots of interaction.



The Admirable Admirals

Hoist the flag and shout Aye-aye! The Admirable Admirals are Rhubarb Theatre’s latest hilarious walk-about characters and they’ll be dropping anchor at festivals and events across the UK.

Nelly, Bones and Fred are here to battle flying fish, each other and any unsuspecting passers-by with their water pistols and salty sea-dog ways.

So hold onto your fancy hats, cause there’s gallons of water and a huge splash of hilarity heading into port near you!


We have endeavoured to provide events that we believe are relatively Covid secure and will allow an element of social distancing, however Government Guidelines may change at any time so we can take no responsibility if events are cancelled at short notice