Time Bandits Time Bandits
is a new development in historical interpretation and living history/drama, from first person recounting to skirmishes and battle reenactments. Our approach is led by the needs and aspirations of the client, we advise and devise in terms of scripting, location and action. The uniqueness of our approach lies in the concept of working with the client or sponsor to tailor a presentation.
We're looking, for 2019 to broaden our WWII offer and set up a section devoted to Home Guard & Auxiliers, plenty opportunities for all ages and, of course, plenty of spies and saboteurs needed - contact us if you're interested. A Testimonial To The Time Bandits
I really just want to say a huge thank you to John, Bill and Rosie for a fabulous day, you really brought Roman Britain to life.The children will remember it for many years to come I am sure and were very excited to tell their parents all they had learned at home time. A day spent with the Time Bandits is worth a week in front of a power-point or a computer. Mary Douglas All Saints School. Lanchester
Generally, I'm very interested in hearing from people who'd like to join Time Bandits, no previous experience or skills required, training will be provided as working towards Equity membership. If your interest lies in historical interpretation, drama, crafts or storytelling, you'll do nicely!
It's all a bit weird at the moment, everything for spring and summer is either cancelled or postponed, however, good news, a few green shoots are emerging:
Fixtures list 2020/2021
13 September – Durham Market Place
19/20 September – Alnwick Railway – WWII
01 October – WWI poetry in S. Tyneside
08 – 09 October – Edinburgh
15 October – Berwick Literary Festival
31 October – Vindolanda
18 – 19 November – Edinburgh
23 – 25 November – Prehistory at Higham
December – Santa at Bamburgh/Vindolanda/Preston Hall
04 January – Jacobites at Warkworth
18 – 19 January – Edinburgh
24 – 29 January – Holocaust Schools sessions, Newcastle Library
05 February – Relief of Belsen in Central Library
27 – 28 February – Edinburgh
27 – 28 March – Blyth Battery
23 – 24 May – Blyth Battery WWII
04 – 07 July – Monmouth tour
10 July – Aln Valley Railway
17 July – RAF @ Stannington
All of our members are police checked and are members of Equity with indemnity insurance of £5,000.000 each.
Time Bandits aims, as the slogan says, to bring history to life in a manner which is both informed and entertaining. We presently have a core group of around six dedicated members and this needs to grow. We'd be delighted to hear from anyone interested in re-enactment, drama, period crafts, historical interpretation. You don't need any kit initially, nor any experience, the use of most of your faculties, own teeth and a sense of humour would assist.