Time Bandits Time Bandits
is a new development in historical interpretation and living history/drama, from first person recounting to skirmishes and battle re-enactments. 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 2021 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
Good news is we're back. We can all begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel even if it's a long tunnel and a small light. Also we welcome new members Joanne and Mark Wiig from Harbottle. Moreover, we'd love to hear from anyone who'd like to join us, especially WWII generally and resistance.
This week, we're going medieval in Cambo, Harbottle and Otterburn schools with swordplay at Cresswell Tower.
Fixtures list 2021/2022
15 November – Cambo School
16 November – Harbottle School (afternoon)
16 November – YOTC Otterburn (eve)
18 November – Jesmond Men’s Club – ‘D-Day’
22 – 24 November – Crimean War at Higham Hall
27 - 28 November – Santa at Preston Hall
30 November – Medieval with Otterburn youth
04 – 05 December, Santa
07 December – Rothbury School at Harbottle Castle
08 December – Home Guard for Heaton LHS
12 – 13 December, ditto
18 – 19 December ditto
18 December – Hartlepool, Heugh Battery
30 December – Napoleonics at Sanquhar
08 January – Romans on Shields Road
10 January – Jacobites at Warkworth
20 January – 03 February – HMD exhibition at Central Library)
25 January – HMD lecture City Library
25 January – Burns Night Alnwick
21 March – Reivers Barnard Castle.
26 March – Hawick Reivers
06 – 08 April – Rough Wooing at Higham Hall
14 – 17 April ECW tour (Classic)
24 April – Revitalising Redesdale event YOTC Otterburn
13 May – Late Shows
21 – 22 May – Blyth Battery
05 – Romans at Jubilee event
18 June – Stannington WWII
01 July – Annan reivers
04 – 07 July – Monmouth Tour
08 - 14 July – Marlborough Tour
17 - 22 August Wars of the Roses North Tour
October – Hastings 1066 tour
23 – 26 October – Hadrian’s Wall Tour
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.