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've already been delivering Great War at the wonderful Devil's Porridge Museum, Wednesday we're in Stannington Primary School with WWII then back to the trenches on Thursday in West Denton School.
Fixtures list 2021/2022
20 October – Stannington School
21 October – WWI – schools
24 October – Viking shoot, Tynemouth
30 October – Rocky Horror at Stannington.
02 November – Pendower (PM)
04 November – Pendower (PM)
06 November – filming HMD
08 November – Bellingham School
16 November – Harbottle School (afternoon)
16 November – YOTC Otterburn (eve)
18 November – Jesmond Men’s Club – ‘D-Day’
20 November – Storytelling at the Star Harbottle
22 – 24 November – Crimean War at Higham Hall
27 - 28 November – Santa at Preston Hall
30 November – Medieval with Otterburn youth
04 – 05 December, ditto
12 – 13 December, ditto
18 – 19 December ditto
10 January – Jacobites at Warkworth
20 January – 03 February – HMD exhibition at Central Library)
25 January – HMD lecture City Library
23 February – Home Guard for Heaton LHS, Corner House
21 March – Reivers Barnard castle.
26 March – Hawick Reivers
06 – 08 April – Rough Wooing at Higham Hall
13 May – Late Shows
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.