John Sadler - Military Historian

Time Bandits 9th August 2022
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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 2022 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

Last week it was royalty in Edinburgh Castle and more feuding wardens at Caerlaverock. They're feuding again this week as well, then we're up the Great Glen to splendid Urquhart Castle mid week, next week.

Fixtures list 2022
05 – 06 August – Caerlaverock

09 – 10 August – Urquhart

12 – 14 August – Abbotsford

17 - 22 August – Wars of the Roses North Tour

27 August – Alston

01 September – Longhorsley WI, Border Wars

03 September – Alston

09 September – Geo Stephenson (eve)

10 September – Royal Armouries, Sahagun

10 September – West Denton Romans (eve)

13 September – Mills at Sunderland

15 September Swan at Sunderland

17 September BAAfest, Bellingham

24 September – Alston

24 September – Hexham

06 October – Northumbrian Jacobites at Jesmond Seniors

08 October – Romans Pendower

11 October North Tyne Youth at RTC (eve)

13 October – ‘Get Carter’ in Central Library.

17 October – Devil’s Porridge

19 – 20 October – Craigmillar

22 – 23 October – Melrose

23 – 26 October – Hadrian’s Wall Tour

29 October – storytelling in Harbottle

05 December – Morpeth LHS lecture


13 March – Hotspur at Lowick

20 May 2023 – Home Guard at Solway Air Museum

Time Bandits. Horseman 2Over the last few years we've worked for Tyne and Wear Museums, English Heritage, Durham County Council, Kielder Partnership, Tynedale District, North Pennines Heritage Trust, Dilston Castle, Stockton Council, Bellingham Heritage Centre, North East Council on Addictions, South Shields Museum, Darlington Railway Museum, Bedesworld, DLI Museum and Art Gallery, North East War Memorials Project, Hadrian`s Wall Heritage Limited, National Army Museum, Woodhorn County Museum and Archive, the Morpeth Gathering and Planning Aid North.

We offer multi-period events with our own cavalry and military vehicle section, period music can be provided through our partnership with 'Horseplay'.

We work extensively in schools, in the community and with various special needs groups.

Time Bandits. Girl in CostumeAll 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.

Time Bandits. Time Bandits PDFFor a copy of the "Time Bandits" leaflet, please click on the PDF icon below.

You will be able to view, or download and print, the information contained in the the leaflet.

For more information or to arrange a presentation, please contact

John Sadler
Telephone: 01661 881654

Newcastle, Tyne & Wear 01661 881654(evenings)

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