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
It remains uncertain how we can proceed in these challenging circumstances but we are planning to film some WWI poetry reading in December and our Holocaust Memorial Day offering in January.
Fixtures list 2020/2021
10 December – Zoom lecture on the Battle of Hartlepool 1914 for the WFA
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
18 – 20 April – Rough Wooing’ at Higham Hall
23 – 24 May – Blyth Battery WWII
04 – 07 July – Monmouth tour
[ ] July – Marlborough Tour
10 July – Aln Valley Railway
17 July – RAF @ Stannington
[ ] August – WoR tour (south)
[ ] September – Jacobite Tour
[ ] October – William the Conqueror Tour
22 – 24 November – Crimean War at Higham Hall
Over 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.
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.