John Sadler - Military Historian

Time Bandits 1st October 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

This week and we're leading a Hadrian's Wall tour till Thursday then continuing our Roman theme with a guided Condercum Walk on Sunday.

Fixtures list 2022/2023:

26 – 29 September – Hadrian’s Wall Tour

02 October – Walbottle HW 1900 Walk

03 October – Cambo School.

05 October – St. Stephens

06 October – Northumbrian Jacobites at Jesmond Seniors

08 October – Romans Pendower

10 October - Bridgewater

11 October North Tyne Youth at RTC (eve)

12 October – Bridgewater

13 October – ‘Get Carter’ in Central Library.

15 October – Trimontium

17 October – Devil’s Porridge

19 – 20 October – Craigmillar

22 – 23 October – Melrose

24 October – Romans in West Denton

25 October – Chillingham

29 October – storytelling in Harbottle

04 November – Stephenson at City Hall, Sunderland

07 November – Romans in West Denton

12 November – Tullie House.

19 November – Stephenson at Hetton Colliery

31 November – Borderers at the Forum

05 December – Morpeth LHS lecture

16 December – Heugh Battery


25 January – Burns Night at Alnwick Garden.

13 March – Hotspur at Lowick

20 May 2023 – Home Guard at Solway Air Museum

27 April – Romans at Epiacum

27 May – book launch at Chillingham

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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