John Sadler - Military Historian

Time Bandits 28th March 2023
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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've got Hotspur at Lowick today then next up is the reivers festival in Hawick

Fixtures list 2023:

13 March – Hotspur at Lowick

15 – 25 March – JS away

24 – 25 March – Hawick Reivers

07 April – medieval at Edinburgh Castle

10 April – medieval at Edinburgh Castle

13 April, reivers at Ovington

14 April – duellists at Chillingham

15 April – Morpeth Gathering

16 April – Morpeth/Devil’s Porridge

20 April – Jesmond Retired Men’s Club; Agincourt

22 April – Friends of Vindomora

24 April – Reivers in Allendale

26 April – Epiacum Roman Walk

27 April – Romans at Epiacum

03 May – swords in Benwell!

10 May – History Walk, Traquair

18 May – Hot Trod in Jesmond Library

19 May (am) – tour Traquair.

19 May – Late Shows: Jack’s Back

20 May – WWI @ Heugh Battery

20 – 21 May – Blyth Battery

22 May – Home Guard in Allendale

27 May – Reivers at Queen’s Hall

30 May – cavalry at Stepney Bank

03 – 14 June – JS away

22 June – Stirling Castle, afternoon tour

23 June - Traquair

24 June – WWII at Stockton

01 July – Land of Oak & Iron

07 – 09 July – Ulster

08 – 09 July – Aln Valley Railway

10 July – Ponteland Retired men’s Club (pm)

15 July – Pegswood

17 – 21 July – JS away

06 – 11 August – WoR South tour

19 – 20 August – Cresswell

22 August – Blyth WI (eve)

28 August - medieval at Edinburgh Castle

03 – 11 September – Jacobite tour

12 September – one day tour

14 – 17 September – JS away

27 September – Fort William Museum

10 – 16 October – William the Conqueror tour

02 November – Clousden Hill WI

11 November – Remembrance Gateshead

17 November – Rothbury LHS, ‘Blood, Snot & Bile’.

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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