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 not all about sword swinging but cover a range of crafts such as cooking, textiles, social life and medicine. We do a fair amount of work with the media, recent film credits include 'Siege & Storm' with Arpeggio and 'the Letter' with Pyramid.
To watch it follow this link 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 powerpoint or a computer. Mary Douglas All Saints School. Lanchester
Generally, I'm very interested in hearing from people who'd like to join Time Bandits, no previous experience or skills required, training will be provided as working towards Equity membership. If your interest lies in historical interpretation, drama, crafts or storytelling, you'll do nicely!
We've formed a new link with Arcade Antiques who've supplied us with some excellent 1940s kit and more to come we hope - contact is: Fiona C.M. Neilson, Arcade House, 13 the Arcade, Belsay, Northumberland NE20 0DY
And we have our own website at www.timebandits.org.uk
On Bank Holiday Monday, we were again at Bede's World, fast becoming our spiritual home. We offered a slice of Anglo-Saxon life based in the long house; Rosie, Silvie, Eric and Tony offered a feast of Saxon cooking, much admired, all consumed!
This week and we were in Roman Road School and doing 'Heroes and Villain' under the aegis of Gem Arts, tremendous fun, Great Fire of Newcastle went down nearly as well as the Fireman Sam hotdogs!
For the weekend, we're doing Late shows - Jack's back in the Ouseburn tonight, we're in the Miner's Institute tomorrow evening, hotfoot from Preston hall which is WWI then Saxons at Bede's World on Sunday.
Fixtures list 2013:
17 - 18 May - Late Shows
18 - 19 May; Blyth Battery
18 May - WWI at Preston Hall
19 May, Saxons at Bede's World
20 May (am) More Vikings for schools
20 May (pm); pre-filming in Hartlepool
21 May - Railway Navvies in Clayport Library
22 May - Heroes & Villains
23 May - Heroes & Villains
26 May - Medieval Fair, Bede's World
27 May - Wars of the Roses, Barnard Castle
02 June; WWII at Bede's World
13 June - Medieval day at Blackfriars
15 June - Brownies at Bede's World
16 June - Trial of Jin Jamieson
26 - 28 June; Stamford Bridge Tour
29 June - WWI at Preston Hall
30 June - Durham Market
20 - 21 July; Medieval at Alnwick
21 July - Woodhorn Daleks
27 July - Preston Hall
27 - 28 July - Alnwick
03 August - Flodden Day at Branxton
07 August - Preston Hall
04 - 09 August; CLL Summer School
11 Augsut - Durham Market
18 August - ECW at Sherburn-in-Elmet
07 - 09 September; Bannockburn & Flodden tour
09 September - DLI on the Somme, WFA Durham
21 September - Whalton Village Show
17 December - Flodden at Durham Castle