2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Stamford’s award as the UK’s first conservation town, recognising its unspoilt Georgian street scenes and ancient architecture.
This year’s Georgian Festival (21-24 September) has more events then ever over a packed three-day programme, with a major focus on activities on the riverside Meadows on Saturday and Sunday.
A special performance area will host galloping acrobats, celebrating the birth of circus in the Georgian period, militiamen drills and a skirmish with the enemy, a Punch and Judy Show and a Regency dance demo. Military encampments and period stallholders complete the picture.
Stamford’s ancient streets will again buzz with evocative Georgian costumed figures, themed markets and street entertainment and Saturday evening sees a glittering illuminati event in Red Lion Square with the ancient Stamford Bull Run re-enacted in street theatre.
Tickets are available through the website - www.stamfordgeorgianfestival.co.uk - or via Stamford Arts Centre Box Office on 01780 763203.