Sanger's Return to Margate

by sangers2017 in Margate, England, United Kingdom

Sanger's Return to Margate
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Sanger's Return to Margate, parading in traditional spectacular style with horses and wagons to the ancestral home of Lord George Sanger ✨

by sangers2017 in Margate, England, United Kingdom

A travelling Horsedrawn Victorian Theatre, led by David Sanger . We will, this summer be making a pilgrimage of sorts from Stonehenge , where we exclusively have our Stage show in the monument field for the Solstice Celebration on the 20th June  to Dreamland in Margate , where we will set up Show and lead Margate carnival on the 6th of August.

Giving us just 6 weeks to walk over 150 miles !?!?

Margate was one of the very first 'sea side towns' and their carnival is the biggest in the south east.

David's ancestor, the colourful yet largely forgotten, Great Lord George Sanger made Margate his home and ran his famous Hall by the Sea there in the 1870's. He recently featured in the 'There Will Be Fun' exhibition at the British Library, as one of the great Victorian entertainers 

Hall by the Sea is now Dreamland, David Sanger cut the ribbon when it was reopened in 2015

A little bit of history repeating 

This year Dreamland are celebrating 150 years of use as a leisure venue, to celebrate this, Margate and Lord George we will be reimagining and rekindling two vital part of our history and heritage ~pilgrimage and the travelling show. This will be a very real and grass roots adventure reconnecting and educating diverse audiences, with this fantastical story ,engaging communities upon the village green .We intend to recreate the thrill of the circus coming to town....

We will be walking some of The Pilgrims Way , along side traditional wagons and horses, dressed in full Victorian costume!!. There will be pop us shows along the way .. Pyratrix Circus will be presenting a performance based on Lord George Sanger's book 70 years a showman, accompanied by a dazzling array of marvellous musicians ...this will be a very gentle acoustic adventure. Everyday will be a parade !!! And very much a part of the show !! Do look  out for us !! 

We are looking for support to bring Lord George Sanger's story back to life in the spectacular style we feel it deserves ..the more funds we raise the more fantastic the parade!!

Help us bring the magic back to Margate ✨

We are booked and confirmed at these Free community events en route, Come join us @

Stonehenge Solstice Celebration - Wiltshire 20th June

Alton Victorian Cricket Day , Hampshire 25th June

Biddenden Village , Kent 22nd July

Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary, Stelling Minnis , Kent 29th July

✨Margate Carnival with After party at Dreamland, 6th August ✨

Thank you for your interest 

Sanger's Stage Show ✨

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