St Albans TimeTurner Festival

September 9th 2018
By: Melanie
St Albans TimeTurner Festival

St Albans TimeTurner Festival this September offers the chance to go back in time as St Albans turns back the clock on Sunday 16th September. St Albans BID (Business Improvement District) is delivering another exciting event designed to encourage residents and visitors to explore the history of the local area. 

The aims of St Albans BID are addressed within five work streams. Business Improvement Districts are business-led partnerships which are created through a ballot process to deliver additional services to local businesses. They can be a powerful tool for directly involving local businesses in local activities and allow the business community and local authorities to work together to improve the local trading environment.

Streets in the city centre will be themed to a different era with a variety of activities to enjoy. Historic vehicles, cars, motorbikes, scooters and commercial vehicles will line the streets and businesses of all types, shops, restaurants, banks and public houses will be joining in the fun by creating their own retro feel. Holywell Hill will be themed WW1 to 1920s, St Peter’s Street WW2 and 1940s, George Street 1950s and 1960s and Catherine Street 1970s and 1980s.

As well as music, performance and activities relative to each era throughout the day there is a walking trail that will follow designated pathways stopping at historical points of interest but if walking isn't your thing feel free to stay and enjoy the fun around you. 

Free activities on the day include: 

1910s/20s: Semaphore workshop with the Scouts, Samuel Ryder drop in at Clarion Collection

The 1940s: Jive Swing performances and workshops outside M&S, WW2 reenactors with Museum + Gallery and classic cars

1950s/60s: Science workshop on George Street by Bright Young Things, Ukulele performance (2-2.45) and vintage cocktails, food and activities alongside classic cars

1970s/80s: Retro live music stage on Catherine Street featuring glam, rock and disco, classic cars, retro food and activities, face painting and trail sheets to answer questions around the city

11 am – 12 The Parsons Knows DJ
12- 12.30 Naomi Czuba Dance
12.30-1.00 The Parsons Knows DJ
1.00 – 1.30 – World Rhythms Disco Clubbercise
2-3pm – The glam Gang – ( Glam rock Band)
3-4pm – 70s/80s vinyl DJ ( Eddie James – Empire Records)
4-5pm – The Tuesday Club – ( Punk Pop/New Wave)