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We are an arts and education charity set up to establish a yearly Dickensian Christmas Festival in Malton, to champion Charles Dickens most famous work, ‘A Christmas Carol‘.

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The Counting House Museum

The Counting House Museum will be open on all three Saturday’s in December from 10am to 2pm and on Saturday 10th December at 2pm Linda McCarthy will give a talk in the Counting House entitled, ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’. Chancery Lane, Malton YO17 7HW Donations welcome! Read More
PICTURE BY VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM - Charles Dickens - The Talbot Hotel, Malton, North Yorkshire, England - 06/12/12 - The BBC film a feature on Charles Dickens and the Town of Malton, North Yorkshire. They speak to various locals and members of the Charles Dickens Society, explaining the connection of Malton, Dickens and his book A Christmas Carol.

Mulled wine, Dickens Q&A, 16th December

On Friday 16th December, The Talbot invites you to take part in a Q&A discussion in the drawing room from 6pm-7pm.  Entry £3.  You will be greeted with a glass of mulled wine with a chance to see The Talbot in all its Christmas splendour and to see the book itself, ‘A Christmas Carol’ , an early… Read More
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Who killed Bob Cratchit? 17th December

The Malton (Dickens) Society will present the spoof radio play ‘Who Killed Bob Cratchit?’ By Brian Oxberry on Saturday 17th December 2016 at 2pm and 4pm at The Blue Ball Inn, Malton, admission £5. You are invited to identify the murderer after Bob Cratchit is found dead on the floor in the offices of Scrooge… Read More
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Lucinda Hawksley, 18th December 2016

Luncheon talk, tickets on sale now! At this year’s Dickens lunch on 18th December, Lucinda Hawksley will be talking about the extended Dickens family, looking at Charles Dickens’ parents, siblings and children – including his brother Alfred, who lived in Malton. Come along and discover a cast of characters who would not have been out… Read More
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Miriam Margolyes, 17th December 2016

2016 tickets on sale now! Harry Potter actress and The Real Marigold Hotel star, Miriam Margolyes is returning to Malton this year for the second to headline at the Christmas Dickensian Festival.  BAFTA winning Miriam Margolyes, whose one-woman show Dickens’ Women was nominated for an Olivier award, will perform on 17th December at The Milton Rooms… Read More
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2016 Dickens Festival

Dickens of a Festival Announced for Malton Harry Potter actress and The Real Marigold Hotel star, Miriam Margolyes is returning to Malton this year for the second to headline at the Christmas Dickensian Festival. BAFTA winning Miriam Margolyes, whose one-woman show Dickens’ Women was nominated for an Olivier award, will perform on 17th December at The… Read More
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Penny Plain Victorian Street Theatre 10 December 2016

During the Malton Food Lovers Christmas market on 1oth December, the Malton Dickensian Festival presents, ‘Penny Plain Victorian street theatre who will perform traditional folk carols, dance, mummery and the human vegetable machine! When it comes do describing what they do, members of Penny Plain Theatre Company are uncharacteristically lost for words. “Unique”, “funny” and “Victorian” spring most… Read More