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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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Scrooges Counting House Opening Times

Scrooge Counting House Museum in Malton will be open every Saturday in December 2017, from 10am to 1pm. On Saturday 9th December there will be a special performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Scrooge’s office, at 2pm and 3pm.  Donations welcome. The Counting House Chancery Lane Market Place Malton YO17 7AW Read More
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Dickens and Christmas

On Sunday 17 December, Miriam Margolyes and Lucinda Hawksley will take a look at what it would have been like to take part in a real Dickensian Christmas. Together, they will explore how Charles Dickens affected and shaped the way the festive season evolved, looking at his Christmas books, his short stories and at the… Read More
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Exclusive Film Screening & QA with Miriam Margolyes

The Malton Dickensian Festival is delighted to bring you an exclusive film screening of ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ on 16th December, 4.30pm at The Palace Cinema in Malton. This will take place at the Palace Cinema in Malton with an audience Q&A with Miriam afterwards. Tickets £12 + Booking Fee. To book call 01653… Read More
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10TH DECEMBER 2016

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Festival Programme 2017

We are pleased to announce our festival programme for 2017 -8th December lunchtime BIG SING local primary school children will be performing festive songs at The Milton Rooms. -9th December Victorian Street Theatre and horse and carriage rides in Malton -10th December lunchtime performance at the Milton Rooms of Penny Plain Street Theatre Christmas readings,… Read More
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A message from our Patron, Selina Scott

 Unbeknown to many, while A Christmas Carol was set in the fog of London, it was actually the swirling mists of Malton, near York, and a young lawyer from the town, that inspired Dickens to create his haunting tale. Still a struggling writer, Dickens met Charles Smithson when he was working for a firm of… Read More
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We are looking for Sponsors for 2017

Contact Festival Director, Clair Challenor-Chadwick for more information, clair@causeuk.com 07531948014 Read More
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Tributes to Festival Founder, Stephen Joll

TRIBUTES have been paid to a businessman who helped lead the campaign to buy a rare 1844 edition of ‘A Christmas Carol’ for Malton. Stephen Joll, who was 69 and lived in Scagglethorpe, passed away in February 2017 following a battle with cancer. Born in Barnsley, Stephen grew up in a butchers and was put to… Read More
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Miriam Margolyes interview by Lucinda Hawksley

This December, I have the great pleasure of returning to the Malton Dickens Festival alongside ardent Dickens-lover Miriam Margolyes, so I caught up with her to find out what she’s been up to since last year’s festival. At the start of this year, the whole country was entranced when Miriam stepped out of her famous… Read More
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About ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Malton Dickensian Festival annually celebrates, ‘A Christmas Carol.’ From the Muppets to Mickey Mouse, to Bill Murray’s Scrooged and Jim Carey’s animation, A Christmas Carol has endured on our TV and movie screens! Charles Dickens’ classic story of a time travelling pensioner who sees dead people, is a festive fairy tale which has itself… Read More
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Penny Plain Victorian Street Theatre 9 December 2017

During the Malton Food Lovers Christmas market on 9th 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