Step back in time this weekend

By Staff Reporter

Ever wondered what it was like to live, work and play in Georgian Lisburn? This Saturday Lisburn city centre will be helping you to find out with a host of Georgian characters transporting the city back in time.

Characters will be there to share what life was like, to teach some typical Georgian dance and fencing moves, and to share the gossip and goings-on of Georgian life in Lisburn. There will be gossip and entertainment, drama and dance as the Northern Period Productions Living History characters take the city back in time.

Alderman Allan Ewart, Chairman Lisburn City Centre Management, and Cllr Thomas Beckett, Chair Leisure Services Committee, met some of the characters in the city centre earlier this week to find out what visitors to the city can expect this coming Saturday.

Cllr Beckett said: “Today we got a preview of what the characters will be doing this weekend, including some traditional Georgian dancing and how to perfect some duelling moves with the fencing teacher.

“On Saturday there will also be a Victorian fashion show and a range of other historic activities and events to mark Lisburn Heritage Month which is funded by Lisburn City Council’s Community Festival Fund.”

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