Life Guards", 1709
3rd HISTORICAL FESTIVAL in NARVA, 11-13 AUGUST 2006
History of the regt
The survived castle and bastions of the fortress present nice stage for living history and historical re-enactment. A borderline location of Narva makes it relatively easy to travel to, which is another positive factor for bringing re-enactors from the West and from the East together.
The Festival in Narva is destined to gather together those who are fond of history of late 17th – early 18th century, history of the Great Northern War. The festival is held annually since 2004 and is becoming more and more interesting to both participanst and to spectators.
In 2004 about 20 enthusiasts from Russia, Estonia and even Great Britain took part in the first festival. The 2005 event was marked with participation of historical societies from Sweden with overal number of participants being around 50. For the 2006 we expect even more partcipants including new groups from Russia, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
In brief, program proposed includes historical camp on a tiny bastion (with nothing modern inside of it and nothing modern visible outside it), drill sessions, living history displays, battle reenactment(s) and parade(s). Participants and guests are also welcome to propose their ideas about the programm of the events.
NB! In order to ensure high standards of re-creation, we emphasize that participant-reenactors attend in military or civilian impressions appropriate for the period of late 17th -early 18th century.
If you like to take part in the festival, please contact the organizers, representative of Narva Museum via email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail address: Energia 2а-9, Narva 20304, Estonia. When applying, please indicate in any form:
The organizing committee provides:
Attending groups provide on their expence:
The festival will take place on August 11-13, 2005 (Friday-Saturday-Sunday). Below is rough overview of events that are planned so far. Participants and guests are very welcome to propose their ideas about the programm of events.
Arrival of participants; Setting up historical camp; Lunch; Tour over the castle and it's museum; Exercise sessions, free time, discussing the coming actions; Dinner.
Breakfast; Living history display in the camp and in the castle; Parading along the city streets; Ceremonis at the monuments to Russian and Swedish troops; Battle re-enactment; Closing party for the participants in the castle.
Last joint exercises, Closing of the festival, shutting down the camp.
* Content and time of events may be altered over time.
Below is sample information, to give you an idea of how to get to Narva and of amount of expences involved. We cannot guarantee that the data below is 100% reliable, so please check with other sources for more details.
Guests from European countries do not need visas to enter Estonia
First point of arrival - Tallinn (by ferry or airplane, from Stockholm or Oslo) or Paldiski. Transfer from Tallin to Narva - 3 hours by bus.
accomodation prices see Hotel KING, http://www.hotelking.ee
Living History Unit "Preobrazhensky Life Guards" (с) 2006