Coronavirus (COVID-19) cancellation The Dickens Festival has been cancelled due to coronavirus. Dickens 150 virtual events But you can head over to Dickens 150 for some virtual events. From 9 to 14 June, we’re celebrating all things Charles Dickens to commemorate 150 years since his death. Due to coronavirus, all activities will be available online. There’ll be videos, quizzes, talks, virtual trails and lots more. 2021 dates The next Dickens Festival is due to take place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June 2021 along Rochester High Street. To keep up to date, follow our Enjoy Medway Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.