The Chalke Valley History Festival is unique, with a literary history festival, living history through the ages, and a new schools programme. 2013 was the third year and it was even bigger and better than ever...
Living HistoryThe Festival became a giant encampment of living history through the ages, from Romans to the Second World War, and displayed by some of the very best re-enactors and historical interpreters in the UK. With an air show featuring Spitfires and other warbirds, with Sword School, Have-a-Go Archery, an interactive First World War trench experience, and a battle re-enactment of the Battle of Vitoria, there was much to see for all the family.
Literary FestivalThroughout the week, the Festival played host to many of our most popular, passionate and leading historians, from Max Hastings, Neil Oliver and Dan Snow, and from Horrible Histories through to Boris Johnson and Tom Stoppard. Covering a wide variety of subjects from Ancient Rome to the Iron Curtain and with debates, discussions, lectures, seminars and events for all the family, this is Britain's premier History Literary Festival.
Schools ProgrammeTwo days of history featuring a wide range of curriculum-based subjects delivered by leading and best-selling historians, including Tom Holland, Michael Burleigh and Laurence Rees. From 1066, through the Tudors and the First World War, and the rise of the Nazis to the Second World War, the programme offered a series of lectures, seminars, living history and inter-active demonstrations to bring history alive, excite and inspire Year 10 and 12 students.
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31 Oct 13
CVHF Promo (2min) from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.
23 Jul 13
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