An exclusive interview with Dave Allan, managing director of Pike and Shot events as he discusses with Xander Drury the Living History elements of CVHF13 and shares the secrets behind its incredible popularity and success. Plus clips from the brilliant CVHF Air Show. Camera: John E Fry
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It is already becoming something of a tradition for the Festival to lay on something slightly lighter-hearted on the Friday evening, and so this year CVHF came up with something entirely new: a brand new history quiz show, combining deep historical knowledge with razor-sharp wit. With panellists Ian Hislop, Neil Oliver, Dan Snow and Natalie […]
An exclusive interview with the award-winning actor Rupert Everett alongside the award-winning playwright Sir Tom Stoppard talking Oscar Wilde with Xander Drury on the last day of CVHF13. A rare chance to see these two legends of the stage together – not to be missed! Camera: John E Fry
An exclusive interview with Ian Hislop at CVHF13, discussing with Xander Drury his fascination with Britain’s ‘Stiff Upper Lip’, his 23 years on ‘Have I Got News For You’ and his take on Boris Johnson’s unstoppable rise. Camera: John E Fry
An exclusive interview with Scottish historian Neil Oliver at CVHF13, discussing his latest book on the Vikings, the appeal of Scottish history and his stance on Scottish independence. Camera: John E Fry Interviewer: Xander Drury
An exclusive interview with eminent historian Michael Wood from Day Five of CVHF13, considering with Xander Drury the secrets behind his glittering career in broadcasting. Camera: John E Fry
Exclusively for the CVHF website, Mayor of London Boris Johnson afforded some time ahead of his talk at Chalke Valley History Festival 2013 discussing with Xander Drury the importance of Ancient History and all things London. Camera: John E Fry
Here are the best of the photos from Day Five of CVHF13 provided by the superb John Fry. Speakers included Ian Hislop, Charlie Higson and Michael Wood . For regular updates and news, do follow us on Twitter @CVHISTORYFEST
An exclusive interview with CVHF patron Antony Beevor ahead of his talk on Day Four of CVHF13, discussing with Xander Drury the unprecedented success of his best-selling book ‘Stalingrad’ and his ground-breaking approach to writing history. Camera: John E Fry
The Salisbury Journal/Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival ‘Best Baddie Competition’ winners have been announced! John Bennett (Age 8-11) Poppy Kearns (Age 4-7) Below is a photo of our winners alongside Horrible Histories’ illustrator Martin Brown (centre) and the cast from the Horrible Histories’ Barmy Britain stage show. Congratulations to John and Poppy!