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2021 Roadmap

We are really thrilled to be able to announce our intention to hold the history festival this year in June. It will be a slightly shortened version, running from the afternoon of Wednesday 23rd to the evening of Sunday 27th June. As usual, it will be held at our beautiful venue in Broad Chalke, near […]

🎙CVHF 2020 speaker interview: Andrew Ziminski

Stonemason, Andrew Ziminski has three decades of hands-on experience with the tangible history of this country and has worked on some of the greatest and most interesting monuments in Britain. He will be at Chalke Valley History Festival 2020 to speak about ‘The Spire: Islam, Architecture And Salisbury Cathedral.” His book, ‘The Stonemason: A History […]

Women’s History Month 2020

To mark Women’s History Month, we asked some of our female speakers attending this year’s History Festival to nominate their heroine and explain why they admire them. Tracy Borman: Anne of Denmark Anne of Denmark is not one of our most famous queen consorts.  Traditionally, she has been either overlooked by historians or dismissed as […]

Dates announced for Chalke Valley History Festival 2020

First speakers revealed/Historic aircraft displays return/Live music every night/ stunning new Spiegeltent/10th Anniversary/ Saturday Night Victory Party “The Chalke Valley History Festival makes history relevant and makes it inclusive; it understands its audience and provides for them accordingly… Festivals don’t come better than this.” GetHistory.co.uk about the 2019 Festival From Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th June, the […]