Throughout the Festival week, we will be holding a wide variety of Pop-Up talks. These are informal, interactive and free half-hour talks: all you do is simply turn up and listen to what the speaker has to say.
Locations for our Pop-Up talks are throughout the site. Most are held at the NAAFI tent, but others are at obvious talking points: the RNLI historic lifeboat, our World War II tanks, in the Anglo-Saxon settlement or at our Viking long ship.
Our speakers are given a time, advertised on large blackboards and fliers through the site, a hand-held microphone, and at their allotted time, they begin speaking.
We really encourage our audiences to ask questions and feel involved. During the week, most of the Pop-Ups are by living historians, but during the weekend, all sorts of historians and speakers will be there to entertain you and talking about a very wide range of subjects from a shipwreck off the Dorset coast to steam trains, to fabrics of the First World War to the efficacy of the Cromwell tank.
See you there!