Pop-up History

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 but most are held at the NAAFI tent

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 weekend, all sorts of historians and speakers will be there to entertain you talking about a very wide range of subjects.

See you there!

The following is a draft schedule, subject to change.

Please ensure you check the blackboards and flyers throughout the site on the day.

DATE TITLE LOCATION
MONDAY 26 JUNE
6pm
6.30pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers
7pm NAAFI
7.30pm Messerschmitt 109 & the Hawker Hurricane

Paul Beaver

Tanks
8pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers
TUESDAY 27 JUNE
6pm Dispelling the Myths of the Iron Age

Matt Russell – Experience the Iron Age

Iron Age display area
6.30pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers
7pm Life as a 100yrs war Archer

Gary Wise

NAAFI
7.30pm Messerschmitt 109 & Hawker Hurricane

James Holland

8pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers
WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE
6pm Art & Paints in Romano-Britain

Caroline Nicolay – Parico Gallico

Iron Age display area
6.30pm History Tellers History Tellers Tent
7pm Battle of Britain

James Holland

Messerschmitt & Hurricane
7.30pm   NAAFI
8pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers
THURSDAY 29 JUNE
5.30pm NAAFI
6pm Dispelling the Myths of the Iron Age

Matt Russell – Experience the Iron Age

Iron Age display area
6.30pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers Tent
7pm Life as a 100yrs War Archer

Gary Wise

NAAFI
7.30pm The Bullacourt First World War Tank

Richard Osgood

First World War Tank
8pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers
FRIDAY 30 JUNE
5pm
5.30pm
6pm Messerschmitt 109 & Hawker Hurricane

 James Holland

Planes
6.30pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers Tent
7pm The Story of the Lancaster

Paul Beaver

NAAFI
7.30pm The Bullacourt Fist World War Tank

Richard Osgood

First World War Tank
8pm Walking the Western Front

Peter Caddick-Adams

A brief guide to walking the Western Front from one of the finest battlefield guides in the country and a man who knows the former First World War battlefields intimately.

NAAFI
10pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers Tent
SATURDAY 1 JULY
10am History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers Tent
10.30am Bullecourt First World War Tank

Richard Osgood & Team

Museum Row
11.30am History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers
12pm The Fovant Badges

Antony Firth

NAAFI
12pm Danger: UXB!

Adam Schuch des Forges

Entrance Command Post
1pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

Spitfire & Hurricane
1pm The Messerscmitt 109 & Hawker Hurricane

 James Holland

Planes
1.30pm A Personal History of Comedy

Charlie Higson

NAAFI
2pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

NAAFI
3pm Rifleman Harris: One of Sharpe’s Rifles

Jason Salkey

NAAFI
3.30pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers Tent
4pm Bullecourt First World War Tank

Richard Osgood & Team

WWI Tank
5pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers Tent
5.30pm Danger: UXB!

Adam Schuch des Forges

Entrance Command Post
6pm A History of Wine & War

Kent Barker

Big Top Bar
SUNDAY 2 JULY
10 am History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers Tent
10.30am Bullecourt First World War Tank

Richard Osgood

First World War Tank
11.30pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers Tent
12pm Danger: UXB!

Adam Schuch des Forges

Entrance Command Post
1pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers
1.30pm Rifleman Harris: One of Sharpe’s Rifles

Jason Salkey

NAAFI
1.30pm History, Archaeology & Landscape: a Walk from Church Bottom

Alex Langlands & Smon Smart

Meet at NAAFI – walk last 90 minutes
2pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers Tent
3pm How the Second World War Changed Us

Keith Lowe with James Holland

3.30pm History Tellers

Abs & Alex

History Tellers Tent
4pm Death of the Bishop: The Wiltshire Risings of 1450

Sam Lane with Nigel Jones

NAAFI
No booking required!

No need to book and free of charge as part of your entrance!