The Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival is now the largest festival in the world devoted entirely to History and is the only festival to combine living history entertainment and flypasts with literary talks and panels.
“The festival has been triumphant before but this year it was a double superbly outstanding triumph because of the pleasure, exhilaration, inspiration and fun that you provided for THOUSANDS of people despite the bizarrely obstructive weather.” Juliet Nicolson
Our speakers are of an immensely high calibre and have included Niall Ferguson, Antony Beevor, Kate Adie, Mark Knopfler, Ian Kershaw, Jung Chang, Michael Morpurgo, Jeremy Paxman, Dan Snow, Boris Johnson, WW2 fighter pilots, D-Day veterans and many others covering a wide range of topics which are complemented by the living history exhibitions, ancillary tents and stalls. In the evenings there is a long break for an excellent supper in the Dining Tent when the speakers, sponsors and their guests as well as much of the audience congregate.
“The green room was perfect, the food was great, the talks I saw were all very good, the planes were spiffing and the kids were rewarding. Congratulations” Sebastian Faulks