Today I went to the second ever Chalke Valley History Festival. The organisers did an excellent job of combining talks by famous television presenters, and by writers involved in telling historical stories of fact and fiction. Alongside the talks were re-enactments and recreations of historical scenes which made history come to life. The BBC have been involved in the event this year, and the festival looks set to grow. Here are a few of my highlights:
The Chalke Valley History Festival will be back from the 23rd to 29th of June 2014.
- Absolutely fab! Joanna Lumley praises young writers bringing history to life (thisismoney.co.uk)