3 min readMay 9, 2022


The Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival

20th-26th June 2022 — Full program announced!

Tickets on sale now

· The very best historians

· Expanded outdoor program for the entire family

· The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room

· Live music

· Topical talks and debates

The Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival makes a welcome return this June, with a rich and varied program of fascinating talks and panel discussions given by leading thinkers and speakers, and the very best historians in the land. Running concurrently will be a dynamic line-up of living history displays, historical performances and interactive experiences. All the events will take place in large tents, on the popular outdoor stages and around the festival site.

Taking place in Broad Chalke, in the heart of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, the history festival is back to a full 7 days and will be one of the highlights of the summer festival calendar.

The full program has been announced & tickets are now for sale online at

The festival will open this year with The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room, a prestigious hub for literary communities around the world which celebrates literature in all its forms. A little bit of history will be made on the Monday afternoon as this will be the very first time that the Reading Room channel will be collaborating with a festival.

Taking part will be Philippa Gregory, one of the world’s foremost historical novelists and who will be attending the history festival for the first time, and the distinguished historian and author Alison Weir. Entitled ‘Rediscovering Women in History’, this will be a fascinating discussion between two best-selling writers and recognized authorities on the subject.

Image by Martin Cook

With nearly 13,000 children having attended since launch, the Festival for Schools makes a major contribution to history education and brings history alive in new and exciting ways. On the Monday and Tuesday of…




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