Summer 2017

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Gloucester History Festival

2nd - 17th September 2017

This year’s Gloucester History Festival (2nd – 17th September) has an intriguing and wide-ranging programme celebrating the theme of ‘revolution and innovation’ with over 100 events across the City.

In our Blackfriars Talks series, we welcome Dan Snow and his History Hit show, hear Tony Robinson talking about his historical passions and The One Show’s Anita Rani exploring the moving story of her own family’s past during the 1947 Partition of India shown on BBC1’s Who Do You Think You Are?




Ian Mortimer takes us back to Charles II and the Restoration with his new Time Traveller’s Guide to Restoration Britain, Roy Hattersley delves into the history of the Catholics since the time of Henry VIII, Shrabani Basu talks about the new film based on her book Victoria & Abdul - starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria -  and we go behind the scenes of The Archers to see how they portray changing rural life today.


Other highlights include: Gloucester Day on Saturday 2nd September; and Heritage Open Days (7 – 10 September) when many of the City’s finest buildings will open their doors for free and you can also enjoy walks, talks, tours and concerts that reveal Gloucester's rich heritage. 

You can also enjoy City Voices which reaches out across the City with its biggest programme yet. Come and hear World War Two veterans from the Polish community share their wartime memories, take part in our ‘Brexit and Me’ debate and hear our top-notch ‘tag team’ of historians covering the history of Gloucestershire in just one a day.  And finally, don’t forget our brand-new Family Day on Saturday 9th September, packed full of free fun events for children of all ages!

For a free brochure and more information visit  Tel: 01452 396572  Please note booking opens 24 July.

The Festival is delighted to offer a special 25% discount on all Blackfriars Talks tickets to Heritage Hub Newsletter readers meaning that £8 tickets will cost just £6. To take up this offer simply choose your events by visiting to book your tickets or call the Box Office on 01452 396572 after 24 July and quote HHN Offer to receive your discount. This can’t be combined with any other offer, discount or concession and is subject to availability.



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