Spring Weekend Festival 2021

SATURDAY 17th – Sunday 18th april  


What’s Happening?

An online festival for history lovers this spring

Gloucester History Festival are delighted to announce a new Festival this Spring in addition to the much loved autumn events, with a view of deepening relationships with history enthusiasts by offering a year round programme.

This decision is following the success of the 2020 festival that reached nearly 11,000 people at home around the world during the two week festival, and a further 9,500 viewers experiencing the festival by watching the recorded talks on demand.

Akin to the 2020 Festival, the spring festival will be presented online – allowing people from around the world to come together virtually and engage with stories and insights of the past. The festival will include special speakers in a selection of talks and City Voices events, offering a taste of history ahead of the main event in September.

The festival will take place on 17th – 18th April 2021. To be the first to hear about the programme, sign up to our newsletter.

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In the meanwhile enjoy our Blackfriar Talks on demand…

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Past & Future Events

september 2021

13sep(sep 13)6:00 pm03(sep 3)7:00 pmWriting Medieval Women Back Into HistoryJanina RamirezEvent Type :Black Friars

14sep(sep 14)6:00 pm03(sep 3)7:00 pm100 Great Black BritonsPatrick Vernon & Dr Angelina OsborneEvent Type :Black Friars

15sep(sep 15)6:00 pm03(sep 3)7:00 pmLouis VIII: England’s Forgotten King?Catherine HanleyEvent Type :Black Friars

15sep(sep 15)8:00 pm03(sep 3)9:00 pmAncient Global DiscoverersMichael Scott & Janina RamirezEvent Type :Black Friars

16sep(sep 16)6:00 pm03(sep 3)7:00 pmHenry III: The Rise to PowerDavid CarpenterEvent Type :Black Friars

16sep(sep 16)8:00 pm03(sep 3)8:45 pmA Street Through Time: Gloucester's Westgate StAndrew ArmstrongEvent Type :Black Friars

17sep(sep 17)6:00 pm03(sep 3)7:00 pmMary Beard in ConversationEvent Type :Black Friars

18sep(sep 18)6:00 pm03(sep 3)7:00 pmThe Journey to The MayflowerStephen TomkinsEvent Type :Black Friars

18sep(sep 18)8:00 pm03(sep 3)8:45 pmHow Special A Relationship?US Ambassador Woody Johnson & Lord Hague of Richmond in conversation with Gloucester's MP Richard GrahamEvent Type :Black Friars

19sep(sep 19)6:00 pm03(sep 3)7:00 pmBettany Hughes in conversationBettany HughesEvent Type :Black Friars

19sep(sep 19)8:00 pm03(sep 3)9:00 pmHenry VII and the Tudor PretendersNathen AminEvent Type :Black Friars

20sep(sep 20)8:00 pm03(sep 3)9:00 pmDavid Olusoga In ConversationEvent Type :Black Friars

Spring Programme Announced Soon