Chalke Valley History Festival cancelled

THE 2020 Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival has announced that, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s 10th anniversary festival will not be taking place as planned from 22nd to 28th June.

James Holland, the festival chairman, said that events had taken such a dramatic turn over the past week that it was no longer possible to hold it as planned.

“We cannot thank everyone enough for all their enormous support of the Festival over the past decade and we are truly sorry it cannot take place this summer, our tenth anniversary year. We are, however, looking into alternative ways of continuing our mission to promote the understanding and enjoyment of history to the widest possible audience, and will, of course, keep everyone updated as and when we have more news.

“The programme was due to go to print this week, and we have all been especially excited about it, believing it the best ever. In the meantime, please do keep safe and we all look forward to seeing you again at next year’s festival.”

This year’s planned programme is posted on the newly redesigned website at