On Monday, November 25th, the doors will be open at the Offa’s Dyke Centre in Knighton, to welcome the community in to a “Festival Community Planning Day” to help us plan the Living History Festival for 2020!
After successful festivals in 2018 and 2019, the organisers want to make the 2020 Festival even more exciting, engaging, fun, and most importantly – develop the event with the community in Knighton and surrounding towns and villages. As well as the return of expert reenactors bringing their encampment onto site again this July, this year the organisers will be bringing music and performance to the site for a weekend packed with activities and entertainment for all ages.
The “Festival Community Planning Day” at the Offa’s Dyke Centre will be a drop in session, running from 1pm to 6pm, on Monday November 25th. Refreshments will be provided, as well as craft and archaeology activities suitable for all ages. There will be the opportunity to learn more about and sign up for volunteer roles, make suggestions for activities, suggest local musicians and performers, sign up for one of our free charity stall spaces, or sign up to be one of our crafts stalls.
The free Festival attracts hundreds of visitors from across Wales, the Marches, and beyond. It is jointly organised by the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (with funding from Cadw) and the Offa’s Dyke Association, and held in July as part of the Festival of British Archaeology, an annual celebration of heritage, history, and archaeology run by the Council for British Archaeology.
The 2020 Living History Festival will be held from Friday July 3rd to Sunday July 5th, 2020.
For any queries about the Festival, please contact the Community Archaeologist at Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust , Penelope Foreman – firstname.lastname@example.org 07956 585023 // 01938 553670