Chalke Valley event is cancelled


23 March 2020
Chalke Valley History Festival is cancelled Chalke Valley History Festival is cancelled
The latest big-name event for the summer has fallen by the wayside thanks to the Chinese virus.

The organisers of the Chalke Valley History Festival have made the following announcement, cancelling the event due to take place in June: ‘It is with very heavy hearts that we have to announce today that, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival will not be taking place this June. Sadly, events have taken such a dramatic turn over the past week that it is simply no longer possible to hold it as planned.
James Holland, Chair of the Festival, said: “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. For your interest, we are posting it on the newly redesigned website at In the meantime, please do keep safe and we all look forward to seeing you again at next year’s festival.”

This year’s Festival was due to take place from 22nd-28th June.’



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