Buckinghamshire History Festival – bringing our history to life this November

Get ready for a fascinating November packed full of Bucks history and culture with the Buckinghamshire History Festival. Organised by Buckinghamshire Archives and back for its seventh year, organisations across the county will be bringing Bucks’ past to life this November with tours, talks, and theatre.

Clive Harriss, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, said:

“Buckinghamshire has a rich history, and you don’t need to consider yourself a history buff to enjoy the creativity and entertainment that the Buckinghamshire History Festival events offer this November.

“You can be entertained by short stories inspired by Buckinghamshire and its history while listening to the Unbound Theatre Company performing Buckinghamshire Tales at Queens Park Arts Centre, or get inspired by the Search of Artists’ Gardens, which identifies artists who have lived in the county and created a garden. You can also be impressed by our Paralympic connections on the anniversary of London 2012 and celebrate the journey of the Paralympic Games that started at our very own Stoke Mandeville and have evolved to the International sporting event we see today. You can come along to explore the displays and take a closer look at the London 2012 collection. There will also be craft activities and a trail for younger children.”

In addition the Archives team will also be sharing their expertise – including the rare opportunity to hear some surprising stories on a tour of the Buckinghamshire Archives, a chance to get top tips from their conservator on preserving old photos and documents, and discover how to research the history of houses – an increasingly popular pastime.

To attend events and a wide range of tours, talks, and theatre awaits, visit histfestbucks.co.uk to find out more and get booking.

New events are being added regularly, so make sure you follow Buckinghamshire Archives on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date.