March 1, 2018
The 2018 Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology will run from Sunday 1st July to Sunday 30th July. We hope you were able to take part in last year’s Festival when over 80 events were held across Leicestershire and Rutland celebrating the rich and diverse heritage of the two counties. The CBA will not this year be holding the national festival but hope to come back next year with revised format. However the Leicestershire and Rutland Festival will go ahead over the month of July and planning for this is currently taking place. If your local group would like to take part by giving a walk, talk or places on digs and fieldwork please contact us as soon as possible.
Further information on the Leicestershire and Rutland Festival will be posted when we have it. See also our Festival page Fieldworkers Festival Page.
Building on recent public interest in Leicester’s archaeology, where the recent discovery of the largest and finest-quality mosaic found in over 150 years in Leicester attracted more than 5,000 visitors, last year’s programme was packed with a fascinating array of have-a-go events, talks and guided tours from some of the county’s leading archaeological and historical experts. Local groups also show off their own discoveries and invite people to become involved in making the next great discovery!