Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Festival of Archaeology

Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology 2018

Saturday 14th July to Sunday 29th July

We invite you to join in the 2018 Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology – a chance to discover more about the rich and diverse heritage of Leicestershire and Rutland. The Festival has a fascinating range of events, talks and guided tours from some of the county’s archaeological and historical experts. Local groups will show you their own discoveries and invite you to become involved in making the next great discovery!

Festival Programme in printer-friendly A4 in black and white text.  There are 10 pages to this document (as at 5th July 2018) though more may be added at the end if we get late items and changes (which will also be listed here on this page).  Events are listed and categorised as per the printed programme.  Suggest you download and then just print the selected page that you require.  A programme that is much easier to read than the one above.  Festival 2018 Programme

Additional information since going to print:

Jewry Wall Events email address should read (added dot between Jewry and Wall)

18th July Buckminster/Sewstern Walks.  Due to huge demand an additional date the following week 26th July has been arranged.  Please see following flyer for details.  Walks 26th July Buckminster Sewstern

Leaflet for Hinckley Archaeological Society ‘Guided Walk through an Historic Landscape’  Saturday 28th July. 28 July Festival HASWalk

Tickets for Mathew’s ‘Revealing Greyfriars’ talk on 19th July are £4, tickets are available to purchase on the King Richard 3rd Visitor Centre website  or at the Visitor Centre. (added to entry in printer-friendly programme 15th June).

Tuesday 24th July.  Groby Old Hall tour.  The 2pm tour has sold out but an additional tour will take place at 11am on the same day.  Sign up now to book your place.  As the hall has just been sold we do not know if the new owners will allow tours in future years.  (added to entry in printer-friendly programme 26th June).

Thursday 5th July – items also added to printer friendly programme.  Events and contact information for Jewry Wall events is now not as printed in the programme due to unforseen circumstances.

Cathedral Tours.  You can pay for these on the door.  The pricing will be taken off the Eventbrite link.  You can also contact the Cathedral directly to book.

Cotesbach Trust Shawell Through the AgesCANCELLED due to unforseen circumstances and will be re-arranged for the autumn.  If you are interested please email and we will pass your message on to the organisers.

Festival Actual Programme in PDF Format.  Please note this Programme is printed in A3 and then folded.  To download a copy and print it in A4 you will need Adobe Reader, then in Adobe select ‘Poster’, ‘Tile Scale 60%’, ‘Overlap 0.005in’.  The print will be very small. You can however read the information on your computer by enlarging the text on screen.  2018 Leaflet actual

Press release May 2018 Festival 2018 Press Release KE

If you wish to get a programme leaflet posted to you please email us using the contact page from this website.

The Festival in Leicestershire is financially supported by: Leicestershire Fieldworkers; Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society; Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum; CBA East Midlands;  Leicestershire Industrial History Society; The Friends of Jewry Wall;  Hinckley Archaeological Society; University of Leicester Archaeological Services, Leicester City Council (in kind).

Photographs for Press.  All open in a new page.

Cavendish Bridge Walk

Burrough Hill

Medieval Knight

Festival launch event

Markfield walk

Festival 2018 logo

LIHS Glenfield Tunnel

front cover Festival programme 2018

Burrough Hill Excavation