January 2023

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Gloucester History Festival

Seasons Greetings from the Gloucester History Festival


Janina Ramirez, our Festival President, offers a sneak preview of the Festival’s plans for 2023. 

‘As we gear up for the Coronation of a new King, we’re thrilled to bring you our new Spring History Festival from Friday 21- Sunday 23 April and, of course, the main Gloucester History Festival which is back from Saturday 2 - Sunday 17 September. Watch out for the line up of speakers for the Spring Festival coming soon.


2023 also sees the 600th anniversary of Dick Whittington - the Gloucestershire man of legend who became thrice Lord Mayor of London - visit gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk to read all about his intriguing story and links to the village of Coberley which we’ll be delving into at next September’s Festival.  And visit our Christmas page to enjoy the best of past festivals with David Olusoga and Mary Beard, plus a Christmas message from historians and Festival Patrons Michael Wood and Bettany Hughes, sharing an ancient Babylonian greeting from 4,500 years ago: ‘to peace and to life and to love’.

‘Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year.’




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