Welcome to HistFest! The dynamic history events company that produces innovative digital and live content to global audiences – from lectures, film screenings and seminars, to courses, short films, podcasts and live performances.

We celebrate the exciting work being undertaken by academics, teachers and public figures to bring together the many branches of history. Working with some of the UK’s biggest institutions – from the British Library to the Museum of London – HistFest seeks to educate, entertain, and address some of the big questions about the use and misuse of history on the world stage.

For far too long, history has been the preserve of the privileged. Not anymore. History belongs to all.


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HistFest 2024

The festival is returning to the British Library this Spring. Grab your tickets for our festival weekend from 13th to 14th April.

HistFest History…

Our inaugural festival took place in London, Cardiff, Belfast and Leeds during December 2018. Since then, we’ve hosted events range of events – from Valentine’s extravaganza with E L James, Sushma Jansari and Dr Kate Lister, and a Halloween night at the Museum of London with Sunny Singh, Deborah Harkness and Ben Aaronovitch, to an Agatha Christie night with Mark Gatiss, Sarah Phelps and Rachel Howzell Hall.

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