Alex Von Tunzelmann

Alex Von Tunzelmann

Alex von Tunzelmann read Modern History at University College, Oxford. She is the author of four books: Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and the Crisis That Shook the World; Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder and the Cold War in the Caribbean; Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire; and Fallen Idols. She writes drama for film and television and a weekly column about historical movies for the Guardian Film Online.

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    In 2020, statues across the world were pulled down in an extraordinary wave of global iconoclasm. From the United States and the United Kingdom to Canada, South Africa, the Caribbean, India, Bangladesh, and New Zealand, Black Lives Matter protestors defaced and hauled down statues of slaveholders, Confederates, and imperialists. Statues are one of the most visible - and controversial - forms of historical storytelling. This unmissable talk by Alex von Tunzelmann will unravel the current culture war over our history.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

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