Dan Snow

Dan Snow

Dan Snow is one of the UK’s best-loved historians and television presenters. TV series include Battlefield Britain and Empire of the Seas. He has worked on numerous public occasions for BBC Events such as the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of  Trafalgar. He has a regular slot on The One Show on BBC One and his History Hit podcast explores the deep history behind today’s headlines. He is one of the Festival’s Honorary Patrons.

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  1. 137. ANTARCTICA: DISCOVERING THE ENDURANCE
    137. ANTARCTICA: DISCOVERING THE ENDURANCE

    Dan Snow will give a dramatic personal account of History Hit's experiences on the Falkland Maritime Heritage Society's Endurance 22 expedition to find Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance in one of the most inhospitable and marginal places on Earth. After a month of searching the vast frozen wilderness of the Weddell Sea, time was running out, so when the live video feed from the undersea probe finally picked up the shape of something man-made on the seabed, they were exultant. Endurance was the principal ship used by the Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition but became stuck in pack ice in the Weddell Sea on January 18, 1915‚ where she and her crew would remain until the ship was crushed and ultimately sank on November 21, 1915.

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  2. 100. THE GREAT BRITISH DIG: HISTORY IN YOUR BACK GARDEN
    100. THE GREAT BRITISH DIG: HISTORY IN YOUR BACK GARDEN

    Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREE

    Each week on Channel 4's The Great British Dig, a team of archaeologists descend on streets and gardens the length and breadth of the country to discover the treasures we have been living right on top of without realising. Finds include the actual frontier of the Roman Empire in Britain, the Tudor palace of an Elizabethan spymaster and a prehistoric village under a school playing field. In conversation with Dan Snow, on-screen expert Dr Chloe Duckworth will explain the team's techniques in uncovering a lost world of human stories just a few shovelfuls beneath our feet and offer practical tips for anyone wanting to give it a go themselves.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.

    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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  3. 92. HISTRIONICS QUIZ SHOW
    92. HISTRIONICS QUIZ SHOW

    Our ever-popular comedy history panel show returns with Fast Show comedian and author Charlie Higson as quizmaster. We are delighted that Have I Got News for You team captain Ian Hislop is back to face our other team captain Dan Snow. Devised by Justin Pollard from AI, there will be sixty minutes of quickfire historical humour with new rounds and challenges for the teams providing another hilarious Friday evening at the festival.

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  4. 83. THE SHIP ASUNDER: A MARITIME HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN ELEVEN VESSELS
    83. THE SHIP ASUNDER: A MARITIME HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN ELEVEN VESSELS

    From the Bronze Age to the era of the ocean liner, Tom Nancollas will discuss with Dan Snow the ultimate British vessel by divulging the eleven relics of Britain's historic ships which, together, tell the monumental story of Britain's seafaring past. Weaving together stories of great naval architects and unsung shipwrights, fishermen and merchants, shipwrecks and superstition, pilgrimage, trade and war, he will celebrate the richness of Britain's seafaring tradition in all its glory and tragedy, triumph and disaster, and ask how we might best memorialize it as it vanishes from our shores.

    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).

    £0.00
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