Philip St Lawrence

Philip St Lawrence

After leaving Drama School, Philip St Lawrence entered the corporate world. He has received the highest plaudits for his corporate talks to numerous companies. Yet his enthusiasm for history has led him to write three historical novels. After his performance at CVHF in 2021 his Talks are now in high demand, always intended to inspire, captivate - and entertain.

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  1. Speakers Corner: The Audacity of Drake
    Speakers Corner: The Audacity of Drake

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

    Bravado, charisma and quick thinking resourcefulness mark out a leader often depicted unfairly. What drives this supreme mariner loved by his men but not always by his officers? This is the gripping story of Drake's audacious raid at Cadiz, the drama that ensued, and his forays along the Iberian coast in 1587 as England woke up to the threat of invasion - actions that delayed the Armada by a full year! An epic tale of drama, excitement and daring! This event will be held at the Storage Works Speakers Corner tent.

    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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