26th September – 1st October 2023, various times & venues in SW3
The Chelsea History Festival is back for its fifth year in 2023 featuring another jam-packed programme with a line-up of renowned speakers, esteemed authors, captivating storytellers, and breathtaking performances.
Included in this year’s proigramme, will be several events which touch on aspects of Polish history, including:
26th September 4pm – Joining Hands: Breaking the Enigma Code
Drawing upon historians from Poland and the UK, discover how the breaking of the Enigma Code was an unparallelled episode of international cooperation. Its impact can be traced throughout modern history, from the Second World War onwards.
26th September 6pm – Forgery, Heroism and Survival During the Holocaust
Writer and journalist Daniel Finkelstein and historian Roger Moorhouse, reveal the untold story of the Polish diplomats who helped saved thousands of Jewish lives during the Holocaust.
28th September 3pm – The Other Renaissance: from Copernicus to Shakespeare
Reframe your understanding of the Renaissance as Paul Strathern reveals how innovations in northern Europe helped bring our modern world into being.
01st October 2pm – The Stories Old Towns Tell
Journey through the cities at the heart of Europe with author Marek Kohn as he unpacks the hidden stories behind the beautiful facades.
Click here for more information about all the events and to book tickets
Venues of the festival include the National Army Museum, Chelsea Physic Garden & Royal Hospital Chelsea