Inaugural Chelsea History Festival opened by Mayor of borough on sell-out first night

Inaugural Chelsea History Festival opened by Mayor of borough on sell-out first night

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The first Chelsea History Festival was launched on October 9th by The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, one of three host venues.

Pictured with Chelsea Pensioners and Festival Director Harry Parker, The Mayor said “We are really excited that three of our borough’s great, heritage institutions are working together on this festival to make Chelsea a destination for celebrating history.”

The festival opened with a sell-out event Remembering Arnhem featuring veteran Victor Gregg in conversation with historian Rick Stroud, followed by a talk from best-selling author Antony Beevor.

The Chelsea History Festival runs until Sunday 13 October. Tickets for some events are still available at: www.chelseahistoryfestival.com

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