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The 2022 Festival of Archaeology will take place from 16 July - 31 July and our theme is Journeys.    

Welcome to the event organisers area. Just like any journey, there is a bit of preparation to do. Instead of packing your case, you need to take a look at the material below to help you create the best possible Festival event.  

Our Festival theme  

We encourage you to think about how you might incorporate our theme of Journeys into your event, and we have some inspiration for you here.

Event Guides

Guides to help you make you Festival event inclusive and welcoming for all and deliver great online presentations. 

Youth Engagement 

Check out our top tips for creating Festival of Archaeology Events for Young Adults (16-25 year-olds) and attracting young adults to your events. We also have downloadable certificates to recognise and celebrate their participation. 

Health and Safety

It is really important that you read through the Health and Safety guidance for the Festival, this ensures your audience and your own safety, please take the time to produce a risk assessment, our insurance policy requires this to be part of the event creation process. 


The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) offers free contingent public liability insurance, product’s liability insurance and employer’s liability insurance cover to organisers and properties taking part in the CBA Festival of Archaeology from 16 July – 31 July 2022.  

Visit our Insurance page to find out more.

Marketing and Photography

Our Marketing and Photography guide will help you publicise your event has details of how to keep us up to date so we can help spread the word through the CBA’s media channels for UK wide coverage. There is also information on capturing images and video at your event.  


Evaluation is a really important part of the Festival as it helps us show the impact we make through our events and activities. By using our evaluation tools and sharing data from your event with us you will be helping us secure the future of the Festival and we will of course share the evaluation report with you too. 

This year the Festival is once again a hybrid event and that means there are lots of great ways to get involved and engage the public in the fantastic work you do. 

List your live events through our Festival event listing

On the ground events – the Festival of Archaeology has always been about getting people together in person to participate in archaeology and heritage.   

Online events – digital events such as talks and workshops create opportunities to reach audiences across the UK and if you record your live event, you can also add details of the recording to our Festival Resources.  

To help you submit your event listing we've created a step-by-step guide that will help you navigate the event submission form. 

You're now ready to submit your event. 

Use our Festival Resources area to share content available all year round 

Self-led activities – this can be digital or on the ground activity that involve participation such as a self-guided walk or a craft activity that can be completed in the individual's own time. 

On-demand resources – this includes pre-recorded talks, virtual walks and immersive landscapes or other activities that can be accessed at any time from the comfort of your armchair.  

You are welcome to upload a combination of events and resources and if you have any questions about where your activity fits best please do get in touch for a chat by emailing [email protected].  

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We are really looking forward to seeing what you, as an organiser can offer.

Don’t forget we are here to help, contact the Festival Coordinator Debbie Frearson at [email protected] if you need further assistance.