Event Organiser Materials

Welcome to our brand new Festival of Archaeology Organiser Area!

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The 2024 Festival of Archaeology will take place from 13 July - 28 July. Our theme will be Archaeology and Community.

Welcome to the event organisers' area. Take a look at the material below to help you create the best possible Festival event. 

Please note: the Council for British Archaeology facilitates the Festival of Archaeology, however, we remind organisers that it is their responsibility to undertake checks, risk assessments and safeguarding, as well as managing event enquiries and undertaking core event promotion.

If you are using any of the Festival logos or assets you MUST register the event on our website.

Why organise an event? 

Not only do we recieve fantastic feedback from organisers and attendees, we also have a large digital reach during the festival. By submitting your event, you open your event to wide digital audience. Here's a quick glimspe at our 2023 impact!

  • 61,294,463 reached during festival fortnight
  • 90,024,366 reached during 3 months around the festival
  • 95% of participants would take part again
  • ... and more!

Convinced? Check out our resources for organisers below.

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Event Guides

Are you an event organiser? If so, you can use our handy guides to get the most out of your event.


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.

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Health and Safety

Health and safety is an important part of event planning and will ensure your event is safe and well organised as well as fun.

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Safeguarding participants

The CBA takes the safeguarding of children and adults at risk seriously and recognise that everyone has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information, and taking prompt action.

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The the CBA is unable to provide public liability insurance cover for the Festival of Archaeology. Event organisers will need to have their own insurance cover in place for their events.

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Marketing and Photography

You’ve created your Festival of Archaeology event, and now it’s time to promote it to ensure as many people as possible come to your event!

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.  

Use the Festival Resources area to share your content*


Self-led activities

This can be a 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.  

Resource submission is open throughout the year so you can upload at any time. 

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].