The CBA Festival of Archaeology incorporates hundreds of in-person and virtual events delivered by community groups, heritage organisations, universities, commercial units, and more across the UK.  

The 2023 CBA Festival of Archaeology will run from the 15-30 July.

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This year our Festival theme is Archaeology and Creativity.  

Archaeology at its heart is a creative process. It’s about exploration and imagination, it’s visual stimulation and inspiration; it’s the process by which we create memory and meaning. By drawing on innovative technologies and using a wide range of tools archaeology helps us think about the world we live in.

Archaeology is about storytelling and archaeologists use creative practices such as art, music, creative writing, poetry and theatre to bring to life the material we uncover and the stories of the places and people around us.  

Throughout the Festival the CBA will be delivering a range of events online and in-person and there will also be an opportunity to get creative with our competition.  

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Visit the Festival area of our website to visit our event listings and find out what is happening in your local area. Or, if you can't wait until July why not visit our resources area where you'll find talks, craft activities, self-guided walks and much more available on-demand.  

Or, if you would like to host your own Festival event visit our event organiser area to find out more. 

You can also follow us on social media at @archaeologyuk on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Use the #FestivalOfArchaeology hashtag to find out the latest news about events and activities and don't forget to tag us so we can see how you get creative with archaeology this summer. 

We look forward to seeing you at an event in July and we are looking forward to seeing what Archaeology and Creativity means to you.