Headline speakers for Ashbourne Festival

Headline speakers and performers for the 2019 Ashbourne Festival include the queen of crime writing Val McDermid; popular historian David Olusoga who has made many television documentaries, pictured above; artist and art historian Lachlan Goudie; the young explorer Will Millard; ‘smart machine’ scientist Professor Danielle George and poet and TV producer Henry Normal.  

There will be a fascinating talk from locally-based international photographer Clive Booth on the making of his documentary with Don McCullin in Kolkata. 

As usual the Festival fortnight from June 21 starts with two days of Streetfest.

Tickets are available from ashbournefestival.org or from the Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Market Square, Ashbourne.