The Council for British Archaeology is an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.
The CBA coordinates the Festival of Archaeology, the largest annual festival to celebrate archaeological heritage in the UK. Now in its 29th year the Festival has grown from a single day to a two-week event which is normally held in July. In 2019 the Festival just over 1000 events were delivered by 100s of organisers all with the aim of encouraging more people to discover the archaeology in their local area. Activities range include fieldwork and training, talks and walks, re-enactments and hands-on activities for people of all ages and abilities.
Due to the pandemic, the CBA is are unable to hold the Festival in its normal two-week format in July this year. Instead they have made the decision to split the Festival into two parts, the first week, 11-19 July, will be a week of digital events that enable people to discover archaeology from their own home, while the second week, 24 October – 1 November, will celebrate archaeology via on the ground events across the UK.
They require a consultant who will work with them to plan and deliver four events which take place during the Festival. One of these events will be digital and take place during July, while the remaining three events will be on the ground activities and take place in October.
Further details can be found here.