Other Activities - Malvern Festival of Military History 2019

The Malvern Festival of Military History is not just about top-class speakers! We have drama too on Friday night and the presentation of the SAHR Prize for Military Fiction on Saturday evening.

The venue will also host the Festival Bookshop where you can buy books to be signed by our speakers. There will also be some exhibit stands where you can browse the offerings of our partner associations and organisations.

Try to find time in our packed programme to sample some of our other attractions!


On Friday night we welcome MESH Theatre for a production of their one act drama The Soldier. A captivating play by award-winning writer Rachel Wagstaff inspired by war poet Rupert Brooke and his contemporaries.

MESH Theatre takes high-quality professional drama to historic locations. They produce living theatre where history speaks, bringing truth and life to stories in sites significant to their origins. In this way they breathe life into our past in a way which only live, up-close theatre can achieve.

The play will be preceded by a talk about Rupert Brooke and the significance of his poetry by Brooke expert Dr Alisa Miller.

Exhibit Hall Stands

The Festival Bookshop is where you can buy books to be signed by our speakers. This is also the venue for the author book signings.

There will also be information stands where you can view the offerings of our partner associations and organisations. If you can find the time amongst the packed speaker programme, there is plenty of browsing to pique your interest!

What people are saying...

James Hoare

Group Editor of History of War

History of War is a magazine committed to exploring the full breadth of global conflict, from leading with fresh perspectives on the familiar to exposing the overlooked, and as such we are incredibly excited to be partnered with Malvern Festival of Military History. With some of the most influential military historians in their fields engaged to entertain and enlighten at this year’s event, we’re honoured to be taking our place alongside them.