Dunstable Town Council Events

Other Upcoming Activities

There will be High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) activities at several events throughout the summer, including:

Jubilee Markets on Middle Row

11 June 2022, 10 am to 3 pm, Middle Row and The Square

HSHAZ activities including a history themed crazy golf!

Party in the Park

9 July, 12 noon to 8 pm, Grove House Gardens

Activities including Digging for Stories, a story trail for families and individuals of all ages! Follow a map and get clues from characters from the past!

Love Parks Week: Free Older People’s Wellbeing Day

12 July, 10.30 am to 1.00 pm, Priory Gardens

Activities including a memory workshop with Dunstable Cultural Consortium!

Love Parks Week: G&T Evening

15 July, 6 pm to 9 pm, Priory Gardens

A caricature artist will be on hand to create portraits of people as historical characters from Dunstable’s past!

Flintknapping Workshops

30 July from 11.30 am

These workshops are part of Dunstable Town Council’s Around the World event, featuring the Dunstable Festival of Archaeology! These flintknapping workshops are FREE to attend, and you will learn skills from master flintknapper and primitive technologist Karl Lee, from Primitive Technology UK! You can book your free space here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flint-knapping-workshops-with-primitive-technology-uk-tickets-360523584747

Dunstable Festival of Archaeology

30 July, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, Priory Gardens

In 2021 we celebrated the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) Festival of Archaeology https://www.archaeologyuk.org/festival.html as part of the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) community engagement activities. The HSHAZ is a four year programme running until March 2024, so we are delighted to be celebrating the CBA Festival of Archaeology for the second time as part of the HSHAZ.

We will be exploring Dunstable through the ages from the prehistoric period to present day. The Dunstable Festival of Archaeology is a special one day event celebrating all things do with archaeology. On Saturday 30 July Around the World in Priory Gardens from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm will feature the Dunstable Festival of Archaeology, a special one day event celebrating all things to do with archaeology. There will be lots to see and do for all ages with entertainment, activities, show and tells and the opportunity to hold replica artefacts. So come down to Priory Gardens to enjoy it’s beautiful grounds as well as meet our special guests and experts from various local archaeological groups.

Guests and activities include:

  • Little Theatre
  • Central Bedfordshire Council Library
  • Dunstable and District Local History Society
  • Thatching
  • Historical Dunstable
  • Friends of Priory House and Gardens
  • Dunstable Town Guides
  • Dunstable In Bloom
  • Albion Archaeology
  • Adventure Out Games
  • Rome Now- Roman re-enactors
  • Architectural Sketching with Richard Rees
  • Flint Knapping Workshop with Karl Lee from Primitive Technology UK
  • Memma the cave people
  • Bluey and Bingo
  • Wooden Sculpture Carving
  • Swords of Penda – Saxon re-enactors
  • Dr Digby Rocks School of Archaeology
  • Roman Mosaic activity
  • Paul Vitty and the History Knights
  • Enrichment through Archaeology
  • Monica Askay, Cook and Food Historian

Local Landmarks Lego Workshop with Bricks McGee

5 August, Grove Corner

Lego based fun building local buildings and landmarks! Booking is essential, please book here.

Ashton Square Day

6 August, 10 am to 3 pm, Ashton Square

Activities including History Alive Trail!

Summer Activities Arts and Crafts

11 August, 10 am to 12 noon, Priory Gardens

Activities including cave art with a cave person.