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Visit Priory Gardens and experience culture, music and entertainment from Around the World. You will not need a passport as we will be bringing the world to you! There will be plenty to see and do including music, dance, crafts and storytelling.

This year’s Around the World will also be featuring the Dunstable Festival of Archaeology celebrating the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) and the Council for British Archaeology’s (CBA’s) Festival of Archaeology themed around ‘Journey’. If you are interested in learning more about Dunstable’s heritage and past, meeting local community groups, special guests and experts from various local archaeological groups, this is one event not to be missed!

There will also be FREE flintknapping workshops with master flintknapper Karl Lee! Click here to book your free place!

Around the World Activities

  • Kakatsitsi Master Drummers Performance & Dance workshops
  • Teaching Talons (Hands On Animal Encounter)
  • Bollywood Punch & Judy Shows
  • Stilt walking elephant
  • Around the World Violinist
  • Mime Walkabouts
  • African Drumming & Songs workshop, Storytelling, Arts & Crafts
  • Roaming New Orleans Band
  • Tai Chi with Zoe
  • On Point Dance Academy
  • The Bees Cheerleaders
  • Around the World Storyteller
  • Rodeo Bull & Circus Skills

Festival of Archaeology Activities

  • Dunstable and District Local History Society
  • Little Theatre
  • 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
  • Memma the cave people
  • Bluey and Bingo
  • Wooden Sculpture Carving
  • Swords of Penda – Saxon re-enactors
  • Hysterical History – Dr Digby Rocks School of Archaeology
  • Roman Mosaic activity
  • Paul Vitty and the History Knights
  • Enrichment Through Archaeology
  • Monica Askay, Cook and Food Historian


On 30 July in Priory Gardens, we have two special guests coming from ‘Around the World’, Bluey and Bingo! Come and meet them at intervals between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm and have the opportunity for a photograph. No need to book, just turn up and look for Bluey and Bingo in Priory Gardens!

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