A festival celebrating the history of Richmond is taking place throughout September.

The ‘Know Your Place’ heritage festival, organised by Richmond Council’s library service, promotes awareness of the borough’s rich past through a programme of events.

A series of talks by notable historians, workshops, walks, and activities are taking place throughout the month.

Cllr John Coombs, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Libraries, said: “This year’s Know Your Place festival is bigger and better than ever.

“Richmond upon Thames has a wealth of cultural heritage and there really is no better way of unearthing its hidden secrets than taking part in this festival.

“With an action packed programme of activities for children, young people and adults, this exciting festival really has something for everyone.”

Talks include ‘A Violent Curiosity: Investigating the Link between Homicide and Celebrity in Victorian Britain’ with speaker Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, taking place on Friday September 12.

Focusing on an infamous Richmond murder committed in 1879, Professor Kilday will examine why violence has always captured the public’s fascination.

On Monday 17 September a free behind the scenes curatorial tour of Marble Hill House is available to the public.

To see the full programme and book tickets, visit: www.richmond.gov.uk/know_your_place