ChessFest is back – Sunday July 7th 2024

There are fewer than 6 weeks to go until ChessFest 2024, CSC’s annual chess extravaganza in Trafalgar Square, London. On Sunday 7th July 2024, 11am-6pm, we’re taking over the whole square for a day of free, family-friendly chess activities, including:

  • Free chess lessons from a CSC tutor
  • Simultaneous displays by the top Grandmasters in the country
  • Giant chess sets
  • Speed chess galore in the Challenge the Chess Master tent
  • Living chess with actors, replaying famous games of chess on our giant board
  • Puzzle-rush: pit your wits against fiendish chess puzzles on ChessKid. 

This year’s ChessFest theme is Alice Through The Looking Glass. Will the Red Queen triumph over the White King on our living chess board? Will the March Hare overcome Tweedledum and Tweedledee? Come along to find out.