Be there or be square! I’m doing a talk on Friday night in the Grosvenor Museum with Ruth Downie, of the excellent Ruso mysteries. It kicks off at 7 p.m, and if you’re in the area, we’d love to see you. The festival proper starts on the Saturday, and runs until Sunday afternoon. It opens at 10.30 a.m. in the city’s Grosvenor Park, and features reenactors from all over the UK, traders selling replica Roman kit, and various authors hawking their books! 😉 Each day, there’s a show in the amphitheatre, with gladiators and lots of gore. Again, if you’re around, please pop by. The weather is set to be good, and if last year’s event was anything to go by, the place will be jammed!
From the event leaflet:
10.30hrs Roman living history camp, exhibitions, dance and music performances open at Grosvenor Park
12.00hrs Fantastic spectacle of massed Roman military in full armour marching through the city starting at St John’s Church
13.00hrs Celts and Romans. Dramatic displays of weapons, armour and ancient military might at the amphitheatre and Grosvenor park
15.30hrs Let the games begin. Gladiators, beast fights, music, dance and death. At the amphitheatre
17.00hrs Dedications to the Gods. At Grosvenor park
Event closes 6pm Sat, 5pm Sunday