Jane at Roman Festival
Welcome to news of recent and upcoming events. One of the brightest highlight for me this year has been the Eboracum Roman Festival in York. During the first weekend in June all sorts of Ancient Romans – myself among them – invaded the city, and visitors flocked in to see us. The entertainment (all free, by the way,) included legionaries parading and also recruiting youngsters into a kids’ army; a Living History camp giving an idea of what real life was like two thousand years ago; talks by experts; displays of birds of prey; authors chatting about and selling their Roman-themed books; and a ladies’ fashion parade, showing off Roman clothing. We all had a grand time and I’m already looking forward to next year’s Festival.

Dates for your 2019 Diary

May 9-12: CrimeFest 2019.
Still in Bristol, this lively, fascinating festival has a new venue, the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EL. More details from www.crimefest.com

May 31-June 2: Eboracum Roman Festival, York.
More details as they are announced. If next year’s Festival is anything like the 2018 event, it’ll be brilliant.

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