ALCESTER ROMAN FESTIVAL

FULL PROGRAMME


Thursday July 3

Make-up, Blood and Gore
Brenda Leedham ( former Head of Wigs and Make-up at the Royal Shakespeare Company)
St.Benedicts High School
7.30 p.m.

Friday July 4

Roman Alcester
Ian Greig, Manager, Bristol and Region Archaeological Services and
Laurence Thatcher ( Chairman Alcester Roman Heritage)
Alcester Town Hall
7.30 p.m.

Saturday July 5

At the Roman Museum, Globe House, Priory Road:

Display of finds from the Bleachfield Street dig of 2005
Photographic display of finds from the Stratford Road dig 2011
Display of Roman coins dug up by B W Davis ( Alcester's Archaeologist of the
1920's and 30s) Not previously on public display.

Bring in your garden finds for analysis
Sara Wear ( Curator of Human History, Warwickshire Museum Service)
10.30 - 12.30

Try Your Hand at washing and marking ancient Roman Pottery
10.00-12.00

Make and Take Session for Children
Make something to wear in the Grand Parade.
1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.

Museum open from 10 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Alcester Town Hall

Talk by Lindsey Davis, author of the best selling Falco series of Roman Detective Novels.
Lindsey's books will be available for purchase and signature .
Tickets £3.00 ( £2.00 museum volunteers.)
7.30 p.m.

Roman Cookery
Mick Parker ( Historian and Re-enactor)
11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.

Display of children's artwork from school's competition

Alcester Scout Hut Field

Roman Soliders camp and arena.
Visit Roman soldiers and their families.
Combat and artillery demonstrations
Have a go archery
Gladiators.
10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Alcester High Street

Roman Soldiers throughout the day.
Dress as a roman soldier for children
Craft demonstrations
Prize draw

High Street closed 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. for drill and combat demonstrations.

Parade of local organistions led by Roman soldiers and children.
Blessing at Church Green by the Rev. Adrian Guthrie.
Parade down  Malt Mill Lane to river for start of Duck Race at 4.00 p.m.

Sunday July 6

Roman Living History camp
Scout Hut Field
10.a.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Roman Walk round Town Centre
Alan Godfrey ( Alcester and District Local History Society)
Start from Museum
11.00 a.m.

Roman Museum open 10.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.

Meet a Roman Soldier
Museum
10.00 a.m. - 12.00