Find out what the Romans did for us

By Ian Dipple Friday 20 June 2014 Updated: 20/06 09:47

Latest News

Buy photos » Roman soldier Mick Parker awaits visitors to Alcester’s first Roman Festival. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2414030MMR1

THE ROMANS are set to invade Alcester next month.

Between Thursday and Sunday, July 3 to 6, the town will be hosting its first ever Roman Festival.

There will be a series of Roman events on offer including displays of combat skills by re-enactors, craft demonstrations, talks on Roman Alcester, Roman Cookery and the bloodier side of Shakespeare’s Roman plays from an RSC expert.

There will also be a parade up Alcester High Street and best selling author Lindsey Davis will also be talking about Falco, her Roman detective, and signing copies of her books in the Town Hall on the Saturday.

Roman Alcester museum will be displaying finds from the Bleachfield Street and Stratford Road digs carried out in recent years and there will be a school competition to design the best mosaic.

Laurence Thatcher, chairman of Alcester Heritage Trust which runs the museum, said: “We hope to make this a celebration for all the people of Alcester.”

Tickets for talks being held in the Town Hall and St Benedict’s High School will be available from Globe House. There is a small charge for the Lindsey Davis talk but all other events are free. Visit www.romanalcester.org for the full programme.

Share This

Popular »

1 Motorists facing court after motorway crackdown

2 Jobs go as Redditch Phones 4u closes

3 Pub to make way for new homes

4 Coffee and Empathy to help cause

5 Personal details for sale on 'dark web'

More news »

Drug smuggler suspect has links to Redditch

POLICE are hunting a suspected drug smuggler who

Anniversary sees calls renewed

CONCERNS over safety and capacity need to be

Flowers fill the church

RESIDENTS are in for a blooming great time

Trust move set to secure future of Abbey

CONTROL of the Abbey Stadium could be handed

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Bromsgrove Police clampdown sees drop in nuisance driving complaints

THE LATEST stage of Bromsgrove Police's Operation Overture to clamp ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Shipston man escapes jail after unprovoked attack

A SHIPSTON man forced his way into a flat before ...

Evesham Observer
'No' vote welcomed by MPs

THE DECISION by Scottish voters to reject independence has been ...