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Events - 3 Jun 17

The Hunt for York’s Roman Amphitheatre – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, All Day
Venue: King's Manor

Join Time Team’s Stewart Ainsworth, Tim Sutherland of the University of York, Mitch Pollington of Lanpro Archaeology + Heritage, and Jon Oxley, City of York Archaeologist, as they begin the search for York’s lost Roman amphitheatre in the grounds of the King’s Manor in the centre of York.

Free, no need to book.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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Meet the People – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Come and meet costumed characters from York’s sweet past on Kirkgate, our recreated Victorian street. Look out for Sir Joseph Terry, Joseph Rowntree and Mary Ann Craven who will tell you about their world famous chocolates and sweets.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Eboracum Roman Festival Archaeology Tent – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Come along and take part in a range of archaeological activities with the professional archaeologists from Archaeological Services WYAS. Have a go at digital 3D modelling of Roman objects and geophysical surveying of the York Museum Gardens.

Entry to the York Museum Gardens is free, no need to book.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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Eboracum Roman Festival Authors Tent – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet your favourite historic authors at this year’s Eboracum Roman Festival, including subject specialists Ruth Downie, Jane Finnis, Alex Gough, Penny Ingham, Ben Kane, John Salter, Professor Harry Sidebottom, SJA Turney and Brian Young.

Entry to the York Museum Gardens is free, no need to book.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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Roman Living History Camp – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

The sights, sounds and smells of Roman Eboracum come to life! Come and meet the Legionary soldiers and their families in a colourful tented camp and learn about their weapons, armour, lifestyle, beliefs, food and more.

Entry to the York Museum Gardens is free, no need to book.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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Eboracum Roman Festival – Arena Timetable – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Visit the York Museum Gardens 3 and 4 June 2017 for a packed programme of free activities and demonstrations for this year’s Eboracum Roman Festival. On Saturday 3 June, you can take part in…

10.30am – The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Barbara Boyce, and the Civic Party will officially open the festival.

10.45am – Roll Call – Muster of the Legions

11.00am – Parade through York

11.05am– Birds of Prey Demonstrations with Owl Adventures

12pm – Return of the Romans

12.55pm – Military Display

1.30pm – Kids Army

2.15pm – Roll Call – Muster of the Legions

2.30pm – Parade through York

3.35pm – Return of the Romans

4.10pm – Birds of Prey Demonstrations with Owl Adventures

4.45pm – Kids Army

5.20pm – Roll Call – Muster of the Legions under standards

Activities are FREE with no need to book.

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A Box of Hope – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Learn how the City of York sent a chocolately gift to soldiers at the front during the First World War. Inspired by these tins, you’ll have the chance to make your own version with a sweet treat inside.

Sessions run 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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A Legionary’s Life – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Visit the Yorkshire Museum to be put through your paces as you take part in our recruitment process to see if you measure up to be enlisted into the Roman Army.

Sessions take place 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm and are aimed at age 7 – 12 (but all are welcome).

Free with admission, no need to book.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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Being Viking! – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Get involved in our community art project; describe in words or pictures what ‘Being Viking’ means to you. The artwork will go on display in the Medieval Gallery from June to October 2017.

Sessions run 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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The Art of the Aesthetic – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Make an origami fan or be a romantic poet with students from the Department of History of Art at the University of York.

Sessions run 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Traditional Viking Stones – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Vikings recorded their stories by painting pictures on stones. Design and paint your own stone to take away of Viking Battles, Gods and Monsters.

Sessions run 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Kids Curator Talk: Life in the Legions – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Visit the Yorkshire Museum to find out about the lives of the 5,000 Roman soldiers who lived in the fortress at York – from what they wore and what they ate, to how they relaxed. Aimed at age 7 – 12 (but all are welcome).

Free with admission, no need to book.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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Roman Ghost Cellar Tour at Treasurer’s House – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Treasurer's House

As part of the Eboracum Roman Festival, enjoy daily Roman Ghost Cellar Tours at Treasurer’s House in York. Tours take place 1-4 June each day at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm lasting approx. 30 minutes.

Adults £4.00, children (5+) £3.50. Pre-booking advised due to limited capacity – please call the venue directly on 01904 624247.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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Guide’s Gallery Talk – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Join one of our costumed guides on our famous Victorian street Kirkgate every day at 11.45am and 3.00pm for a free 15 minute informal talk.

Each talk is different but will provide an introduction to Kirkgate, the history of York Castle Museum, and the objects on display, as well as the people who lived and worked in York during the Victorian period of 1870-1901.

Please note that talks are subject to the availability of our guides.

Free with admission, no need to book.

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Fashion of the Roman Lady with Lori An Hambly – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

A member of Legion Six Victrix, Lori An Hambly will be hosting a talk in the Yorkshire Museum about the importance of Roman ladies fashion as part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2017.

Free with admission, no need to book.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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Kids Curator Talk: Roman Children – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Visit the Yorkshire Museum and discover what we know about the lives of Roman children. We’ll look at what children got up to in school, work, play, and at home through the objects found from Roman York. Aimed at age 7 – 12 (but all are welcome).

Free with admission, no need to book.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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Waking the Dead: A Walk through the Cemeteries of Roman York – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue: Exhibition Square

Join John Oxley (City Archaeologist at City of York Council) for ‘Waking the Dead’, a walk through the cemeteries of Roman York. Discover how and where the Romans buried their dead in – or rather outside – Roman York, and learn about Roman burial practices and the way the Romans thought about death and the afterlife.

The walk will start at 5.30pm in Exhibition Square and end at Blossom Street, taking approximately 90 minutes.

£6 per person – click here to book through Eventbrite.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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Authors Evening with Ben Kane & Professor Harry Sidebottom – Sat 3 Jun 2017

Date: Saturday 3 June 2017, 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Join best-selling author Ben Kane as he talks about walking Hadrian’s Wall and discover the life of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus with Professor Harry Sidebottom.

£7.50 per person – click here to book through Eventbrite.

This event is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival – see full event listings here.

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