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Events - 3 Jun 18

Celebration Trail – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Celebrate our 80th anniversary by following and solving celebratory clues around the museum. Enter your completed trail into a prize draw with the opportunity to win a special gift.

The trail will be available daily 26 May to 3 June.

50p per trail, admission applies – no need to book.

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Meet the Authors – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: The Hospitium

Come and meet the best-selling authors of your favourite Roman novels as they join the festival for the whole weekend in the Hospitium. Authors include: Ben Kane, Harry Sidebottom, Penny Ingham, Simon Turney, Ruth Downie, Jane Finnis, LJ Trafford, Alex Gough, Brian Young and Paul Chrystal.

There will also be free author talks at the following times:

2 June, 12.30pm – Harry Sidebottom
2 June, 2.30pm – Simon Turner
3 June, 11.00am – Ben Kane
3 June, 2.30pm – Kurt Hunter Mann

Free, no need to book.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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A Legionaries Life – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

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. Learn about Lucius, Standard Bearer for the Ninth Legion, and make your own Eagle of the Ninth standard.

Included in admission, no need to book.

This activity is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Create at the Castle – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

We’re celebrating 80 years since our museum opened with traditional birthday crafts and games this May half term – why not join the party?

This self-led family activity will be available daily 26 May to 3 June, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Eboracum Roman Festival Lecture – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Dux Britanniarum: Commanding the Late Roman with Dr Rob Collins

The dux Britanniarum was the General responsible for the frontier units of northern Britannia. But what do we know about this office? Was he based at York, as is often assumed? This talk will consider the evidence for the office of this powerful late Roman general.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Half-Term Fun in the Studio – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Did you know that making art can help to improve your wellbeing? Drop-in to our Studio to paint, draw, doodle and relax. All ages are welcome and materials will be provided.

Available daily from 26 May until 3 June, 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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If You’re Happy and You Know It – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Cartoons of a Roman and a male and female Victorian

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Making art can improve your wellbeing. Drop-in to the Studio to paint, draw, doodle and relax. All ages welcome.

The Studio will be open daily 26 May to 3 June, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Ivory Bangle Lady – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

A 15 minute family-friendly drop in session demonstrating the varied influences on Eboracum from around the whole of the Roman Empire, including a closer look at the life of the Ivory Bangle Lady on display in the museum.

This activity takes place 2 and 3 June, 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm. Suitable for all ages.

Included in admission, no need to book.

This activity is part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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Roman Arena – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Join us in the York Museum Gardens opposite the Yorkshire Museum for a series of spectacular family-friendly displays.

Sunday 3 June

11.00am – Civilian Display
11.30am – Social history demonstration
12.15pm – Muster of the Legions
12.30pm – Roman Parade through York
1.00pm – Birds of prey demonstrations with Owl Adventures
1.30pm – Roman cookery demonstration
2.15pm – Military display
2.45pm – Kids Army
3.15pm – Military display
3.45pm – Birds of prey demonstrations with Owl Adventures
4.15pm – Arena closes

Free, no need to book. Please note that times are subject to change.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018

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Roman Living History Camp – Sun 3 Jun 2018

Older man in Roman costume

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Roman Eboracum comes to life in the York Museum Gardens! Meet the Legionary soldiers and their families in a colourful tented encampment, and visit the many stalls to learn about Roman weapons, armour, lifestyle, beliefs, food and much, much more.

Free, no need to book.

Part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2018.

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