24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022

Roman Health Pop-Up Exhibition

Hardware House, Market Square, Haltwhistle, NE49 0BQ

02 Dec 2022 - 31 Dec 2022

  • Hearing impaired friendly
  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile
  • Visually impaired friendly

Delivered by Zigzag Days, Haltwhistle Partnership & Vindolanda Trust

Health and disability in Roman Times– how might I have fared? is an investigation into Roman medicine by people who know, from personal experience, about health treatments today. Zigzag members visited museums, talked to experts and undertook individual research. This pop-up exhibition is the result. Come and see why we concluded that those Romans were pretty canny…

Exhibition on 7 pop-up banners:

  • Focuses on five aspects: Mental health, Herbal remedies, Pandemic, Disability, Staying Healthy and reflects on how things compare today.
  • Members of Zigzag Days spent the last 3 months investigating the subject.
  • This exhibition is the culmination of their work and will travel to other places, hospitals, libraries, museums etc in 2023.
  • Health and Disability in Roman Times is a collaborative project between Zigzag Days and the Vindolanda Trust

At the launch event on 2nd Dec:
*Zigzag members will be on hand to talk about their experience of working on the project.
*The Vindolanda Trust will bring Roman artefacts from their collection.
*Staying healthy gifts, information and tips available.
*Young and Sweet Youth club, who have also been working with the Vindolanda Trust, will be exhibiting Roman inspired face pots and art work.

During December the banners and face pots will be on display in the windows of Hardware House, Haltwhistle.

Zigzag Days
*Everyone who comes to Zigzag Days has at times struggled with the challenges of everyday life.
*Zigzag Days is a Haltwhistle Partnership Initiative

For further information sue@mosspeteral.com, 07945 259 416

Launch event: Friday 2nd Dec, 4 to 8pm
Exhibition in shop window: 3rd to 31st Dec, open 24hrs