24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
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Hadrian’s Wall Walk

Walton Reading Rooms cafe

17 Dec 2022, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Visually impaired friendly
Free

Delivered by Triple A – All About Autism

Walk from Walton to Banks East Turret to visit the best-preserved observation tower in the western sector of Hadrian’s Wall. 7-mile walk there and back. Option to have a well-deserved drink & snack in Walton café afterwards. Adequate clothing and footwear required i.e. waterproof clothing and walking boots.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/tripleaprojectallaboutautism/
Twitter – @tripleaproject

Open to all – if you would like to join please let Georgie know on 07733818776

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Saturnalia Feast

Waterton Hall, Warwick Square, Carlisle CA1 1NG

20 Dec 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Delivered by Triple A – All About Autism

A gathering to celebrate as the Romans did by feasting on some delicious food, playing games and singing. Entry is free but there will also be raffle tickets on sale to raise money for Triple A charity.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/tripleaprojectallaboutautism/ Twitter – @tripleaproject

If you would like to join, please let Georgie know on 07733818776 or georgina.telfer@tripleaproject.org.uk

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Fools Fest

Highfield Middle School, Highfield Lane, Prudhoe, NE42 6EY

10 Dec 2022

  • Wheelchair accessibile


Delivered by
Mortal Fools

Join Mortal Fools Youth Theatre for the second of two nights of creativity, festivity, and fun, as we host Fools Fest!

​Fools Fest is a celebration of all things creative; where the young people are in charge, and anything goes. These festival nights will showcase a variety of mini-performances, created and performed by our young people – across theatre, film, improv, music and more!

From folklore and fairy tales to music and monologues, there’s something for everybody at Fools Fest – plus tasty refreshments to get you in the festival mood. So join us and get ready to eat, drink, and be merry at Fools Fest!

On Friday 2nd December we’ll be showcasing work from our two Ashington-based groups and our online youth theatre group.

On Saturday 10th December, our groups from Riding Mill and Prudhoe will come together for an evening of performance curated as part of the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival.

Our youth theatre groups in the Tyne Valley have themed their performances specifically around the Saturnalia Festival, with their pieces being inspired by contemporary responses to the rich heritage of Hadrian’s Wall. Fools Fest embraces the Saturnalia element of role reversal by putting children and young people who are growing up along Hadrian’s Wall in the lead.

This event is supported by Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Community Grants, made possible with National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Performance venue is fully accessible. If you’re a wheelchair user, please let us know by emailing Rachel.Horton@mortalfools.org.uk

For more information, please contact info@mortalfools.org.uk, or phone 0191 580 1250 (please leave a message if we are not available).

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Fools Fest

YMCA Northumberland, North View Ashington, Northumberland NE63 9XQ

02 Dec 2022

  • Wheelchair accessibile

Delivered by Mortal Fools

Join Mortal Fools Youth Theatre for the first of two nights of creativity, festivity, and fun, as we host Fools Fest!

​Fools Fest is a celebration of all things creative; where the young people are in charge, and anything goes. These festival nights will showcase a variety of mini-performances, created and performed by our young people – across theatre, film, improv, music and more!

From folklore and fairy tales to music and monologues, there’s something for everybody at Fools Fest – plus tasty refreshments to get you in the festival mood. So join us and get ready to eat, drink, and be merry at Fools Fest!

On Friday 2nd December we’ll be showcasing work from our two Ashington-based groups and our online youth theatre group.

On Saturday 10th December, our groups from Riding Mill and Prudhoe will come together for an evening of performance curated as part of the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival.

Our youth theatre groups in the Tyne Valley have themed their performances specifically around the Saturnalia Festival, with their pieces being inspired by contemporary responses to the rich heritage of Hadrian’s Wall. Fools Fest embraces the Saturnalia element of role reversal by putting children and young people who are growing up along Hadrian’s Wall in the lead.

This event is supported by Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Community Grants, made possible with National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Performance venue is fully accessible. If you’re a wheelchair user, please let us know by emailing Rachel.Horton@mortalfools.org.uk

For more information, please contact info@mortalfools.org.uk, or phone 0191 580 1250 (please leave a message if we are not available).

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Io Saturnalia!

The Studio, The Heugh, Brampton

16 Nov 2022 - 21 Dec 2022

  • Guide dog friendly
  • Visually impaired friendly
Free

Delivered by BlueJam Arts

Greetings from the Spirit of Misrule!
Io Saturnalia! celebration on Winter Solstice 21st December!

SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS
on Wednesday evenings at 7-9pm at The Heugh, Brampton

All are welcome to join members of BlueJam’s Brampton Improv Choir and other singers to help create a songbook for the Saturnalia celebrations, using the themes of the festival in its various incantations down the ages. We will also be drumming and making masks for the final get together at the Winter Solstice which will take place round the fire in the Heugh woods. Masks can be made on the afternoon of the 21st and a special costume has been made for the Spirit of Misrule which people can take turns to don and inhabit the character during the celebration. A film of dance by the resident artists accompanied by the composed songs will be shown on bluejamarts.org and the songbook will be freely available to download from vocalunion.org.uk.

The project is led by 3 local artists and bluejamarts.org

Free participation: advance booking essential through bluejamarts@gmail.com

All Wednesdays 16th November to 14th December 7-9pm (Songwriting, drumming and mask-making workshops)

Wednesday 21st December 4pm – 10pm: Festival

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Solway Saturnalia Creative Writing

Senhouse Roman Museum, The Battery, Sea Brows, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 6JD

22 Nov 2022 - 13 Dec 2022 , 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile

A series of four creative writing workshops inspired by Saturnalia. Have fun with words in this celebration of the turning of the year and the return of the sun on the edge of the Empire. You can have a go at poetry, prose or join up with others and create a short performance. Suitable for all abilities from beginner to published author. Try it for a single session or develop your creativity over four weeks. The sessions are led by Angela Locke. Her inspiring, supportive approach has encouraged both novices having a go for the first time and more experienced writers.

The sessions are free and open to all. Hot drinks and biscuits are available to help the chat and writing along. Groups are kept small and friendly, so numbers are limited to first-come-first-served. Places can be booked by contacting the museum.

All participants will be invited to a Saturnalia celebration during the weekend 16th – 18th December.

The events will take place at the Senhouse Roman Museum in Maryport overlooking the Solway Firth. Writers will be encouraged to use the museum, collections and the surrounding landscape of the Solway Coastal Frontier as inspiration.

This project is funded by a grant from HW1900 Community Grants and National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Phone: 01900 816168. Email: senhousemuseum@aol.com

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Roman Rovers Wonder Walks

Saint Michael’s Church, Church Street, Stanwix, Carlisle, CA3 9DJ

08 Nov 2022 - 02 Dec 2022

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

Delivered by Effective Communities

Part of the wonder walks series, join Effective Communities on a series of short accessible walks in Carlisle.

From a starting point of Uxelodunum in Stanwix to Luguvalium – Carlisle Castle, the journey will take us fort to fort at the western edge of the northern frontier of the roman Empire. All Welcome. Just turn up.

Tuesday November 8th: 10am
Tuesday November 22nd: 10am
Friday November 18th: 2pm
Friday December 2nd: 2pm

Email: markcostelloe@hotmail.com

Call Mark on: 07864 080 596. Supported by: Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Community Grants.

Made possible with: National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Maryport Folk Podcast

Maryport

30 Sep 2022 - 12 Dec 2022

Delivered by Francesca Waite and Sean Cartwright

Maryport Folk is a creative community participation and audio project that is part of the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival, in partnership with Senhouse Roman Museum. The creative team are writer Francesca Waite and composer Sean Cartwright.

From September 2022, we met a wonderful mix of Maryport folk to talk about what the town means to them. We’ve discussed what life is like at the end of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, exploring relevant themes of identity, roots and separation. From these recorded conversations, we have produced a podcast series woven with original music inspired by the region, including a brand new song with lyrics by Maryport’s Ewanrigg Junior School Year 6, performed by Ewanrigg Community Choir.

On Monday 24 October at 7pm, we invite you to share the project with us: hear a short trailer for the podcast; see a live performance by the choir; see portraits of the participants and participate in an informal Q&A.

The Maryport Folk podcast will be available from Monday 31 October on podcast hosting sites. Please search podcast hosting sites, or see @maryport_folk on Instagram for details of where to find it.

Maryport Folk has been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Community Grants.

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Hadrian Forest School

Gee's Wood, Haydon Bridge: NE47 6AH

15 Sep 2022 - 29 Oct 2022

  • Hearing impaired friendly
  • Guide dog friendly

Delivered by The Nurture Project CIC

The Nurture Project CIC will facilitate a 6 week programme of forest school activities inspired by Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman ways of life, culminating in a family fun day at the end of half term to celebrate and showcase the project.

Exploring nature in a beautiful ancient woodland located in Haydon Bridge, within close proximity of Hadrian’s Wall. Activities will include survival skills and crafts inspired by the Romans: fire lighting, campfire cooking, shelter building, exploring crafts such as felt making, weaving, charcoal, natural dyes and more. This project was awarded funding through the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival’s Community Grants scheme.

Thursdays: 10-30-12.00 Under 5’s Hadrian Forest School
Thursdays: 3.30-5.30 Over 5’s Hadrian Forest School
Fridays: 9.45-10.45 Nature Tot’s Tales
Fridays: 10.45-11.45 Nature Tot’s Tunes
Sun 2nd Oct 1.00-2.30 Hadrian Family Forest Fun
Sat 15th Oct 1.00-2.30 Hadrian Family Forest Fun
Tue 25th Oct: 10.00-12.00 + 1.00-3.00 Over 5’s Hadrian Forest School
Sat 5th Nov: 10.00-13.00 Family Fun Day

It will take place over the wooden footbridge at the top of Whittis Hill. what3words location: intestine.alleyway.submit

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Wall.three.words – Creative Writing Workshop 2

Brampton Community Centre, Union Lane, Brampton, CA8 1BX

20 Oct 2022, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Delivered by Maureen Lawrie (Stanegate Productions) and Brampton and Beyond Community Trust

In this second Creative Writing Workshop, you will work with poet, James Oates, to complete and finalise the work started in the first workshop. James will give tips on reading your poem to an audience and on film.

Following this workshop, participants will be invited to visit Hadrian’s Wall to take a selfie video of their poem on their chosen 3m square. These selfie videos will form the basis of a film which will accompany the exhibition. This project was awarded funding through the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival’s Community Grants scheme.

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