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

Get Involved: Be part of Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival

Work With Us

We are currently looking for outdoor performers to take part in a HW1900 touring show in December. Please find out more below.


Become a volunteer for Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival

You can now register your interest in volunteering for some of the major events taking place as part of the HW1900 festival. Filling out the form below means you will be the first to know about exciting volunteering opportunities on some of the biggest HW1900 events throughout 2022 culminating in the festival finale of Saturnalia. Further details are available here.

Community Grants

Find out more about the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Community Grants.

Organise an Activity or Event

Could you create an activity or event to become part of Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival? We are on the hunt for individuals, groups, organisations and venues to develop and deliver events and activity to be part of our year-long programme. This is an exciting opportunity to really deliver something unique and be part of an exceptional project!

Key Information

Inclusion in the Festival is open to anyone who wishes to celebrate 1900 years of Hadrian’s Wall in whichever way they like.

Events and activities will be promoted as part of the Festival through a core local and national marketing and PR campaign.

Please note that organisers are expected to be responsible for the management, safety, local marketing and funding for their events, so please ensure you have considered this in putting your ideas together. 

If you have an idea for activity that you would like to present, or if you want to present something but you don’t know what that might be yet, please complete the online form:


For inclusion in the Festival, events and activities should:

  • Take place between Hadrian’s Birthday (24 January 2022) and Saturnalia (23 December 2022).
  • If the event is physical (rather than virtual/digital) it should ideally take place within 10 miles of one or more of the following:
    • The line of Hadrian’s Wall.
    • Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields.
    • The Cumbrian Coastline from Bowness-on-Solway to Ravenglass.
      (Exceptions can be made to location criteria for proposals of significant relevance.)
  • Have appropriate reference to the 1900th Anniversary of the Wall(ultimately, we are asking people to explore and celebrate what Hadrian’s Wall means to them), this could include:
    • The people of the Wall from all backgrounds.
    • The environment of the Wall.
    • World Heritage Site status.
    • The archaeology and heritage of the Roman Army and Frontiers.
    • 1900 years of history (AD122 to 2022).
    • Life on the Wall.
    • Promotion of Hadrian’s Wall as a visitor destination.
  • Be suitable for a family audience, unless specifically stated otherwise.
  • Consider accessibility requirements to ensure that the broadest audiences are able to experience your activity or event.
  • Consider how they will promote diversity and inclusion and engage new audiences and new visitors to the World Heritage Site.
  • Be delivered sustainably, taking into account their environmental impact using Julie’s Bicycle Sustainable Events Guides as a reference.

For further details please see the Frequently Asked Questions