THE NOVIUM Museum in Chichester has been awarded a grant of £10,130 from Arts Council England to run this year’s Chichester Roman Week.
Chichester Roman Week takes place every May half-term and celebrates Chichester’s rich Roman heritage, with a programme of events designed to engage visitors of all ages taking place in and around the district.
The grant funding will help to build on the success of last year’s Chichester Roman Week, which was awarded a coveted bronze award in the tourism event of the year category at the Beautiful South Awards 2018.
This year’s event will run from Saturday, May 25 to Friday, May 31, with an extensive and varied programme of events taking place. This will include the headline Roman Rre-enactment in Priory Park on Tuesday, May 28, which will take place from 11am to 4pm, and will be free to attend.
Last year’s interactive re-enactment attracted more than 2,000 visitors over the course of the day and included a military show, slave auction and the show-stopping Gladiator Battle finale, which invited children from the audience to take part.
Stephanie Thorndyke, manager of The Novium Museum and Chichester Tourist Information Centre, said: “By taking our museum practice into the city, Chichester Roman Week will engage local residents, families and visitors to the area with the museum’s Roman collections and our fascinating Roman heritage.”
For a full programme of Chichester Roman Week events and to book, visit: thenovium.org/romanweek