Binchester Roman Festival
Binchester Roman Fort will be holding a two day event featuring a tented encampment of artisans and craftspeople, mock combat between Roman and barbarian forces, displays of archery, slingstaffs and firing of a full-scale replica of the Roman artillery catapult known as the ballista.
There will also be displays of fighting skills on horseback by Barbaratus the Roman cavalryman. In addition, there will be guided tours of the new excavations, now in their final season, which have revealed Roman buildings in a marvellous state of preservation.
Date 1: Sat 25th Jul 2015 11:00-16:30
Date 2: Sun 26th Jul 2015 11:00-16:30
The programme of events begins at 11.00 on both days, repeated at 14.00 and finishing about 16.30.
Further details including entry costs can be found at: http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1829