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April 2020

GUIDED TOUR

7 April 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Roman Circus Walk
Colchester, Essex CO2 7GZ United Kingdom
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£4.50

ROMAN CIRCUS GUIDED TOURS of the Visitor Centre and whole site of Britain's only known chariot-racing track Tours start at 12 noon and 1 pm Adults £4.50, Under 16's £2, Under 5's free Tickets available at the Café Counter

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GUIDED TOUR

10 April 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Roman Circus Walk
Colchester, Essex CO2 7GZ United Kingdom
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£4.50

ROMAN CIRCUS GUIDED TOURS of the Visitor Centre and whole site of Britain's only known chariot-racing track Every Saturday during Summer Season Tours start at 12 noon and 1 pm Adults £4.50, Under 16's £2, Under 5's free Tickets available at the Café Counter

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GUIDED TOUR

10 April 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Roman Circus Walk
Colchester, Essex CO2 7GZ United Kingdom
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£4.50

ROMAN CIRCUS GUIDED TOURS of the Visitor Centre and whole site of Britain's only known chariot-racing track Every Saturday during Summer Season Tours start at 12 noon and 1 pm Adults £4.50, Under 16's £2, Under 5's free Tickets available at the Café Counter

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August 2020

Colchester’s Street of Tombs

8 August 2020 - 26 September 2020
Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Roman Circus Walk
Colchester, Essex CO2 7GZ United Kingdom
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£3.75

Advance booking for this exhibition is essential.  Colchester reveals more Roman secrets! What have the archaeologists dug up now? The main focus of the exhibition will be our current excavations at the front of the Essex County Hospital which is an area once crossed by this remarkable and largely under-appreciated Roman street. Excavations and discoveries in the immediate area over the last 200 years are beginning to provide a clearer picture of what must have been the most prestigious burial…

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‘Dress like a Roman’ Day

31 August 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Roman Circus Walk
Colchester, Essex CO2 7GZ United Kingdom
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Free
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September 2020

‘Dress like a Roman’ Day II

26 September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Roman Circus Walk
Colchester, Essex CO2 7GZ United Kingdom
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FREE EVENT Saturday 26 September 2020 10am – 3.30pm Join Antonia and the Colchester Roman Society at the Roman Circus on the last day of our open season. Come in Roman costume - get a free Roman Circus goody bag. Want to try digging for Roman tile and pottery fragments? Have a go excavating in the Roman Circus Young Archaeologists' Sandpit. The ancient Romans loved olives - do you? Anne will be here displaying her table of typical Roman foodstuffs.…

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November 2020

Online talk: ‘Roman Life’ – Clothing and Fashion

12 November 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – Zoom,

Colchester Archaeology Talks present: ‘Roman Life’ – Clothing and Fashion ONLINE TALK on November 12 @ 19:30 – 20:30,  £4.75 ‘ROMAN LIFE’ talk series The ‘Roman Life’ series of entertaining online talks from the knowledgeable Romanist, Richard Bale explores different aspects of living in Roman times using archaeological and historical evidence. Each talk seeks to reveal the how’s and why’s of a topic, so that we can understand both the similarities and differences with our Roman ancestors. Each talk is presented via Zoom and lasts around 45 minutes, with…

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January 2021

Colchester Archaeology Talks 2021: Roman Life – Dining

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – Zoom
£4.75

'Roman Life - Dining’ The Romans typically ate three meals daily, with dinner considered the most important meal. It also allowed an important social occasion - the dinner party. This exercised the social institution of patronage; allowed the host to show off the best tableware and mosaics; and to surprise the guests with the selection of food and wine on offer. BUY TICKETS HERE Colchester Archaeology Talks 202 The 'Roman Life' series of talks from Richard Bale explores different aspects…

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February 2021

Colchester Archaeology Talks: Roman Life – Gladiators

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – Zoom
£4.75

'Roman Life - Gladiators’ Romans both admired and despised those who were unfortunate enough to become gladiators. Despite being considered to be at the lowest level of society, images of gladiators were used decoratively in homes and mementoes were produced of favourite fighters e.g. the Colchester Vase. This talk will explore what it meant to be a gladiator, their training, and the dichotomy around this briefest of career paths. BUY TICKETS HERE Colchester Archaeology Talks The 'Roman Life' series of…

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March 2021

Colchester Archaeology Talks: Roman Life – Chariot Racing

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – Zoom
£4.75

'Roman Life - Chariot Racing’ Chariot racing was the greatest spectator sport of the Roman period. With its racing teams, star drivers and celebrity horses, it provided sports fans with all the elements necessary to engage and excite. The fanatical support of a team colour is just of the legacies. Emperors also came to realise that the races served a political role – especially in Rome. The provision of games kept the populace 'on side', acting as a safety valve…

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