*** The summer season of special events at the Roman Circus Centre finished with:
* Saturday 10th September: HERITAGE OPEN DAY – part of the National Heritage Open Days 2016. 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Visit the former NAAFI of the Artillery (Le Cateau) Barracks of Colchester’s old garrison, built in 1937, which now houses the Roman circus centre. Small display about the NAAFI including some vintage NAAFI artefacts. Try 1940s NAAFI-recipe cakes in our tea room. Vintage military vehicles in the garden. FREE.
* Saturday 10th September – children’s events organised by Signals Media – family workshop starting at 10 am in Signals Studio* to create horses and costumes for a procession to the Roman Circus Centre starting in the Castle Park at noon; from 12.30 pm in the Circus Centre, themed activities and the first viewing of the new Circus app with demo by its creators Teaboy Games. FREE.
* Signals Media Art Centre, Victoria Chambers, St Runwald Street, Colchester, CO1 1HF
* Saturday 10th September: tour from Castle Park to the Roman circus – guided tour with Trust director Philip Crummy. 10.30am-12.30 pm. Meet outside the castle and see the remains of the Roman theatre, Duncan’s Gate, the Roman temple arcade and the Roman circus. FREE.
* Saturday 10th September: guided tour of the circus site and centre by Trust guides, at 12.30 and 1.30. FREE.
* Saturday 17th September: ‘More to pots than meets the eye’ – hands-on session with Trust archaeologist and pottery specialist Steve Benfield. 11.30am-12.30pm. FREE.
* Saturday 17th September: More music. Earlybirds, a duo made up of soloist and songwriter Suzy Cramer and one of the Daves from the Two Daves, give us a mix of covers and own compositions. Starts 2.00pm. FREE.
* Saturday 17th September: Aquila game session with Alex (for players aged 10 and over). 11.00am-2.00pm. FREE.
* Saturday 17th September: guided tour of the Roman circus site and centre by Trust guides, at 12.30 and 1.30. FREE.
* Saturday 24th September: ‘The Fenwick gold and silver treasure’ – illustrated talk by Trust archaeologist Adam Wightman who found the treasure. 45 minutes starting at 11.30am. FREE but best to pre-book to guarantee a seat (01206 501785 or firstname.lastname@example.org ).
* Saturday 24th September: ‘Digging deep for sound’ – an interactive family experience led by COMA East Firewire, a band that uses music to explore the present and the past. The band brings life to things long buried under our feet in Colchester through instruments and voices. 2.00pm to 3.30pm. FREE.
* Saturday 24th September: guided tour of the Roman circus site and centre by Trust guides, at 12.30 and 1.30. FREE.
Admission to the Roman circus centre is free. The circus site and centre are wheelchair-/pushchair- accessible.