Cultural Quarter Earlies ONLINE
11, July 2020


Life in Roman Leicester - online family fun!
12-4pm, free


Cultural Quarter Earlies is back - online and, this month, back in time!


Roman Leicester

Teaming up with University of Leicester for the Festival of Archaeology we're going back in time to explore Life in Roman Leicester with more FREE family activities. Live workshops and activities will include


CURSE LIKE A ROMAN!
Has someone annoyed you recently? Or stolen something? Perhaps they have eaten the last biscuit or broken a favourite possession. Learn about two curse tablets from Leicester and get revenge the Roman way and curse them!


KEEPING THE TOWN ENTERTAINED
Romans loved to be entertained, whether it was gladiatorial combat, chariot races, athletics, public speeches and spectacles or theatre. Appreciation for Roman culture and the performing arts can be seen on several artefacts from Leicester including a wall fresco showing a theatrical mask. Learn how to make your own Roman theatre mask and learn how to play ancient Roman board games.


A SOLDIER OF ROME
Did you know that the earliest known person to have lived in Leicester, that we know of by name, was a Roman soldier? Find out more about the fascinating life of Marcus Ulpius Novantico and have a go designing and making your own Roman shield.


MUCKING ABOUT WITH MOSAICS
Some of the best examples of art in Roman Britain are the mosaics which floor villas, townhouses and public buildings. Leicester has once of the earliest recorded mosaics in the country, the Cyparrisus Pavement discovered in 1675. Find out more about Leicester’s Roman mosaics and have a go designing and making your own.


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