Meet the Romans

From 11-19 April, a celebration of all things Roman across three of our venues

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We've got a whole host of #RomanWeek activity today and tomorrow (Sunday) for you to get involved with.

The Gladiators are back in town and ready to do battle. Head to the arena and throw your weight behind your favourite - shout, cheer and jeer to your hearts content.
Once you've supported the gladiators head on over to TimeQuest and see what you can find buried deep below.

Join us Saturday 11am-3pm and Sunday 1-4pm.
Don't forget your Roman passport!

10:00am 18 Apr 2015

Another fascinating article from Janis Blower at Shields Gazette.

If you want to find out more about Roman history in South Shields, make sure you pay us a visit. This weekend Roman Week is here and we've got Roman textile makers, Gladiator combat and simulated excavations.

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Our Roman past is still a source of fascination
www.shieldsgazette.com
I REALLY do get some posers sometimes. One, recently, was: did I know whether the Romans brought their ships into the Tyne by oar or on the tide?

9:54am 17 Apr 2015

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West End Stories: Gerrard Robinson

West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. Gerrad Robinson was a wood carver and artisan who was born in Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1848. He died in 1891 in Pine Street in the West End of Newcastle. Art Historian John Millard talks about Robinson's life and work including: The Boar Hunt' from 1879 which can be seen in the Northern Spirit Gallery at the Laing Art Gallery and the wood carving Tam O'Shanter' which was used in the West End Stories exhibition in 2013. http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing/northernspirit/gerrard-robinson-1834-1891/

West End Stories: St James' Heritage & Environment Group

West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. St James' Church in Benwell has a really interesting history, in some ways in reflects the history of Newcastle's West End. Judith Green talks about St James' Church and the graveyard, the history of St James' Heritage & Environment group and plans for the future. St James' Heritage and Environment Group is an independent voluntary organisation set up in 2010 to support the restoration and improvement of St James' Church building and churchyard in Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne. The group also set up the St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture based at the church. The group runs events and activities intended to explore and celebrate the history of the west end of Newcastle. They have also produced a series of local history booklets and heritage trails which are available free of charge at drop-ins and events in the Church. You can visit St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture every Tuesday 12pm - 4pm https://stjameschurchnewcastle.wordpress.com/ https://goo.gl/maps/LKaAF

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