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March 8, 2017

What did the Romans wear and how were their clothes made?  Look at some of the fashions from Roman times.Sheila nice shot

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: March 8, 2017 2:45 pm
End: March 8, 2017 4:00 pm

April 12, 2017

What are Celtic patterns and what do they mean?  There are so many designs and some can be found in the mosaics at Fishbourne.

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: April 12, 2017 2:45 pm
End: April 12, 2017 4:00 pm

April 17, 2017

Celebrate the coming of spring at Fishbourne Roman Palace this Easter. Explore the Roman gardens with an Easter-themed treasure hunt, try your hand at springtime crafts and lots of practical Roman activities including making a Roman sundial and use it to tell the time, spinning wool into yarn, Roman writing, make a Roman wreath to celebrate spring and play Roman games.  Activities run from 11am – 3pmEaster Surprises

 

 

 

 

 

Start: April 17, 2017 11:00 am
End: April 21, 2017 3:00 pm

April 22, 2017

Discover Latin brought to life at one of Britain’s most famous Roman sites.

Spend a day learning Latin in a relaxed and friendly environment. Meet the classical authors and dip into their writing, discover the basis of many English words and hear the sound of classical Latin read aloud.

This enjoyable and informative one-day course for adults will be led by George Sharpley from The Latin Qvarter. The course is ideal for those interested in gaining a glimpse of the past through language.  The mixture of historical references, vocabulary and grammar makes this an inspiring course for all, from complete beginners to those who would like to brush up on their knowledge.

boys head cropped - CopyAs a participant on a recent course commented,

“His relaxed, good humoured approach along with his depth of knowledge on all aspects of Latin and his continuing interest in his subject is inspiring. It was a far cry from the dead language I had been taught more than 50 years ago.”

The course costs £45 for the day, which includes tea & coffee on arrival, entry to the Roman Palace and all materials. Places are limited so please book in advance by contacting the Roman Palace on 01243 785859 or palacebookings@sussexpast.co.uk

 

Start: April 22, 2017 10:00 am
End: April 22, 2017 4:30 pm

May 1, 2017

On Monday 1st May, Fishbourne Roman Palace is holding a day of enjoyment and exploration focusing on the most famous aspect of the site – the stunning mosaic floors.  This special Mosaic Mayhem! event gives visitors of all ages a chance to find out more about mosaics, how they are designed and made, and to try some mosaic making for themselves.boy with artefact smaller

There will be guided tours and a chance to handle original tiles or tesserae from the Roman mosaics.  There will also be demonstrations of mosaic making and opportunities to make your own mosaic using a range of different materials.

Younger visitors can make an edible mosaic using sweet treats and there will also be a chance to dress in Roman costume and find out how a mosaic floor would feel underfoot!  Everyone will be able to add a piece to our giant mosaic design which will grow throughout the day.

 

Start: May 1, 2017 11:00 am
End: May 1, 2017 4:00 pm

May 10, 2017

The Romans used clay lamps for lighting.  This session offers the opportunity to make a lamp using clay and a mould.

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: May 10, 2017 2:45 pm
End: May 10, 2017 4:00 pm

May 29, 2017

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Ever wondered why one plant is a weed and another is valued?  Why we have ponds, pergolas and pots in our gardens?  Come along and find out who thought of these and why!

Start: May 29, 2017 10:00 am
End: May 29, 2017 5:00 pm

June 14, 2017

Herbs were very important in Roman times and used widely in cooking and medicine.  In this session we look at the different types of herbs the Roman used and what they used them for.Fishbourne (web) 216

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: June 14, 2017 2:45 pm
End: June 14, 2017 4:00 pm

July 1, 2017

Step back in time and enjoy the thrill of Gladiators in action at Fishbourne Roman Palace on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July.Gladiator image

Re-enactment group Britannia depict the sorts of people found in the fighting arena such as soldiers who found themselves on the wrong side of mutinies, criminals or slaves, born to fight.  They will be on hand to talk about their equipment and fighting tactics and there will be displays of gladiatorial contests in the formal Roman garden.  There will also be lots of ‘hands-on’ activities for the whole family.

Visitors to the event can also discover objects from 2,000 years ago, take a guided tour and get a different perspective on the biggest collection of early mosaic floors north of Rome.

Start: July 1, 2017 10:00 am
End: July 2, 2017 5:00 pm

July 8, 2017

 

Create and sample the simple tastes of Roman Cuisine.

During this practical workshop, you will learn a little about Roman dining, then create and taste a number of simple dishes based on the authentic recipes which have survived from the time.  There may be a few surprises as our tutor leads you through the day, but no dormice or peacocks will be harmed in our journey to discover the tastes of the everyday Roman!

Places should be booked in advance and the cost is £45 per person.  Please telephone 01243 785859 to book your place.IMG_1545

Start: July 8, 2017 10:00 am
End: July 8, 2017 4:00 pm

July 12, 2017

Join this session to make a Roman inspired collage.

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: July 12, 2017 2:45 am
End: July 12, 2017 4:00 pm

July 25, 2017

More than 50 years after its discovery, archaeologists will be back on the site at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer providing visitors to the Palace with the opportunity to join in and try their hand at excavation. boy digging

From Tuesday 22nd July – Friday 4th August, in conjunction with the Festival of British Archaeology, a trench will be dug and visitors will be given the chance to get their hands dirty and, if they are lucky, find a Roman artefact or two. They will then be able to wash their finds, have them identified by an expert and be shown what happens next.

No need to book, just come along and join in!

Start: July 25, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 4, 2017 4:00 pm

August 3, 2017

Summer FunDon’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman!  On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.  There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about the wine the Romans drank!

Start: August 3, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 3, 2017 3:00 pm

August 10, 2017

Summer FunDon’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman!  On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.  There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about the wine the Romans drank!

Start: August 10, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 10, 2017 3:00 pm

August 17, 2017

Summer FunDon’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman!  On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.  There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about the wine the Romans drank!

Start: August 17, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 17, 2017 4:00 pm

August 24, 2017

Summer FunDon’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman!  On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.  There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about the wine the Romans drank!

Start: August 24, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 24, 2017 3:00 pm

August 31, 2017

Summer FunDon’t miss the fun at Fishbourne Roman Palace this summer when there’s a chance to try all things Roman!  On Thursdays in August the Palace will come alive with hands-on activities for all ages to enjoy.  There will an opportunity to create clay lamps and coil pots, have a go at dressing up as a Roman, make your own mosaic design, play some Roman games, explore the Roman gardens, and find out about the wine the Romans drank!

Start: August 31, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 31, 2017 3:00 pm

September 9, 2017

wool dyeDiscover the natural dyes used by people during the Iron Age.  This practical workshop for beginners includes the chance to prepare dye baths and dye samples of wool using natural, plant based colours.

Places should be booked in advance and the cost is £45 per person.  Please telephone 01243 785859 to book your place.

Start: September 9, 2017 10:00 am
End: September 9, 2017 4:00 pm

September 13, 2017

Clay tiles were very important in Roman times – find out why!Fishbourne (web) 43

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: September 13, 2017 2:45 pm
End: September 13, 2017 4:00 pm

October 11, 2017

Painted walls in Roman times were the equivalent of todays wall-paper!  What was their design and inspiration and what colours were fashionable at the time.

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: October 11, 2017 2:45 pm
End: October 11, 2017 4:00 pm

October 14, 2017

Be inspired by the beautiful 2,000 year old mosaics at Fishbourne Roman Palace and spend a day making your own mosaic. 

art-mosaic-293x220This special Mosaic Making course gives you a chance to take a closer look at some of the most famous Roman mosaics in the country.  Starting with a short tour of the mosaics on display at Fishbourne Roman Palace, you will then have the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques required to create a mosaic panel.   Learn how to nip and lay out your design using ceramic tiles of tones that reflect those in the Palace.  You will then be shown how to grout your finished piece to create a durable panel. 

Places should be booked in advance and the cost is £45 per person.  Please telephone 01243 785859 to book your place.

 

Start: October 14, 2017 10:00 am
End: October 14, 2017 4:30 pm

A little Latin is needed for this two day course – a perfect follow on from the Latin for Beginners course.

On the first day we visit Rome in the early days, covering legendary figures, such as Hannibal, Caesar and Mark Antony.  On the second day we explore Imperial Rome and the lives of people in Rome and the provinces.

This course combines history, language and the words of the classical authors, to create a fascinating picture of life around 2,000 years ago.

This enjoyable and informative weekend course for adults will be led by George Sharpley from The Latin Qvarter.  The course is ideal for those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the history of Rome through the language.  The whistlestop tour slows down at regular intervals to a much gentleboys head cropped - Copyr pace in order to read short selections of Latin written by the classical authors.

£90 per person.  Includes tea & coffee, all materials and entry to the Roman Palace.  To book your place, please telephone 01243 785859 or email palacebookings@sussexpast.co.uk

 

Start: October 14, 2017 10:00 am
End: October 15, 2017 4:30 pm

November 8, 2017

The Romans played a variety of board games using counters.  In this session you can find out some of the games were and play one.roman games 2

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: November 8, 2017 2:45 pm
End: November 8, 2017 4:00 pm

December 13, 2017

A Roman Bulla was the equivalent to a purse today.  It was a small pouch which children would wear around their neck where they would keep a lucky charm.  In this session you will be able to make your own bulla.

Fishbourne Roman Palace will be running a programme of Wednesday afternoon Creative Conversations specifically for those living with dementia and their families.  Find out a bit more about Roman life, try a new practical skill and enjoy a chat over tea and coffee in a comfortable environment.

Each session will run from 2.45pm – 4pm and the cost is £5 per person which includes refreshments.  Places should be booked in advance.  To book, please telephone 01243 785859.

Start: December 13, 2017 2:45 pm
End: December 13, 2017 4:00 pm