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December 5, 2017

Light Up Learning is a free event showcasing the cultural learning opportunities available in the Chichester area.

Held at Fishbourne Roman Palace, this event is an excellent opportunity for youth leaders, community workers, teachers and those who work in residential homes to come along and chat about the cultural learning opportunities within the areas.  With the chance to talk to organisers and leaders of Chichester community organisations such as Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre, Fishbourne Roman Palace, The Novium Museum, Pallant House Art Gallery, Weald and Downland Living Museum and many more, over a complimentary glass of mulled wine and a festive mince pie.

If you would like to attend, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cultural-learning-in-chichester-find-out-more-tickets-36716117897 to book your place.

For further information, please contact Katrina Burton on 10243 785859 or email educfish@sussexpast.co.uk

Start: December 5, 2017 3:00 pm
End: December 5, 2017 5:00 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

January 20, 2018

Find out how and why writing started.  Try your hand at writing in Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Roman style.  Discover how archaeologists piece together written evidence and have a go yourself!

Togi’s Team is a club for budding young archaeologists aged 6-12 years.  Our regular Togi’s Team sessions are held from 10am – 12.30pm on Saturdays.

Sessions need to be booked and paid for in advance.  Please contact us at least 7 days before the session on 01243 785859 to book a place.  Each session is £15 per child.

Start: January 20, 2018 10:00 am
End: January 20, 2018 12:30 pm

February 7, 2018

From the patterns on their clothing and jewellery to wall paintings and even in the garden – discover the Romans’ inspiration for their patterns.

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: February 7, 2018 2:45 pm
End: February 7, 2018 4:00 pm

February 12, 2018

Come along and find out about life in Roman times.  Join in with activities including Roman food, costume, making clay lamps and pots.  Play Roman games and take some lessons at our Roman school!

Activities run from 10am – 4pm and are included in the usual admission charges.  No need to book and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Start: February 12, 2018 10:00 am
End: February 16, 2018 4:00 pm

March 7, 2018

Spinning and weaving – the ancient technique of turning fleece into fabric and how it was used.

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 7, 2018 2:45 pm
End: March 7, 2018 4:00 pm

March 24, 2018

Tae a close look at the evidence we have for the armour, weapons and tactics used in the past.  Investigate the similarities and differences between Celtic warriors and Roman soldiers and meet one to find out more!

Togi’s Team is a club for budding young archaeologists aged 6-12 years.  Our regular Togi’s Team sessions are held from 10am – 12.30pm on Saturdays.

Sessions need to be booked and paid for in advance.  Please contact us at least 7 days before the session on 01243 785859 to book a place.  Each session is £15 per child.

Start: March 24, 2018 10:00 am
End: March 24, 2018 12:30 pm

April 2, 2018

Don’t miss this chance to come and celebrate the start of spring!  Join in with some springtime crafts, including making a Roman sundial, spinning wool into yarn, designing a mosaic and creating a Roman wreath to wear!

 

Start: April 2, 2018 11:00 am
End: April 6, 2018 3:00 pm

April 4, 2018

Discover how the Roman lit their homes by using oil lamps and make your own using clay.

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 4, 2018 2:45 pm
End: April 4, 2018 4:00 pm

May 2, 2018

Discover the form of Roman writing, dipping into ink and writing your name.

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 2, 2018 2:45 pm
End: May 2, 2018 4:00 pm

May 7, 2018

Join us for 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.

DescriptionFishbourne Roman Palace is in the village of Fishbourne, Chichester in West Sussex.

The mosaics at Fishbourne Roman Palace are some of the best early mosaics in Britain – and today they can be seen in the place where they were laid nearly 2,000 years ago.  This event offers a fantastic opportunity to explore how and why these mosaics were laid, and to discover what it might have been like to make and walk on these floors.

During the day there will be a chance to join dedicated guided tours and to handle original tiles or tesserae from the Roman mosaics found at the Palace.  There will also be an opportunity to see demonstrations of mosaic making by our in-house artist and to find out more about modern mosaic making.  Visitors will be able to find out more about different mosaic designs, and there will be opportunities to make your own mosaic using a range of different materials.

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

Start: May 7, 2018 10:00 am
End: May 7, 2018 4:00 pm

June 2, 2018

Gardens in Time, the Ancient Garden Affair is a garden show with a difference!

Part of the Palace site is a Roman garden – the oldest known formal garden in the country. Reconstructed from archaeological evidence, the hedges, trees and flower beds are planted directly into the bedding pits and trenches left by the Romans, enabling visitors to step back in time to the grounds as they were two thousand years ago.

Set around the reconstructed Roman garden at the Palace, the aim is to present familiar garden plants and features in an unfamiliar way.  Tours will explain how pergolas, ponds and statuary have been in use since ancient times and why they first appeared.  There will be a cornucopia of horticulturalists, gardeners, garden historians and creatives on hand to lead you through the history of gardens.

Start: June 2, 2018 10:00 am
End: June 3, 2018 5:00 pm

June 6, 2018

These fascinating pieces of art were the ‘carpets’ of the Romans.  Discover the meanings and icons used in Roman mosaics.  What did they represent?

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 6, 2018 2:45 pm
End: June 6, 2018 4:00 pm

July 4, 2018

Here at Fishbourne we have Britain’s first garden.  Most dwellings had outside land in which to grow food and keep animals but the Romans at Fishbourne transformed the grounds into magnificent gardens, with a formal planting, statues and fountains.  A place to walk around and enjoy the splendour of being outside in a beautiful place – something we recognise today.

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Roman Gardens 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: July 4, 2018 2:45 pm
End: July 4, 2018 4:00 pm

August 8, 2018

The Romans loved marble and used it as inspiration to decorate.  Discover how to recreate the marbling effect on paper.

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: August 8, 2018 2:45 pm
End: August 8, 2018 4:00 pm

September 5, 2018

Pots, pots and more pots!  No glass jars and packets for the Romans – they used ceramic pots for storage and cooking and each one had to be made individually.  Discover the various designs, sizes, styles and designs.

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 5, 2018 2:45 pm
End: September 5, 2018 4:00 pm

October 3, 2018

What did the Romans use glass for?  At Fishbourne, we don’t have a huge collection of Roman glass due to its fragility, but we do have small fragments of different coloured glass, painstakingly made by specialist craftsmen.

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 3, 2018 2:45 pm
End: October 3, 2018 4:00 pm

November 7, 2018

What games did the Roman play?  Some of them will be familiar and still played today.

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 7, 2018 2:45 pm
End: November 7, 2018 4:00 pm