Festival of Saturnalia

As part of Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival  24 January- 23 December 2022


Join us as we celebrate 1900 years since the building of Hadrian’s Wall.

During the summer of 2022, Hannah Fox and Zoe Lambert will be out and about along the length of Hadrian’s Wall meeting the folk who live and work in the towns, villages and neighbourhoods from coast to coast. To get involved, come along to meet the pair. With songs and silliness, they will bring pop-up activities for the entire family!

All welcome and all free.

Fixing the Wall; Crafting with clay.

Digging For Treasure; Dig into the bucket and see what you find!

What do you Relish?; Imagine your perfect recipe for a winter tonic.

Saturnalia R&D by Hannah Fox.

Commissioned by Northumberland County Council, on behalf of the Hadrian’s Wall Partnership for Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival.

Funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and North of Tyne Combined Authority.

Find these two friendly farmers and share your stories, memories and anecdotes. Farmer Fox and Farmer Lamb can be found at:

8th July / Walltown Country Park

9th July / Maryport Carnival

23rd July / Solway Coast Cycline Festival, Silloth Green

3rd August / Harraby Community Centre, Carlisle

4th August / South Shields Promenade

7th August / Gilsland Agricultural Show

28th August / Muncaster Castle

29th August / Newcastle Mela 

Check back here for many more dates to come until mid-September!

Later in the year, we will be creating a magical, theatrical Saturnalia-inspired performance with live music, fire, performers and projections which will travel the wall during December, adding to the celebrations.

A wall wide knees up inspired by The Roman Festival of Saturnalia. Keep an eye out here for how to get involved or contact us here: festivalofsaturnalia@gmail.com


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