Chicester Roman week (awarded 2018)

Thanks to the support of the Roman Society and the Roman research Trust, Roman Week 2018 delivered on its aim to engage more people with the fascinating heritage of the Chichester District.

Roman Week consisted of small and large scale activities and events that took part in conjunction with other heritage organisations and businesses around the city and wider district. These activities were varied to ensure that there was something for everyone.

The highlight of the week was a Roman re-enactment. The day consisted of a range of family friendly activities involving large scale interactive demonstrations and static displays highlighting aspects of civilian life. The event was attended by more than 2,100 people including locals and visitors to the city. The event offered a unique opportunity to see history come to life, to ask questions of a Roman Medicus, for children to fight a gladiator and to watch the military in training. This kind of interactive display has not taken part in Chichester for many years and the funding we received ensured that the event was free to the public, ensuring that everyone was able to come along and take part in some way.