Venue: ‘Battle Bridge’ in Granary Square
Get ready to be transported back to 61AD. Immerse yourself in the experience as gladiators, chariots and warrior queens invade King’s Cross.
Learn how to battle like a Roman with Gladiator Workshops
Indulge yourself in some Roman-inspired food and drink
Learn the art of Roman hair braiding and beauty techniques
Make your very own Roman Mosaic to take home
Take a walk around a Roman house and make your own coaster
Have your picture taken in full Roman get up!
The free festival will take place on and around Granary Square. Two action-packed days will allow you to go back in time and experience a day in the life of a London Roman, including everything from re-enacted battles to gladiator workshops.
Battle Bridge will plunge visitors into the heart of a Roman village, complete with props and famous Roman characters such as the mighty centurions. Visitors are encouraged to come meet these personalities and explore the history through a series of performances, workshops, games and installations. With everything from Roman slaves and centurions, to activities such as hair braiding, live performances and mosaic making.
A Roman style bath and a traditional Roman home will be recreated on site, transforming modern-day King’s Cross into a hive of Roman activity. Families will be able to learn how to braid hair, dress up like a real Roman or even learn the art of Roman mosaic making. Adults will also be able to get stuck into the activities, as well as indulging in some Roman inspired cocktails on offer. KERB will be ensuring that not a belly goes unfilled – as they provide a Roman feast of food in Granary Square.
The free event will take place in and around Granary Square, King’s Cross and will run on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August from 11am-5pm.