Roman Women, Women Today at Vindolanda and The Sill

Book Now

04 August 2018

11am – 7pm

Vindolanda and The Sill, working in partnership with Hexham Book Festival, have come together to deliver a series of events and activities focusing on women, both during the Roman occupation of Britain and on those who live and work along The Wall today.

Two writing competitions are being offered, inspired by the discovery at Vindolanda of what is believed to be the earliest surviving female handwriting from Britain; in the form of tablets with the unique birthday party invitation from Claudia Severa to Sulpicia Lepidina. Lepidina was the wife of the Vindolanda garrison’s commander in AD100.

A short story competition for students from Middle Schools across Northumberland to be judged by author Caroline Lawrence – creator of The Roman Mysteries series. A linked digital exhibition of the young people’s work will be on display at The Sill and Vindolanda.

Flash Fiction – a 300 word competition for all aged over 16, judged by renowned classicist Natalie Haynes at The Sill, followed by an event at Vindolanda. Details for both competitions and how to enter will be available on www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk

Part of Great Northumberland 2018.


FollowUs

Events Finder
Calendar

Search

Join the club and receive special offers for events and much more
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

WhatsOn Blog

View All

PREVIEW: Christmas at The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum and grounds are once again set to come alive with the sights, sounds and aromas of the annual Christmas Market with a chance to meet Santa and complete the magic of Christmas with an early present.

Read More

PREVIEW: Woodhorn Museum to Glow during the winter months

Woodhorn Museum’s seasonal exhibition, Coal Forest, moves from autumn to winter from 1 December with the arrival of Glow; a season of festive events, story-telling, ice skating and family arts activities throughout the deepest winter months.

Read More