Combats and Crafts – A Living History Weekend
@ Arbeia Roman Fort and MuseumBook Now
30 July 2016 - 31 July 2016
Saturday 11am - 4pm, Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Arbeia will be welcoming Black Gate Combat Academy and a variety of heritage craft artists and re-enactors to live like a Roman for the weekend.
See a leathersmith construct, decorate, and repair leather, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles.
Hear about what food would have been eaten at Arbeia and how some of the foods would have been created and cooked.
Find out how chainmail armour was made, repaired and why it was essential kit for battles.
Unearth what part pottery and ceramics played in civilian life and how these objects were created.
Understand what types of materials and methods were used to create jewellery and which parts of society would have worn these items.
Feel the heat of the forge and watch the force and skill of the blacksmith as he moulds and shapes molten metal.
Visit the Falconry mews and discover which birds would have been used by Roman falconers and why.
Watch the action in the arena as the Gladiators undertake training, guidance and instruction in preparation for Grand Tournament Sunday.
Come along and join in with the Roman takeover.
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum