The Romans are coming – to DEVA!

Having invaded Settle, North Yorkshire this weekend, the Legio VIII Augusta will be joining forces with Roman contingents from all over Europe for a concerted attack on Roman Chester during 4th & 5th June.

” This is a FREE event! Romans will dominate the city for the whole weekend….will you be one of them? After the success of 2010’s Roman weekend this event is returning but has tripled in size! 100’s of Romans from all over Europe will be descending on Chester for a full weekend of activity, including Gladiatorial Roman Games, a working Roman village, original Roman Kids Army, Military Displays and the Roman March through the city centre. Become part of the crowd in our brand new seating around the Amphitheatre and watch the displays and fights as they unfold in front of your very eyes. Largest Roman Military Parade in Britain Reconstructed Roman Village in Grosvenor Park Music, Dance and Death, at the gladiator games featuring the Bear Children’s army, Sign up at the command post Living history and period craft displays Exhibition of art and excavated artefacts by Chester City archaeologists….”

more from the Legio VIII Augusta website