Diary Dates 2022

 SavWeekend of 25/26 June 2022

The Eboracum Roman Festival is back! It’ll be taking a different shape this year under new management, but rest assured that the military side of things will be in the same safe hands as before, so expect – well no, don’t expect actual fireworks, but there will be splendid entertainment and education for all the family.

It’ll be in the Yorkshire Museum Gardens, York, as usual. The question of whether writers will be there too is still under discussion at the moment (30 April) – but if you’re there and I’m not, have a marvellous time.

Roman soldiers march in York


SaveWeekend of 30/31 July 2022

The debut of the brand new Colchester Roman Festival! Definitely hoping to be there for this one. We’ll be in the grounds of Colchester Castle, which is built on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius. That’s the building where Camulodunum’s pro-Roman people tried (unsuccessfully) to hide from Boudica’s warriors.

Find out more here.


Photo credits: Carole Raddato from FRANKFURT, Germany – The Colchester Vase, around 175 AD, Colchester Castle Museum, Camulodunum (Roman Colchester), CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45894163

8 September 2022

Looking forward to meeting members of the WI at West Down, North Devon. It may be the first time in over two years that I’ve used the projector. Will it still work? Will I remember how to use it? Or will I be reduced to waving my hands in the air in an attempt to show them what they’re missing? We’ll see.