Chichester was first established as Noviomagnus Reginorium after the Roman invasion in AD43. Their legacy can be found across the city, including magnificent features such as the Roman walls surrounding the city centre and the Roman Bath House located inside The Novium Museum.
Led by the Novium Museum and supported by Chichester BID, Roman Week is returning for it’s third year and is set to be bigger and better than ever. Featuring Re-enactments, talks, trails, guided tours family activities and immersive theatre, each day will be themed around an aspect of Roman Life.
Your BID Ambassador has already secured interest from 24 BID Members to take part in the Roman Week Trail and “Host an Artefact” in the windows of their premises. There are only 6 artefacts left so if you would like to house one and be involved in the trail please contact us ASAP at [email protected] with the title line “We’d like to host an artefact” – selection will be on a first come first served basis.
Other opportunities to maximise your business
Roman Week is a good opportunity for those of you wanting to maximise on the footfall of visitors in different way. There are other ways for BID members to get involved in the Roman festivities aside from the trails.
The team at the Novium have skilfully co-ordinated each day of Roman Week to focus on a specific aspect of Roman Life . This gives BID members the opportunity to focus any promotional activity to the specific day that best represents their business profile. For example hairdressers or beauty salons could put on a specific promotion for walk-in business on the Beauty Day (Thursday 31 May).
Monday = Entertainment
Tuesday = Houses and Homes
Wednesday = Military
Thursday = Beauty
Friday = Food and Drink.
But why keep your promotion for just one day – you could run it for as long as Roman week is on. The BID Support team and the Novium will publicise suitable offers and promo’s relating to Roman Week on their websites – with specific, topic appropriate offers being posted on social media on a daily basis. Remember your promo should have a Roman theme.
If you are interested in hosting a promotion during Roman week and you’d like our help to publicise it please email us at [email protected]
For more information regarding the Novium’s Schedule of Events for Roman Week please click here.