Now in it’s fourth year, Chichester Roman Week led by The Novium Museum celebrates the city’s vast heritage. A legion of events and activities are planned throughout the week, both at the Museum and in the city streets.
Chichester BID will once again fly the flags of the Second Augustan Roman Legion in support of this cultural event, which last year won a coveted Bronze award in the category Tourism Event of the Year at the Beautiful South Awards.
A grant of £10,130 from Arts Council England was awarded to The Novium Museum to run this year’s Roman Week, which takes place from Saturday 25 to Friday 31 May. There is an extensive and varied programme of events taking place including the headline Roman Re-Enactment in Priory Park on Tuesday 28 May.
The Roman flags will come down in early June and throughout the summer months Chichester BID will launch a new programme of flags celebrating all that Chichester has to offer.
Jeanette Hockley, Chichester BID Members Service Manager, comments: “Chichester Roman Week is a fantastic event that shines a spotlight on Chichester and its heritage while also attracting new visitors to the city who take part in the many events and explore the interesting architecture and history of the city.
The annual programme of flags which include the Roman flag designs create an interesting visual impact to Chichester’s streets, helping to celebrate the wonderful city we live, shop and work in.”
Chichester was first established after the Roman invasion in AD43 and the Roman legacy can be found in many places, including magnificent features such as the Roman walls surrounding the city and the bath house located in The Novium Museum.