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Roman Women, Women Today at Vindolanda and The Sill

Vindolanda and The Sill, working in partnership with Hexham Book Festival, have come together to deliver a series of events and activities focusing on women, both during the Roman occupation of Britain and on those who live and work along The Wall today.

A series of fun, free workshops and events for ages five and above will be open over the weekend at both sites. Head to The Sill on Saturday 4th August to create your own Roman invitation inspired by the 2,000-year-old piece on display, get creative using stamps, ink pads and even a traditional printing press. 

Visit Vindolanda on Sunday 5th August for more contemporary creative activities with a “Pop-up invitation” workshop from 11am-2pm and is free to join in. 

Finally, be sure to join classicist and comedian Natalie Haynes from 2pm on the 4th August at Vindolanda for a special Roman themed stand-up comedy set.

Susie Troup, Director at Hexham Book Festival, says:

“We are so excited to have been given the opportunity to celebrate Northumberland and in particular the extraordinary landscape and history of the area. Over 400 children from across the county produced some fabulous stories in response to our competition and many of them had the opportunity to meet Caroline Lawrence. We’ve also had a great response to our Flash Fiction competition and are particularly pleased that the wonderful Natalie Haynes will be appearing at both the Sill and Vindolanda to celebrate with the winners and share some of her Classics humour.”

From Sunday 2 July to Sunday 30 September visitors to The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre can experience Digital Landscapes – an interactive exhibition and events programme celebrating the role of digital innovation in engaging people with landscapes. 


Contact Vindolanda: or 01434 344 277

Contact The Sill: or 01434 341200



The Sill, National Landscape Discovery Centre, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN

Vindolanda, Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7JN

Earlier Event: August 4
Erskine Regiment - Bamburgh Castle
Later Event: August 5
Gilsland Show