Drums, trumpets, myths and legends - visit Fishbourne Roman Palace this Bank Holiday for a day of story telling and ancient music.
On Monday, 27th May from 10am – 5pm, Roman musicians will recreate the sounds of ancient music, as they may once have echoed throughout the luxurious halls and sumptuous rooms of the Roman Palace. Join our story teller in his mythical hideaway recounting tales of the creation myths of the ancient civilizations.
The day will be a feast for all the senses, with a chance to join in with the music-making, taste Roman food, see the sights of the original Palace, enjoy the scents in the Roman gardens and dress in sumptuous replica Roman costume.
Event Coordinator Katrina Burton said, “This event will give our visitors a chance to step back in time and let your imagination run wild. All year round, we can show our visitors the visual clues we have about life here at the Palace 2,000 years ago. For just one day, we also want to bring back some of the ancient sounds, which our Roman residents would have enjoyed living the life of luxury”.
The mosaics at Fishbourne Roman Palace feature many mythical creatures and characters including Medusa the Gorgan, whose legendary gaze could turn mortals to stone. Fishbourne’s most famous mosaic includes a dolphin which legend suggests carried the spirits of the dead across the seas to the blessed isles.
Fishbourne Roman Palace dates back to the beginning of Roman occupation in Britain and offers visitors of all ages a unique chance to look back in time. Uncovered in 1960, the north wing of this remarkable building remains an important visitor attraction and archaeological site for anyone interested in learning more about Roman art and architecture.
Published 31st May 2013
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