Coventry to go back in time at the Lunt Roman Festival - The Coventry Observer

12th Aug, 2022

Coventry to go back in time at the Lunt Roman Festival

Ryan Smith 3rd Jul, 2022

THE LUNT Roman Festival will be transporting Coventry back in time as it returns for the first time since 2019.

The festival at the Lunt Roman Fort will be taking place on July 16 and July 17 and will allow visitors to see re-enactment group the Vicus as Roman and Iron Age warriors.

The Britannia group will be showcasing a Late Roman military display and a gladiatorial demonstration, while visitors will be able to try their hand at archery or take part in an interactive battle drill.

Roman goods will be available to buy and food and drink will be available throughout both days.

The earliest evidence of occupation at the Lunt Roman Fort was around AD60 during the time of the Boudican rebellion.

Lunt Roman Fort’s learning officer Rich Brooks said: “It’s great to see the Lunt Roman Festival return after the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The fort attracts a lot of interest all year round but nothing beats seeing it come to life at the festival.”

The festival will run between 10am and 4pm on both days, with tickets costing £12 each.

Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lunt-roman-festival-tickets-334515323337 to book tickets.

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