Category archives for: Circus

Martin Newell revisits the Roman circus

Today (22nd April), well-known Wivenhoe poet and performer Martin Newell revisited the Roman circus centre. He came to our opening day on the 28th March, met our Boudicca re-enactor and had a nice cup of tea in our cafe. He then wrote a great review of the opening day and the circus centre, site and […]

Roman circus centre and site – successful opening day!

On Saturday (28th March), we held our opening day for the Roman circus centre and site here at Roman Circus House. We think that it was very successful! The opening day was attended by a special guest, Boudicca of the Iceni, who arrived in a chariot drawn by two Trust archaeologists. She presided over the […]

some images from the Roman circus centre and site opening day

Here are some images from the Trust’s opening day at Colchester Roman circus centre and site, yesterday (28th March). Many thanks to everyone who helped or contributed and to all our visitors for coming along! The images show Boudicca arriving in a replica Iron Age chariot drawn by Trust archaeologists; visitors at the opening ceremony; […]

update on our Roman circus walkway

This is what our Roman circus walkway is looking like today (2nd March). Work started on the walkway on the 19th January and it is progressing really well. As a partial representation of part of the Roman circus, the walkway is starting to look quite monumental in its own right. The walkway is actually a […]

Colchester Roman circus and circus centre on television!

Today (12th January), the Colchester Roman circus and the Trust’s circus centre were on television – on Inside out – east on BBc 1 at 7.30pm. The programme was 29 minutes long and the part about the Roman circus was about 10 minutes long. The filming for the programme took place in the summer (2014) […]

Colchester Roman circus highlighted in English Heritage blog

Yesterday (6th January), an illustrated item was posted on the ‘Heritage Calling’ blog, which is an English Heritage archaeology blog, titled ‘6 sites that help us better understand Roman entertainment’. This is about the remains of six Roman entertainment venues in Britain. No 1 is the Colchester Roman circus! No 2 is the Roman theatre […]

great news for the Roman circus centre!

The Trust is delighted to announce that, on Friday (21st November), we received a very generous grant from the Essex Heritage Trust. We have already been given a generous grant by the Hervey Benham Trust and, on Friday, with the news of the grant from the Essex Heritage Trust, we now have the full amount […]

our Roman circus super-model gets arena!

On Wednesday (13th August), Trust volunteer Shirley was at Roman Circus House and working on the Roman circus super-model. Shirley made the circus model at home, assisted by her husband John; they started making it early in 2014 and had largely completed the structure, in separate sections, by the end of June… They then brought […]

Roman circus super-model and re-opening of circus centre!

Today (30th June), Trust volunteer Shirley and her husband John came to Roman Circus House and spent several hours working on the super-model of the Roman circus and fixing it to its base. There is still some work to be done to finish the super-model, and the base, but it is now in its permanent […]

the circus super-model is looking great!

Today (4th June), Trust volunteer Shirley brought the circus super-model to Roman Circus House. The super-model will be here for a few days, as it is going to be filmed by a BBC TV crew on Saturday – so Shirley will get a few days off! She has been working on the super-model at home […]

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