On Saturday 31st March – Easter Saturday – the Trust will be holding a public reception here at the Roman circus visitor centre to officially unveil our great modern Roman circus mosaic, which was made by and has been renovated by teams of volunteers. The modern mosaic is now finished and is displayed on a specially-built wall. The modern mosaic was designed by Peter Froste and he will be attending the reception – so it is your chance to see the modern mosaic and also to meet and talk to Peter Froste! Invited guests include members of the Friends of [read more…]
FCAT have been hosting the annual afternoon of ‘tea and talks’ for many years and it is always popular with FCAT members and members of the public. Trust archaeologists present illustrated talks on some of our recent (2017) projects, followed by tea/coffee and home-made cakes, when the archaeologists will mingle and chat! This year, Trust director Philip Crummy will talk about our archaeological evaluation at the former Arena Club site in Colchester, the remains of the Roman circus which we uncovered, including evidence of a public entranceway into the building, and the Roman horse-hoof bone which we excavated there, plus [read more…]
‘Bread and Circuses’ are presenting a live concert by Fern Teather, playing songs from her debut album Hiding in the dark, at the Roman circus centre on Saturday 14th November 2015. From Fern’s web-site: ‘… Described as “A fantastic young artist, with an enchanting and infectious song-writing style” by Tom Simpkins from BBC Cambridgeshire … Fern has just released her debut album Hiding in the Dark.Fern is a full time singer-songwriter, and draws from her love of reading and her quirky take on life’s more reflective moments to pen lyrics and melodies so expressive that when she sings them, they [read more…]
The next Colchester YAC (Young Archaeologists’ Club) meeting is on the 9th February, with the theme of Anglo-Saxon activities, including making and decorating clay pots. The meeting will be at Roman Circus House, 10am-12 noon. . Contact Barbara Butler on 07808 968766 or at barbara[at]peterbutlerdesign.co.uk or Barbara Butler, Colchester YAC Branch, c/o the Colchester Archaeological Trust, Roman Circus House, off Circular Road North, Colchester, Essex CO2 7GZ. If you are aged under 17 and interested in joining the Young Archaeologists’ Club in Colchester, then please contact Barbara. The National Young Archaeologists’ Club web-site is at www.yac-uk.org/ .