Thursday, 22 August 2013

Marvellous Maryport - "Great! I loved it!"

That comment sums it up - We loved it and so did the people who came to see us!  Despite some really wild weather, it really was a marvellous 4 days.

I'll let the feedback comments speak for themselves,

"Fantastic for kids, and adults to learn about Roman Times. Thank You." 
"Lovely idea. Informative, interactive, enjoyed by all." 
"Excellent demonstrations and hands on fun for the kids"

"The kids really enjoyed getting their hands dirty."

Kids are fully engaged - great activity. Thanks.

I really enjoyed this it was really interesting to learn so much about the weaving and it was brilliant to have a go myself too - thanks very much. 

The kids loved being soldiers. Thanks.
...and from the 'Pop-Up Shop in Maryport High Street...

Thank you! You see things in museums but it is a privilege to handle things.
"Very enjoyable. Informative and have learned so much. This is just fantastic for Maryport and for showing people what can be done and how interesting to see all the skills people had and still have. Thank you."

"Great, do it again sometime"

Thanks to everyone who came along, we are glad we made such an impression. 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Pottery at Love Maryport Roman Celebration

Not long now until Gaivs Bellicvs, the itinerant Master Potter will be setting up his stall at Alauna, for the Love Maryport Roman Festival.  He will have travelled all the way from the markets of Portus Dubris and Londinium to bring pottery and new ideas to Alauna.


Gaivs will demonstrate how important local craftspeople were to the Roman way of life

Gaivs  will be at The Wave Centre, Maryport on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August and  Senhouse Roman Fort on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August as part of the  'Love Maryport Roman Celebration'  (click here for more information)
FREE activities from 10:30am to 4:00pm each day.

Come and get your hands dirty!

Thanks to Hadrian's Wall Trust and Photographer, Andrew Heptinstall for the image

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Herbs at Love Maryport Roman Celebration

Watch out for Muriel and discover how the Roman's used herbs and spices.  During the Roman occupation Maryport was at the centre of a trading network stretching across the known world. A surprising number of herbs and exotic spices became available to people living here.

How did they clean their teeth?  What could you use to ward off the evil eye?
How do you make that crown?

Muriel will be at Senhouse Roman Fort on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August and The Wave Centre, Maryport on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August as part of the  'Love Maryport Roman Celebration'  (click her for more information)
FREE activities from 10:30am to 4:00pm each day.

Will we see you there?

Thanks to Hadrian's Wall Trust and Photographer, Andrew Heptinstall for the image

Monday, 5 August 2013

Storywalks at Love Maryport

Shamus the Story Teller will be leading his ever popular Storywalks in Maryport during the Love Maryport Roman Celebration  from the 15th to 18th August 2013.

Thanks to Hadrian's Wall Trust and Photographer, Andrew Heptinstall for the image

Hear tales of the sea, myths and legends, and stories from the ancient Roman town of Alauna.
These FREE walks leave from The Wave Centre at 12:30pm and 3:00pm on Thursday and 10:30am, 12:30pm and 3:00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and from the Senhouse Roman Museum at 11:30am, 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

Each walk will be less than 1 hour, easy walking on paved surfaces,  and will cover the ground between The Wave and Senhouse Roman Museum.

Come and join Shamus...

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Love Maryport Roman Celebration - 15-18 August 2013

Maryport was the centre of a thriving commercial network in Roman times as well as being the site of a Roman Fort and town.  This 4 day event will highlight and celebrate all things Roman.

And The Deja Crew will be there brining Roman Britain back to life with activities for all the Family.  We will be out and about in Maryport, with events at The Wave, Story Walks across Town and activities at Senhouse Roman Fort.

Listen to stories with Shamus, the wise man.  Get kitted out as a Roman Soldier as Rufus Aelius Victor regales you with tales of life in the Roman Army.  Muriel will reveal the mysteries of the Herbalist whilst Sulwyn will help you make an amulet to guard you from harm.  Learn from Nest and Gaius the importance of crafts-people to local trade, as they demonstrate their skill at weaving and potting

Comments from other events: 
"really interesting and enjoyable"
"Brilliant demonstrations, children loved it.  Really friendly and informative"
"Thank you very much.  You made my day, what with the pottery and metal work"
"Your corner has been the highlight of the day"

free event, no booking required.  The Deja Crew will be appearing from 11:00am at Senhouse Roman Museum and The Wave in Maryport.

There's not just The Deja Crew -  there'll be guided tours of the Fort, walks and cycle rides along the coast and even an Italian Market.  Watch this blog for more details in the coming days....
Hope to see you there!