Rotten Romans author to appear at Malton Roman Festival!

by Handy Mag

Celebrate life in Roman Delgovicia, aka modern day Malton, on 21st July from 11am to 4pm

Malton Museum is excited to announce that Terry Deary, author of the Horrible Histories series which includes ‘Rotten Romans’ and ‘Ruthless Romans’ will be at the Malton Museum Roman Festival on Sunday 21st July at Orchard Field.

Terry will be making two appearances during the day (times to be confirmed closer to the date) and there will be a book signing as well. He proclaimed (!) that “Malton and Norton have some fascinating history to discover, so I’m really pleased to be appearing at the Malton Roman festival this year in support of Malton Museum and sharing my thoughts about the Rotten Romans who once lived there”.

This should be a treat for fans of all ages and a range of his, and books by other participating authors, will be on sale at a pop-up bookshop courtesy of Kemps Books which will be located in the Author’s Tent for the event.

Other authors participating in the event include Nick Brown (Agent of Rome), Nancy Jardine (Celtic Fervour), Clive Ashman (Lawyers of Lugvalio), Julian Morgan (Nero – destroyer of Rome) and Kate Cunningham (Reading Riddle) who will also be giving talks in our new talks area.

Activities for children include shield painting and we’ll be recruiting for the Kids Roman Army which then parades in display area. Historians, archaeology, Roman handicrafts, the legionary encampment with our re-enactors in their fabulous replica costumes and a range of fabulous food outlets all make up what will be an exciting day.

Four re-enactment groups will bring the Roman Fort alive once more with their demonstrations in replica costume and their living history encampment. See how the Roman Cavalry trained for action, watch weapon practice and see gladiators do battle in the arena. There will be plenty to keep the children happy including mosaic making, wax tablet drawing, ‘archaeological digs’, plumbata throwing, woodworking and of course dressing up as an Ancient Britain or a Roman Soldier.

This year there is a new ‘Talks Area’, we will have a whole series of talks by Roman researchers, archaeologists, historians and fiction authors which includes a special guest appearance by Terry Deary of the ‘Horrible History’ series of books.

The festival wouldn’t be complete without lovely food and drink available and it truly will be the best Roman Festival yet, with so much more to see and do.

Tickets can be purchased via our website: maltonmuseum.co.uk/roman-festival-2024

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