2022 marks the 1900th anniversary since UNESCO World Heritage Site Hadrian’s Wall was built. To celebrate this monumental occasion venues, attractions and communities along the full length of the wall are taking part in a year long festival.
Throughout the year there will be a wide variety of events to enjoy along the length of the wall including Roman enactments, book readings, excavations, walking tours and much more.
The event culminates with the Festival of Saturnalia from the 17th to 23rd December. Saturnalia was the ancient Roman winter celebration held in honour of the god Saturn. A Saturnalia inspired performance installation will travel the wall, visiting communities and adding to their celebrations.
Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival is part of the 55-56° North events which are supported by the North of Tyne Combined Authority.