HADRIAN'S WALL 1900 FESTIVAL
24th January – 23 December 2022
Join us as we celebrate 1900 years since the building of Hadrian’s Wall
Join us as we celebrate 1900 years since the building of Hadrian’s Wall. 2022 will see hundreds of events and activities taking place in a yearlong festival across Hadrian’s Wall, from Tyneside in the East , across the centre , through Carlisle and down the Solway coast in the west.
Embrace the last of the dark nights of winter as you meander through a city of light, immerse yourself in live outdoor performance or visit one of many exhibitions or talks.
As Spring arrives, take a walk on the wild side of the Wall, or go back in time as you watch a re-enactment or simply reflect in front of a mesmerising large scale temporary artwork.
Take advantage of the longer days as we invite you to a host of Summer fun from a Roman’s Big Birthday Bash to sunset evening music performances. Take the family to a fun filled country fete or join your friends for a weekend walking festival.
As Autumn and Winter draw in again visit illuminated gardens, antiquarian fayres and finish in true Roman style with Festival of Saturnalia.
From large-scale installations to the hidden gems in local communities #HW1900 is embracing the rich heritage and culture along the wall and the many ways we can connect with one of the world’s most loved heritage sites.
In this exciting stage of the festivals development, the team are seeking an Artist or Artist led teams to create a high-quality, captivating temporary installation that will be one of the key stone events in this exciting yearlong festival.
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Who is behind Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival?
Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival is coordinated by the Hadrian’s Wall Partnership in collaboration with local organisations, communities and individuals.
The festival activity will be delivered by a range of partners including local societies, interest groups community organisations, arts organisations, local creatives, local authorities, visitor attractions, venues, and individuals.
The Festival will be made up of activity presented by local societies, interest groups community organisations, arts organisations, local creatives, local authorities, visitor attractions, venues, and individuals.
The Hadrian’s Wall Partnership is a voluntary body made up of organisations responsible for the UNESCO World Heritage Site status of Hadrian’s Wall. Find out more about the partnership here.
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This project is part-funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority