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To mark the birthday of Emperor Antoninus Pius – who built his Roman frontier across Falkirk district – we’re organising a series of events to celebrate our rich Roman heritage. Welcome to the third Big Roman Week. From September 19, 2011 AD.
>> THESE ARE LISTINGS FOR THE 2011 EVENT
ALL WEEK – Roman display in Bo’ness Library, Scotland’s Close, Bo’ness, EH51 0AH. You can also see Roman exhibitions at Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR; and Kinneil Museum, Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness, EH51 0PR. For opening times, visit www.falkirk.gov.uk/libraries and www.falkirk.gov.uk/cultural
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 – MEET THE ROMANS. Meet members of the Antonine Guard Roman re-enactment group at Callendar House Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 19. The Guard then moves to Bo’ness to drop into a community consultation event at the Bridgeness Miners’ Welfare Club, Harbour Road, Bo’ness, EH51 9LF (runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.). Bo’ness Community Council will talk about its plans to bring a replica of the Roman Bridgeness Slab (one of Britain’s best Roman relics) to the town.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – THE BRIDGENESS SLAB. Public meeting organised by Bo’ness Community Council to update local residents on the plans to bring a replica Roman tablet to the town. View the plans, get an update on progress, and hear from representatives from the Council and National Museum of Scotland (which hosts the real Slab). At Bridgeness Miners’ Welfare Club, from 7.30 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – STEP BACK IN TIME. Join members of the Step Forth group on a health walk around historic Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness, which features the remains of a Roman fortlet. There’s also a chance to see the Roman exhibition within the museum after the walk (the walk takes approx 45 minutes.) Meet at the Museum at 2 p.m. www.kinneil.org.uk/walk
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – BUILDING THE WALL. Archaeologist Geoff Bailley gives a talk on the Antonine Wall. At Bo’ness Library, Scotland’s Close, Bo’ness, EH51 OAH, from 2 p.m. Tickets, free, available from the library. Telephone: 01506 778520. www.falkirk.gov.uk/libraries
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – BIG ROMAN DAY. Fun for all the family in Bo’ness Town Centre. Charity market and other activities. From noon to 4 p.m. More details on this event will be posted on this website soon.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – “A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM” (PG). Film version of the award-winning stage show, starring Phil Silvers and a young Michael Crawford, in a farce set in ancient Rome. With Oscar-winning music from Stephen Sondheim. At Barony Theatre, Borrowstoun Road, Bo’ness EH51 9RS. Film starts at 7.30 p.m. Admission £4 at the door. Watch the trailer on IMDB.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ROMANS. Join historian Ian Scott and members of The Friends of Kinneil on a walk to the Rough Castle Roman fort. Leaves from outside the Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre at 2 p.m. (The event ties in with a separate family fun day being held at the Wheel that afternoon by the Seagull Trust. Includes a re-appearance from the Antonine Guard from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Falkirk Wheel. Download a PDF about the family fun day – or read the news release online.) The Falkirk Wheel is at Lime Road, Falkirk, FK1 4RS
All timings are subject to late change. Please check www.kinneil.org.uk for updates.
Bridgeness Miners’ Welfare Club Harbour Road, Bo’ness, EH51 9LF
Callendar House Musuem, Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR
Tel: 01324 503773
Kinneil Museum, Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness, EH51 0PR.
Tel: 01506 778530
Bo’ness Library, Scotland’s Close, Bo’ness, EH51 0AH.
Tel: 01506 778520
Barony Theatre, Borrowstoun Road, Bo’ness, EH51 9RS
Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Falkirk, FK1 4RS
Tel: 08700 500 20
The Big Roman Week has been organised by The Friends of Kinneil charity in conjunction with:
• Falkirk Community Trust www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org
• Falkirk Council www.falkirk.gov.uk
• Historic Scotland www.historic-scotland.gov.uk
• Falkirk and District Town Centre Management www.falkirkinspired.com
• Bo’ness Community Council www.bonesscc.org.uk
• The Barony Film Society / Barony Theatre www.baronyplayers.co.uk