Leicester to host regional launch of the Festival of British Archaeology

A talk by Mathew Morris (pictured) from the Richard III excavation team and a ‘Roman drill session’ are just two of the events taking place at this year’s regional launch of the Festival of British Archaeology.

Leicester is hosting the free event for the first time from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 4 July in the Percy Gee building and throughout the day visitors will be able to watch demonstrations, meet historical re-enactors, get their hands on archaeological material and listen to talks by experts.

The launch event aims to give the public a taste of the activities that will be taking place across the county over the Festival of British Archaeology, which runs from Saturday 11 July to Sunday 26 July nationwide.

Talks by guest lecturers will take place from 12.30pm to 1pm (Mike Heyworth from the Council for British Archaeology) and 2pm to 3pm (Mathew Morris and the Greyfriars Project). Roman drill sessions will take place at 11.45am and 1.30pm.

For more information about the two-week Festival of British Archaeology 2015 visit the website.

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