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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Londinium - The City's Roman Story

Author and historian, Tom Holland, and Chairman of Culture, Heritage and Libraries, Graham Packham, launched Londinium - The City's Roman Story on Thursday at London's Roman Amphitheatre.

The Londinium season of events enables visitors to enjoy a spectacular variety of events and activities as the City celebrates its Roman heritage. Explore the City of London’s Roman heritage with gladiator games, 3D animated projections, talks by leading historians including Mary Beard, outdoor films and archaeological tours in historic London sites.

The City of London is located on the original Roman settlement of Londinium. Founded around AD 50, Londinium grew to become a thriving town bustling with traders and people from every corner of the empire. This summer, 2,000 years on, the Romans return to the City with the Londinium season of events. Unearth the lost history and buried secrets of Roman London that lie beneath the City; explore London’s Roman baths, amphitheatre, Mithraeum and the Roman wall; and learn more about the history of London with a packed programme of interactive activities for all the family. Follow the City of London on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see the history unfold, and share your own experience using #RomanLondon.

The autumn Discover & explore series at St Stephen Walbrook will be part of the ‘Londinium’ programme and will explore Rome, London & Christianity through music, prayers, readings and reflections. Highlights include St Paul in Rome, Constantine, and The Temple of Mithras and St Stephen Walbrook:
  • 25th September - St Paul in Rome
  • 2 October - St Peter in Rome
  • 9 October - The Early Church in Rome
  • 16 October – St Alban
  • 23 October – Constantine
  • 30 October – Christianity in Roman London
  • 6 November – The Temple of Mithras & St Stephen Walbrook
  • 13 November – St Augustine
  • 20 November – St Mellitus
  • 27 November – St Erkenwald & St Ethelburga
Discover & explore has been described as "A really wonderful series of services; intelligent, thought provoking and hopeful - the perfect way to start your working week!"


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