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What is

Hadrian’s Wall 1900?

Hadrian’s Wall 1900 is a year-long Festival throughout 2022 celebrating the 1900th anniversary of the beginning of the construction of Hadrian’s Wall. 

How do I

get involved?

Inclusion in the Festival is open to anyone that wishes to celebrate the creation of the  World Heritage Site in whichever way they would like.  

Green Croft Arts are on the Festival Steering Group and making a call to our local communities, businesses and organisations to present events and  activity as part of the Festival programme.  

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Jane, Lady Gibson, Chair of Hadrian’s Wall Partnership, said: “We are thrilled to be announcing our year-long festival to commemorate Hadrian arriving in northern Britain to oversee the construction of his Wall.  2022 will be a year of anniversaries but no other festival will be celebrating 1900 years of continuous history of a place and its people.  The communities living around the Wall have one of the world’s most famous landmarks in their fields, villages, towns and cities and we want everyone to be involved in celebrating not just the history under their feet but the international importance of World Heritage today.  From Hadrian’s birthday on 24th January to Saturnalia on 23rd December, 2022 will be the year of Northern Britain.” 

Who is organising Hadrian’s Wall 1900?

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.  It is being coordinated by the Hadrian’s Wall Partnership in collaboration with local  organisations, communities 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

Jane, Lady Gibson, Chair of Hadrian’s Wall Partnership, said:  “We are thrilled to be announcing our year-long festival to commemorate Hadrian arriving in northern Britain to oversee the construction of his Wall.  2022 will be a year of anniversaries but no other festival will be celebrating 1900 years of continuous history of a place and its people.  The communities living around the Wall have one of the world’s most famous landmarks in their fields, villages, towns and cities and we want everyone to be involved in celebrating not just the history under their feet but the international importance of World Heritage today.  From Hadrian’s birthday on 24th January to Saturnalia on 23rd December, 2022 will be the year of Northern Britain.” 

Amanda Drago, Director  of Green Croft Arts said:  “We are really excited to be part of the Hadrian's Wall 1900 festival steering group supporting the development of what will be an amazing year of activity across the whole length of the wall as well as offering great arts and culture with and for our own community living on the wall.