Saturnalia is the Festival finale event as we celebrate a wonderful 1900th anniversary year for Hadrian’s Wall and the World Heritage Site.
A travelling installation made up of music, creative lighting, fire, interactive projection and an entertaining troupe of mischief and merrymakers.
Saturnalia; it’s a night of mischief, magic and misrule
Every 100 years a hardy band of mischief makers arrive to make merry
They’re here to throw a party
The original pop-up party
A celebration along the wall, its ancient stones bursting with stories
A celebration of Saturn, god of time, growth, abundance and peace
Most importantly, a celebration of all of us, right now
A chance to capture the moment, to carpe the diem
These mischief makers, these noise-makers, these light-bearers, these fire-lighters
They are your guides, your fellow revellers
They’ve got stories to tell you
Songs to sing you
Hot apple to brew
A dance move or two
This is a party at your place, your bit of wall, your slice of history.
A party made by those who turn up
What do you bring? Just yourselves, we’ll take care of the rest.
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Saturnalia has been commissioned by Northumberland County Council on behalf of the Hadrian’s Wall Partnership for the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival.
It is being delivered by the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival team.
It is funded by Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and the North of Tyne Combined Authority and delivered in partnership with Carlisle City Council and Northumberland County Council.