April 7, 2018
The 2018 Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology will launch in the grounds of Jewry Wall Museum and at St Nicholas Church on Sunday 8th July and Festival events will run from Saturday 14th July to Sunday 30th July. We have 80 events in Leicestershire and Rutland celebrating the rich and diverse heritage of the two counties. If your local group would like to take part by giving a walk, talk or places on digs and fieldwork please contact us as soon as possible. The Festival Leaflet will shortly be circulated via Libraries, Museums, hostelries and tourist venues and Information Centres. (information correct as at 16th May 2018)
To download a copy of the actual Festival Leaflet and also a printer friendly version plus see any changes to the programme plus additional events that have been added since the leaflet was produced in May go to the main Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology Festival Page
Building on recent public interest in Leicester’s archaeology, where the recent discovery of the largest and finest-quality mosaic found in over 150 years in Leicester attracted more than 5,000 visitors, last year’s programme was packed with a fascinating array of have-a-go events, talks and guided tours from some of the county’s leading archaeological and historical experts. Local groups also show off their own discoveries and invite people to become involved in making the next great discovery! This year ULAS will have the conserved mosaics from the Stibbe site on show at BBC Radio Leicester in Jubilee Square Monday to Friday in July. Do go along and see it.