Today marks the start of the 1900 festival to celebrate 1900 years since the building of UNESCO World Heritage site Hadrian’s Wall. A year long celebration will begin on Emperor Hadrian’s birthday (24th Jan) and end on Saturnalia, the Roman Winter Solstice (23th Dec). The festival will see people from all over the county discovering the history, art, culture, food, drink and music of Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman Empire. Must see events include The Lost Fort in South Shields, In Search of Hadrian’s Wall in Ouseburn, English Heritage: Night Attack and Roman’s Return: Big Birthday Bash!
Following on from the success of our 2021 Walk the Wainwrights event, this year we will be Walking the Wall to raise money for our charity of the year, the NSPCC. Across the departments and offices, we will be aiming to complete the full 73 miles starting at Wallsend and making our way through monthly walks to our final destination Bowness-on-Solway. We are so excited to get started and to raise money for such a brilliant cause. We can’t wait to drop in on some of the fabulous events being organised by the 1900 festival and business along the wall. Watch this space!
Partner, Helen Hayward who is active both within the NSPCC and the Burnetts Social Committee said:
“I am so looking forward to the Walk the Wall event. It is a fantastic way to bring all of our offices across Cumbria and Newcastle together in support of an amazing cause. Hadrian’s Wall is an iconic landmark with a colourful history and I am interested in learning more about it during the festival.”