Upcoming Events​

Saturday 4th August
Hadrianfest! @ Segedunum Roman Fort

Join our very own Emperor Hadrian in the grand opening of the Segedunum Games, watch the hordiai of infamous ludus, the Historical Combat Company, and learn about Roman medicine from medica Hygenia Imperfecta!

11am - 4pm


Yarr!  Avast!  Splice the Mainbrace!...and other piratical aphorisms!

The fiercesome Moss Troopers will be answering all your questions about what it takes to be a pirate on the high and low seas!  Hear a tale of daring do or dastardly deeds!  Sing a shanty, and learn the difference between real pirates and your fancy-schmancy common, garden or Hollywood variety swashbucklers!  It could save your life!


Saturday 18th August
Roman Lates @ Segedunum Roman Fort

6pm - 10pm

Join Mungo the Magnificent & Hygenia Imperfecta for some tales of Roman and British heroes, gods and goddesses at the first ever Roman Lates!  There will be food to sample from local producers and fun and games besides, so prepare to party, Roman Orgy style!*

Adults Only!

*Disclaimer - actual Orgy may not actually be in full swing, so to speak.


Keep checking back! We'll add more as we get booked up.

Past Events​

Sunday 10th June
Summer Fete @ The Bowes Museum

Sumer is a cumen in!  And Moss Trooper Mica will be telling tales in the grounds of the beautiful Bowes Musuem, one of Teeside's finest collections, for their annual Summer fete!  Food, drink, Music, art, history and tales, what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

11am - 4pm.

Join our very own 'Newcastle Eccentrics' only in Sunderland!  Perhaps you would care for a drop of Dr. Rook's Solar Elixer?  Buy a used rat or some old rags off Maggie 'Manniken' Rind, or fraternise with Jeremiah Hook?  Failing that, we'll be sure to tell you some Georgian tales or stories of piratical shenanigans.
Either way, We'll be loitering all day!

Saturday 14th July
Land of Giants - The BFG in Pictures
Launch Event @ The Bowes Museum

“The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world to themselves.”

To celebrate the opening of this exhibition of Quentin Blake's memorable illustrations of Roald Dahl's 'The BFG,'  we will be telling tales of Giants from all across the world, creatures just as terrible as the Childchewer, the Bonecruncher or the Maidmasher!

The BFG in Pictures will be on at The Bowes Museum from 14th July - 30th September.

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July
The Romans Return @ Binchester Roman Fort

Celtic Chieftain Mungo the Magnificent (also known as Mungo the Sheeplicker) will be appearing with Roman cavalryman Barbaratus, Bilious and Minimus Maximus for a thrilling display of horseback derring do! Will poor Mungo get trampled into the dirt? There's really only one way to find out...