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Go back in time for half-term fun in the Cotswolds

The Romans will be brought to life in a series of special events for Cotswold children during half-term week.

Cotswold District Council's Museums Service is running outreach sessions at Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water and Fairford, as well as at Cirencester's Corinium Museum.

The opportunity to make a make a Roman mosaic using real tiles, grout it and take it home is on offer on the following dates:

• Monday, 13th February at the Moreton Area Centre, Moreton in Marsh (01608 650881) from 10am – 12.30pm.

• Tuesday, 14th February at the Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester (01285 655611) from 10am – 12.30pm

• Wednesday, 15th February at Bourton Youth Club next to Bourton Library (01451 820964).

The sessions are suitable for children aged 7-12 years and cost £6.50 or £5.50 to Museum cardholders. Booking is essential.

On Thursday, 16th February, Roman Myths and Masks are in the spotlight at Fairford Library from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Children aged 6-12 are invited to come along and listen to ancient Roman myths, then make a fantastic mask depicting on of the gods or goddesses, and take it home. Please book in advance at Fairford Library (01285 712599). The cost is £4.00 0r £3.00 to Museum card holders.

There's a chance to take a journey through time, looking at how writing has developed and changed with The Writing Voyage at Cirencester Library on Thursday, 16th February from 10am – 12.00pm.

The session allows children aged 7-12 to have a go at ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, Roman capitals, runes and illuminated script, make their own quill pen, use a slate and try out the finger stocks! Please book in advance at Cirencester Library (01285 659813). The cost is £4.00 0r £3.00 to Museum card holders.

Posted : 02/02/2006 19:00:35

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