EVER wondered what a Gladiator tournament was like? Have you ever wished you could see a full blown battle in ancient surroundings? Well now you can.
This weekend sees the first Roman Arena Games in the Ancient Amphitheatre in Chester for nearly 1,600 years and will be based on a day at the games.
The event is being planned by Chester’s own Roman Army at Roman Tours UK and is completely free.
Fans will be able to speak to the Gladiators and find out what really went on nearly two millennia ago.
Also appearing will be the popular North African dancers, Ya Raqs, who will be supporting the Gladiators and running free dance workshops.
As part of the National Archaeology week, which the Arena Games is supporting, there will also be Roman Soldiers from around the British Isles demonstrating amazing Roman siege engines and performing a military display.
The event will be starting at 11.30am on Saturday and Sunday from the Amphitheatre with a traditional march through the city and various events will be going on throughout the day until the close at 6pm.
The event will be opened by world famous author Simon Scarrow, who will also be available to chat and sign autographs.
Organisers also promise an amazing bear fight and the Emperor’s Elephant.
For more information, visit www.romantoursuk.com or contact Paul Harston on 07885 403485 or Ian Edge on 07813 144951.