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Wed, 22 May

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Romanian Cultural Institute

Voices from the Wall

Exhibition & Talk I Dacians and Romanians in Britain

Voices from the Wall
Voices from the Wall

Time & Location

22 May 2024, 19:00 – 31 May 2024, 19:00

Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH, UK

About the event

After a great journey through Carlisle and Manchester,  our interactive exhibition “Voices from the Wall” which explores the history of the Dacians on Hadrian’s Wall in parallel with the lives of Romanians living in England today will arrive soon in London! 

Please join us for the opening event, to take place on 22 May, 7 PM at the Romanian Cultural Institute. There will be a short talk by writer and historian Bronwen Riley,  the curator of the exhibition. She will be joined by Tony Wilmott, archaeologist specialised in Late Roman period who conducted excavations on Hadrian's Wall, author Ioana Morpurgo and Cristina Păiușan, historian and researcher at the National Museum of Romanian History. 

The Dacians, the ancestors of the Romanians, came to Britain nearly two thousand years ago to help build and defend Hadrian’s Wall. We are thrilled to partner with Bronwen Riley and Arts Council England, to offer this itinerant exhibition, which is travelling from the North to the South of England this spring.

"Voices from the Wall" explores the history of the Dacian presence in the North of England in the context of the current Romanian community in the UK. Over 1 million Romanians now live in the United Kingdom, contributing to Britain’s way of life and economy at all levels.

Hadrian’s Wall, built when both Dacia and Britannia were part of the Roman Empire (both provinces were troublemakers), is a symbol of Roman power and one of the most significant historical landmarks in England. Archaeological evidence shows that the Dacians were responsible for the Birdoswald, a key fort on the wall, which is 117 km long.

The exhibition can be visited at the Romanian Cultural Institute from 22 – 31 May 2024, Mon-Fri from 10.00 - 5 pm. No booking is needed. 

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