James Humes demonstrates some battle techniques.

Gladiators invade South Shields at the Arbeia Roman Festival

South Shields was taken over by gladiators and historical characters as visitors flocked to the annual South Tyneside Roman Festival.

Sunday, 4th August 2019, 08:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th August 2019, 11:13 am

The festival, on Saturday August 3, was at Baring Street, and saw people taking part in training exercises and fights in an arena. While poetry sessions, archery classes and jewellery workshops took place around the rest of the grounds of the South Shields Roman fort.

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