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Saturnalia is a travelling installation made up of music, creative lighting, fire, interactive projection and an entertaining troupe of mischief and merrymakers. It will visit the communities along Hadrian’s Wall, drawing a close to the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival.


  • Saturnalia is free to attend, and no booking is required.
  • You can visit any time within the stated opening hours of 4:30pm until last entry at 7pm.
  • These events are being specially delivered for residents in the ten Hadrian’s Wall communities that the tour will visit. Please do not travel to the events if you live outside of these areas.
  • Saturnalia will go ahead in most weathers. If you are concerned or unsure, please check their Facebook page in the first instance.

Saturnalia; it’s a night of mischief, magic and misrule

Every 100 years a hardy band of mischief makers arrive to make merry
They’re here to throw a party
The original pop-up party
A celebration along the wall, its ancient stones bursting with stories
A celebration of Saturn, god of time, growth, abundance and peace
Most importantly, a celebration of all of us, right now
A chance to capture the moment, to carpe the diem

These mischief makers, these noise-makers, these light-bearers, these fire-lighters
They are your guides, your fellow revellers

They’ve got stories to tell you
Songs to sing you
Hot apple to brew
A dance move or two

This is a party at your place, your bit of wall, your slice of history.
A party made by those who turn up

What do you bring? Just yourselves, we’ll take care of the rest.

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