The Woad To London
The old name for King’s Cross, where I live, is Battle Bridge, and this weekend it will be subjected to Roman invasion all over again to celebrate the legend of Boadicea (I’m sticking to the old spelling – it changes every decade). She supposedly fought her last battle with the Romans there. Typically, she was defeated (we like losers) and then turned herself into a hare.
According to Time Out, ‘Granary Square and its surrounding area will be transformed into a Roman settlement, and anybody bold enough to face representatives of one of historyâ€™s most fearsome races will be rewarded with a whole battalion of immersive performances and activities. You can go to gladiator school, make your own mosaic, chat to ancient businessmen in the forum and join Boadicea’s rebel army as she storms the settlement in a horse-drawn chariot. They’ll be Roman-inspired dishes and film screenings throughout the weekend. All activities are free.’
Frankly, it sounds ghastly. I’ll be away.