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In summer 2017, comic artist Jim Medway worked with three groups of young people
to create a comic about Roman cavalry.
Hadrian’s Cavalry was a major exhibition distributed across 10 museums and
heritage sites across the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, which extends for over
150 miles across Tyneside, Northumberland and Cumbria. The exhibition featured a
spectacular collection of artefacts including loans of Roman cavalry equipment from
national and international museums and private collectors. The exhibition was
supported by a programme of re-enactment events including Turma! when a full troop
of 30 Roman cavalrymen came together for the first time in 2,000 years to perform
exercises and manoeuvres described by Hadrian himself.
Cavalry Comics was one of the Hadrian’s Cavalry learning projects. This comic was
inspired by facilitated visits to Hadrian’s Wall, exhibition venues and taking
inspiration from the objects on display.
Thanks to Hadrian’s Cavalry partners Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust,
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Vindolanda Trust for hosting and facilitating
sessions with the young people.
Thanks to staff from Allendale Cubs and Milecastle Primary School.
And the largest THANKS of all goes to the young people who took part: Allendale
Cubs, Year 5 from Milecastle Primary School and Tullie House Museum Youth Panel.