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Fighting gladiators and ancient haircuts at celebration of King’s Cross’s Roman history

13:32 26 August 2014

Battle Bridge will celebrate King

Battle Bridge will celebrate King's Cross's rich Roman history

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Fighting gladiators, ancient treasures and 1000 year old hairstyles hit King’s Cross this weekend in a celebration of the area’s rich Roman history.

Battle Bridge, in Granary Square on Saturday and Sunday, is an immersive, theatrical, family day out, themed around the mythological history of the neighbourhood.

Visitors can learn how to battle like a Roman with gladiator workshops, take a bath, make a mosaic, dress up in period costumes and even have their hair-braided in the height of Roman fashion.

For the grown-ups, Roman cocktails will be on offer, as well as plenty of banqueting from nearby street food hub Kerb.

Anna Strongman, in charge of events at the King’s Cross development, said: “Battle Bridge is a great way of bringing the Roman legend of King’s Cross to life. We’re planning a full-on, fun, educational two days for everyone who comes to visit. We want families to come along and experience all that King’s Cross has to offer - carpe diem.”

The free event runs from 11am to 5pm both days, visit www.kingscross.co.uk/battle-bridge

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