Ignition for Hadrian’s Wall Event at Segedunum

Thousands of people turned out to an exciting free event at Segedunum
Roman Fort at Wallsend on Saturday 13 March, to celebrate the start of Illuminating
Hadrian’s Wall. 

Led by Hadrian’s Wall Heritage Ltd, Illuminating Hadrian’s Wall was one of the most ambitious events planned in the UK this year, and the first time that the full length of Hadrian’s Wall has been illuminated in more than 1,600 years.

 At 5.15pm, a stunning theatrical performance by Berlin based Theater group Anu helped to
launch the Line of Light. Theater Anu took part in the celebrations for the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall last autumn. In their performance at Segedunum, angels appeared at the top of the tower as the skies grew dark.

The first light was then illuminated at Segedunum at 5.45pm as the line of light continued its epic journey westwards. The 500 lights were placed at intervals of roughly 250 metres and stretched from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway on the Cumbrian coast during the following hour

“A spectacular theatrical performance and the illumination of this World Heritage
Site meant that this was a very special evening.”