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  • Cavalry Comics backgroundIn 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.