A lottery grant will help to fund Dorchester Roman Festival.
Dorchester Town Council has won funding of £8,750 for the new festival from the Awards for All lottery grant scheme.
The money has been matched by contributions from West Dorset District Council, Dorset County Council, Dorchester Joint Heritage Committee and the County Museum.
Dorchester Roman Festival will take place on the weekend of August 30 and 31. It will celebrate Dorchester's Roman heritage and will include a major re-enactment, music, story-telling, literary readings, food, activities and Roman games.
READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Thursday 12th June 2008