Londinium
The City of London is located on the original Roman settlement of Londinium. Founded around AD 50, Londinium grew to become a thriving town bustling with traders and people from every corner of the empire. This summer, 2,000 years on, the Romans return to the City with the Londinium season of events. Unearth the lost history and buried secrets of Roman London that lie beneath the City; explore London’s Roman baths, amphitheatre, Mithraeum and the Roman wall; and learn more about the history of London with a packed programme of interactive activities for all the family. Guildhall Yard is hosting a Roman-themed open air pop up cinema. London's Roman amphitheatre was where Gladiators exchanged blows — making it the perfect setting for an alfresco screening of Gladiator, amongst others. There will be Italian food, beer and cocktails to keep you fed and watered, but don't forget to bring a blanket.
The art of the football shirt
The football shirt has a huge global resonance which transcends age and language, place and time. Iconic and nostalgic on the world's pitches and streets – a unifying item, fused into a collective consciousness of specific moments, incidents and provenance, remembered well and fondly. To explore this wonderful world further, Jacket Required partners with Neal Heard, author of A Lover's Guide to Football Shirts. Consultant, historian and fanatic, Heard shares his vast knowledge, passion and enthusiasm to tell a story which crosses over far beyond the realms of the beautiful game. Presenting a curated selection of sartorially sound, obscure and vintage football shirts which travel through history, design and popular culture, entrusting the collection of key pieces to narrate the many links between team kits of previous generations which have gained rarity and iconic status, and how they fuse or collide with the worlds of music, fashion and politics. In a dedicated exhibition space accessed from Brick Lane, the selection will be on show to both buyers and the public on 26th and 27th July.
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