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Contact

Email Contact Phone Number
General Enquiries Chris Wyre  Vicus@thevicus.co.uk  Coming Soon
Events, Bookings, Film work Chris Wyre  Events@thevicus.co.uk  Coming Soon
New Members  Tom Timbrell  Membership@thevicus.co.uk  Coming Soon

 

We can specialise, to some extent, and produce a more Iron Age, Roman or Gladiator feel at events.



Booking us for Events


We are professional in our approach and provide full public liability insurance to £5 million, full risk assessments as well as publicity material (should it be required). We are often booked over a year in advance, so bear this in mind when planning your event. There is an associated fee attached to all events, but it may not as much as you 
think!

Typically, we find it hard to do one day events but it is sometimes possible based on location and requirements.

We reserve the right to refuse any event we are offered.

As it's possible that we might not be able to perform at your event, then we often get asked for other recommendations. So here they are (please tell them that the Vicus sent you):

Roman:

  1. Legio VIII Augusta

  2. Deva Victrix

  3. Colchester Roman Society

  4. Roman Military Society of Ireland

  5. RMRS

Iron Age:

To our knowledge, the only group left in existence were Brigantia , but from their website, it looks like they are no longer booking events.


Booking us for Film Work

We are happy to take part in film-work, for documentaries or drama as Romans or Iron Age Britons. We are able to supply fully equipped extras, craft demonstrations, fight choreography as well as consultation. 
We are unusual, for a Roman re-enactment group, in that all our members carry blunted metal weapons and are able to use them correctly and efficiently (on each other usually !). This comfortable familiarity with the actual use of weapons conveys itself very effectively and differentiates a practised warrior or soldier from someone who is simply dressed for the part. 
We do not perform film-work for free, so please do not ask, and the usual fee is between £80 and £150 per person per day, plus expenses, food and overnight accommodation ( If the shoot spans multiple days or you require an early start or late finish).

The Vicus recommends Roland Thomas, of History Through Performance, should you require historical advisors, props or special effects for any type of project. 


Joining and attending Events

If you wish to attend our next event and are not a member then contact Tom who will make the arrangements for you.
However, your first event is always free so you shouldn't worry about paying.

Everyone is required to join the society to take part in it's events; your fee going towards our ever increasing insurance premium. 
The group has a single national membership with no autonomous or semi- autonomous groupings by region or by period culture or identity. However, membership is just TEN pounds for a year and we give discounts for families.

Current membership rates are

Full adult per annum (18+) 
(No children under 16 allowed unless parent or guardian actively present - hence those under 18 can be included within a family membership)

£15

Temporary membership (covers a single continuous event)

£5

Family membership - two adults and children
(A family includes all members of a single related family group, which may include 'children' over 16, that generally resides together)

£30

Single Parent Family membership 
(A family includes all members of a single related family group, which may include 'children' over 16, that generally resides together)

£15

Dogs and other animals (must be insured and injected)

Free

You can download the current membership forms here:

Family membership form
Adult/temporary membership form

These must be filled out and handed to our membership officer, usually at your second event.

There is always the option of temporary membership (if you really do not want to join full time). 
Non-members, however, do not receive any event payment, as members do, and cannot access the forum.

Read some more information on starting out in re-enactment here

Children and Membership

We are receiving an increasing number of enquiries regarding whether children can join,  either without their parents being present or with their parents present but just "watching" or "dressed up" for the day.
As most of our membership is families then we do have a fair number of children in the Society, who do take a full part in our activities. However, this is because their parents are full and active members and are taking part.

You must be over 18 to join the Vicus, unless you are part of a family that are also full and active members.

As a Society we have neither the qualifications, training, necessary legal permissions, equipment or people to be able to entertain children. If you are looking for supervised, outdoor activities for your children to take part in then we would direct you to the excellent Scouting movement.





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All information on this website has been written by members of the group unless other source has been stated. All photographs have been taken by members of the group and belong to The Vicus. Any images not taken by the group have been credited.

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