Fiona Talkington of “Sounds like Lunch” interviews Jenny Halstead about Silchester: Life on the Dig

IMG_2619If you are at all interested in art and/or archaeology then you should listen to this “Sounds Like Lunch” podcast.

Fiona Talkington talks to Jenny Halstead, artist-in-residence,  the very last summer of a multi-summer dig about the Roman town at Silchester, Calleva Atrebatum.

If you caught mention of the book, Silchester: Life on the Dig at the end of the podcast, well, you can get yourself,  you favorite artist, and your favorite archaeologist  copies of this beautiful little book which documents the last summer dig at this important Roman site.

Jenny’s superior draughtsmanship, her eye for colour and her wide variety of techniques produce evocative, lively images.   The resulting book is a fitting and enduring record of his historic episode in the life of an ancient city.

The book will be published October 2015.  To order your copy of Silchester: Life on the Dig, click here.

(This podcast was first broadcast August 2014, at Silchester, before the site was backfilled!)

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