What comes first - isolation, depression or anxiety? What starts the cycle of being preoccupied with worries, trapped in one’s own mind? Is it, I wonder, a problem of our time, or did the Romans experience the same issue?

The Vindolanda Trust is supporting a local group called Zigzag Days with their Hadrian's Wall 1900 community work and through the Arts Council England funded Creating Connections project. This project works with local communities to help them engage with the Vindolanda collection and site. It is very group lead, with the groups deciding how they want to engage. Zigzag Days has created a pop up exhibition which will be displayed at the Haltwhistle Late Night Shopping event.  Meet members of  Zigzag Days to find out more about the project and Vindolanda Trust staff who will be bringing along some artefacts from the Vindolanda collection.

The exhibition is in the former Centre of Britain Army Surplus store in the Haltwhistle Market Place. 

Zigzag Days is being coordinated by Haltwhistle Partnership. The project is specifically designed to help people who are unemployed and/or in receipt of Disability Living Allowance and/or with long term mental health issues living in South Tynedale with no or limited access to a car.