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  • Viking Activity Days: Trade and Status Loading...
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    Viking Activity Days: Trade and Status

    Saturday 03 February

    Enjoy demonstrations of the crafts associated with Viking trade and high status ornaments.

  • Distinctiveness and Assimilation: Fully Booked Loading...
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    Distinctiveness and Assimilation: Fully Booked

    Wednesday 07 February

    In this talk, Paul Everson of the University of Keele will explore Viking Age stone sculpture in the East Midlands showing its characteristic elements and how hybrid forms emerged.

  • The Gleam of Silver: Fully Booked Loading...
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    The Gleam of Silver: Fully Booked

    Wednesday 14 February

    This talk will interpret the silver and coinage from the hoards displayed in the exhibition, using them to argue that the Vikings transformed Britain.

  • Viking Activity Days: Belief and Funerary Practice Loading...
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    Viking Activity Days: Belief and Funerary Practice

    Saturday 17 February

    In our activity session focussing on Viking Age beliefs and funerary practice, think about Viking Age beliefs and what objects would have been buried with a Viking man, woman or child, and why.

  • Decorate a Viking Cup Loading...
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    Decorate a Viking Cup

    Tuesday 20 February

    Decorate your own Viking Cup to take home.

  • From Poetry to Reality: Fully Booked Loading...
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    From Poetry to Reality: Fully Booked

    Wednesday 21 February

    Dr Sue Brunning of the British Museum will discuss the gold-trimmed sword hilt found in 2012, and explain what ownership of such an item might have meant in Viking Age England.

  • Viking Inspired Drumming and Percussion Workshop Loading...
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    Viking Inspired Drumming and Percussion Workshop

    Wednesday 21 February

    A special, Viking inspired percussion workshop delivered by Mark Evans.

  • Zine Workshop with Dizzy ink Loading...
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    Zine Workshop with Dizzy ink

    Wednesday 21 February

    Design, print and make your own zine, taking inspiration from the Viking: Rediscover the Legend exhibition.

  • Viking Kitchen Loading...
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    Viking Kitchen

    Thursday 22 February

    Meet our Viking woman as she goes about her business, dramatically telling stories.

  • Make a Viking Shield Loading...
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    Make a Viking Shield

    Thursday 22 February

    Create your own wooden shield with runes and knotwork designs.

  • Pattern Magpies Loading...
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    Pattern Magpies

    Thursday 22 February

    Like magpies, be drawn to the dynamic patterns on display in the Viking: Rediscover the Legend exhibition: intertwined knotwork, twisted cables, stylised snake and bird motifs.

  • Viking Storytelling Loading...
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    Viking Storytelling

    Friday 23 February

    Immerse yourselves in the drama of Viking tales with storyteller Paul Goldsmith as he conjures up vivid images from Norse myths and legends.