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158 events
  • Pattern Magpies - cancelled Loading...
    Children & Families

    Pattern Magpies - cancelled

    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...
    Children & Families

    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.

  • Panda's Home Loading...
    Children & Families

    Panda's Home

    Friday 23 February

    Come with us on a richly imaginative journey led by two dancers where we’ll encounter bamboo forests, fireworks, kites and monsters, experience Chinese traditions and stories.

  • Beowuff and the Dragon Raiders Loading...
    Children & Families

    Beowuff and the Dragon Raiders

    Saturday 24 February

    Get in your longship and join children's author Robin Price for a fun voyage through all things Viking. 

  • Beowuff: Writing Workshop with Robin Price Loading...
    Children & Families

    Beowuff: Writing Workshop with Robin Price

    Saturday 24 February

    Write your own Viking saga and share it with the hall in an interactive story writing workshop which follows the show.


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    Billie Ireland

    Saturday 24 February - Saturday 31 March

    Billie Ireland's recent experience of pregnancy and birth finds expression through the ritualistic symbolism of disparate cultures.

  • Ancient Crafts: Viking Embroidery Loading...

    Ancient Crafts: Viking Embroidery

    Saturday 24 February

    Join Tanya Bentham of Threads of Time as she shows you how to make your own piece of beautiful Viking embroidery using traditional methods and techniques.

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    Children & Families


    Sunday 25 February

    Sourpuss is a very grumpy, ginger cat. When shut out of the house he feels lost and
    confused, but the beautiful garden soon intrigues him.


  • Sourpuss: Shadow Puppet-Making Workshop Loading...
    Children & Families

    Sourpuss: Shadow Puppet-Making Workshop

    Sunday 25 February

    Following Sourpuss there’s a chance to make a shadow puppet of your own to take away.

  • Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline Loading...

    Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline

    Monday 26 February - Tuesday 27 February

    Name the comedian who might say 'I wonder if I can set up a comedy club… in a refugee camp... in Palestine?' Of course, it’s Mark Thomas. And that is exactly what he tries to do.

  • Repton and the legacy of the Viking Great Army Loading...

    Repton and the legacy of the Viking Great Army

    Wednesday 28 February

    Lecturer: Mrs. Cat Jarman

  • Louis Lortie Piano Loading...

    Louis Lortie Piano

    Thursday 01 March

    French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. For his debut performance at Lakeside Louis Lortie performs an imaginative programme of music inspired by Italy.