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.
Immerse yourselves in the drama of Viking tales with storyteller Paul Goldsmith as he conjures up vivid images from Norse myths and legends.
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.
Get in your longship and join children's author Robin Price for a fun voyage through all things Viking.
Write your own Viking saga and share it with the hall in an interactive story writing workshop which follows the show.
Billie Ireland's recent experience of pregnancy and birth finds expression through the ritualistic symbolism of disparate cultures.
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.
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.
Following Sourpuss there’s a chance to make a shadow puppet of your own to take away.
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.
Lecturer: Mrs. Cat Jarman
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.