Vikings are usually regarded as bloodthirsty seafaring pirates, whose impact on Europe was one of fear and terror. Yet they were also traders, settlers and farmers with a highly developed artistic culture and legal system. This course uses recent findings from archaeology to examine these varied aspects of the Viking world.
History will come alive next week when a longboat full of warriors will row up the River Derwent to the East Yorkshire village and set up camp before facing up to their Saxon foe.
Following the discovery of the Viking site in Annagassan last year, the County Museum, Dundalk has announced details of a major exhibition entitled Raiders, Traders and Innovators – The Vikings and County Louth
Bayeux will turn its 25th annual Medieval Fair, held July 1-3, into a celebration of all things Norman.
2011 sees the 550th anniversary of the Battle of Towton, a decisive struggle for the English throne and one of the bloodiest on British soil, fought just outside York on 29th March 1461. In 2011 the JORVIK Viking Festival will mark this momentous occasion with its own series of medieval events.
A Viking carving, unearthed in the hamlet of Hartlington in 2005, was carried across the River Wharfe at the weekend before eventually being laid down in St Wilfrid’s Church in the village of Burnsall.
A team of Manx men have made it into the record books after rowing non-stop around the Isle of Man in a Viking longboat.
The Yorkshire Museum, home to some of Britain’s greatest treasures, will reopen its doors on Sunday August 1 after a major refurbishment.
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Egil Skallagrimsson Keeps his Head is a first theatrical commission for York Archaeological Trust to mark its anniversary JORVIK Viking Festival. The new comedy drama has been written and will be performed by award winning North Country Theatre on 17th and 18th February as part of the week’s celebratory Viking Festival.
The Jorvik Viking Centre in the English city of York will be holding its 25th Annual Festival from February 13th to 21st, 2010.
In a press release, the Jorvik Viking Centre, calls on those interested to “join in the action as hundreds of Vikings from all over the world descend on the city for the nine-day programme which will include Vikings fighting in ferocious and bloody battle; a spectacular celebratory fireworks display; a newly commissioned theatre piece from one of the North’s most admired theatre groups and an atmospheric candlelit evening of poetry and music performed for the Viking King.
The Minnesota Vikings may not take the field until later this month, but guests can get their fill of true Viking culture this weekend in Moorhead.
Viking Village, an outdoor living exhibit of Viking life around the year 900 in Scandinavia, is Saturday and July 19 at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N., Moorhead.
Demonstrators will perform songs, give combat demonstrations and teach skills in making clothes, metalwork, jewelry and food. There are several kids’ activities, such as felting, medieval board games and crafts.
The Nordic Heritage Museum’s annual Viking Days festival celebrates its 26th anniversary on July 11 and 12, 2009. This eventful weekend offers unique Scandinavian entertainment, food, arts & crafts merchants and real live Vikings only seen in Ballard! Our Taste of Scandinavia will represent each of the five Nordic countries featuring delectable edibles such as Swedish meatballs, Norwegian lefse, Danish æbleskiver, and a variety of Finnish and Icelandic goodies. Also enjoy our Traditional Swedish Pancake Breakfast and Famous Salmon Barbeque Dinner.
The Ravenstead Vikings will be on hand all weekend clad in their authentic costumes. They will show Viking Days visitors all aspects of Viking life in their small encampment. Viking arts and crafts such as weaving, spinning, woodcarving and cooking will be demonstrated, and will take you back to an earlier time. The Vikings will also lead discussions about many aspects of Viking life on both Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will also be able to view live performances of Viking battles!