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Forthcoming Events

This is a list of confirmed society events (excluding school visits), where you can see battle re-enactments and demonstrations of dark age crafts and everyday life. (Events are organised by our parent society The Vikings and it's member groups.)

Sat 26 - Sun 27 May 2018

Dunstaffnage Castle

Dunbeg, By Oban, Argyll

Viking Invasion! Viking Encampment and daily skirmishes. Plus have a go at Viking Crafts.

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Jun 2018

UK Games Expo

NEC, Birmingham, West Midlands

Come and see The Vikings at Europe s largest tabletop gaming event being held at the NEC. We will have a Living History Village and a Battle arena, where we will put on battles and skirmishes. Why not let your children fight the viking warriors?

We also have other events planned such as tug of war with the Orcs (who are camping next door to us!) and no doubt some of the cosplayers will be paying us a visit over the weekend.

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Jun 2018

Flag Fen

Flag Fen, Nr Peterborough

Medium Event

The Vikings return to Flag fen this year with a living history encampment, battles, archery and children"s participation.

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Jun 2018

Peterborough Cathedral


Medium Event

The Vikings return to the ever popular Peterborough Living History Festival. A multi-period event set in the beautiful grounds of the cathedral.

Sun 17 Jun 2018

Blackwater Country Show

Heybridge, Maldon, Essex

The Blackwater Country Show has established itself as one of the most enjoyable family events in the Essex calendar. Situated within a picturesque setting, with two well maintained lakes, it offers a wonderful day out. A beautiful, fun packed show with Living history, craft displays and talks, show and tell with weapons training and displays.

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul 2018

Battle of Carham

Carham, Northumberland

Major Event

A major reenactment marking the thousandth anniversary of the Battle of Carham.

The battle between Uhtred, son of Waldef, earl of the Northumbrians and the combined forces of Máel Coluim (II) mac Cináeda (Malcolm son of Cyneth, king of Scots) and Owain the Bald (King of Strathclyde) is considered by many to be the reason why the Scottish border is where it presently is.

The reenactment will take place on the Holme, a large field next to Carham church, and quite possibly the site of the original battle (the exact location of which is not known). Both days will feature living history displays throughout and combat displays at intervals leading up to a major battle each afternoon.


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