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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.)

Fri 4 - Mon 7 May 2018

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, Dorset

Medium Event

Re-creating the events surrounding the Alliance between the Saxons and the Brythonic Kings as a response to the arrival of the Danish Great Army. King Alfred is gathering his allies and the army of Wessex at Corfe Burgh ready to march on Exeter, which has been recently captured and sacked by he Vikings.

Gates open at 10 am, with combat, living history encampment, and justice being served in King Alfred"s court, all against the background of this stunning castle.

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.

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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