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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 4 - Mon 6 May 2019

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, Dorset

Medium Event

This weekend The Vikings are 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 the Vikings.

Follow the story from 10am. Look around the living history encampment and talk to the saxons and vikings. See how justice is served in King Alfred's court. A skirmish, training, and a main battle round off a great day in this stunning castle.

Sat 11 - Sun 12 May 2019

Stotfold Mill Steam Fair and Country Show

Stotfold Watermill, Beds.

Members of The Vikings will be just one of the attractions at the seventeenth annual Stotfold Mill Steam Fair and Country Show at Stotfold Watermill and Nature Reserve.

Viking activities will include combat displays in the arena and a living history encampment with cooking, coin striking, and many other crafts.

Other attractions include steam engines, vintage cars, flying displays, a funfair, and live music.

www.stotfoldmill.com

Sun 26 - Mon 27 May 2019

Rhuddlan Castle

Rhuddlan, NE Wales

Medium Event

To mark he 957th anniversary of the death of King Gruffydd ap Llewellyn, The Vikings will take you back to the year 1062 AD, the year of Gruffydd’s final stand against the might of the Anglo-Saxons led by Earl Harold Godwinson (the ill-fated King Harold of the Battle of Hastings).

The event includes Saxon, Welsh and Viking encampments where you can talk to the warriors, traders, craftspeople, and camp followers; a re-creation of Gruffyd's war council; a skirmish; mustering of the armies; and the Battle of Rhuddlan.

The event will take place on Sunday and Monday between 10.00am and 5.00pm. For more information on events, visit cadw.gov.wales.

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jun 2019

Flag Fen

Peterborough

Medium Event

The Vikings are pleased to be working with Flag Fen for the fourth year running. There will be combat displays and living history through out the day set in the wonderful surroundings of the Bronze Age landscape of Flag Fen.

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Jun 2019

Peterborough Living History Fayre

Peterborough Cathedral

Medium Event

A multi period event with a variety of displays reflecting the long history of Peterborough and the surrounding areas.

Displays around the cathedral and in the market square are scheduled throughout the day from 10am to 5pm.

The Vikings will be creating a living history encampment and taking part in arena displays.

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Jun 2019

The Milton Keynes Festival of History

Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

Medium Event

The Milton Keynes Festival of History is back to celebrate 2000 years of history and the Viking warriors will be invading. Can the Saxons rally round and fight off the marauding hordes? Why not come along and find out. You will be able to walk amongst the Living History encampments, see traditional crafts and talk to the warriors, traders and camp followers.

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jul 2019

Sacrewell Farm

Paterborough

Medium Event

The Vikings will be presenting a living history display with emphasis on bringing to life the ordinary lives of the sokemen - free Danish landholders - of the early 9th century.

There will also be the usual weapons and archery displays and a main battle each day.

Sacrewell Heritage Farm and Country Centre: www.sacrewell.org.uk

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jul 2019

Heysham Viking Festival

Heysham, Morecambe

Medium Event

The fourth annual Heysham Viking Festival, celebrating 1200 years of Viking heritage.

This event has quickly established itself as one of the highlights of the reenactment calendar with a large living history encampment featuring a huge variety of crafts, arena displays, battles, parades, and traders.

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Jul 2019

Ancient Technology Centre

Cranborne, Dorset

The Vikings will be invading The Ancient Technology Centre for their Dark Ages Weekend. Have a go at traditional crafts, try on armour, have-a-go archery and see the birds of prey.

Open 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday - No Dogs or Smoking permitted on site.

ancienttechnologycentre.com

Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 2019

Hever Castle

Hever near Edenbridge, Kent

The year is 885 and the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Caent is under attack! Viking raiders are besieging the town of Rochester, looting and pillaging as they go. Will Alfred raise the armies of Wessex and march to the defence of his allies through the Andredswood? Or will it be murder and mayhem by sword and spear at the hands of bloodthirsty Viking raiders?

Open to the public 10.30-18.00 Saturday 24th – Monday 26th August

Sat 31 Aug - Sun 1 Sep 2019

Chirk Castle

Chirk, Nr Wrexham. N.E Wales

Medium Event

The National Trust at Chirk Castle will be commemorating the anniversary of King Henry II’s Berwyn Campaign against the combined Welsh Forces of King Owain Gwynedd, Owain Cyfeiliog, The Lord Rhys and a host of other Welsh princes. The opening skirmish, traditionally referred to as The Battle of Crogen took place on the Chirk estate in the Ceiriog Valley in the late summer of 1165 a.d.

See the living history encampments, crafts demonstrations, single combats, skirmishes, battles, archery displays, and much more.

11am until 4pm

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