Village In-Camp

Musical Instruments of the Viking Age (Bjarni’s house in Early Village)
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Meet the luthier - stringed instrument maker - and learn about the instruments of the Viking age, how they were made and how they were played

Morning Prayers, Blessing of the Pilgrims and Gregorian Chant (in Templar Camp)
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Join the Templars and Schola Cantorum to hear Gregorian chant and morning prayers in Latin. The pilgrims will be blessed before they set out for the Holy places in Jerusalem.

Making Butter and Cheese with Miklagard (In Early Village)
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How do you keep your dairy, meat and vegetables fresh without a fridge? You'll learn how our ancestors processed fresh foods to make them last.

Make Medieval Fabric Buttons with Rosalie’s Medieval Woman (in C14th Village)
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Try your hand at making fabric buttons.

Minstrels and their Instruments with Wayward (in Templar Camp)
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Learn about various historic hurdy gurdies, bagpipes, shawms, recorders, flutes and percussion instruments. Discover the history and development of the each instrument and the life of a medieval minstrel

Afternoon Prayer and Gregorian Chant (in Templar Camp)
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Join the Templars and Schola Cantorum to hear Gregorian chant and afternoon prayers in Latin

Viking Trade with Blackpool (in Early Village)
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Viking wealth didn't just come from pillaging. Learn about the trade goods carried by the vikings and the routes they used to profit from their seafaring.

Scribes, Inks & Feathers with Conroi (in C14th Village)
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Learn about the simple tools used to create the written word before pens, try out the quills yourself and hear about the messages passed down to us in the margins.

Who are the Byzantines? with Miklagard (in Early Village)
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Twin stone walls, a chain across the bay, a great fleet spitting fire... Byzantium stood for a thousand years, but few of us have heard the name. Step inside the bustle of an officers tents and find out who - or what - was a Byzantine?

Viking Field Surgery with Fire and Steel (in Early Village)
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The sagas have much to teach us about how the Vikings treated their wounded after battle

From Fibre to Cloth with Vlachernai (in Early Village)
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A hands-on experience with the tools and process of creating medieval cloth from raw fibres

Event closes
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