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Join the Great Viking Army

12th to 18th February 2018

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Explore Europe’s Largest Viking Festival

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1. 47 Aldwark 2. Barley Hall 3. Coppergate Square 4. Dean’s Park (by York Minster) 5. De Grey Court – York St John 6. DIG

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Eye of York JORVIK Viking Centre Merchant Adventurer’s Hall Parliament Street Encampment Parliament Street Marquee

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Richard III Experience St Sampson’s Square Yurt Tempest Anderson Hall (Yorkshire Museum) York Explore


Discover the Dawn of Viking York!

Monday 12th Join us in 2018 for a week-long commemoration of a seminal moment in British history, the arrival and conquest of England by the Great Viking Army in AD 866. To mark this momentous event a special collection of artefacts, The Watlington Hoard, will be on display throughout the festival in the re-imagined JORVIK galleries showcasing the impact of the Great Viking Army on the formation of England.

Parliament Street Viking Encampment 10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street | FREE The Great Viking Army have set up camp in the heart of York! Join the hustle and bustle of Viking life at a special living history experience, right in the centre of the modern city, to discover how the Norsemen and women of the period lived, what they traded and what they wore. You’ll also have the chance to see Viking-age crafting in action, as our resident blacksmith works all week producing authentic arrowheads, as found at Coppergate. This is your chance to get up close to the Vikings; ask them questions, pose for selfies and have the opportunity to hear a saga or two from these fierce warriors, turned traders.

Viking Age Crafting 10:00 - 16:00 | St Sampson’s Square Yurt | £2 per craft or 3 for £5

Across the city you will discover an exciting programme that explores the impact of the Viking invasion with living history encampments, walks, talks, tours and of course, dramatic combat performances.

New for 2018! An opportunity to explore and experience a series of specially curated Viking-age crafts. The Festival Yurt will be transformed into a hub of crafting activity, giving you the chance to try your hand at a selection of Norse-inspired crafts, including; pottery, pole-lathe, necklace making, willow weaving, textile workshops and drop spindle bracelets.

Use this guide to explore all the events on offer throughout the week and be sure to share your JORVIK Viking Festival experiences on Social Media using #JVF18

www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk

Living history event

Have-a-Go Archery

Have-aGo Sword Combat

Fun for the all the family

Trading Event

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Watlington Hoard Comes to JORVIK

Little Diggers: Visiting Vikings

10:00 - 17:00 (last admission) | JORVIK Viking Centre

Play and Learn Sessions for 2 - 5 year olds

Included in Admission

10:00 | DIG | £3.50 per child (incl one accompanying adult)

One of the most important Viking-age hoards to be discovered in England, the Watlington Hoard, will be on display at JORVIK during the festival to help visitors explore a tumultuous period in our history, the invasion of England by the Great Viking Army. Pre-book your ‘Fast Track’ ticket to bypass the queue and visit at a time that suits you!

Ivar the Boneless and his Viking army are invading York for the whole week and you can prepare for their arrival at DIG!

Return of the Vikings to Coppergate! 10:00 - 16:00 | Coppergate Square (outside JORVIK) | FREE The Vikings have returned to Coppergate and are ready to entertain you as you wait to step back in time at the world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre! Our Viking storytellers, known as skälds, will take centre stage throughout the week regaling you with tales from the sagas, including the story of the three brothers, leaders of the Great Viking Army. You’ll also have the chance to mingle with our Viking Cunning Woman and her husband as they answer your questions and show you their stunning collection of arms and armour. Plus; our volunteer team will be on hand to showcase real Viking-age objects from the Coppergate dig, allowing you and your family to get hands-on with history.

Meet the Experts: Caring for History 10:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00 | Barley Hall | Included in Admission Meet members of York Archaeological Trust’s Collections and Archives team and explore some of the many archaeological objects they care for.

Have-a-Go Archery

Come along for a special craft and play session and discover how the Vikings helped make York the impressive city it is today. Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces

Viking Animal Steading: Birds of Prey 10:00 - 16:00 | DIG | Included in Admission New for 2018! Get up-close to the magnificent birds of prey the Vikings would have reared at our special Viking steading, only at DIG. Visit the DIG garden to come face-to-face with the majestic hunting birds of the British Isles and the wider Viking world to discover how residents of 10th-century York were able to tame and use these stunning animals. With specially-themed talks and activities around DIG, you and your family will have the opportunity to discover the importance of the birds like the red kite and raven in Viking society.

Poo Day! 10:00 - 16:00 | Barley Hall | Included in Admission Back by popular demand! Experience the messier-side of archaeology. Have a go at making your very own replica Lloyds Bank Turd, a genuine Viking-age object, and discover how poo is really used to solve ancient mysteries.

Festival Walking Tour: 2,000 Years of History in 2,000 Steps

10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street Marquee | £5 per child

11:00 & 14:00 | Departs Richard III Experience at Monk Bar Adult £5 Conc. £4

A unique opportunity for kids to learn the skills of 10th-century archery!

Learn about York’s historic streets and buildings from a different point of view.

Do your little Vikings have what it takes to join the Great Viking Army as an expert archer? Instructed by JORVIK’s skilled instructors participants will learn how to use a bow and arrow with hawk-like efficiency!

Starting from the city’s famous fortifications join your guide as they take you on a journey through history. From Romans to Victorians and everything in between you will uncover York’s rich and vibrant history.

Suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years only Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment, as tickets may not be available on the door.

Walk lasts approx 1 hour, please dress accordingly for the weather and be ready to walk long distances and cross busy roads. Pre-booking advised as tickets may not be available to purchase on the day.

Have-a-Go Sword Combat 10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street Marquee | £5 per child A chance for younger Vikings to get a taste for the art of sword fighting! Prepare for battle with the warriors of the Great Viking Army as they put young foot soldiers through their paces to train to become a true Norse hero. A fun and light-hearted workshop of battle skills. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years only Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment, as tickets may not be available on the door.

Living history event

Have-a-Go Archery

Have-aGo Sword Combat

Fun for the all the family

Trading Event

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Have-a-Go Sword Combat 10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street Marquee | £5 per child Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Little Diggers: Norse Sagas and Stories Play and Learn Sessions for 2 - 5 year olds 10:00 | DIG | £3.50 per child (incl one accompanying adult) The legends of the Vikings come alive… Join us for fun and games all themed around the stories of old. Meet our Viking skald, or storyteller, and get involved with songs and crafts exploring the world of Norse mythology. Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces

Viking Animal Steading: Birds of Prey 10:00 - 16:00 | DIG | Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Tuesday 13th Parliament Street Viking Encampment 10:00 -16:00 | Parliament Street | FREE Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Viking Age Crafting 10:00 - 16:00 | St Sampson’s Square Yurt | £2 per craft or 3 for £5 Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Watlington Hoard Comes to JORVIK 10:00 - 17:00 (last admission) | JORVIK Viking Centre Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Return of the Vikings to Coppergate! 10:00 - 16:00 | Coppergate Square (outside JORVIK) | FREE Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Meet the Experts: Everyday Objects in Viking Britain 10:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00 | Barley Hall | Included in Admission

Poo Day! 10:00 - 16:00 | Barley Hall | Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Festival Walking Tour: 2,000 Years of History in 2,000 Steps 11:00 & 14:00 | Departs Richard III Experience at Monk Bar Adult £5 Conc. £4 Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Curator Tour & Talk:

The Re-Imagining of JORVIK with Christine McDonnell 18:30 | JORVIK Viking Centre | £20 per person Discover the story of the re-imagining of the JORVIK galleries from the point of the view of the objects on display at this special after-hours event. Join Christine McDonnell, Head of Collections and Archives for York Archaeological Trust, the parent charity of JORVIK, as she explains the process of creating a new gallery experience within an established attraction as well as showcasing the fascinating artefacts that take pride of place. Price includes VIP access to JORVIK after hours, with a tour of the new centre, a special talk and welcome drink. Pre-booking advised.

Dr Steve Ashby (University of York) will be available to talk about the ways in which objects can tell us about everyday life in the Viking Age. Steve has run projects on Viking-age bone objects, pottery, and metalwork, and is particularly interested in how we can use traditional artefact studies together with leading-edge archaeological science to tell new stories about the lives of ordinary people in Viking Britain and Scandinavia.

Have-a-Go Archery 10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street Marquee | £5 per child Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Living history event

Have-a-Go Archery

Have-aGo Sword Combat

Fun for the all the family

Trading Event

BOOK TODAY www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk


Wednesday 14th Parliament Street Viking Encampment 10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street | FREE Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Viking Age Crafting 10:00 - 16:00 | St Sampson’s Square Yurt | £2 per craft or 3 for £5 Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Watlington Hoard Comes to JORVIK 10:00 - 17:00 (last admission) | JORVIK Viking Centre Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Return of the Vikings to Coppergate! 10:00 - 16:00 | Coppergate Square (outside JORVIK) | FREE Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Meet the Experts 10:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00 | Barley Hall | Included in Admission Explore another exciting aspect of archaeology with experts from York Archaeological Trust. Visit the website for more details.

Have-a-Go Archery 10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street Marquee | £5 per child Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Have-a-Go Sword Combat

Little Diggers: Jorvik’s Creatures Great and Small Play and Learn Sessions for 2 - 5 year olds 10:00 | DIG | £3.50 per child (incl one accompanying adult) To celebrate welcoming our feathered friends to DIG during Viking Festival, we’re learning all about the animals and birds living in Viking York. Find out what pets our settlers kept and which animals the Norse gods admired, and have a go at creating your own animal emblem! Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces

Viking Animal Steading: Birds of Prey 10:00 - 16:00 | DIG | Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Poo Day! 10:00 - 16:00 | Barley Hall | Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Norse Nalebinding Workshop (Beginners) 10.00 - 13.00 | 47 Aldwark | £15.50 per person An exclusive opportunity to learn the ancient art of Norse nålebinding (knitting with one needle) with expert Mari Wickerts, of Gothenburg Museum. You will discover how to make your own Viking hats and socks using this traditional skill. Don’t worry if you have no experience, as this session is for complete beginners. All materials are provided, along with refreshments. Pre-booking essential as spaces limited

10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street Marquee | £5 per child Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

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Festival Walking Tour: 2,000 Years of History in 2,000 Steps 11:00 & 14:00 | Departs Richard III Experience at Monk Bar Adult £5 Conc. £4 Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Norse Tablet Weaving Workshop (Beginners) 14.00 - 17.00 | 47 Aldwark | £15.50 per person A rare opportunity to discover the decorative textile craft of the Vikings, Tablet Weave. Expert Mari Wickerts of Gothenburg Museum is offering complete beginners the opportunity to try out Tablet Weaving, the decorative art used to adorn Viking clothing. All materials are provided, plus refreshments. Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces

The Helen Thirza Addyman Lecture: Tracing and Classifying Norse Influence on English with Sara Pons-Sanz

Thursday 15th Parliament Street Viking Encampment 10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street | FREE Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Viking Age Crafting 10:00 - 16:00 | St Sampson’s Square Yurt | £2 per craft or 3 for £5 Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Watlington Hoard Comes to JORVIK 10:00 - 17:00 (last admission) | JORVIK Viking Centre Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Return of the Vikings to Coppergate!

19.00 | DIG | Adult £6.50 Conc/Friends of YAT £5.50

10:00 - 16:00 | Coppergate Square (outside JORVIK) | FREE Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

When we think of Viking treasure, we tend to bring to mind spectacular finds such as the Cuerdale or the Galloway hoards.

Meet the Experts: Corbels

Yet the hundreds of Norse-derived terms that we use on a daily basis in English are amongst the most significant ‘artefacts’ the Vikings left behind. This talk by Sara Pons-Sanz of Cardiff University and the Gersum Project will explore the influence of Old Norse on the English language, the evidence that we have for the identification of Norse-derived terms and the cultural and sociolinguistic information that they provide. Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces

10:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00 | Barley Hall | Included in Admission

An Evening of Mead Tasting with the Lancashire Mead Company

Have-a-Go Archery

19.00 | Barley Hall | £25 per person (incl refreshments) New for 2018: An evening of wine tasting with a difference, as you are invited to sample a carefully selected range of mead, the drink of the gods! Experts from the Lancashire Mead Company will be on hand to take you through a journey of taste and scent as they showcase five tempting varieties of this amber nectar. Each tasting will be paired with an accompanying dish to really bring out the flavour.

Hear about the work done by the JORVIK team to investigate and record ten fascinating corbels from the twelfth century, found high up inside the tower at DIG. These carvings of human, animal and monstrous faces have been reproduced as 3D digital models for you to explore.

10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street Marquee | £5 per child Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Have-a-Go Sword Combat 10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street Marquee | £5 per child Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Pre-booking advised, as places are limited to give attendees the perfect experience. Price includes the tasting of five meads and the accompanying food.

Living history event

Have-a-Go Archery

Have-aGo Sword Combat

Fun for the all the family

Trading Event

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Little Diggers: Dress Like a Viking!

Norse Tablet Weaving Workshop (Advanced Masterclass)

Play and Learn Sessions for 2 - 5 year olds

14.00-17.00 | 47 Aldwark | £15.50 per person

10:00 | DIG | £3.50 per child (incl one accompanying adult)

Enjoy a Tablet Weaving master class!

Step back in time over 1000 years ago and try out dressing like a Viking!

Expert Mari Wickerts of Gothenburg Museum will lead this workshop, a great opportunity for more experienced tablet weavers to learn advanced skills.

Will you be a fierce warrior like Ivar and his brothers, or a peaceful crafter or trader? Enjoy searching through our Viking costume basket and learning about the traditional crafts of old. Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces

Viking Animal Steading: Birds of Prey 10:00 - 16:00 | DIG | Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Norse Nålebinding Workshop (Advanced Masterclass) 10.00 - 13.00 | 47 Aldwark | £15.50 per person An exciting opportunity for all advanced nålebinders. Come learn from expert Mari Wickerts of Gothenburg Museum how to produce your own Viking hats and socks using the traditional Norse nålebinding method – knitting with one needle. This session is for advanced nålebinders or those looking for a masterclass. All materials are provided, plus refreshments. Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces

Festival Walking Tour: 2,000 Years of History in 2,000 Steps 11:00 & 14:00 | Departs Richard III Experience at Monk Bar Adult £5 Conc. £4 Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

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All materials are provided, plus refreshments. Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces

Exploring Norse Myths with Kevin Crossley-Holland 14:00 | York Explore | Adult £6.50 Conc. £5.50 Think you know the stories of Odin, Thor, and Loki? Share your knowledge and discover the secrets of the Norse Myths with award-winning author and world-class expert Kevin Crossley-Holland, as he delves into the adventures of Thor, the tricks of Loki, the devious antics of Hel, and the World Serpent. Kevin is a masterful storyteller and will have every child and adult enthralled. Please note, screen reader support will be enabled. Pre-booking recommended.

Curator Tour & Talk: The Watlington Hoard with Gareth Williams 18:30 | JORVIK Viking Centre | £20 per person Join Gareth Williams of the British Museum for an exclusive after-hours tour of JORVIK and hear a fascinating talk on the importance of the Watlington Hoard. The hoard, which will be installed in the galleries of the centre throughout the festival, casts important new light on the history of Alfred the Great, the kingdom of Mercia and the impact of the Great Viking Army. Price includes VIP access to JORVIK after hours, with a tour of the new centre, a special talk and welcome drink. Pre-booking advised.

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Friday 16

The Queens of the Conquest, with Joanna Courtney

Parliament Street Viking Encampment

Joanna Courtney’s ‘Queens of the Conquest’ series explores the lives of Edyth of Mercia, Elizaveta of Kiev and Mathilda of Flanders in their own quests to promote their homeland, support their husbands and, ultimately, to become Queen of England.

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10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street | FREE Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Watlington Hoard Comes to JORVIK 10:00 - 17:00 (last admission) | JORVIK Viking Centre Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Return of the Vikings to Coppergate! 10:00 - 16:00 | Coppergate Square (outside JORVIK) | FREE Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

10th Century Traders 10.00-16.00 | Parliament Street Marquee & St Sampson’s Square Yurt Adult £2 Conc. £1.50 Family of 4 £5 Re-enactors 50p Don’t miss this atmospheric market, one of the oldest of its kind. Vikings from around the world gather in the heart of Viking York to sell their wares; including hand crafted weapons, beautiful jewellery, costume, chests, bowls, tankards, lanterns, belts, shoes and pottery and much, much more! Admission price includes entry to both venues

Meet the Experts: From Dig to Display 10:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00 | Barley Hall | Included in Admission Have you ever wondered how archaeological finds make their way from dig to display? Join the Conservation team from York Archaeological Trust as they explain the techniques they use to investigate and stabilise archaeological objects. From waterlogged organic materials like leather to metals you will discover the procedures and treatments that allow important finds from the past to be displayed for the enjoyment of all. With opportunities to handle real artefacts and the chance to get up close on the microscope and try identifying materials, this is a unique archaeological experience.

Little Diggers: Norse Games and Music Play and Learn Sessions for 2 - 5 year olds

10:00 | York Explore | Adult £6.50 Conc. £5.50 Think you know the story of 1066? Think again…

Explore the events leading up to the end of Anglo-Saxon England from a female perspective with Joanna at this special and intriguing talk. Pre-booking essential to avoid disappointment

Festival Walking Tour: 2,000 Years of History in 2,000 Steps 11:00 & 14:00 | Departs Richard III Experience at Monk Bar Adult £5 Conc. £4 Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Einar Selvik- Wardruna: The Thoughts and Tools Behind the Music

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13:30 | Tempest Anderson Hall | £25.00 per person

Einar will deliver an acoustic performance, looking into the music that has inspired his career as well as perform fully acoustic Wardruna songs.

Macbeth, the North, and 1066 with Justin Hill 15:30 | York Explore | Adult £6.50 Conc. £5.50 The events of 1066 are often seen through the prism of what happened in the south of England. However, the events that lead to the Norman Conquest happen here, in the north, in the struggle between the real-life historical figures of Duncan, Macbeth and Earl Siward. In an illustrated talk, bestselling author Justin Hill recounts this little-known story, which is just as bloody and compelling as the Shakespearean play. Pre-booking essential to avoid disappointment

Feast for JORVIK - The Great Army Feasts

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19:00 | Merchant Adventurer’s Hall | £85.00

The year is AD 867; the British Isle have been in turmoil for over a year following the invasion of the Great Viking Army. Most of the AngloSaxon strongholds have fallen including the great Northern city of Eoforwic.

10:00 | DIG | £3.50 per child (incl one accompanying adult) There will be lots of merriment at DIG during the Viking Festival with this raucous session of fun and festivity! See what Viking parties would have been like, and join in with the music and games used to celebrate a warrior’s success in battle. Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces

Viking Animal Steading: Birds of Prey 10:00 - 16:00 | DIG | Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

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Saturday 17th

Little Diggers: Valiant Viking Heroes

Parliament Street Viking Encampment

10:00 | DIG | £3.50 per child (incl one accompanying adult)

10:00 - 16:00 | Parliament Street | FREE Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Watlington Hoard Comes to JORVIK 10:00 - 17:00 (last admission) | JORVIK Viking Centre Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Return of the Vikings to Coppergate!

Play and Learn Sessions for 2 - 5 year olds Could you have been a hero in Viking times? This is your chance to have some warrior training and learn all about the weapons and armour used by Ivar’s fearsome Viking army. Come along for a fun activity session where you can test your strength and stamina! Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces

March to Coppergate From 1pm | Dean’s Park, by York Minster | FREE The Perfect Viking Photo Opportunity!

10:00 - 16:00 | Coppergate Square (outside JORVIK) | FREE Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

See the rival armies of Vikings and Anglo-Saxons muster and march through York’s ancient streets to Coppergate in a spectacular show of strength.

Annual Strongest Viking Competition

Best Beard Competition

From 10:00 | Coppergate Square (outside JORVIK) | FREE

From 15.00 | Coppergate Square (outside JORVIK) | FREE

The competition just gets tougher! Join us in Coppergate, the home of the Vikings in York to pick favourite to cheer on to victory and be crowned the Strongest Viking 2018! For the second year the competition will take place in our outdoor arena where the contestants will vie for both the title and the public’s adulation. Fun for all the family.

10th Century Traders 10.00-16.00 | Parliament Street Marquee & St Sampson’s Square Yurt Adult £2 Conc. £1.50 Family of 4 £5 Re-enactors 50p Please see listing from Friday 16th Feb for details

Viking Animal Steading: Birds of Prey 10:00 - 16:00 | DIG | Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

Now in its 10th year, the annual Best Beard Competition is a highlight of JORVIK Viking Festival finale weekend! Come along to see the best beards on offer from young and old, men and women. That’s right, homemade beards are not just welcomed but encouraged! With prizes and the coveted ‘Beard Trophies’ on offer it’s time to get working on those bristles. Crafting materials will be available in Coppergate from 10am on Saturday, for just £2 per person to help you to create your beard masterpiece!

Living history event

Have-a-Go Archery

Have-aGo Sword Combat

Fun for the all the family

Trading Event

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FESTIVAL FRINGE Food and Drink Offers and Events Special Events Wednesday 14th February The Grand Viking Feast 7pm onwards | The Grand Hotel, York | £75 per person

Festival Finale: The Great Viking Army Returns

Step back in time and join us for a feast of Viking Inspired food in our Grand Boardroom. Enjoy a Viking inspired cocktail on arrival and be captivated by our ‘real life’ Vikings who will guide you through each course while giving you a glimpse into Viking life in York. There’ll also be music and Viking sagas for you to enjoy.

Doors open at 18:00, entertainment commences 18:45 | Eye of York Adult £15.00 Conc. £11.00 Family of Four £44.50 Family of Five £53.50

Please note, this event is not suitable for children. Costumes are advised but not compulsory.

Thrilling live battle action awaits you as the great armies of the Viking invaders and the stoic Anglo-Saxon defenders lock sword and shield in a spectacular battle royale that will determine the future of the British Isles.

Discover more at www.thegrandyork.co.uk

Incorporating a cast of fearsome warriors, sound and light effects and dazzling pyrotechnics this is an evening that will go down in the history books! Please note: warm clothing and footwear is advised, as this event takes place outdoors. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment, as tickets may not be available on the door.

Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February

Sunday 18

12:00 – 17:00

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Watlington Hoard Comes to JORVIK 10:00 - 17:00 (last admission) | JORVIK Viking Centre Included in Admission Please see listing from Monday 12th Feb for details

10th Century Traders 10.00-16.00 | Parliament Street Marquee & St Sampson’s Square Yurt Adult £2 Conc. £1.50 Family of 4 £5 Re-enactors 50p Please see listing from Saturday 17th Feb for details

Richard Hall Symposium: A Great Heathen Army? Belief and Ritual in the Viking World Registration at 9.00 for a 9.45 start - 17.00 finish De Grey Court Lecture Theatre, York St John University Adult £30 Concessions / Friends of YAT £25 The 2018 Richard Hall Symposium welcomes speakers from across the Viking world to discuss this year’s theme of ‘Belief and Ritual in the Viking World.’ www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk/symposium

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Special Offers

Little Vikings eat for £6.95 at Ambiente Tapas Ambiente Tapas, Goodramgate & Ambiente Tapas, Fossgate Let your kids choose two dishes for £6.95 from our kids’ rapido menu, available exclusively during the Viking Festival. Children dining off our kids’ rapido menu will also receive a free minidessert.

Monday 12th February to Sunday 18th February Viking-Inspired Cocktails for Festival Goers Throughout the day | The Grand Hotel, York Visit The Grand, York’s only 5 star hotel, for a selection of Viking inspired cocktails at our bars throughout the week. Also, present your official Viking Festival ticket and receive 25% off food in The Rise restaurant. Discover more at www.thegrandyork.co.uk Visit www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk/fringe for the latest offers Turn the page to discover the full festival fringe programme


FESTIVAL FRINGE Saturday 10th February to Sunday 18th February

Thursday 15th February

Modelling the Vikings

10:00 - 15:00 | The Undercroft, York Minster | Included in Admission

11:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16:00 | Yorkshire Museum Normal Admissions Costs Apply Come along and create your own Viking peg doll and let your imagination run riot with a variety of materials on offer; as you reuse and re-cycle your way to creating a model masterpiece. Discover more at www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February Be a Viking! 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 | Murton Park | £5 per person Visit our reconstructed Viking village on the outskirts of York and take part in Viking experiences usually only available to school groups. You will get to dress as a Viking, learn how to use a spear and a shield, and make a clay lamp to take home. The experience is tailored to a child audience but it is great fun for all ages and will last for approximately 1 ½ hours. Sensible shoes and coat are advised. We recommend calling to book on 01904 489966.

Spot the Sword Trail 14:00 – 16:00 | York Army Museum | Crafting activity £2 per child Follow our Spot the Sword Trail around the museum and discover how swords have changed over time, then design and decorate your own sword to take home. £2 per child. Plus; show your JORVIK Viking Centre / Festival ticket and gain 50% off admission to the York Army Museum, plus 10% off any purchases in the museum shop.

Meet the Vikings! Handle authentic and replica Viking artefacts, learn how to play a Viking board game, and discover more about the mystery that is York Minster during this period from our resident ‘Vikings’. Plus; make your own Viking-style decoration to take home, inspired by the Anglo-Scandinavian stone carvings in York Minster’s Undercroft Museum. Crafting activity £2.50 per child. Discover more at www.yorkminster.org

Blizzards of Steel – The Saga of the Last Viking 19:00 | St Helen, Stonegate £5 per person, accompanied children FREE Join us for a roller-coaster ride of costumed storytelling as Peter Carrington-Porter tells of the tumultuous life of Harald Hardrada. The last of the great Viking warriors, Harald journeyed the known world with his sword, shield, raven banner and warband until finally meeting his bloody fate at Stamford Bridge in 1066. Performance lasts about 75 minutes, with a second event at 18:00 on Friday 16th February.

Loki Lie-Smith 19:00 | Central Methodist Church | £10 per person When the Norse Gods run into a giant problem, they call on Loki Lie-Smith to solve it. The shape-shifting god is clever, but will his disguises and deceptions bring even more trouble to Asgard? Featuring giants, feasts, fighting, magic and an unusually heavy cat. 2 hours with intermission. Suitable for all ages. A second performance will take place Friday 16th February at 19:00. Discover more at www.guildofmotleyfools.co.uk

Discover more at www.yorkarmymuseum.co.uk

Friday 16th February

Wednesday 14th February

Viking and Folk Metal Gig by Northern Extremity Promotions

Songs from the Heart – Ray Cooper and White Sail From 20:00 | Black Swan, Peasholme Green Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door A very special evening of music with beautiful original songs from legendary singer-songwriter Ray Cooper and alt-folk trio White Sail. Ray’s material is influenced by his Scottish heritage and adopted homeland of Sweden. Discover more at www.wegottickets.com/event/418769

18:00 to 01:00 | The Fulford Arms | £10 per person Tickets include entry to a folk, Viking and extreme metal club night after the event and includes special performances from Isamos, Sellsword, Valafar, Ravenage & Sköll. Doors open at 18:00 Discover more at www.facebook.com/NorthernExtremity

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February Artisan Viking-Era Crafts

Discover all the latest special events and offers in the Viking Festival Fringe Programme at www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk/fringe

11:00 – 16:00 | Holy Trinity, York | FREE An independent, artisan market offering the finest in carefully researched Viking-era crafts. Browse authentic handmade replicas, re-enactment equipment and gifts, all sold by their makers.


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JORVIK Viking Festival 2018 - Festival Programme  
JORVIK Viking Festival 2018 - Festival Programme  

JORVIK Viking Festival 2018 - Festival Programme

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