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Forthcoming Events

2017 Events
Saturday 25th February 2017

Royal Blood

Weorod are pleased to announce their first visit to the Gosport Gallery as part of the Royal Blood - Births, Battles and Beheadings exhibition. Meet our Anglo-Saxons in their period costumes, see 'Dark-Age' crafts and technologies plus a wondrous array of replica artefacts. Explore their displays and decide for yourself if it really was a 'Dark Age' at all? All of this against a backdrop of some of the most spectacular finds from the Hampshire archaeological record.

A great day out for the whole family, don’t forget your camera!

Gosport Gallery
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Saturday 3rd June to Sunday 4th June 2017

Living History Festival

Weald and Downland Living Museum, Singleton, West Sussex

Weorod are very excited to be appearing at the Museum's first 'Living History Festival'. In addition to our own unique blend of sixth and seventh century local history, there will also be other groups in attendance with specialities ranging right through the ages - a veritable time-line of curiosity! With more high quality attendees being added all the time, it promises to be a spectacular weekend with lots to see and do across the site including Military Displays and Medieval Tournaments!

Living History Festival
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Saturday 1st July 2017

Summer Fayre

Merchistoun Hall, Horndean

Weorod are very pleased to have been invited to take part in the Horndean Summer Fayre. In the beautiful grounds of Merchistoun Hall there will be a variety of family activities including live entertainment, a barbeque, stalls, English Civil War presenters: The Sir William Godolphin Regiment - and of course, us - with our very own specialist slice of Anglo-Saxon History. Come along and meet our team and find out how the local people may have lived and worked in the sixth and seventh centuries - Free Admission!

Summer Fayre
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Saturday 5th August 2017

Alton Anglo-Saxon Festival 2017

The Curtis Museum will once again be the venue for the 5th Annual 'Alton Anglo-Saxon Festival'. Bring the family along for the day and see the Alton Buckle - one of the single most remarkable Anglo-Saxon artefacts so far excavated in Hampshire. Oh! and Weorod will be there too to help you explore the sixth and seventh centuries. A 'not-to-be-missed' opportunity to see museum quality replica artefacts, crafts and technologies and investigate various aspects of the period with our specialist interpreters - as well as our ever popular timed presentations throughout the day.
All round a high quality family event with Free Admission.
The Curtis Museum, Alton
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2016 Events
Saturday 30th April 2016

Beltain Festival 2016 - Butser Ancient Farm

Weorod are pleased to return to Butser for the annual fire festival once again. Why not come along and find out more about the Anglo-Saxons in Hampshire - and explore the new Anglo-Saxon Hall on site! The Butser Team are also promising live music, falconry, astronomy, ancient and traditional crafts, local ale and food in addition to the spectacle of the evening - the burning of the giant wicker man. Tickets are available via the Buster Ancient Farm website.
Butser Ancient Farm
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Saturday 4th June 2016

The Road to Royal Blood

Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham

Explore the coming of the Kings at Westbury Manor Gardens this summer with local Anglo-Saxon specialists Weorod. Come and find out about the history and archaeology of the sixth and seventh centuries, a time when the Kingdoms of Kent, Wessex and Mercia fought for control of Hampshire, a tribal society, where you wore your wealth and fought for your rank. Timed presentations throughout the day will include the weaponry of the time - and even how it may have been used! Complete your time-line with a visit to the Royal Blood exhibition within the museum, it promises to be a great day out for the whole family. Free admission - don't forget your camera!

Westbury Manor Museum
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Saturday 30th July to Sunday 31st July 2016

Royal Blood - Saxon Warriors - and so much more!

The Red House Museum houses the artefacts from the 'Bargates' Cemetery which includes some fine weaponry from the local seventh century Anglo-Saxon war-lords, and will also be hosting the Royal Blood Exhibition during this event. Weorod will be in attendance for this special weekend bringing the sixth and seventh centuries to life in the museum gardens. Presentations throughout both days will show how warriors would have been armed, how the weapons may have been used and even how we can learn about the warrior culture from the funerary archaeology - all beautifully timed to fall within the annual Festival of British Archaeology! Whatever your interest in the period, there will be a range of displays and demonstrations suitable for the whole family.

The Red House Museum, Christchurch
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Saturday 13th August 2016

Alton Anglo-Saxon Festival 2016

Come and see Weorod at the Curtis Museum for the Annual Alton Anglo-Saxon Festival. Look for their colourful encampment in the War Memorial Gardens alongside the Museum. Come for the day and explore the delights of the sixth and seventh centuries, be enchanted by the stunning metalwork of the time, handle replica weaponry, put flesh on the bones of the archaeology from the Alton Mount Pleasant Cemetery - and beyond - and immerse yourself and your family in the world of Anglo-Saxon Hampshire. Free Admission - bring a camera!
The Curtis Museum, Alton
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Saturday 20th August to Sunday 21st August 2016

The South Downs Show

The South Downs Show is becoming an established event held annually at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. It incorporates the South Downs Wood Fair as well as many other activities for all the family. The Organisers promise falconry, archery and many unusual agricultural demonstrations. This year Weorod will be in attendance for the first time bringing a historical angle to the proceedings with their unique mix of local history and archaeology - just look for the red shelters!
The South Downs Show
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Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th September 2016

Saxon Living History Days - Winchester City Museum

Weorod are delighted to return to Winchester City Museum for their Anglo-Saxon Living History event this year. Best to diary it now as it is a few weeks earlier than our usual Invasion, we don't want you to miss it! Our team will bring our usual eclectic mix of replica artefacts, costumes and period technologies - and no doubt there will be some new objects that you won't have seen before. It's always such a pleasure to be inside such an amazing artefact rich environment - by far the best range of Anglo-Saxon archaeology in Hampshire - and we can be the before to their after. This is a free event suitable for the whole family - don't forget your camera!
Winchester City Museum
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Saturday 8th October 2016

Saxon Day - Highdown to Hastings - Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Weorod are very excited to be making their first appearance at Worthing Museum. The Museum have a fabulous archaeology collection and we are relishing the opportunity to work closely with it. Although we will only have a small display area, we will be part of a larger event including talks from resident Archaeologist James Sainsbury and members of Tha Engliscan Gesiðas. It promises to be a great day with lots of different ideas from right through the period - literally Highdown to Hastings! Free Admission.
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
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2015 Events
Saturday 2nd May 2015

Beltain Festival 2015

Weorod will be joining the team at Butser again for their annual Beltain Fire Festival. Please do visit our display and find out about how life may have been for local people in the Early Anglo-Saxon period. With our unique blend of crafts, technology and replica artefacts there are bound to be many new things to discover this year. The festival itself will feature local food and beers to tempt the visitor, with the entertainment culminating in the burning of an enormous wicker man!
Butser Ancient Farm
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Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th July 2015

The Salisbury Museum - Festival of British Archaeology

Following the successful Grand Opening of the Wessex Gallery last year, The Salisbury Museum is hosting its very own Festival of Archaeology for 2015.
Weorod will be present to put flesh onto the bones of the early Saxon archaeology within the Wessex Gallery and beyond using our special blend of replica items, costumes and technologies from the sixth and seventh centuries.
The festival will also feature contributions from The Ancient Technology Centre, English Heritage, Wessex Archaeology, Wiltshire Museum, the Salisbury Cathedral Stonemasons, Wiltshire Hurdles and many more... During the festival there will be an opportunity to book onto presentations from a host of experts (including return visits from Professor Alice Roberts and Dr Phil Harding!) and a programme of free talks across the weekend to complete your experience. It looks to be a really exciting event - do come along - and bring the family!
Special £1.00 Admission Fee applies!
The Salisbury Museum
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Saturday 15th August 2015

Alton Anglo-Saxon Festival 2015

Following the success of last year's event, Weorod will be returning once again to the Curtis Museum for the 3rd annual Alton Anglo-Saxon Festival. We will offer ongoing displays, timed presentations throughout the day and a fusion of ancient crafts and technology for visitors to explore. Why not come along for the day? You could visit the single finest item of Anglo-Saxon archaeology from our area, within the museum, and then come outside into the (we hope!!) sunshine and put that into context with the period recreations that Weorod will share with you. Again this will be a free event suitable for the entire family.
The Curtis Museum, Alton
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Friday 30th to Saturday 31st October 2015

Winchester City Museum - Anglo-Saxon Living History Days

Weorod will return to the City Museum at the end of October for two days of living history.
Come and meet the Saxon Warriors, learn about their costumes, their technologies and their weaponry. Don't miss the Jutish ladies with their fashions, their jewellery and their crafts!
Far from presenting a 'Dark Age', visitors can immerse themselves in a feast of colour with plenty of replica artefacts and ancient technologies to explore. It promises to be a great event!
Free admission - Suitable for the whole family - Don’t forget your camera.
Winchester City Museum
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2014 Events
Saturday 19th April 2014

Crofton Lions Festival of St. George

Weorod will once again be joining the Crofton Lions for their festival on Stubbington Green. Come along for the day and meet our costumed interpreters and find out about the Hampshire Jutes and about many aspects of Anglo-Saxon life. During the day there will be craft demonstrations, replica items from across Hampshire and for the more warrior-minded there will even be combat displays from our warband! As ever, the Lions will provide everything you would expect from an English village festival, with fun and games for all the family.
The Crofton Lions
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Saturday 3rd May 2014

Beltain Festival 2014

Weorod will once again be representing the early Anglo-Saxon period at Butser Ancient Farm for their annual Fire Festival. Come and talk to our historical interpreters about the crafts and pastimes of the Dark Ages, and watch demonstrations covering war-craft and pagan burial rites throughout the evening. This popular event will include live music, food and craft stalls and - of course - will climax with the spectacular burning of a 30ft 'themed' wicker man as the sun sets. Can you guess what the theme will be this year?
Butser Ancient Farm
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Saturday 14th June 2014

King's Somborne Beer and Music Festival 2014

This year, Weorod will be in attendance at the fifth annual Beer and Music Festival at King's Somborne, near Romsey. Come and meet our costumed interpreters from 2pm-6pm and explore the world of the Anglo-Saxon warriors and weavers of the 6th and 7th Centuries. With local history, specialist presentations and replica artefacts from across Hampshire there will be lots to see and do for the whole family. The Festival will feature live music throughout the afternoon and evening and with a wide variety of local beers to sample and arts and crafts to browse, there will be no shortage of entertainment.
Somborne Beer and Music Festival
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Saturday 12th July 2014

Salisbury Museum Grand Opening

The first of two very special events for this July's Festival of British Archaeology will be our visit to Salisbury Museum to celebrate the grand opening the new 'Wessex Gallery', with ceremonies led by Prof. Alice Roberts. It promises to be a day to remember with many Local and National Heritage Organisations represented plus demonstrations throughout the day including Bronze Age bronze casting, Stonemasonry, Falconry and Flint Knapping with Dr Phil Harding. Weorod will be helping visitors to interpret the archaeology, and showing how we use the information published by the professionals to build up the picture that we present of our early Anglo-Saxon ancestors. Admission is free for the day - best to bring your camera!
Salisbury Museum
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Saturday 19th July 2014

Operation Nightingale Open Day

Weorod are very excited to be supporting the excellent Operation Nightingale project at the Barrow Clump Anglo-Saxon cemetery on Salisbury Plain. Being the final year of a 3 year archaeological excavation it promises to be an Open Day to remember! With tours of the dig-site arranged for visitors plus the opportunity to explore flint knapping with Dr Phil Harding, replica objects from the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes plus hands-on activities for the younger budding archaelologist, it will be a full day for the whole family.
Weorod will be on-hand throughout to help visitors to interpret the evidence uncovered by the team from Wessex Archaeology and Operation Nightingale. A rare opportunity to see the 'before and after' of archaeology side-by-side! Our costumed interpreters will bring a variety of replica artefacts from across the area as well as demonstrating crafts and life-skills of the sixth and seventh centuries. Admission is free, but should you decide to pay a visit, please remember to make a donation to The Rifles Charities before you leave!
Operation Nightingale
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Saturday 9th August 2014

Alton Anglo-Saxon Festival

The Curtis Museum will celebrate Alton's rich Anglo-Saxon history again on Saturday 9th August. Weorod will be in the War Memorial Gardens beside the museum for the day with their team of Historical Interpreters. With replica artefacts from the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Alton alongside many reproductions from across Hampshire and West Sussex you will have the opportunity to find out more about the local history of the area, with a special focus on the international influences on the fashions and metalwork of the period. Come along and meet our Saxon Warriors and Jutish ladies and then pop into the museum to see some of the finest Anglo-Saxon archaeology yet recovered from Hampshire. This is a free event suitable for the whole family.
The Curtis Museum
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Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th September 2014

Shedding Light on the Dark Ages

Manor Farm, the Home of the BBC's 'Wartime Farm' series will be taken even further back in time when Weorod visit for the weekend. Come along and meet Saxon warriors, find out about their weapons and war-gear - and perhaps even watch them in action! The Jutish ladies are not to be missed either; with their passion for fashion and many crafts and skills to share they will bring history to life for the entire family - best to bring your camera! With many replica artefacts based on finds from around the county this will be a great opportunity to find out more about the cultural heritage of Dark Age Hampshire.
Normal farm admission charges apply.
Manor Farm
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Friday 31st October to Saturday 1st November 2014

Saxon Living History Days

The Winchester City Museum houses one of the finest collections of Early Anglo-Saxon artefacts in Hampshire. If you have ever gazed into the cabinets and wondered how these treasures were made, what they were for, how they were used, or indeed what they may have looked like when they were 'shiny and new', then this is the weekend to re-visit.
Weorod will be on-hand for two days to help you to interpret the archaeology of the time and to make the connection between the evidence in the cases and the lives and times of the artefacts' original owners. Discover the technologies, the fashions and the crafts of the sixth and seventh centuries. Bring your camera, ask questions, share ideas and participate in Hampshire's Dark Age heritage!
Free Admission
Winchester City Museum
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2013 Events
Saturday 16th February 2013

SeaCity Museum, Southampton

Discover the Dark Ages: A day of live historical interpretation

Come to the museum and meet members of Weorod portraying the lives of the early Jutish settlers of the Migration Period. Weorod will be happy to discuss all aspects of early medieval life; plus, the day will include a variety of timed displays and ongoing demonstrations showing relevant crafts and skills of the time.

SeaCity Museum
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Saturday 20th April 2013

St. George's Fayre, Stubbington Village

The Crofton Lions Club present their seventh annual festival of St George on Stubbington Green. Weorod will be in attendance with their inspiring mix of Early Anglo-Saxon skills, crafts and weapons demonstrations. This is a great opportunity to come along and find out more about our local Jutish heritage and to enjoy timed presentations throughout the day. As ever, our Saxon Warriors will ensure that this will be Hampshire re-enactment at its very best! The festival is a free event with a great variety of activities and entertainment provided by the Lions for the whole family.
Organised by The Crofton Lions
Stubbington, Hampshire
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Saturday 4th May 2013

Beltain Festival 2013

On Saturday 4th May, Butser Ancient Farm will be celebrating their annual Beltain Festival. Weorod will be present with lots of information and demonstrations of life-skills from the Pagan Saxon Period. Please come and talk to our Costumed Interpreters about the crafts and skills of the time, and find out more about Dark Age battle skills with one of our special presentations. As with previous years, the festival is a fantastic opportunity to explore the Iron Age Farm and Roman Villa in the early evening whilst enjoying a variety of food stalls, a licensed bar and an assortment of bands. The evening will (of course!) culminate with the burning of a spectacular Wicker Man.
Butser Ancient Farm
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Saturday 8th June 2013

A Festival of Anglo-Saxon Life

Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham

Come and discover what life was like for the Invaders and Settlers of the sixth and seventh centuries - encounter Saxon Warriors and meet Jutish Ladies. Find out about the fashions, the crafts and the skills of the Anglo-Saxon period. With replica artefacts from across Hampshire, Sussex and the Isle of Wight and active demonstrations of the life-skills of the Saxons and Jutes, there will be lots to see - best to bring your camera!

A programme of timed displays throughout the day will enable you to learn about the weapons and wargear of the Dark Ages and the Weorod War-band will be pleased to show you how these were used. From 'Dressing the Warrior' through to historically inspired combat re-enactment and the Burial Rites that were part of life, and death, in the Anglo-Saxon world our costumed interpreters will take you back into the early history of Fareham.

This is a family-friendly event with free admission.

Westbury Manor Museum
84 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 0JJ
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Saturday 13th July 2013

Swanmore Carnival and Fête

As part of the annual Swanmore Carnival and Fête Weorod will give you the opportunity to meet the first Germanic settlers of the Meon Valley, the Meonwara, with displays including weapons and wargear, fashion, textiles and clothing, medicine and herbcraft, pottery, antler working plus other skills and crafts from the period.
Organised by Meon Valley Lions Club
New Road Recreation Ground Swanmore, Hampshire SO32 2PD
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Saturday 27th July to Sunday 28th July 2013

Saxon Invasion! - Festival of British Archaeology

Portsmouth City Museum
Each year the Festival showcases the very best of British archaeology, by presenting hundreds of special events organised and held by museums, local societies, national and countryside parks, universities, and heritage organisations across the UK. The Festival presents everyone with the opportunity to learn about their local heritage, to see archaeology in action, and to get involved.
Weorod will give you the opportunity to meet the first Germanic settlers of the Meon Valley, the Meonwara. With an assortment of different displays and timed demonstrations throughout the day; including some educational and some more energetic, Weorod will be happy to guide you through many of the skills and crafts of the Early Medieval period.
Closely linked to some of the artefacts displayed in the 'No Place Like Pompey' gallery within the museum, we will be happy to discuss many of the aspects of Anglo-Saxon life - and death.
Portsmouth City Museum
Museum Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LJ
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Saturday 31st August 2013

Alton Anglo-Saxon Festival

Curtis Museum, Alton
As part of the finale to the Curtis Museum's week of Anglo-Saxon festivities, Weorod will be setting up their encampment in the War Memorial Garden.
Displaying replica artefacts from Alton's Mount Pleasant Anglo-Saxon Cemetery along with other reproductions from sites across Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight you will have the opportunity to discover more about the 'Dark Ages'. In addition to their usual exciting mix of period crafts and skills Weorod will also present timed demonstrations throughout the day.
This is a free event suitable for the whole family. Please come along and find out more about the history of Alton, Hampshire and Southern Britain during this fascinating period of history.
The Curtis Museum
High Street, Alton GU34 1BA
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Friday 1st November to Saturday 2nd November 2013

Winchester City Museum

Weorod are very pleased to return to the City Museum this year with their eclectic mix of Anglo-Saxon history, crafts and replica finds.
Visitors will have the opportunity to find out more about the Saxon and Jutish settlers and invaders of the sixth and seventh centuries with our costumed interpreters.
Come along and explore the world of our 'Migration Period' ancestors against a back-drop of one of the best collections of local artefacts in Hampshire.
Winchester City Museum
2012 Events
Saturday 21st April 2012

St. George's Fayre, Stubbington Village

Part of the week long Crofton Lions 6th Annual Festival of St. George starting on Saturday 21st April with the Village Fayre and continuing on Sunday 22nd with an absolutely massive procession of Minis, Motorbikes and Scooters flying the flag on their traditional "Ride-Out" from The Red Lion in Stubbington.
Organised by The Crofton Lions
Stubbington, Hampshire
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Saturday 5th May 2012

Beltain Festival 2012

As part of the Annual Beltain Festival held at Butser Ancient Farm. This years event will be bigger and better than ever! Join us for our wonderful celebration of the start of Summer. Enjoy a variety of food stalls, licensed bar, bands, and much more, culminating in the burning of the spectacular Wicker Man as dusk falls around 9pm.
Butser Ancient Farm
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Saturday 14th July 2012

Swanmore Carnival and Fête

We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled by the Meon Valley Lions Club due to the ground conditions resulting from the prolonged period of heavy rain that we have all been experiencing.

As part of the annual Swanmore Carnival and Fête Weorod will give you the opportunity to meet the first Germanic settlers of the Meon Valley, the Meonwara, with displays including weapons and wargear, fashion, textiles and clothing, medicine and herbcraft, pottery, antler working plus other skills and crafts from the period.
Organised by Meon Valley Lions Club
New Road Recreation Ground Swanmore, Hampshire SO32 2PD
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Saturday 21st July and Sunday 22nd July 2012

South Downs Wood Fair

As a part of the Annual South Downs Wood Fair held in the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth Country Park. A celebration of wood in all its forms from biomass to biodiversity with a chance to have a go at coppice crafts or even to buy timber for your own project. Weorod will be in attendance to introduce the public to the first Germanic tribe to settle and work the area; the Meonwara.
South Downs Wood Fair
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Saturday 22nd September to Sunday 23rd September 2012

Blasts from the past

Classical Greek to Space Race multi-period event, set within the magnificent parkland at the home of the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma. A highpoint of the event season, this event was immensely popular when previously held at Cliveden and is definitely one not to be missed.
An EventPlan Show
Broadlands Romsey, Hampshire
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Friday 2nd November to Saturday 3rd November 2012

Winchester City Museum

Weorod will give you the opportunity to meet the first Germanic settlers of the Meon Valley, the Meonwara. With displays including weapons and wargear, fashion, textiles and clothing, medicine and herbcraft, pottery, antler working plus other skills and crafts from the period. They will help to put one of the best collections of Early Medieval archaeology in Hampshire into context. Learn more about the first germanic settlers in the region and shed some light on the dark ages.
Winchester City Museum
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2011 Events
Saturday 23rd April 2011

St. George's Fayre, Stubbington Village

Part of the week long Crofton Lions 5th Annual Festival of St. George starting on Sunday 17th April with Grande parade and culminating on Saturday 23rd April with the Village Fayre
Organised by The Crofton Lions
Stubbington, Hampshire
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Saturday 30th April 2011

Beltain Festival 2011

As part of the Annual Beltain Festival held at Butser Ancient Farm. Beltain was an important event in the Iron Age calendar, marking the start of summer and so a time to celebrate; the Romans wrote that the Celts would fill wicker containers with people and animals and burn them as an offering to the gods. The event this year won’t include any sacrifices, but you will have the chance to enjoy a variety of food stalls, a licensed bar, bands, and much more, culminating in the burning of the spectacular Wicker Man as dusk falls around 9pm.
Butser Ancient Farm
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Saturday 9th July to Sunday 10th July 2011

South Downs Wood Fair

As a part of the Annual South Downs Wood Fair held in the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth Country Park. A celebration of wood in all its forms from biomass to biodiversity with a chance to have a go at coppice crafts or even to buy timber for your own project. Weorod will be in attendance to introduce the public to the first Germanic tribe to settle and work the area; the Meonwara.
South Downs Wood Fair
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Saturday 23rd July to Sunday 24th July 2011

Portsmouth Museum - Festival of British Archaeology

Each year the Festival showcases the very best of British archaeology, by presenting hundreds of special events organised and held by museums, local societies, national and countryside parks, universities, and heritage organisations across the UK. The Festival presents everyone with the opportunity to learn about their local heritage, to see archaeology in action, and to get involved.
Weorod will give you the opportunity to meet the first Germanic settlers of the Meon Valley, the Meonwara, with displays including weapons and wargear, fashion, textiles and clothing, medicine and herbcraft, pottery, antler working plus other skills and crafts from the period.
Portsmouth City Museum
Museum Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LJ
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Saturday 6th August to Sunday 7th August 2011

Blasts from the past

Classical Greek to Space Race multi-period event, set within the magnificent parkland at the home of the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma. A highpoint of the event season, this event was immensely popular when previously held at Cliveden and is definitely one not to be missed.
An EventPlan Show
Broadlands Romsey, Hampshire
More info
Friday 28th October to Saturday 29th October 2011

Winchester City Museum

Weorod will give you the opportunity to meet the first Germanic settlers of the Meon Valley, the Meonwara. With displays including weapons and wargear, fashion, textiles and clothing, medicine and herbcraft, pottery, antler working plus other skills and crafts from the period they will help to put one of the best collections of Early Medieval archaeology in Hampshire into context. Learn more about the first germanic settlers in the region and shed some light on the dark ages.
Winchester City Museum
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2010 Events
Saturday 24th April 2010

St. George's Fayre, Stubbington Village

Part of the week long Crofton Lions 4th Annual Festival of St. George starting on Sunday 18th April with Grande parade and culminating on Saturday 24th April with the Village Fayre
Organised by The Crofton Lions
Stubbington, Hampshire
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Saturday 1st May 2010

Beltain Festival 2010

As part of the Annual Beltain Festival held at Butser Ancient Farm. Beltain was an important event in the Iron Age calendar, marking the start of summer and so a time to celebrate; the Romans wrote that the Celts would fill wicker containers with people and animals and burn them as an offering to the gods. The event this year won’t include any sacrifices, but they will be building the 2010 wicker man in the style of the one in the classic 1973 film to honour one of the stars, Edward Woodward, who died last November. Beltain at Butser is a fun event for the whole family, where you can enjoy entertainment and demonstrations, food and drink until it’s time for the burning of the wicker man as dusk falls around 9pm.
Butser Ancient Farm
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Saturday 12th June

Baffins Community Funday

Weorod will be appearing as part of the Baffins Pond Association's Annual Community Funday between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm. A fun day for all the family with lots to see & do including car boot sale, Hot food, plant stalls as well as Falconry displays by Xtreme Falconry.
Baffins Pond Association
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Friday 25th June to Sunday 27th June 2010

International Living History Festival

The 5th annual Festival of Living History of Marle will take place in the Archaeological Park at the Musée des Temps Barbares on a plot of 11 acres, in the heart of a reconstructed Frankish village. Situated close to the village of Marle in Picardie, Northern France this internationally renowned event charts the history of the region from 3rd Century BC Celts through the Roman occupation of Gaul to the emergence of the Germanic tribes and the establishment of the Frankish Kingdoms.
Musée des Temps Barbares
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Sunday 11th July 2010

Hampshire Wood Fair

As a part of the Annual Hampshire Wood Fair to be held for the first time in the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth Country Park. A celebration of wood in all its forms from biomass to biodiversity with a chance to have a go at coppice crafts or even to buy timber for your own project. Weorod will be in attendance to introduce the public to the first Germanic tribe to settle and work the area; the Meonwara.
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
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Saturday 17th July 2010

Meon Valley Anglo-Saxon Festival

As a part of the first "Meon Valley Anglo-Saxon Festival", a day of events revolving around one of the few remaining Saxon churches still in regular use and in good repair. Organised by the "Friends of Corhampton Church" and Winchester City Council the festival includes the chance to taste Saxon mead, ale, bread and cheese; plus story telling and creative learning; recitals from Beowulf, period music; riddles, games and quizzes. Weorod will give you the opportunity to meet the first Germanic settlers of the Meon Valley, the Meonwara, with displays from the early seventh century warband and a mix of crafts and skills within the encampment.
Corhampton Church
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Saturday 7th August to Sunday 8th August 2010

Blasts from the past

Classical Greek to Space Race multi-period event, set within the magnificent parkland at the home of the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma. A highpoint of the event season, this event was immensely popular when previously held at Cliveden and is definitely one not to be missed.
An EventPlan Show
Broadlands Romsey, Hampshire
More info
Saturday 11th September to Sunday 12th September 2010

Gloucester through the Ages

We are sorry to announce that this event has been cancelled by Marketing Gloucester as a result of the refurbishment of the Dockyard and funding Issues.

A multi-period festival celebrating the rich heritage and history of Gloucester, at a number of key locations within the city. Timed displays, entertainments and living history. Free admission, parking in city car parks (fee payable).
An EventPlan Show
The City of Gloucester
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Saturday 23rd October 2010

The Oldest Watercraft to be found in the Solent

As a part of a one day exhibition to display the remains of a Saxon log boat, discovered in Langstone Harbour in 2003, have been conserved and transferred to the Portsmouth Museum. Also see local Saxon artefacts and finds from Langstone Harbour plus a film showing the excavation by the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology (HWTMA). Meet members of HWTMA on their maritime bus which is packed with interactive displays, models, games and hands-on activities. Members of Weorod will give you the opportunity to meet the first Germanic settlers of the Meon Valley, the Meonwara, with displays of weapons and wargear as well as fashion, textiles and clothing.
Portsmouth Museum
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Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October 2010

Winchester City Museum

Weorod will give you the opportunity to meet the first Germanic settlers of the Meon Valley, the Meonwara, with displays including weapons and wargear, fashion, textiles and clothing, medicine and herbcraft, pottery, antler working plus other skills and crafts from the period. Learn more about the first germanic settlers in the region and shed some light on the dark ages.
Winchester City Museum
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2009 Events
Saturday 25th April 2009

St. George's Fayre, Stubbington Village

Part of the week long Crofton Lions 3rd Annual Festival of St. George starting on Sunday 19th April with Grande parade and culminating on Saturday 25th April with the Village Fayre
Organised by The Crofton Lions
Stubbington, Hampshire
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Saturday 30th May to Sunday 31st May 2009

Tall ships and History Festival

A major Roman to WWII multi-period festival celebrating the rich heritage and history of Gloucester, at a number of key locations within the city. Huge number of timed displays and activities per day, parade through the city centre, displays, historic boats, entertainments and living history.
An EventPlan Show
The City of Gloucester
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Saturday 27th June 2009

Wicor School Summer Fête

Annual Summer Fête with a Medieval Theme. Weorod will be 'joining forces' with the Havant & Hayling Bowmen and Raven Tor to present a day of medieval fun for all the family.
Organised by the Wicor Primary School P.T.A.
Portchester, Hampshire
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Saturday 11th July to Sunday 12th July 2009

Queen Elizabeth Country Park Show

A very well established "country" show that regularly attracts over 10,000 visitors. As well as the craft marquee, the show includes arena events, rural craft displays, trade stands, a "shopping marquee", a "food hall", music, dancers, children's entertainment, refreshments and a bar as well as a wide range of other attractions for the whole family.
A Woodland Crafts Show.
Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire PO8 8QE (Map)
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Saturday 8th August to Sunday 9th August 2009

Sutton Hoo through the ages.

End of Empire Romans, Dark Ages, Normans, Napoleonic redcoats and 1940 Home Guard. A multi-era event placing Sutton Hoo and it's world famous 7th century burials in their historical context. Living history, combat, displays and entertainments.
A National Trust/EventPlan Show.
Sutton Hoo, Suffolk
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Saturday 19th September 2009 to Sunday 20th September 2009

Dockyard in Action.

CANCELLED

We are sorry to announce this show has been cancelled by the Historic Dockyard as a result of the 'recession'.

Commemorating the history of Portsmouth and the royal dockyard. Ancient to 1980s living history including on HMS Victory and HMS Warrior, arena displays, Mary Rose themed demonstrations including cooking on the recreated ship's galley, boats rowed by period sailors, musket and cannon firing, music and song, and much more. The dockyard's history brought to life in spectacular fashion!
An EventPlan Show.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Hampshire
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2008 Events
Saturday 12th July 2008

Odstock, Nunton & Bodenham Fête

Village Fête in it's 55th Year.
Opens at 1.30pm
Nunton, Salisbury
Saturday 9th August 2008 to Sunday 10th August 2008

Sutton Hoo through the ages.

End of Empire Romans, Dark Ages Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, Normans and WWII.
A multi-era event placing Sutton Hoo's world famous 7th century burials in their historical context. Living history, combat, displays and entertainments.
A National Trust/EventPlan Show.

Sutton Hoo, Suffolk
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"Shedding Light on the Dark Ages!"