As well as full living history & re-enactment shows, Ealdfaeder can also supply individual experts to lead exciting hands-on activities. Sessions usually last for about two hours but can be varied. Youngsters must be accompanied by an adult.
Explore the world of Anglo Saxon jewellery, and make a string of beads to take home. Plus learn about Saxon pottery and make a Saxon style pinch pot with runic decorations. All materials supplied – dress for mess!
Learn how to fight with spear, axe, sword & shield using the drills and methods employed by Sutton Hoo’s resident expert re-enactors. Suitable for male and female participants.
All equipment supplied, but come in loose clothing, with a pair of stout gloves if possible. You will need to be reasonably physically fit. Minimum age 8 years old: children may not be able to participate in all the same activities as adults, but alternatives will be supplied.
Have a go at drop spindle spinning and lucet braid weaving, Saxon style. See tablet and inkle weaving being produced and find out about dyeing. Materials provided free.
Learn their history and how to read and write with runes, decipher runic codes and experience divination. Make your own rune pendant to take away – materials free.
Illustrated lectures on Anglo Saxon & Norse Heathen Beliefs & Practices by Pete Jennings, author of ‘Heathen Paths’ and many other books. Learn about the different deities, ritual practices and temple customs.
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