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Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas - An Evening with Eleanor Rosamund Baraclough
We are delighted to herald this year's Dark Ages Weekend with a Friday nightaround an open in the Earthouse with special guest, Eleanor Rosamund Baraclough, author of 'Beyond the Northlands'.
Eleanor will recount her exploration of the Norse Sagas and the far- northern world that produced them as she followed in the footsteps of the Vikings. Over the course of the evening she will elaborate on her far-flung adventures: bumping along on the back of an Icelandicwhilst exploring Norse ruins in Greenland, sailing ice fjords under the midnight sun with a caribou hunter, and searching for Norse runes tones in Sweden. Her proudest moment came when travelling across Arctic Norway, where she was knighted with a walrus Penis in Hammerfest and became a member of the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society. Her experiences and the fascinating artefacts she discovered - archaeological finds, runes tones, medieval world maps, encyclopaedic manuscripts, and texts from as far away as Byzantine and Baghdad - to illuminate the medieval Nordic world and their rich storytelling culture.
Eleanor is a young, sparky author, Lecturer in Medieval History and Literature at Durham University and a regular on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, writtren articles for the Telegraph and The Indepenndent; and consultant on series for the BBC's Drama and Documentary departments.
Time: 7:30pm start
Tickets: Available via East Dorset Heritage Trust on 01202 888992
£10 adults / £5 children 12-16yrs
Ticket includes interval drink.
Please bring a cushion, a torch and a blanket to wrap up. Please be aware that the Earthouse can get smokey at points during the evening.
Limited disabled parking available.
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