WINTERNIGHTS – a Viking celebration
The Vikings are coming! VIKING ‘WINTERNIGHTS’ CELEBRATION & HALF TERM ACTIVITIES 28 October – 2 November 2014
Dust off your Viking helmet, shine up your shield and prepare for the Wild Hunt! Winternights marked the beginning of the winter season for the northern folk, with a ceremony of wild abandon. It marked the end of the summer and the beginning of the winter hunting season.
On Sunday 2 November for our Winternights celebration, there was live music, a hog roast, a handmade and gifts market and themed merriment! There were activities for children and families, even fortune telling by the runes. The theme was Vikings and boats and everyone joined in the celebration by dressing up for the Viking Procession.
On Sunday 2 November there were prizes for the Best Boat and for the Best Handmade Costume in the Viking Procession.
Please see the record of the event, including photographs by Keith Williams and a poem by Janette Mary Phethean.
The Viking boat was built by the Broadstairs Town Shed and the burning postponed from the end of A Summer Squall in August because of the torrential rain. So, come along, wrap up warm, and help us to celebrate the change of season and welcome in the Winternights!
FULL WINTERNIGHTS PROGRAMME:
Artisan Market with Christmas Gifts 10am – 4pm
Hog Roast and Lola & Company
Macalevy Magic fortune-telling 12 – 4pm
Viking Sagas storytelling 1pm
Wild Treasure Hunt for children 1.30pm
Live music 12 – 3.45pm
Courtney Jones Trio, Marilyn Sky Band, Will DC & the Saxsmith with Rich Rhythms
Big Fish & Sam the Shantyman
Viking Procession 3.45pm
Boat Burning 4.20pm
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