On Saturday 8th July 2017 between 11:00am and 4:00pm. Free event . Drop in or join us for the day. Events taking place in The University of Nottingham Museum, Angear Visitor Centre, Djanogly Gallery and Rehearsal Hall.
Now in its 4th year this hugely successful regional festival and celebration will be displaying the wide and varied work taking place throughout Nottinghamshire by local history and archaeology societies, archaeological units, museums and
other regional archaeological organisations.
The festival will include displays, activities, handling of original material and talks.
In anticipation of The Vikings exhibition in November 2017 we will also have a wide variety of related activities to participate in, including Viking hairstyles; Viking crafts; face painting; understanding runes; and re-enactments.
The day is suitable for everyone including those with a general interest, people taking part in historical and archaeological work, those wanting to get involved and anyone wanting to escape into the past for a day.
Music Recital Hall Programme of Talks and Drop-In Sessions:
11-12.30– Community talks
Chaired by Dr David Knight (Director of Research, Trent and Peak Archaeology)
- Bingham’s Forgotten Heritage Geoff Ashton (Bingham Heritage Trail)
- The Canalside Heritage Centre Dr Duncan Grewcock (Museum and Heritage Studies Trent University)
- Minor2Major: The Real Sherwood Forest Beki Howey (Landscape Partnership Development Manager Minor2Major)
- Championing Sherwood’s Viking Heritage Steve Horne from The Friends of Thynghowe
- Presentation from Nottinghamshire Local History Association to Sue White in appreciation of her outstanding contribution to Nottinghamshire local history carried out in memory of her late husband Douglas White.
1-2 Nottinghamshire Archaeology Panel Drop In
With Ursilla Spence – Nottinghamshire County Archaeologist
2.30 – 3.30 – Current Research in the Department of Archaeology at Nottingham University
- Life and death in the Peak District – Dr Hannah O Regan
- Timber Framed Buildings in Southwell – Dr Chris King
- Why did the chicken cross the globe – Dr Naomi Sykes