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Viking Magic, Hidden Gold – Archaeological treasures and the stories they tell at Butser Ancient Farm

Viking Magic, Hidden Gold – Archaeological treasures and the stories they tell at Butser Ancient Farm

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Booking: Book online at   http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/ or call 02392 598838

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  • Location: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, Hampshire, PO8 0BG
  • Fee: See description.
  • Date: 5th October 2019
  • Organiser: Rachael Bingham

Viking Magic, Hidden Gold – Archaeological treasures and the stories they tell at Butser Ancient Farm

 This October travel back in time with an exciting storytelling event in the great Roundhouse of Butser Ancient Farm. On the 5th October join archaeologist and broadcaster Mary-Ann Ochota and storyteller Jason Buck for ‘Viking Magic, Hidden Gold’ an immersive fireside performance exploring archaeological treasures and the stories they tell.

 Thousands of artefacts are discovered in the British Isles every year. Some of them earn their finders enormous sums of money, but most are priceless in a different way, telling the stories of our ancestors’ lives, revealing the secrets and beliefs of the folk who lived here before us. Mary-Ann and Jason reveal the exciting, intriguing, hilarious and sometimes ridiculous stories behind archaeological finds, famous and forgotten…

 Mary-Ann Ochota is best known for her television work, presenting shows like Time Team, Britain Afloat and Ancient Impossible. She specialises in archaeology, anthropology and adventure and has written two books on British archaeology: Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape and Britain’s Secret Treasures which profiles archaeologically priceless artefacts discovered by members of the public. This show – a fusion of myth, folklore and archaeological fact – is based on some of those intriguing objects.

 Jason Buck has been a performer most of his adult life, including gurning, comedy and sword swallowing, but his passion lies in stories – there’s nothing like getting lost in a story, the pictures in your head are better than film. Jason has written and published three collections of his own stories, won silver at 2017’s Grand Lying Contest and won ‘Best Bard’ at Profound Decisions’ ‘Theatre of Joy and Sorrow’.

 There will be two performances on Saturday 5th October, a matinee (2.30 – 4.30pm) and an evening (7.30 – 9.30pm) with the performances suitable for adults and older children. The Matinee offers both child tickets priced at £6 and adult tickets priced at £15 whilst the evening performance just has £15 tickets available. More details and booking through the Butser website www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/viking-magic-hidden-gold/






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