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Heysham Viking Festival returns for 2024

The popular Heysham Viking Festival is returning this summer.

Organisers have confirmed the event will return for an ‘exhilarating weekend’ on July 20 and 21, building on the success where thousands of visitors have enjoyed previous events.

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Visitors are promised ‘Viking spirit with a captivating village encampment, thrilling battle re-enactments, and an array of Viking-themed activities.’

A spokesperson for the event said: ‘’The Vikings mostly lived in small villages near the coast, just like Heysham, making the seaside environment that much more special.

‘’At Heysham Viking Festival, visitors of all ages will be able to experience a Viking encampment and watch Viking family life as it used to be centuries ago.

‘’Marvel at Vikings cooking outdoors over open fires and watch as women and girls spin wool into thread and grind grains for flour. Not only that but you’ll also get to see demonstrations of traditional Viking skills such as sewing, weaving, jewellery making, woodworking and leather work.

‘’Get ready to be taken back in time to explore the life of Vikings how it used to be in the 9th-11th century.’’

While the festival is completely free to attend, it requires substantial funds to stage it.

You can find out more about the event and how to donate here

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