Bringing History To Life At Anglo-Saxon Weekend

Two fantastic free events are coming to Dover as part of an Anglo-Saxon weekend on Friday 22 June and Saturday 23 June – organised by the Finding Eanswythe heritage project working in partnership with Dover Museum.

The two day Anglo-Saxon weekend event includes a range of free attractions, including the opportunity to see re-enactors sword fighting, to hear archaeologists talk about how evidence from skeletons can tell us how a person died, and to see an Anglo-Saxon poem brought dramatically to life on the big screen.

Anglo-Saxon weekendOn Friday 22 June at 7pm, there’s a Finding Eanswythe Film Night at the Silver Screen Cinema in Dover.  The evening includes an introduction to the Anglo-Saxon poem ‘Beowulf’ by Dr Mike Bintley from Canterbury Christ Church University. This will be followed by a screening of ‘Beowulf and Grendel’ (2005). For free tickets, please see here. 

On Saturday 23 June, from 10am to 4pm, there’s a Living History Symposium in the Roundhouse Theatre at Dover Discovery Centre. There will be short talks and demonstrations followed by an open forum, with the chance to see a range of early medieval materials and reconstructed objects, as well as a live display of medieval combat. For free tickets, please see here.

Finding Eanswythe: The Life and Afterlife of an Anglo-Saxon Saint is a heritage lottery funded project for Kent, run by Canterbury Christ Church University.

For more information on Dover Museum, please see the Dover Museum website or for more information on Finding Eanswythe, see the Finding Eanswythe page on Facebook 

 

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