Vikings prepare to invade Barrow
The Vikings who invaded Barrow on Saturday are making a return visit this weekend, providing more free pre-Christmas fun for the whole family.
Barra Culture, the local creative organization, hosts #AFurnessYule, celebrating all things Viking and providing an alternative to traditional festive celebrations.
#AFurnessYule, sponsored by BAE Systems, takes place in downtown Barrow this Saturday December 4th and ends with a fire and entertainment extravaganza at the Dock Museum on Sunday December 5th.
It’s possible to help artist Tom Mortlock-Jackson create a huge Christmas goat, a traditional Scandinavian symbol of seasonal festivities, and hear Emily Hennessey, a local Swedish-born storyteller, tell myths, epics , folk tales and Scandinavian-themed Christmas stories.
The famous open-air theater company Highly Sprung will present their latest play – The Flying Goddess – specially created for Barrow. This dramatic aerial theater show will see the Norse goddess, Freyr, soar through the air on a giant flying machine outside City Hall on Saturday and outside the Dock Museum on Sunday, weather permitting. .
Audiences will also be entertained by The Fire Man Dave, a highly sought after fire artist, fire juggler and fire eater, as well as a few surprise events.
Sunday’s #AFurnessYule finale sees a life-size Viking ship with a crew of Vikings docked outside the Dock Museum, ready to show off what life was like aboard the longboats.
All #AFurnessYule events are free and reservation is recommended for closing events at the Dock Museum by visiting www.theforumbarow.co.uk but you can also introduce yourself.