The Viking Raid

“Never before has such terror appeared in Britain as we have now suffered from a pagan race, nor was it thought that such an inroad from the sea could be made. Behold the church of St Cuthbert, spattered with blood of the priests of God, despoiled of all its ornaments; a place more venerable than all in Britain is given as prey to pagan peoples.”
Alcuin of York – Circa 800 A.D.

It is the year 793 A.D. A group of Norwegian fishermen are about to set off on a journey across the North Sea – A journey that will culminate in bloody conflict…

The Viking Raid is a day long drama workshop suitable for 30 to 40 children. Learn about the lives of the Vikings who lived on the North West coast of Norway. Recreate a typical Viking village. Then retell the story of the first terrible raid on the island of Lindisfarne.

The workshop is based around a typical Viking raid but can be restructured according to individual requirements. Costumes, longboat and weaponry are all supplied and the workshop is led by an experienced theatre professional.  Discounts are available to schools booking multiple workshops.

The Viking Raid workshop breakdown (.pdf)

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