Celebrating the Impact of The Vikings.

 

The Follow The Vikings Roadshow is a Creative European Project that celebrates the cultural and historic impact of The Vikings.  Craig Morrison, the creative director of the Roadshow, has commissioned several contemporary artists from all over Europe including actors, musicians dancers and  film makers to create a visual celebration of Viking heritage.

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Performed live at 12 important Viking locations, each show will be unique - some will be held in exterior locations, while others held in interior venues. All will use modern projection technology in a new and captivating way, producing a pan-European complement to already existing Viking markets and events.

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Working with staff from each participating partner, each site will seek professional and amateur artists and performers, as well as members of the public, both young and old, to be involved in their local event.

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These events will, therefore, be more than just a performance by a visiting troupe of artists.  They will support the development of new or enhanced career skills for the professional artists and the partners’ staff.  They will support the artists in international co-operation and open opportunities to internationalise their careers.  This will also offer opportunities for members of the local communities to acquire new skills that can be used to further their careers in whatever artistic field they wish to pursue.

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PLEASE BE ADVISED THE FOLLOW THE VIKINGS ROADSHOW IS SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN AGED 12 YEARS AND OVER

 
 

Roadshow Calendar

31st March, 2018

Dublin,  Ireland

Set within a purpose built reconstructed fort in Warsaw, the event took place inside the Long House and was delivered in Polish with a full cast of Polish actors, dome from the Jomsborg fort itself. The Jomsborg Reenactors also featured as warriors, showing accurate methods of combat.


2nd April, 2018

Waterford, Ireland

 

Delivered in English and Norwegian, the Avaldsnes event was staged within a large wooden barn at the entrance to the Nordvegen History Centre.


2 - 3 August 2018

Catoira,    Spain

The Follow the Viking event in Denmark took place on the 13th of October on Culture Night in Denmark, one of Copenhagen's most well-attended cultural events. When the schools begin their autumn holiday the association Kulturnatten creates a festive evening, where the entire cultural life of the city works together to create joy and inspiration for all of us.


 

Future Roadshow venues. Details to be released soon

2018

  • Gunnesgård, Stockholm:          1st or 2nd September
  • Oslo, Norway:                                  14th or 15th September 
  • Trondenes / Lofotr:                      22nd September
  • Shetland, UK:                                   24th November

2019

  • Reykjavik, Iceland                          1-4th February
  • York, UK                                               16th March

 

     

    List of Artists

    Creative Director:
    Craig Morrison. UK

     Composer:
    Mieko Shimizu. Japan

     Sound Design:
    Peter Morris. UK

    Audio for Rise to Valhalla
    Wardruna 

    Specialist Ancient Viking Musicians:
    Gun Bjurberg. Sweden
    Per Runberg. Sweden
    Corwen Broch. UK
    Kate Fletcher. UK

     Specialist Traditional Craftsmen
    Tablet Weaver: Anna Madejska. Poland

     Visual Artists
    Jonathan Atteridge. UK
    Hartung and Trenz. Germany
    Ant Dickinson. Spain
    Cecilia Westerberg. Denmark
    BJarni Svanur Friosteinsson. Iceland
    J.J. Jamieson. Shetland
    Palle Malmros. Sweden
    Pilot Theatre. UK

     Performers
    Bjorn Jakobsen. Sweden
    Ann Kathrin Granhus. Norway
    Liv Zetterling
    Ceciliah Karlsson
    Vera Stiglund

    Writers
    Damian Dibben. UK
    Craig Morrison. UK

    Viking Reenactors
    Vikingr. UK
    Skane. Sweden
    Jomsborg. Poland

    Poets
    Please see each location for particulars

    Voice Over
    Please see each location for particulars