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Events and Activities

Ancient Living

11 May 2019 to 12 May 2019

Join Mark Havey for a chance to experience prehistoric life for a day and a night. You will learn the skills you would need to keep yourself alive. Fire lighting, weapon making, and food preparation and have the chance to sleep in one of the ancient houses at Butser Ancient Farm.

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Spring Foraging

11 May 2019

Join Tamara Colchester on a mindful foraging walk. You will identify around 15 of the wild edible plants and flowers that have long provided us with both food and medicine. You will also be shown a number of the poisonous plants, making sure they are recognized and understood so that they can safely be avoided.

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Bronze casting

12 May 2019

Learn the art of bronze casting and make your own axe or knife. You can choose to make a replica of a middle Bronze Age Palstave axe head found nearby in the Meon valley, or a replica of an antennae knife from the late Bronze Age.

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Home Front Weekend

18 May 2019 to 19 May 2019

Join us as we bring the home front to Amberley Industrial Museum. Enjoy dancing and music and a display of military vehicles used in the Second World War. With dance displays from Eight Beat Jive, why not join in the nostalgia and come dressed up for the occasion.

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Faerytale, folk and fable

18 May 2019

Join local writer and storyteller, Dawn Nelson for a workshop that explores Faerytale, Folk and Fable, the stories of our childhood and the oral storytelling tradition.

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Flint knapping

18 May 2019

Discover how our ancestors made tools out of stones in the ground with flint knapper and author Bob Turner. Learn to understand flint as a material and how to knap and work it to make ancient tools

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Bronze casting

18 May 2019

Learn the art of bronze casting and make your own axe or knife. You can choose to make a replica of a middle Bronze Age Palstave axe head found nearby in the Meon valley, or a replica of an antennae knife from the late Bronze Age.

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South Downs Spring Foraging Courses

19 May 2019

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is situated just north of Waterlooville, having the A272 to the North and the A27 to the South, makes it easily reachable from Portsmouth, Winchester, Chichester, Fareham and Eastleigh. This impessive 1,400 acre Country Park sits in the midst of the South Downs and includes a mixture of open grassland, dramatic […]

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Nettle workshop

19 May 2019

Harvest some fresh nettles and learn about their folklore with Catherine Guilder. You’ll learn how to make nettle fibre, turn it into string and how to spin it on a drop spindle. You’ll also have a chance to dye using nettles and make simple medicine. A nettle-based lunch cooked over an open fire is included.

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Copper repousse

19 May 2019

This workshop is designed for total newcomers to metal work. You will learn how to make tools to work copper sheet and then try some basic techniques with the aim of getting to a position where you can improve your skills at home. You will learn how to bring copper sheet alive with artwork by […]

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