It’s getting to that time of year again when the people of Wincobank don sturdy shoes and grab a lantern to celebrate one of Sheffield’s great ancient monuments – Wincobank Iron Age Hillfort.
To be part of the fun, Roots of Iron will be running the following activities for young people:
Work with light and sound and be part of making make the procession magical! Theatre Workshops.
Try your hand at smithing and make Wincobank ring with the sound of the anvil again! Make something to take home and be proud of. Blacksmithing Workshops.
for the procession. it could be a lantern for someone little to carry or a huge sculpture: the choice is yours! Lantern workshops. Make your own lantern
Most activities will happen at Half term and be based at Wincobank Chapel.
Details to follow in the next day or two – if you have any questions email email@example.com, or ring 0114 2736199
Spring is nearly here! The birds are singing to each other, the daffs are nearly out, and everyone is finally over that cold they’ve had for the last 6 weeks.
But! Remember last November as the nights were drawing in? We had a great time chasing away the darkness with our lanterns and furnaces on Wincobank Hill as part of the Light up the Hill event.
Volunteer Film maker Martin Currie sent a group of young people off with cameras to record the event, and this is the result of their excellent camera work and Martin’s production skills.
Proof that without darkness there would be no light!
Many people recorded the mysterious goings on up on Wincobank Hillfort last night – soon all will be revealed…
Half term Activities
Woolley Woods Iron Smelting
Book Now! Free – open to young people aged 11-25.
Only 8 places available
Tuesday 28 th and Wednesday 29th October
10am – 4pm (set up from 9am)
If you would like to join us – please download booking forms here
Half term Iron Smelting details pdf
Half term Iron Smelting details word document
Interested in being creative? Come and join in!
Every Tuesday 6-8 Wincobank Chapel, Wincobank Avenue, S5 6BB for young people aged 11+
Come and learn how to make an animated film, make a lantern or be part of the drama at the Light up the Hill event on Wincobank Hill
Films made will be shown as part of the Light up the Hill Event on top of Wincobank Hill on Tuesday 18 th November 5pm-7
Free – just turn up!
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Picture courtesy of Gill Hughes
Light up the Hill is an amazing lantern lit night time procession up Wincobank Hill. The event combines darkness and light, trees and fire and music and drama to help bring the ancient history of Wincobank Hillfort to life. It is free to visitors from near and far. Watch a video of Light up the Hill 2012 here:
Roots of Iron will be joining the fun by working with young people to make a film or animation based on themes of Wincobank Hill through time. The film will be shown along with the drama as part of the event. There will also be opportunities to join in with the drama, and, of course, make some lanterns. The first session will take place on Tuesday 30th September at Wincobank Chapel at 6pm till 8pm. The sessions are free, and open to young people aged 11 -25.
Watch this space for more information.