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:
Theatre Workshops. Work with light and sound and be part of making make the procession magical!
Blacksmithing 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.
Lantern workshops. Make your own lantern for the procession. it could be a lantern for someone little to carry or a huge sculpture: the choice is yours!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or ring 0114 2736199
Thursday 27th August 5.45pm at the Red Deer Pub, Pitt Street, Sheffield
Through the Woods and under the Earth
Fun ways to learn about Sheffield’s landscape history
I will be talking a bit about how we have helped people enjoy and understand the natural and archaeological heritage in the city, and then the audience will be able to have a go at some activities themselves. You should all be able to take something home! 🙂
For information about Archaeology and Ale please click here
Archaeology in the City put on a couple of thoroughly enjoyable days!
This two-day festival was a celebration of local research and local heritage and offered the public an opportunity to join in with some free hands-on activities, demonstrations and talks, held in and around the Discovery Centre at Ecclesall Woods. Both days were a great success with around 1200 visitors joining us over the two days. Thanks to both the public and all the volunteers (and the sunshine) for making this such a wonderful two days!
Link to their page here
Click on the pictures for a slide show
Osteology – What can skeletons tell us about the past?
Lectures in the discovery centre
Young archaeologists in the craft area
Protoarchaeologist explains ancient metallurgy