Beadmakers' Gathering

Beadmakers' Gathering June 26-27, 2021

Open 11:00-17:00.

Very skilled glass beadmakers from Denmark and abroad meet in Ribe VikingeCenter to share with us their passion for an ancient handicraft. Small mud-built kilns, iron rods, patience and a steady hand... Using the same techniques that the Vikings did, they are able to create small, magnificent and really cool beads from hot melted lumps of glass. It's pure magic!

Programme June 26, 2021

11:00-16:30: Hands-on: Coin making*, wood carving* and archery*
11:00-17:00:
Visit the glass beadmakers in Ripa
11:00-17:00:
Hands-on: make wooden nails. Grind flour. Challenge each other to a Viking game. Try out the warrior exercises. Visit the Viking playground.
11:30-12:30: Bjørke the glass beadmaker builds a new furnace
12:30: The archaeologist explains... about beadmaking in Ripa (DK)
13:00: The archaeologist explains... about beadmaking in Ripa (UK)
13:00: Warrior training for children 7-13 years
14:00: Market entertainment
14:00-17:00: In the Longhouse, Vikings prepare supper for the beadmakers
15:00: A Viking's tale
16:00: Presentation of the day's production of beads

Programme June 27, 2021

11:00-16:30: Hands-on: Coin making*, wood carving* and archery*
11:00-17:00:
Visit the glass beadmakers in Ripa
11:00-17:00:
Hands-on: make wooden nails. Grind flour. Challenge each other to a Viking game. Try out the warrior exercises. Visit the Viking playground.
11:30-12:30: Bjørke the glass beadmaker builds a new furnace
12:30: The archaeologist explains... about beadmaking in Ripa (DK)
13:00: The archaeologist explains... about beadmaking in Ripa (UK)
13:00: Warrior training for children 7-13 years
14:00: Market entertainment
15:00: A Viking's tale
16:00: Presentation of the day's production of beads
 

*Archery, coin making and wood carving cost DKK 30.00 each.
Buy an activity card to join each of the three hands-on activities once. Available at the entrance for DKK 60.00.

 

Subject to change.